The Pickle Blog

We are influenced by a lot more than design around us, in our blog we will add photography, architecture, art and anything else that sparks our curiosity. All along with anything happening in the studio and our design classics.


Restored French Farmhouse

Inside Out House

9th December 2020

This French farmhouse really is an adventure. It feels wonderfully rustic as well as quite unexpected. The owner’s of this crumbling French … [Read more]

1980s Ikea catalogue

1980s Ikea

24th November 2020

I saw a post on Miss Moss which made me smile today. Shared were images from Ikea catalogues from 1983 and 1984. … [Read more]

Modern classical interior

Peppertree Villa

23rd September 2020

Classicism executed with modern restraint, love this Australian home. Known as Peppertree Villa this calming sprawling property was built after World War … [Read more]

Paris duplex with birch plywood

An Apartment Named After The Cat

17th March 2020

This young couple in Paris gave their architect quite a brief, to create an apartment suitable for a young family and a … [Read more]

The Ribbon Chair a Design Classic by Pierre Paulin

The Ribbon Chair

21st January 2020

I wanted to share a design classic with you today, one with all the curves and colour of the 1960s and 1970s, … [Read more]

Spanish home of artist Tomás Colaço

An Eclectic Artist’s Home

10th December 2019

Today flicking through the internet I came across the home of artist Tomás Colaço. Wonderfully eclectic with pretty much every surface painted, … [Read more]

Atelier Ellis Paint Colours and Furniture

Muted Shades

26th November 2019

This time of year calls for a more contemplative, withdrawn and peaceful aesthetic. The evenings draw in and I find myself hankering … [Read more]

Golden whiskey bar in China

What it Feels Like to be in a Glass of Whiskey

15th October 2019

…Or so I would think. The Inns Whiskey Bar in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, is by Wooton Designers. In a different approach the … [Read more]

Colin King styled dark and broody bedroom

Perfect Imperfection

25th June 2019

At New York interior stylist Colin King’s blog it say he strives for ‘perfect imperfection’, I like that. This sort-after stylist knows … [Read more]

Recycled plastic bottles rug

Rugs Made From Plastic Bottles

11th June 2019

Solving the plastic problem not only takes us using less, but finding solutions for the insane amount of surplice we’ve all seen … [Read more]

Elegant Italian Design

30th May 2019

I can’t find much information about these three designers, Luciano Grassi, Sergio Conti, Marisa Forlani, names often linked together. Beautifully elegant furniture … [Read more]

Ekstrom Chair with Matisse nude

Creepy Crawly 1980s Chair Design

16th April 2019

I am trying to work out if I like this chair. I think I do, its ergonomic and comfortable, Norwegian design from … [Read more]

Interiors, plants and ceramics with dark green and bright pink

The Land of Pink and Green

2nd April 2019

Inspired by our design for the Wadebridge Wines Rum and Tequila Festival, I thought it might be nice to explore that green … [Read more]

Woven rug by Charlotte Lancelot

Canevas Geo by Charlotte Lancelot

5th March 2019

I spotted this joyful textile at a website full of pieces of design for architects. I just love how the colours merge … [Read more]

3D printed concrete benches resemble woven textiles

Breaking the Mould with 3D Printing

28th August 2018

I am always learning something new about 3d printing, it really seems limitless. These benches are the product of a collaboration with … [Read more]

KUFtwist blind by designers Kia Utzon-Frank and Fay McCau

More Than Mere Blinds

14th August 2018

We were recently considering blinds for our sunny new office. We chose some lovely wide white slats, but often the issue with … [Read more]

Bright and beautiful children restaurant in Shanghai China

Fairytale Architecture in Shanghai

31st July 2018

The Neobio kids restaurant in Shanghai, China has the world talking. It really is a mixture of Disney Land, Chitty Chitty Bang … [Read more]

Lovely leather and wood sofa of Danish design by Børge Mogensen

Mogensen 22 Collection

5th June 2018

A lovely bit of furniture design for our blog post this month. The stylish 22 collection was the idea of Børge Mogensen, … [Read more]

Decorate my sett interior inspiration

Introducing Decorate My Sett

13th February 2018

When I am not busily designing at Pickle, or writing a blog post for here I update a few other blogs we … [Read more]

Orange mood board

Here Comes the Sun

7th November 2017

We have been enjoying the most wonderful autumn, but today the soggy grey has descended. So I scoured the web for light … [Read more]

Sian Zeng magnetic dinosaur wallpaper

Dino Fun

5th September 2017

Kids get all the best things! Did you know you can get magnetic dinosaur wallpaper? Endless fun for the imagination. Sian Zeng … [Read more]

Scandinavian style stool and table

The Flak Stool

15th August 2017

Sometimes furniture comes complete with its own character, and that is what I love about the Flak stool by Punt. The modern … [Read more]

Cave house in spain with white modern cube additions

Part Cave Part Cube

4th July 2017

Such an intriguing space – part cave part house. In fact, what it feels like in this interior is that the cave … [Read more]

Chocolate interior in 1940s style

Curve Appeal

25th April 2017

This is Hotel Buena Vista, in Mosman, Australia. The interior is designed by SJB, in collaboration with Tess Regan Design – and it … [Read more]

Green and blue palm leaf wallpaper

Wonderful Wallpaper

28th March 2017

Anyone who follows our Facebook page or Pinterest account must know my love for pattern! The branding we created for clients Wadebridge … [Read more]

Curvaceous wood Chinese opera house

Opera House with Curve Appeal

4th January 2017

MAD Architects really chose their name well. Have you seen the Chinese Harbin Opera House? The forms are so fluid, so brave and … [Read more]

Pickle Design design classics the Lambretta scooter, Panassonic clock, and Converse trainer

Design Classic Round Up

23rd December 2016

As our final blog post of the year, we thought we would bring you our Design Classic round up! We just loved … [Read more]

Futuristic and classically french hotel interior

Aged French Decadence Brought Bang Up To Date

1st November 2016

Wow, this is a disorientating and rather wonderful space. The Hôtel Plaza Athènèe has Bond glamour in spades, designer Patrick Jouin has … [Read more]

Vintage Leather Chesterfield Sofa

Opulent Chesterfields

30th September 2016

These new Chesterfield sofas from Alexander and James caught our eye as did the photography. Setting the distinctive furniture in amongst rich colours … [Read more]