2015 IN 15: A SNAPSHOT

We love to get caught up in the details of our projects, from problem solving a custom-designed rice drawer to getting our hands dirty on a construction site . . . and from finding the perfect shade of grey sheers to framing the perfect finished room shot, we love it all. In 2015 there was a lot to love. 

It was a full year. 

Beautifully full of so many wonderful clients, concepts, challenges, collections, custom-designs, collaborations and celebrations!

Here's to 2015 in 15 seconds! 


I have just returned from a journey around the sun . . . an inspiring, exciting and magical European summer holiday in London, Greece and Italy via Dubai. 

My thirst for new experiences, design inspiration, food, fashion, hotels, colour and patterns have been quenched (for now!) and I wanted to share with you some of the memorable images that I discovered. 

Everything that I saw, tasted and experienced was awash with colour . . . Have I been living in a black and white neutral world? It’s like someone turned up the saturation and the glorious colours of the Mediterranean had a new intensity.

Taking inspiration from my journey, I’ve put on coloured glasses to give you my view of the very best of the world's colours and patterns this season. We have combined holiday snaps with patterns and colours that we are using in current projects, as well as palettes we are inspired to include in upcoming projects. 

Enjoy the journey! 


London Exterior via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / London Interior of Ham Yard Hotel via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Honey Bee Cushion via Timorous Beasties / Hermes Fabric from Vogue Living via South Pacific Fabrics / Black Penny Rounds via Academy Tiles


A magical Mykonos view from Hotel Petasos via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Striking blue fabric via Dolce & Gabbana / Hues of Blues at Hotel Petasos in Mykonos via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Our Mykonos Palette via ©Alexandra Kidd Design


Castel Monastero under the Tuscan sun via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Designers Guild Fabric via Radford Furnishings / our Tuscan Palette ©Alexandra Kidd Design / shades of shutters on a Tuscan Villa via ©Alexandra Kidd Design


The most spectacular view of Como via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Stairway to Heaven at Villa d'Este via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Carrara marble via Artedomus / our Lake Como Palette via ©Alexandra Kidd Design


Villa Necchi Italian interior via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Wallpaper by Elitis via Seneca Textiles / Bronze via Astor Metals / Galleria Vittorio Emanuele Milan via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Jade Malachite via Becker Minty


Floor details and hanging pendants at One&Only The Palm, Dubai via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / our Dubai palette via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Tile via Bourkeshire Interiors / Metallic Paint via Dulux / One&Only The Palm, Dubai via ©Alexandra Kidd Design