PENSON’s Picks
PENSON's Pick: Neon Lighting - Art and Ambience

PENSON’s Pick: Neon Lighting – Art and Ambience

We haven’t posted in a while for all you design fiends, so what better theme to kick back off on than the artistry that is neon lights. What else seamlessly combines art with ambience & atmosphere creation? Spring still hasn’t yet reached us here in London which means that lighting in the early evenings is...
PENSON's Pick: The Modern Pumpkin

PENSON’s Pick: The Modern Pumpkin

White white white and more white. That’s the answer to this years’ Halloween. And don’t underestimate its effectiveness. Just grab yourself a mini white pumpkin, paint on some details, and then you’ve got yourself a perfect display piece that’s good to go. Banish the orange and blacks and swap them for the crispness of a...
PENSON's Pick: Haute Couture design looks

PENSON’s Pick: Haute Couture design looks

It’s not often that Haute Couture looks and themes are relatable for us design geeks. Sometimes there are just too many jewels, monochrome palettes, pastel colours, and high-end fabrics that make us turn our heads towards the local design gallery for inspiration instead of something that resembles the set of a debutante ball. But last...
PENSON's Pick: Plants To Cheer Up Your Sad Work Desk

PENSON’s Pick: Plants To Cheer Up Your Sad Work Desk

The sun is peeking through heavy clouds a little more often in London and we cannot help but feel like the spring is finally trying to make a comeback. While it’s true that we’re far from the joys of outdoor barbeques and roaming city streets on skateboards without getting soaked, there must be a thing...
PENSON's Pick: Halloween in monochrome

PENSON’s Pick: Halloween in monochrome

If you’re sick and tired of traditional black and orange Halloween combo, look no further and get some inspiration to style your home in monochrome this year. Get yourself some art supplies and go knock yourself out. Spray paint pumpkins, halloween masks from previous year, old wine bottles or any odd looking objects and display them around the house. To jazz...
PENSON's Pick: Brooklyn Modern

PENSON’s Pick: Brooklyn Modern

For this weeks PENSON’s Pick we took inspiration from pared-back lofts from across the pond, where uber cool and thrifty Brooklynites yet again prove why they’re at the forefront of contemporary interior design scene. Brooklyn modern in a nutshell is an interesting mash up of Scandinavian minimalism, the 1970’s houseplant-haven look and vintage charm. The...
PENSON's Pick: Waterside Modern

PENSON’s Pick: Waterside Modern

You might have had your archetypal English country cottage holiday, you might have stayed off-grid in some remote villa in Mediterranean or you could still be putting finishes touches on your trip itinerary – which ever the case may be, one thing is certain – all of us need to escape sanity for a couple of...
PENSON's Pick: Mannequins

PENSON’s Pick: Mannequins

You had a chance to meet PENSON’s official mascot Regina Phalange last year when we moved to our brand new studio by Tower Bridge. She still proudly guards our studio and enjoys every bit of attention from us and visitors. PENSON team doesn’t do things in halves, so this year we decorated Regina with Christmas...
PENSON's Pick: Home library

PENSON’s Pick: Home library

You’ve started wearing your thick pyjamas with long sleeves. You go to work in the pitch black, you come home in the pitch black. Every borough has a Christmas market; and 10 degrees is considered a heat wave ….  It’s official – Wintertime is here. I greet December with mixed emotions: firstly sad about how horrible and grey...
PENSON's Pick: Loft Conversions

PENSON’s Pick: Loft Conversions

I remember learning from a young age that if somebody had a loft conversion they were admired by all. I would hear my parents whispering in the kitchen about Tracey and Jack from the down the road and how they’d had various builders and decorators in and out for the last two weeks. Maybe they were getting a...
PENSON's Pick: Home Offices

PENSON’s Pick: Home Offices

As somebody who spent her entire three years at university building up work experience by collaborating to various online magazines and websites, I know how hard it can be to try working from home. It seems like it would be the easiest thing in the world, but when it gets to midday and you’re trying to...
PENSON's Pick: Balconies

PENSON’s Pick: Balconies

Another first Monday of the month, another PENSON’s Pick. This time around we’re taking a look at balconies, the tiny piece of outdoor space that can completely transform your home if given the attention it deserves. The key to a great and, more importantly, useful balcony is to forget the idea that it’s to be used...