Posted at 1 April 2020 in Blog | 0 Comments

Working From Home | Recreating Office Calm

Styling your office in the correct way for you can make it serene and a much more productive space. Here are Mattinson Associates, Architects & Interiors Designers on the Isle of Wight, five top tips for creating a more relaxing workspace during these unsettling times: Remove All Clutter. As the saying goes, tidy space tidy mind” and it’s true! Not only will an untidy desk make you look a little unorganised but it can also cause stress and can make you overwhelmed. Have a look at ways that you can organise your paperwork. Perhaps you need a new filing system or maybe a new desk with additional drawers? HUSK have realised their WFH desk and we’re big fans, find the link here:  Once having a 10 minute tidy and removing any excess clutter, you’ll notice an improvement in your productivity.  Planting. The best offices and studios (including ours) always have cool…(more)

Posted at 31 March 2020 in Blog | 0 Comments

New Remote Interior Design Services | From Paint Consultancy to Spatial Arrangements

Following the governments advice, most of us will now be spending more and more time within our homes. Although it is unknown as to how long this will go on for, it seems we will be here for some time. During these unsettling moments in life, it is important that not only we adapt to change, but our houses do so too. Our homes can have a huge impact on not just our physical health, i.e having poor ventilation that can increase asthmatic attacks, but also our mental health – as we know now more than ever.  So, let us help you! Whether you need to chose a paint and can’t quite figure out if it’s Farrow & Ball Babouche or Little Green Lemon Mivvi you need, or if your children are using the dining room as playground and that box room upstairs filled with bits and bobs could do…(more)

Posted at 27 March 2020 in Blog | 0 Comments

Garden Cabins | Our Top Five

Mattinson Associates, Architects & Interior Designers Isle of Wight, have curated their top five Garden Cabins that can be used as offices, playrooms or even gyms. Slide through to see our favourites. Our homes are shifting from places of sanctuary to temporary offices, schools and gyms. In the upcoming weeks, we’ll be sharing our #toptips to dealing with the overwhelming situation around us – whether it’s exercises to reduce your anxiety or technology to make working from home that little bit easier. So, to start, we have been looking into contemporary and architecturally inspirational garden cabins to use as an office space this spring. If you would like any further information or think it might be something you’re in need of, contact us to see how we can help. #mattinsonassociates

Posted at 25 March 2020 in Blog | 0 Comments

Completed Project | Black Leaf House

This month, Mattinson Associates Architect’s & Interior Designers completed one of our favourite jobs as of it – a black brick monolithic extension in Ryde, Isle of Wight. The existing house has been completely transformed to make a truly enchanting space. The rear of the house has been removed and replaced by a double storey rear extension alongside a single storey boundary extension. This has opened the house up to the magnificent views over the town and towards the sea. To see more pictures, have a look on our portfolio page #mattinsonsassociates

Posted at 13 January 2020 in Blog | 0 Comments

New Project on Site | January 2020

In the past few months, Mattinson Associates Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight have been preparing for one of our exciting projects to begin on site. The project involves the reinvention of a Listed Farmhouse Estate originally built in 1736. Whilst to restoring the Manor House internally, landscaping works and a new kitchen extension have also been designed. We’re looking forward to seeing the demolition progress in the next few weeks and will release pictures of the progress.  “Mattinson Associates provided a stunning modern design for our pool house, carefully tailored to sit well within the context of adjacent listed buildings surrounding our courtyard. Importantly they have experience and sound judgement in the planning process, and they dealt with material selection, the building tender, contract and supervision. We would be happy to recommend Mattinson Associates. They are engaged in the main house refurbishment for us and…(more)

Posted at 12 December 2019 in Blog | 0 Comments

Gift Guide | Christmas 2019

Here at Mattinson Associates, Architects and Interior Designers, we have put together a Christmas Gift Guide for 2019 with some amazing staff picks and other great presents for designers or anyone who simply loves design. From all of us at Mattinson Associates, Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. Please note our office will be closed from the 21st December to the 6th January for a well earned rest. If you would like to contact us, please find our information here: Find all the links below for our Christmas Gift Guide: Enki Magazine Subscription: Ferm Living Candelabra: Adidas Ocean Saver Trainers: Staples & Green Hand Soap: Niki Jones Throw: H&M Asymmetric Mirror: IKEA Scadis: Incense Holder: Candle: Prada Re-Nylon: Labour & Wait Set: Ferm Living Rico Chair: Pet Bed: Zara Home Wooden Toys: Drafting Table:

Posted at 1 October 2019 in Blog | 0 Comments

The Natural History Museum Palette | Farrow & Ball

Take a look through the slider to see our favourite Farrow & Ball paints here at Mattinson Associates Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight and if you would like to find out more, head to Collaborating with The Natural History Museum, Farrow & Ball have released a new range inspired by Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours. During the 19th Century, this was the principal, standardised guide to colour and was the main classification for artists, scientists, naturalists, and anthropologists. As technology was not advanced enough to show the exact hue, the book provided handwritten details describing where the specific colour could be found on an animal, plant or mineral. Skimmed Milk White is one of our favourites created from the white of a Human Eyeball, the back of a petal of a Blue Hepatica and a common opal. As an addition to the already extensive colour palette,…(more)

Posted at 31 July 2019 in Blog | 0 Comments

Current Projects on Site | July 2019

Mattinson Associates, Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight now have a total of five jobs on site across the Isle of Wight and in London as well as one job that is about to go to site soon, Seaview Cottage. Take a look through the images and keep an eye out in the next few weeks further updates on our exciting projects: #mattinsonassociates To look at our existing portfolio, follow this link:

Posted at 7 July 2019 in Blog | 0 Comments

Choosing an Architect

Mattinson Associates Architects and Interior Designers on the Isle of Wight have put together our top tips for choosing an Architect. No matter how difficult the scheme or project, Architects are problem solvers that use a combination of imagination, artistic expression and practical studies to create a home bespoke to the client. Take a look at our portfolio to see our previous works So, with this in mind and with many Architects in Britain let alone across the globe, how do you whittle it down and find the right Architect for you? Understanding the value of an Architect: Without overwhelming anyone of heightening the pressure and excitement of remodelling your home, the value of an Architect is paramount to understand before you commit yourself to signing those fees off. It is important to understand the monetary value an Architect can bring to your home. By designing a holistic scheme and space…(more)

Posted at 15 April 2019 in Blog | 0 Comments

The Smart Home Series

  Mattinson Associates, Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight have put together a few ideas for making your home a little smarter.  As our homes are becoming smarter than ever, we thought it would be a great opportunity to share some of new technology that is winning awards and making waves in the design world. This week, we took a look at items more specifically used in the kitchen and despite some seeming out of this world – they are all products that are in the final design stages or ready to purchase now! Have a scroll through the slider and keep an eye out for the next part of our smart home series.  One of our more recent project, Black Leaf House, has lots of smart home pieces. Follow the link here to see the finished result or take a look at this smart home feature…(more)

Posted at 20 March 2019 in Blog | 0 Comments

Current Projects on Site | March 2019

  Mattinson Associates, Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight now have more Grand Designs projects on site. This week, we thought it would be beneficial to show some of our current projects being constructed. Take a look through the images and keep an eye out in the next few weeks for our new sites: #mattinsonassociates If you would like to see some of our completed projects, take a look at our portfolio

Posted at 14 January 2019 in Blog | 0 Comments

Underfloor Heating: What is it? And why should I install it?

No longer for the wealthy and technologically advanced, underfloor heating [UFH] has become increasingly popular in the past recent years due to its affordability, a growing public concern over bills and a decrease in disposable income. Whether we’re designing a new build home or a single storey extension, as Architects, we specify underfloor heating on most of our jobs. However, there is still a grey area of how it can actually be more fuel efficient and cheaper after installation costs are taken into consideration. In simpler terms, there are two forms of underfloor heating, ‘wet’ that pumps warm water through pipes under the floor and ‘dry’ which uses electric coils, both of which are based on the idea of heat rising. Whilst we know that UFH reduces your bills, there are also a range of benefits which contribute to your home becoming a more comfortable place. Home Comforts: UFH is…(more)

Posted at 3 January 2019 in Blog | 0 Comments

How to detox & declutter your home during the New Year

2019 is now here and despite the mad rush of Christmas (which now seems a blur) it’s time to start detoxing not just ourselves, but our homes too. The benefit of having a healthy home is monumental, however its also about having a house with little clutter so that your mind follows the same pattern too. Whether you start off with a putting a few odds and ends away, clearing out a medical cabinet or even thinking about a complete renovation, here’s a guide to ways that you can improve your home and lifestyle this January.

Posted at 21 December 2018 in Blog | 0 Comments

Christmas 2018 Gift Guide

With the last weekend before Christmas around the corner, we’ve had a little look for some Christmas present inspiration for all you last minute shoppers. Take a look through the slider to see our staff picks and some other great presents for designers or anyone who simply loves design. From all of us at Mattinson Associates, Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Posted at 7 December 2018 in Blog | 0 Comments

2019 Colour Trends

Our Senior Interior Designer, Rachel, recently went to the renowned Decorex Exhibition in London where she attended a lecture by ColourHive on predicted 2019 colour trends. Through a bi-annual panel meeting of design influencers and experts from all over the world, ColourHive define their colour trend drivers and global predictions. This trend forecasting then involves the collection and analysis of the social, economic, political, environment and technological influences that drive all trends. This year we saw Pantone release Ultra Violet as their colour of the year where it embodied originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us to the future. This blue based purple is a creative inspiration that is indigenous and takes our awareness and potential to a higher level.  Now, the 2019 Pantone colour has been chosen, Living Coral, which encourages playfulness, and discourages the influence of the digital age.  It also focuses on immersive experiences, warmth and…(more)