Kuwait – a country steeped in tradition but led by contemporary vision with an appetite for the very finest design and craftsmanship.  We at  Kassavello have been fascinated by this beautiful country for some time so in their own words, it was a “hugely exciting opportunity” when they were approached by the Covet group with a chance to help a client seeking to furnish her new family villa in Kuwait with the finest items from the Covet portfolio.  “As a brand partner of the Covet group we are privileged to have access to a diverse range of exquisite and unique furniture and lighting.  To be able to collaborate with a client as passionate as we are about these products created the perfect partnership.”  Ana & Renata, Co-Founders, Kassavello. Collaborative consultation The design process began with a series of in-depth conversations with the client regarding the property, the family’s practical needs, and their aesthetic...

Prior to the outbreak of a global pandemic, back in September 2019, Dulux named tranquil dawn, a hazy pale green, as its colour of the year 2020. The soft hue is said to reflect a growing desire to understand what it is to be human at a time when advances in technology are making us feel increasingly disconnected from each other. Fast Forward almost a year and that sentiment have, if anything, become even stronger and reinforced since the changes in our lifestyles that the Covid 19 crisis has brought about. Many global surveys have pointed to the fact that the majority of people don’t wish to return to life as it was pre-pandemic.  They have relished spending increased time with friends and family and the opportunity to reconnect with outdoor natural spaces.  Soft pastel hues such as hazy pale green can create an ambience of calming relaxation within a living space which...

In 1858 English couturier Charles Frederick Worth established the first haute couture house in Paris, championing made to order luxury fashion for elite women who could afford to indulge in a service that offered them a unique opportunity to channel their style DNA.  As the lines between fashion and interior design have blurred and interwoven over the proceeding years 2020 has brought the design industry to a point where, for the discerning client, their home demands to be as well dressed and exclusive as their couture wardrobe.   Not only that, but as well as creating a canvas for the ultimate in creative self-expression, the home has also become an opportunity for the client to own a narrative around their design choices – why did they choose particular materials for a bespoke piece of furniture, how has that piece been made and by whom?  The more exclusive and interesting the...

Furniture is a beautiful thing. A physical representation of innermost desires, your chosen furnishings are a reflection of your taste, your style, your heritage – a display of personal choices, slotting into place to make your house a home. And when it comes to deciding what will take center stage? The majestic statement piece remains unchallenged....

A pleasing interior is a beautiful thing, and a home that reflects your personality? Priceless. Starting with a blank canvas can be daunting, especially if decorating a space doesn’t come naturally. But baby steps are of the utmost importance, and taking your time to really understand your personal style can make all the difference. Rush your new interior, and you may live to regret the decisions made in a hurry. When making the journey of discovery in terms of your own loves in your interior, art is a fantastic place to start. We share our tips for using art at home…...

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....