What's on display in 2010?

Welcome to 2010, we hope you are glad to be back, if not, then hope you get back into the swing of things soon. To help you on your way, here are some pointers for your March-April issues with kitchen details and doors as single image searches.

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What does your entrance say about you

Open up a whole new world to express individual style and say something about yourself before anyone gets over the step. Here we have plenty of choice from rich wood to cool metal and what about those internal doors, now a days they form part of the interior design and are made from every type of material... Search Doors and Entrances
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Kitchen Details

Turn your kitchen from good to gourmet with clever touches, using form and fine tuned finishes to make all the difference, spring is a great time to plan and do those things that you have been thinking about... Search Kitchen Details Pin It Now!

Renaissance Man

Pauric Sweeney masterminds his luxury bag empire from a buzzing Florentine Palazzo, then cycles to his minimalist family home. Although he is responsible for some of the fashion world’s most sensual and seriously lusted-after handbags, it when you discover that he originally trained as an architect that parts of the jigsaw start falling into place. For a man with such artistic bent, it’s not surprising his studio is in an ancient palazzo near Santa Croce. Parts of it date from the 14th century and the floors and frescoes are original... view interior feature Pin It Now!

A Barratt home

Fiona Barratt just doesn’t have a grandfather that start one of the UK’s largest house builders, she live with an international footballer Sol Campbell. Together they have transformed an 18th-century riverside town house in Chelsea into the height of contemporary style and functionality... view interior feature Pin It Now!

Cool, calm and collected

When a museum curator and a potter take on the renovation of a house, you’d expect the results to be stylish – and it’s become the perfect showcase for their respective passions too. The opening of the V&A’s spectacular new ceramics gallery will be an exciting time for Claire Wilcox and her husband, Julian Stair. Their 1928 house has an Art Nouveau-style décor and is situated on a leafy estate run by the charitable foundation... view interior feature Pin It Now!

The Beachcomber

With her bright and airy home on the Kent coast, Maxine Sutton is perfectly placed to source the pebbles and shells that sit alongside her own textile creations dotted around every room. Three years ago the family moved from South London to Kent in the hope of finding more space not only for the family and a much longed for dog, but also to accommodate Maxine’s work. She uses hand and appliqué to create wall hangings and other fabric-based craftworks. The couple’s hands-on and creative abilities were well used around their house... view interior feature Pin It Now!

The Art Of Living

For Berlin-based artist and alternative musician, a former print works with a walled garden proved the perfect place in which to set up home and studio. I put a bathroom in what had been the chemical lab and painted the walls grey. Cezanne had grey walls in his studio…. The peeling paint and rusting metal balustrades at the entrance to the building serve as reminders of its past... view interior feature Pin It Now!

Private Collection

When an art director and a curator bring their work home, there isn’t a corner of the house that doesn’t have a breathtaking design in it. It can be caged-couple time when spouses live and work together but the art dealer Ben Brown and the curator Louisa Guinness carry it off with some style. They live in one of Notting Hill’s airier pockets, with their children and a whole bunch of art. The house can cope - it’s pretty big - but each room packs at least one museum-sized punch... view interior feature Pin It Now!

mainstream christmas to you all

The good news this week is that hopfully you are all getting some time off work to enjoy the holidays with families and friends, here at mainstreamimages we would just like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers old and new, we wish you a very happy christmas and a positive new year. ray and the team.
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Snow shout out

It comes every year just as winter does, “have you got any snow/winter stories?” well yes we do, take a look, we may have the one for you. On the winter theme fires and warm fabric are single image ideas this month.

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Hot Fires

There is nothing like an open fire when it's cold outside -yes we are living in a carbon free world - but most of us live in houses that were designed to be heated by an open fire, and today there are many ways to have an open fireplace and be good to the carbon-god at the same time... click here
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Warm Fabrics

Touchy tactile fabrics used
correctly can transform a
room into a snug nest to
live out the cold winter
months that lay infront of
Whether a pattern or a
monochrome we have a
good selection to stimulate
your next feature... click here
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The Clubhouse - Chamonix

The clubhouse - Chamonix Award winning bar owner Jonathon Downey, has successfully created a blend of alpine retreat and louche lounge bar high up in the french alps. The Clubhouse is within the walls of an original art deco house in the town created for the first winter olympics and a lot of its original features have been kept. With a Boutique recently opened and the town rapidly becoming the Aspen of the french alps, the clubhouse is rapidly becoming the chic hotel hideaway for its members only clients... click here Pin It Now!

Boy Zone

Requiring a house large enough for three energetic sons and an adult space of their own. Mairead and Phil embarked on an unconventional project the conversion of 11 bed-sits back into a family home... click here Pin It Now!

Lottie Glob

Lottie Waited 37 years to finally live in her perfect home. She fell in love with the loch she lives next too when she was a student and finally when the land became available bought it, and with the help of a local architect built her home within her budget of £75,000. She told him she was 'Allergic to walls and doors' and he thus created a space that bought her close to the outside she loves, and that has also won many awards for its robust but creative design. Nine miles from the local village, it is isolated. But Glob Likes it like that and with plans to now build a new studio and a natural sculpture garden, she is finally realising her life long dream... click here Pin It Now!

Northern Brights

Escaping the London rat race has not only given Simon Young and Vicky Pepys a beautiful home in Northumbria, but Simon has also been able to realise his dream project. A lifestyle shop selling vintage and new accessories and furniture. It was his passion for collecting vintage pieces that led Simon to his lastest project, RE a lifestyle shop set up with Jenny Vaughan. They had worked together in the fashion industry and both shared a love of interiors and shopping... click here Pin It Now!

Highland Hospitality

A Parisian interior designer was set the task of transforming an old tower like building on the Isle of Jura in to a comfortable and welcoming house. Taking the idea that the place had been lived in by an elderly, eccentric but well travelled aunt; the designer went about collecting the things that this fictitious aunt might have had, and arranging them against a back drop of deep, roll top baths, soft comfortable beds and a long, refectory style dining table... click here Pin It Now!

A Happy Highland Home

Annie Stweart and her husband Llachlan live in a restored castle on the Scottish coast, Llachlan, an architect, oversaw the restoration of the building using mostly traditional building and finishing techniques. Annie,as well as bringing up the couple's three children runs Anta, a company that brings together the best of Scottish design and manufacture with modern interpreatations of classic design. The first floor of the castle is built around a grand, medieval hall, just the place for large family gatherings and celebrations, whereas the bedrooms and bathrooms are contained in the castle's round towers... click here Pin It Now!