Wellness | The Influence of Colour at Home

2020/10/26

Mattinson Associates, Architects on the Isle of Wight, explain the influence colour can have on humans within our homes. In one of our recent blogs, we wrote about how wellbeing and sustainability can be used to improve our commercial environments. However, it was also worth exploring how we can improve on our wellness at home – one way being through the influence of colour. So, to help improve your wellbeing, we have carefully crafted our colour recommendations room by room:


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Completed Projects | Woodland House

2020/9/25

Mattinson Associates, Architects on the Isle of Wight, are pleased to announce that their Woodland House project is completed and professional photographs have been taken. Check out the link here to have a look at the incredible shots : https://www.mattinsonassociates.com/portfolio/woodland-house/ We were taken on by the client’s of this job as Architects some time ago to design a building that was iconic yet timeless and would sit seamlessly in the surrounding Woodland landscape in Wootton, Isle of Wight. The site itself falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which meant the planning process would be particularly challenging. However, we got it through planning first time round and designed a beautiful home that was light on the earth to avoid tree roots and that celebrated the surrounding oak trees. “Mattinson Associates did an amazing job securing planning permission for our new build family home in a very difficult site surrounded by ancient…(more)


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Lockdown Life | How to Stay Motivated When Working From Home

2020/9/23

Mattinson Associates Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight suggest their tips on how to stay motivated when working from home [WFH].  We’ve all been there, unfocused and fatigued trying to push ourselves through the day when really, we’re not getting far. Now many of us are working remotely, the office atmosphere that motivated you through your tasks is harder than ever to replicate especially with family being at home also. Remember, give yourself a break! We are going through such hard times but to help, we’ve put together a few of our tips for staying motivated at home. Give them a try and if you have any suggestions on any, please share! Manage your day:  After your first cup of coffee, have a sit down and schedule your day alongside a list of things that you would like to get done – remember to keep it…(more)


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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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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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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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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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The Smart Home Series

2019/4/15

  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 https://www.mattinsonassociates.com/portfolio/blackleaf/ or take a look at this smart home feature…(more)


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