Established 16 Years Ago | Mattinson Associates Architects

2020/8/28

Mattinson Associates, Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight, have now been established for 16 years. Celebrating their work anniversary, scroll through to see some of their favourite projects. For more, check out out portfolio here https://www.mattinsonassociates.com/portfolio/ “Sixteen years in the business and what a journey it has been! We have been able to work with the most amazing clients who have allowed us to design buildings we love but most importantly they love too. It is those continued relationships and our dedicated and hard working staff that make it all worth while! Thank you to all our clients and collaborators, we love working for you and with you. So here’s to many more happy years of Mattinson Associates Architecture & Design!” – A note from Lindsay Mattinson, Director of Mattinson Associates.


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Our Favourite Sustainable Furniture & Accessories | Sustainable Gardens

2020/8/28

Mattinson Associates, Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight, have compiled their favourite sustainable garden furniture and accessories to encourage being more eco friendly.  As we are all trying to become more sustainable at home and with many of us during lockdown working on our gardens, we thought it would be a great time to compile some great sustainable garden accessories for your coastal homes. From savvy plant tech to eco pots, here are our top five sustainable garden essentials!  Connected gardens We’ve written about connected gardens before but its definitely worth revisiting! Connected Garden’s is an app that helps you plant flowers and trees specific to any location. The app comes with a super sensor that needs placing in the proposed flower bed or tree position, then the sensor then connects to the app and alerts you with the best plants for that particular location based on the…(more)


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Lockdown Life | The Future of Remodelling Post Lockdown

2020/8/24

Mattinson Associates Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight explore how our homes will change post lockdown. Life is slowly starting to go back to some form of normal, however the majority of the country are still working from home. With sales of homes on the Isle of Wight increasing due to the popular appeal of escaping to the countryside or holidaymakers looking for a more permanent answer to staycationing, our homes are being reimagined more than ever. With this trend in mind, we have predicted how homes might change post lockdown.  The Rise of Separate Rooms:  Open plan living is a concept that many of our clients (and us) love – that dreamy entertaining space where family and friends can congregate and socialise with endless views out to the garden. However, during lockdown, because our homes have become temporary schools and offices, open plan living lacks…(more)


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Heatwave Help | Reducing Overheating in Your Home

2020/8/24

Mattinson Associates, Architects and Interior Designers on the Isle of Wight have compiled some simple, cost effective measures to reduce overheating in your home this summer during a heatwave. After the scorching heatwave earlier this month and then torrential rain, our weather is becoming more extreme and sporadic than ever. Typically in Britain, our homes are built to retain heat, so when we are facing temperatures of up to 40°C, our homes are uncomfortable.  Ventilation Opening up windows can help reduce the heat of your property by preventing the build up of humidity and increasing air movement. Although opening a window when it’s hot sounds obvious, there are ways to be more strategic such as opening windows on both sides of the property to increase a through-draft, opening the windows towards the wind direction and opening a skylight to let the hot air out.  Shading Sun coming through windows will heat…(more)


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Isle of Wight Hidden Gems | Summer 2020

2020/7/20

Mattinson Associates, Architects and Interior Designers have compiled their favourite hidden gems and secret spots on the Isle of Wight for those visiting this summer.  With worldwide restrictions on travel halting our summer get aways, more of us are looking to holiday in the UK instead this summer.  From the coastal village of Seaview on our wonderful Island to culture capitals like Edinburgh, the UK has so much to offer when it comes to staycationing. Although some places might be a little more expensive than others, holidays within the UK can be cheaper than abroad and there is even the added bonus of being more eco friendly by avoiding flights. So instead of jetting off to Spain or Greece, we’ve put together our hidden gems on the Isle of Wight so next time you’re visiting, or if you’re a local yourself, you can support the Isle of Wight tourism, retail…(more)


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On Site Progress | July 2020

2020/7/20

For the past seven months, Mattinson Associates Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight have been working with G.W Mattinson Construction on a Grade II listed Farmhouse extension and renovation. Considering the external challenges we are all facing at this moment in time, we are so pleased with how the project is unfolding and the progress made. Keep an eye out for more pictures of this project on our website and social media!  “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 we are well pleased with their…(more)


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Working From Home | Recreating Office Calm

2020/4/1

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:https://madebyhusk.com/product-category/desks/  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)


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

2020/3/31

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)


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Garden Cabins | Our Top Five

2020/3/27

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. https://www.mattinsonassociates.com/contact/ #mattinsonassociates


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Completed Project | Black Leaf House

2020/3/25

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 https://www.mattinsonassociates.com/portfolio/blackleaf/ #mattinsonsassociates


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New Project on Site | January 2020

2020/1/13

Over 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)


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Gift Guide | Christmas 2019

2019/12/12

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: https://www.mattinsonassociates.com/contact/ Find all the links below for our Christmas Gift Guide: Enki Magazine Subscription: https://enkimagazine.com/product/12-month-subscription/ Ferm Living Candelabra: https://fermliving.com/products/avant-candelabra-black Adidas Ocean Saver Trainers: https://www.adidas.co.uk/parley Staples & Green Hand Soap: https://www.facebook.com/StaplesGreen/ Niki Jones Throw: https://www.niki-jones.co.uk/product/velvet-linen-throw-chartreuse H&M Asymmetric Mirror: https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0617259001.html IKEA Scadis: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/skadis-pegboard-white-10321618/ Incense Holder: https://www.conranshop.co.uk/journal/talking-clay-josie-swift/ Candle: https://www.diptyqueparis.com/en_uk/l/home/scented-candles.html Prada Re-Nylon: https://www.pradagroup.com/en/sustainability/environment-csr/prada-re-nylon.html Labour & Wait Set: https://www.labourandwait.co.uk/collections/household Ferm Living Rico Chair: https://fermliving.com/products/rico-lounge-chair-boucle-off-white Made.com Pet Bed: https://www.made.com/kyali-oval-pet-bed-small-natural-ash-and-grey Zara Home Wooden Toys: https://www.zarahome.com/gb/kids/play-and-tidy-up/soft-toys-and-dolls-c1020116767.html Drafting Table: https://www.pib-home.co.uk/tables/desks/architects-teak-table-1928=0382612?af=2032&utm_source=comparateur_GoogleShoppingUK&utm_medium=flux_xml&utm_campaign=flux_GoogleShoppingUK


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The Natural History Museum Palette | Farrow & Ball

2019/10/1

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 http://www.farrow-ball.com/natural-history-museum 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)


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Understanding Architecture | Local School Book Donations

2019/8/27

Mattinson Associates, Architects and Interior Designers on the Isle of Wight are proud to say that over the past year, Lindsay has been writing her first book Understanding Architecture. The book features many architectural styles from the Mayan Pyramids in Mexico to New York’s Chrysler Building; but it is a beginners guide to the history and development of architectural styles from all around the world. The Young Designers Award 2019 was incredibly inspiring this year with children of all ages designing creative solutions to a new railway line on the Isle of Wight. So, with this in mind, we will be donating the first few, signed copies of Understanding Architecture to each of the schools that participated. We hope that not only will this inspire the children that currently attend the schools to engage in the built environment, but to also encourage family and friends to talk about how we…(more)


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Current Projects on Site | July 2019

2019/7/31

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: https://www.mattinsonassociates.com/portfolio/


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