Our Flooring Takes First Place

Collaboration with award winning designer Caroline Oakey

We were extremely proud to have collaborated and lent our support to Caroline Oakey’s winning Live Set Design at this year’s Grand Design’s show held at the Olympia London which featured our Wood Floors.

Six emerging designers went head to head to design a set which drew inspiration from a certain TV show. Each design had one requirement, that all materials and furniture used in the design had to be British manufactured and accessible to the public.

You can look at all the Grand Design Live Set entries here which range from HBO’s Game of Thrones to the BBC drama Victoria, Caroline’s set was inspired by the British Cult classic Blackadder.

As you can see Caroline’s finished set simply oozed class and style with its rich deep tones, Tudor references and accents throughout whilst always identifying with a completely livable environment. Caroline needed a dark statement floor to provide the design’s foundation. Through collaboration with Caroline we provided Staverton Planks for the room, a deep brown traditional yet modern thermo-fumed slow grown European Oak plank, perfect for the set.

The judges echoed the admiration for Caroline’s design throughout the nine days including the President of The British Institute of Interior Design Daniel Hopwood and renowned British Designer Sophie Robinson who regularly features on BBC 2’s The Great Interior Design Challenge;

“We were especially impressed with such an elegant scheme!” Sophie Robinson

“We thought it was very professional, excellent use of materials and exquisitely styled” Sophie Robinson

“A really beautiful room, that I would quite frankly like to hang out in” Daniel Hopwood

“The dark paint is contrasted with lovely tan amber colours, which is warming the space up really well” Daniel Hopwood.

Once again, the Studio Ted Todd team would like to congratulate Caroline on her winning design, it was a pleasure supplying our flooring for the design, a very worthy winner indeed.

Photography courtesy of Grand Designs Live & Marta Demartini Photography