Fancy Dress for Halloween at 1st Option

Welcome back to the 1st Option Locations blog. Today we’re showing you all our costumes from our Halloween fancy dress day, held in our London office. Get ready to be spooked and dazzled, as we’ve got a great mix of scary and stylish costumes in a variety of efforts! Stay tuned as we also reveal who won the Best Dressed prize.

1st Option Rocks TikTok!

This blog post introduces our readers to the social media platform TikTok. In the piece, 1st Option discusses how we have used TikTok and softwares like CapCut to raise brand awareness and really, to have some fun! This blog post is meant to be both fun and informative, giving basic tips on how to utilise the platform as a business, while telling everyone what we’ve been up to.

Photographers We Love – Part 2!

Welcome back to our blog as we delve into Part 2 of photographers we love! This next batch of interiors, lifestyle and still life specialists are coming in with even more inspiration for your personal projects and creative mind.

Photographers We Love – Part 1!

Following our piece on interior stylists, we must acknowledge the people who skilfully capture the curated beauty – the photographers. Whether you’re passionate about interior design or simply have a craving for some good photographic work, we highly encourage you to check out each artist’s portfolio for that inspiration you’re secretly craving.

Mediterranean Interior Design

Summer is fast approaching – even if it’s still a little chilly here in London. But while scorching summer days are feeling ever elusive, it’s super easy to bring a sense of Southern European coastal elegance into your home. Laid-back and timeless, Mediterranean-inspired interior design can create a touch of elegance and charm in any home. It’s been a popular interior design style for decades, and for good reason.

It’s a jungle out there…

In recent years it’s become more and more recognised that being surrounded by plants in your living and working environments can have real health benefits, two of the main ones being improved psychological well-being and improved human health.

It’s widely thought that bringing more plants into your life can help to improve your mood, reduce stress levels and improve your productivity. There is also some evidence that they can improve air quality too.

Pastel de Nata

With the onslaught of Spring it’s also got us thinking about pastel shades, who makes the best ones and where we might like to paint them… So, we did a straw poll with everyone here and asked them to pick their favourites and tell us why they like them!

In Conversation with Elisabeth Ciarrocchi from Spratts Factory

Following on from our incredible house tour of Spratts Factory, with the fabulous owner Elisabeth Ciarrocchi, looking at the design elements within her fantastic renovation of a disused dog biscuit factory; we sat down with her for a short interview to pick her brains about her favourite features, what it’s like to live in a factory building and why her home is the perfect shoot location.

Top 5 trendiest shoot locations in South London

First, we took a trip around East London, looking at the best properties it had to offer, then we analysed North London, deciding on our top 5 locations in that distinct pocket of London. With locations ranging from bachelor pad-style homes in Brixton, to architect-designed new builds in Wimbledon, this week we bring you our top 5 trendiest shoot locations in South London.