Dare to be Different

Whether you are an interior designer seeking inspiration for the next project or a homeowner that needs to update a tired looking room, there are so many places to source ideas from these days. Social media apps such as Pinterest are endlessly stuffed with design inspiration. Trusted retailers both on and offline will also feed […]

Design – 2020 Pantone of the Year

Another year triggers the introduction of a brand-new pantone trend. This year, pantone 19-4052 ‘Classic Blue’ enters the spotlight, instilling calm, confidence and connection. Pantone was founded in the 1950s as the printing company in New York but is now based in Carlstadt, New Jersey. Since 2000, it has chosen a colour of the year […]

The Last Straw – Straw Marquetry

If you are yet to witness the incredibly art form that is straw marquetry, please do let me introduce you to this highly skilled, and much desired decorative feature. Just take a moment to analyse our Petite Lombard Mirror. On first glance, it may not seem like much, but this piece has undergone painstaking work […]

Meet the Maker – Jeremy Higson

Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have been given an opportunity to interview one of Black & Key’s most experienced and well-esteemed craftsman. Jeremy Higson from Evesham, Worcestershire has been in the carpentry trade for 35 years and comes with a wealth of experience, knowledge and advice. I could feel the passion oozing […]

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