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Posted 07/12/2017 1:12 PM

Chamomile

Recently in the office we have been swooning over our latest location ‘Chamomile’ - a dreamy Victorian end of terrace house with original and contemporary features. This lovely location has been designed specifically for photographic and filming shoots in mind, so we simply had to blog about it!

First up to show off this property, we have the gorgeous open plan kitchen and living room area. This area is flooded with daylight and features a modern brick set fireplace. Just look at the gorgeous pink units…♥

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Next up we have the separate sitting room which features a marble fireplace, a beautiful bay window and stunning herringbone oak parquet flooring.


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Upstairs we have the main bedroom, which features another gorgeous bay window, cast iron radiators and white painted floorboards. A perfect blank canvas for any shoot. 


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Finally, we absolutely love the marble tiles and brass fittings in the bathroom.


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This is only a sneak peek of our new location ‘Chamomile’,  to see more photographs click here. 

What a dream house this is. <3 

Katie x

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Posted 29/11/2017 4:11 PM

Contemporary retro

The 70s wasn’t just about disco balls, lava lamps and shades of brown. It was a tough period, where recession and high unemployment led to an era where sustainable principles and self-expression were at the heart of design. I’ve scoured our library to find locations with subtle 70s nods, reimagined in a contemporary setting.


Shepperton - Our new location Shepperton has a distinctly grown-up feel to it. Stepping away from garish florals, the monochrome geometric pattern with gold hints shows us how a feature wall is done. 


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SteelOrange was undoubtedly the colour of the decade (and my favourite too) - this INCREDIBLE sofa at Steel is the stuff of groovy 70s interior dreams.


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Kingsley - Impeccably polished Kingsley is a beautifully-designed modernist space that uses dark wooden panelling to create 70s chic without compromising on light. If that’s too subtle then spot the disco ball….


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Olive - Olive has become one of our most swooned over locations here at 1st Option HQ. It’s hard to pinpoint one trend in this stunning family home but I’ll give you a moment to take in the abundance of greenery in this shot as the 70s back to nature movement loved to bring the outside in.


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Deerhurst Road - We can’t complete our 70s feature without including Deerhurst Road. The abundance of wallpaper, wood panelling and the avocado green bathroom is more than a nod to the era but I just can’t resist. 

Settle yourself in the rattan hanging chair and ponder where they sourced that magnificent shag?

Faye x

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Posted 15/11/2017 4:11 PM

Autumnal Glow

As the temperature drops and the leaves fall from the trees, it’s safe to say that Autumn is officially upon us!

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In the Autumnal spirit, this weeks blog features a few of my favourite cosy locations (from left to right)

Rural Retreat, a classic country barn located in the Cotswolds with a variation of gorgeous wood panelled walls, original beams throughout and a feature log burner - certainly a glowing location!

Culmington, a gorgeous Queen Ann country house featuring a classic country living space and beautiful lawns in Shropshire. This gorgeous fireplace is perfect for warming up after a nice country walk. 

At our Lower Clapton Warehouse, an East London gem, let us introduce Huxley who can be found tucked away in this characterful nook by the fire.

Last by no means least we have Barn Estate, a luxury barn conversion situated within 2 acres of landscaped gardens in Hertfordshire - we’d definitely be fighting the dog for this seat… 


Sophia x

Photo credit: Lower Clapton Warehouse: Huxley by Liz Seabrook 

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Posted 07/11/2017 3:11 PM

East vs West: What’s your cup of Rosy Lee?

From East to West London, our beloved, well-preserved capital is a filmaker’s paradise! Whether you’re strolling past the elegant townhouses of Sherlock Holmes’ Marylebone or pacing the mysterious Victorian streets of Jack The Ripper’s Whitechapel, there’s atmosphere around every corner.

“West is best”, as the saying goes…but do you agree? Whilst the West End might be the Hollywood’s darling, we’ve found many a hidden treasure along the ginger line…

 Our exclusive mansion location, ‘Aslan’, is a Georgian gem in Mile End:


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Meanwhile, have a butcher’s hook at this bohemian artist’s residence in W6 ‘Upper Mall’ 


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Travel further South-West to our exclusive location ‘Blake House’ for luxe, contemporary interiors:


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 There’s more to be found in Dalston than just doner kebabs. Check out this feast for the eyes, Dalston Delight


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And we couldn’t mention the trendy East end without highlighting this new industrial warehouse locationSteel’, perfect for futuristic shoots:


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What the West lacks in warehouses, it makes up for in wood panelling!

One of the team’s favourite houses, 8teen’ is perfectly put together:


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So there you have it – a tie! It seems wherever you shoot in London, you’ll find something special.

Cat x

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Posted 31/10/2017 3:10 PM

Spooky Spaces!

It’s halloween and we’re very excited here in the 1st Option office.

We thought what better way to show our excitement than to put together a few of our favourite spooky locations to show you!..

First up we have the boo-tifully unique ‘Aslan’… A derelict east London haven perfect for all your scary needs! 

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..Check out the recent Halloween shoot which took place here for Asda!

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Next up we have our location ‘The Knolle’ - one of Wilpshire’s most prestigious properties which looks like it’s straight out of a horror film……


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Finally, we have ‘The Asylum’ - a former South London Chapel featuring stained glass windows, distressed walls and huge open space!


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Here’s a behind the scenes on a Fabulous Magazine shoot with EastEnders’ Shona McGarty at our spooky ‘Asylum’ location!


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That’s it for this weeks blog….We hope you’ve enjoyed our Halloween ‘Spooky Spaces’ special! 

Katie x

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