There was a time when velvet was the height of sophistication. In both fashion and interior design, a flash of velvet would signify wealth and status, as well as good taste. Over time, the fabric fell out of favour but, here at Kassavello, we’ve always had a soft spot for this softest of furniture adornings. Which is why we were so happy to find that velvet was back en vogue, and going strong for 2018....

Celebrating its 15th year in 2017, London Design Festival took over the capital from the 16th to the 24th September Our number one highlight was, without a doubt, the Decorex seminar talk in which we participated “So you’re a brilliant designer, but do you have the skills to launch and grow your own business?” With a fantastic audience and super interesting fellow panellists, the talk, hosted by Polly Williams at the award winning Camberyard, was engaging and informative with great tips on how to turn great design into a thriving and sustainable business....

If you’re investing in high quality furniture, it’s wise not to get too hung up about the looks that are currently in vogue and focus instead on styles you know you’ll love forever. But that’s not to say fashion focussed homeowners must turn their back on trends. The key to staying eternally stylish is knowing the difference between a passing fad and a classic keeper....

One of the most rewarding aspects of our work at Open Plan Living is helping clients turn their design dreams into reality. This is made possible through our Bespoke Furniture Services. Often we are asked if a product can be tweaked to incorporate a particular wood, finish or fabric. Most of the times the size needs to be modified so that it fits perfectly within a client’s intricate design scheme....