inspiration Some of the design effects in this issue, recreated by Augusta Pownall
Are you a master of the decorative arts, like Tony Walford (page 106)? If not, turn to Pentreath & Hall for your découpage needs. This yellow glass and brass ‘Urn’ lamp costs £510, and the orange ‘French Shell’ lampshade, like that in the bedroom (page 111), is £145. Ring 020 7430 2526, or visit pentreath-hall.com.
2 Though his house is in Umbria, Tony Wal1 3
ford had an eye for fabrics from further afield. His traditional Alcobaça fabrics from Portugal stand out (pages 106 and 110) and can be found at Armazém dos Linhos for £4.75 approx for 50 × 150cm. Ring 00 351 222 004 750, or visit armazemdoslinhos.myshopify.com.
3 Can’t decide between clean white and pastel blue for the tiles around your fireplace? Go for both together, like Tony Walford did (page 106). Bert & May’s Alalpardo tiles cost £7.06 each. Ring 020 3744 0776, or visit bertandmay.com.
4 Tony Walford was no minimalist. Even light switches were backed with dazzling handmade paper – yours for £3 per sheet from Shepherds (page 108). The designs, such as ‘Italian 211’, are based on motifs from Renaissance Italy and traditional woodblock-printed papers. Ring 020 7233 9999, or visit store.bookbinding.co.uk.
‘stone’ (in fact a mix of clay, terracotta, silicates and glass) around 1770. The recipes and techniques were rediscovered by Coade Ltd, which makes pieces from the virtually weatherproof material at its workshops in Wiltshire. This ‘Autumn’ (£42,000) could be a cousin of the ladies in the Caserta colonnade (page 95). Ring 01722 744499, or visit coade.co.uk.
6 A quick dip wouldn’t do for
Queen Maria Carolina in her garden at Caserta. Rather, a leisurely soak in the deep bath at the heart of its curving cryptoporticus (page 96). Lapicida’s ‘Alberto Iniano’ marble tub, from £15,000, is similarly fit for royalty. Ring 01423 400100, or visit lapicida.com.
PHOTOGRAPHY: LIAM STEVENS (2,3,4,7,8,9)
5 Eleanor Coade first created her eponymous