Küche–Kitchen

Neptune: Fall and Winter Collection

Neptune: Fall and Winter Collection 4032 3024 Julia Ochsenreither

As usual, Neptune doesn’t disappoint in this seasons Autumn and Winter collection. Among many of the new items and color palettes, is a fully customizeable wall shelving unit (see Gallery for a photo). This will continue to keep your home up to date with the latest in home design and unlike any other living space.

For starters, Neptune has introduced a new tone for the Autumn line which is „Ink“. This is a navy tone that is so dark it is almost black! The hint of blue is still recognizable, but this is definitely a color for those brave enough for something different. It goes great in spaces that are otherwise neutral and mixed with cognac brown tones and deep oranges for example. You can also use it as an accent color.

Handcrafted Crystal Glass

Handcrafted Crystal Glass 960 435 Julia Ochsenreither

A product that has been in our store for years and we absolutely love are these beautiful handcrafted crystal glass pieces that are produced in the Czech Republic. The collection contains bowls and glasses of all sizes, colors, and patterns. Although they are of the highest quality, they are designed with the intention that they can be used in daily life.

The production focuses on the century old glass making tradition of the Czech Republic while incoroporating new and fresh approaches. Techniques that are used in production are traditional mouth blowing, hand engraving, hand painting, hand cutting and sandblasting of bohemian crystal. These fine pieces of glass are produced by skilled czech craftsmen that are masters in all of the traditional techniques. Each piece of the collection is therefore handcrafted and original.

Bohemian crystal was more sought after by wealthy clients at the turn of the seventeenth and eighteenth century and became more popular than venetian glass. The area around the Czech borders became the trading and production center for the glassmaking industry.

Little Greene Paint and Paper Company

Little Greene Paint and Paper Company 2448 1633 Julia Ochsenreither

As an interiors store, we cover all aspects necessary when it comes to your interior projects and needs. An important part of any interiors project is paint, and we have trusted and supplied Little Greene Paints for small projects as well as big renovations.

With all of the possibilities and such a large variety of paints to choose from, it can be overwhelming but along with Little Greene’s organizational system as well as our expert staff, we will make it a pleasant experience searching for the perfect color. The way that the paint is organized is through collections, color or finish. Wallpapers are also available.

Little Greene Paint & Paper is a British, independent paint manufacturer. The paint production is environmentally and socially responsible and renders a high-quality product. What makes this paint stand out among others is their depth of color and high pigment levels.

Products we love: Handmade Limoges Porcelain

Products we love: Handmade Limoges Porcelain 2252 1481 Julia Ochsenreither

We are excited to announce the arrival of new handmade Limoges Porcelain.

The unique scents of the candles are produced by a master perfumer in the south of France and the wax is plant oil based. The porcelain housing can be reused once the candle has burnt out. The designs are simple, elegant and timeless and are heavily influenced by French heritage. Each piece has a unique story behind the design. Take the Tuilerries for example (First image below), which clearly hints at Paris` intricate wrought iron balconies that the city is known for. Tumblers are another popular item. They can serve as a: Teacup, coffee cup, plant holder, or pencil holder.

Behind the Scenes: Neptune Furniture Production

Behind the Scenes: Neptune Furniture Production 4032 3024 Julia Ochsenreither

Our team visited Neptune’s headquarters in Swindon, England and we were all thoroughly impressed. We had the opportunity to visit the Neptune furniture production, office, storage, and showroom spaces. The headquarter is beautifully designed and creates an atmosphere that you don’t want to leave, it truly feels like home.

On the first day, one of the things we learned about was the types of wood that are used as well as joinery techniques for the Neptune furniture production. Afterwards we took a tour of the big showroom space, where we were able to identify what elements made each kitchen collection unique, and what production methods were used.

After the wood has been delivered, most of which comes from North America, the magic begins in the large carpenters workshop next to the headquarters. The furniture pieces are tested, customized and perfected here. There are experts in every field, which makes the overall atmosphere of the space very inspiring.

The Suffolk Kitchen by Neptune

The Suffolk Kitchen by Neptune 3971 2978 Julia Ochsenreither

One of many areas of focus at Helma Interior is Kitchens. We have recently renovated the store as mentioned in previous posts, and as a major element we now have the Kitchen area with all of the furniture components from Neptune ltd. We value spaces that you can live in and want to spend time in, so the concept of slow living is something we strongly believe in. Neptune´s design philosophy encompasses similar principles, which is also evident in their kitchen designs, e.g. with the Suffolk collection. They build their kitchens around the principle that they should not only look good, but also cater to daily life and making it as easy as possible.

Their kitchen cabinetry is comprised solely of solid timber, which allows it to withstand anything without shrinking or warping. The material is renewable, natural, and versatile.  The counter surfaces are also made from high quality material including natural stone, man made composites, or pure oak.

Take a look for yourself at the details and craftsmanship of the beautiful kitchen that is displayed in our store, from Neptune´s Suffolk collection:

Spring Renovations: Store

Spring Renovations: Store 2016 1512 Julia Ochsenreither

We are really excited about the changes that are underway at our Helma-Interior store at Brückenkopf 1/2 Heidelberg! We are renovating the store itself, as well as an additional office space which will be occupied by our in house interior architect, Jannet Butzinger. Check out her website: www.butzinger.com

With the help of Jannet Butzinger, we have designed a new concept that incorporates beautiful furniture from Neptune, a company we have loved and valued for many years! The entrance is one of the areas that we are in the process of renovating. On one side of the new wall addition we will be showcasing a kitchen, from the Neptune Suffolk Collection. On the other side there will be pieces from Neptune’s Chichester collection, more on that later! All furniture pieces will get a beautiful paint finish, that will tie everything together nicely. Find more on www.neptune.com.

Take a look at the photos below for more information.