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CONTENTS CELEBRATING THE HIGH POINT FURNITURE MARKET In this issue we take a look at the world’s largest furniture fair held twice a year in High Point, North Carolina in a special 40-page preview section. We highlight those showrooms that you simply must see, plus we have got Design Trend insights from leading names in the

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Our Must-See Showrooms


The Magic of High Point


“Today it’s all about the fusion of mixed materials when it comes to home design,” says Lynne McArdle of furniture makers Alden Parkes. “The artful juxtaposition of opposites brings a welcome element of surprise to even the most functional of spaces.”

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A Natural Connection


The Legacy of Coco Chanel

It’s a Question of Balance

Thomas O’Brien, has been thinking a lot about the value of balance, he says there is a lot to be regained by bringing things back in line

According to Mark Moussa, founder of Arteriors, to own something that’s been handcrafted by true artisans is the ultimate luxury Award-winning designer, Tina Nicole, of Nathan Anthony furniture, takes a look at how emotions and unfiltered reactions to the natural environment may lead to the biggest trends in residential interiors this year Christopher Guy Harrison heralds Coco Chanel as the main influence for his designs. He became fascinated by the legendary fashion designer from an early age, captivated by the elegance, sophistication and simplicity of her ageless designs

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The Artisan Movement

Opposites Are Attracting

We highlight the showrooms that you should not miss when you visit High Point Furniture Market Each year Dr Rosa Otero, director of the design programme at Salem College in Winston Salem, takes groups of her students to nearby High Point to visit the furniture market. In her article, she shares the excitement and enthusiasm that her students experience


Style With Staying Power

“Great Bones are inherent in some projects - and it’s always a boon, it’s best if foundations are firmly rooted in the classics, and not time stamped with the detail du jour. Follow the classics architecturally,” says Larry Laslo. This is just one of the tips that he shares with us


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Design News 16 pages of the latest from the world of interior design Fabrics & Wallpaper Six pages of new collections from Guy Goodfellow, Romo, JAMB, Blendworth, Altfield, Nomi Fabrics and more High Point Preview Rugs & Floors New from Loomah, Bazaar Velvet, Custom Carpet Company, Deirdre Dyson, Veedon Fleece and more Outdoors Krios from Summit Furniture, the Maui Collection from Kannoa, Indian Ocean’s Verde chair and more Kitchens The Macassar Kitchen from Smallbone, new performance brass burners by Officine Gullo, Misty Carrara from Caesarstone and we profile Christopher Peacock Bathrooms Latest collections from Catchpole & Rye, Hurlingham Baths, Duravit, Bathrooms International, William Holland and more Lighting Stablefords’ Arctic Lamp, Martin Huxford Studio’s table lamps, Delightfull’s Graphic Lamp collection and more Lighting Design Trends Dominic Wood discusses how recent design trends demonstrate an urge to reconnect with nature and Michael Amato says that when it comes to fine design, it’s what it’s made of that counts

Cover story: The picturesque ranch in Vail Valley is equipped with a main house, guest house, equestrian facilities, a caretaker’s house and an old log cabin Read our Colorado Design Project on page 150

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Colorado Design Project Taking inspiration from the stunning Rocky Mountains to create an experience getaway California Design Project Luxury Beach House transformation - from a Tuscan vibe to a light, airy beach one Rhode Island Loft A Providence couple whip up deliciously eclectic interiors filled with charm and personality Great Houses Celebrated as England’s greatest sporting estate, Goodwood hosts the annual Festival of Speed The White Album Rita Norona Schrager’s Southampton home revels in a cool, airy vibe Weekend Getaway Two California transplants find serenity at a property that wasn’t at all what they were looking for

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TERENCE CONRAN’s bespoke Matador armchair and footstool inject colour and movement into any scheme with this fabulous new upholstery. Featuring the work of New-York doodle artist Jon Burgerman, digitally printed by contemporary fabric house Kirby Design, this new design will liven up any scheme with its fun and modern motif.

LULU IS A COLLECTION of work inspired by Francis Sultana’s love of the eclectic nature of the Art Deco period. This modular curved sofa which is both eye-catching in silhouette but also practical, offering many different options for end-use. 32

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NEW ENGLAND awakens in the Spring, and international lifestyle brand Lexington has been inspired by the seasonal crocuses, daffodils, lilacs and magnolias in its latest collection. Combining its significant medallion print fabric, with fresh poplin check and a heritage striped oxford pinpoint to create a fresh look with a vintage touch.

PIERRE MESGUICH MOSAIK’s new collection of designs incorporate precious materials like gold leaf, venetian glass smalti, mother-of-pearl and marble. Its variety of themes cover everything from delicate oriental cherry blossom to geometrical and abstract designs, making it a desirable way to upgrade everything from bathrooms and kitchens to swimming pools.

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NAILHEAD MOTIFS, twinkly lucite, glossy lacquer, eye-popping orange, horsehead finials and ebonized oak - storage just got sexy, thanks to Jonathan Adler. From the Danish modernist-inspired Antibes to the light and lively Rider via the sleek and chic Berlin, the imposing Crawford and the newly customisable Turner, the latest launches from the master of Modern American Glamour make tidying a treat.

ROBERTO GIOVANNINI’s new collection will give you a remarkable experience full of emotions. The chest of drawers with bronzed handles is finished in ‘Prestige’. Prestige looks for the right balance between antique black and gold. Very elegant is the combination with the red silk on the oval back chair Louis XVI style.

THE HAND-CRAFTED Petite Chair from Delcor’s luxurious new SS16 Collection is upholstered in a striking William Yeoward Indigo Bleu List. Featuring a design that is contemporary with a hint of cosy classic, this will be a welcome addition to any design scheme.

CREATING LUXURY QUALITY handmade furniture from concept design through to delivery of product, Bespoke Sofa London have established themselves as one of the UK’s leading bespoke furniture manufacturing companies. T: +44 (0) 207 736 9900 34

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People: POSSE FURNITURE’s Harvard Amoire is made out of walnut and has an antique painted finish. The cabinet is stained first and then the painted finish is applied over the top and then rubbed off to let the walnut stain come through. It is a classic and a stunning addition to any home.

BRINGING STYLE as well as warmth to any living space, the unique hand-made Piazzetta Round Wood Burning Stove by Robeys is an eye-catching centrepiece to any room. Its geometric curves and striking colour make it a veritable work of art, creating a piece that is as attractive as it is functional. 36

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Michael Mancini “I don’t know if wood chose me, or if I had always loved the idea of creating something out of our most natural resource”, says Michael Mancini, Creative Director of Edera Bespoke, “All I know is that when I walked into The Old Curiosity Shop as an apprentice, I felt at home.” Born of an Italian-Scottish family, Mancini now has more than 20 years experience as a cabinetmaker and workshop manager under his belt, but his deep devotion to the grain and tactile quality of wood began, almost like a ‘coup de foudre’ as a 17 year old apprentice, when he would explain his youthful feelings of intoxication at the mere ‘smell of the workshop’. “Whilst learning my trade I became fascinated by wood, such as how the grain can change the look of a piece of furniture and knowing that a piece of wood could dictate how it was used”, he explains.

Mancini progressed on to being a cabinetmaker in Glasgow and was privileged to have won the prestigious McDonald Prize from The Incorporation of Wrights, for the beautiful Davenport Desk he designed and created. This award set the foundation for his future, and his reverence for the great 18th century master designers such as Robert Adam and Thomas Chippendale, has given him the inspiration and drive to see a career in craft bespoke furniture secured. In 2013, he began trading with current business Edera Bespoke, designing and producing custom-made fitted and freestanding furniture, and he now has offices in Ayrshire, Scotland, and Greville Street, London, and uses four different workshops across the UK to produce the furniture which he considers not only to be exquisite in design, but which will be an antique of tomorrow. “The ethos at Edera Bespoke is simply to create timeless furniture with distinction that is unique and personal to the client”, he explains, “My love of wood still grows, its with this passion that every piece of furniture is made”. Mancini is planning to expand by opening concessions in stores, and producing a limited edition furniture collection.

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THE PALAZZETTI PELLET-BURNING stoves bring a stylish yet practical way to heat your home which will guarantee to be a centrepiece of any room. Its tasteful ceramic structure oozes elegant appeal and will make a bold statement in any installation.

BOCA DO LOBO’S Pixel honours the union between design and craftsmanship. The 1088 triangles that complete this piece represent the dedication and creativity of those who built it - with a diverse range of finishes never seen before. The polished brass base gives Pixel a unique personality and a strong, sophisticated character.

THE SQUAMA FAMILY was inspired by the idea of regeneration, where each piece is formed by the leftover material from the building process. This console structure by Bitangra is made entirely of wood, with an addition of four panels of glass fibre on all of its sides to create this complex lacquered skin.


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DAVID HARBER’s Mantle is made out of hundreds of verdigris bronze petal shapes, the underside of each one gilded with 23 carat gold leaf. As an interior piece it is scaled accordingly and internally lit, creating a rich, magical light source.




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IN VIBRANT TURQUOISE straw marquetry, Simon Orrell’s Cellini bedside table evokes the glamour of the Art Deco era and features intricate patterns and a blackened steel base.

THE HERITAGE WARDROBE COMPANY’S collection of wardrobe door designs and luxury bespoke wardrobes are defined by their unique blend of traditional elegance and stylish modern design. Crafted with a meticulous attention to detail each wardrobe is primed and hand painted to create a unique styled piece of furniture.

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CREATING A GRAND entrance with bespoke, hand-finished natural stone tiles. Pictured is Kensington Grey limestone - just one of a number of hand-crafted stone floors available from Natural Stone Consulting. T: +44 (0) 845 521 8700


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BESPOKE UPHOLSTERY specialist Wesley-Barrell offers a timeless collection of classic and contemporary English sofa and armchair styles. Handcrafted from the best quality materials in their Oxfordshire workshop by skilled craftspeople to order using techniques handed down through generations to create beautiful furniture for any interior. T: +44 (0) 207 629 2019 |


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ANA BARRETO has been creating exceptional furniture and interiors for over 20 years. Each item in their collection is hand crafted ensuring dimensions, finishes and fabrics are selected to their clients unique specifications. T: +44 (0) 208 744 9777

LUXURY BED MAKER, Savoir, is thrilled to announce its latest dainty design, Amelia. In a soft, powder pink colourway, Amelia oozes femininity, whilst its slim base and curved headboard give it a very modern take on the classic ‘girly-chic’ aesthetic.

INCORPORATING FINE marquetry work with a choice of timbers which are perfectly co-ordinated with each other, the new Harmony console table by Storm Furniture guarantees the wow factor in any scheme. Its contemporary sun-inspired fan arrangement with exquisite earthy coloured timbers ensures it will light up any room.


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A TOUCH OF agate here, a hint of horn there - the addition of organic elements brings a space to life in the most natural of ways. Combined with raw finished and free-flowing silhouettes, these unique pieces by LuxDeco maximise the potential of going au naturel.

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THE FORMAL living room’s first decision was to create an environment, making you feel like you never want to leave it. Setting the tone of comfortable furnishings and calm yet aristocratic colour schemes, Marmeh LTD has designed a glamour tailor-made interior, proving the thought that no room is a lost cause in the hands of a gifted designer.

HYPNOS PRESENTS its Regal Collection, featuring industry leading comfort and the ultimate in firmness and total body support. For additional luxury, the bed can also be personalised with a loose comfort layer packed with sumptuous Alpaca wool, giving the sleeper the most comfortable night imaginable. 44

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SOFA WORKSHOP are delighted to launch the Ives chair in store with its own trend-led fabric story. Inspired by rich jewel-toned velvet, the soft and tactile new range of House Velvet is the perfect pairing for Liberty’s latest Secret Garden fabric collection.

THE NEW Birgit Israel signature collection is based on a modern interpretation of neoclassical and art deco styles. Pieces like her HENRYK cabinet showcase this strength and image perfectly. Birgit has designed and curated the collection personally, giving it her usual ‘ahead of the game’ feel.

A CLASSIC modern design look by Robicara, the Ugo Console Exotique - with both genuine shagreen and parchment - can be custom in size and finish. Wall photography by renowned artist Iran Issa Khan. Photo by Ken Hayden T: 001 305 375 7713 |


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SKYLINE DESIGN produce top quality and unique pieces for the world’s best hotels, restaurants, spas and private residences the world over. This elegant and contemporary white lounger brings a touch of class to any outdoor space, making comfort a real design feature. T: +44 (0) 116 236 6726 |

At Leisure Plan, outdoor living is clinking glasses around the finest dining furniture. It’s long, laidback sun lounging in the afternoon. It’s cosying up with the kids on plush, sumptuous seating. It’s bringing the best of the outside together in our showroom. It’s making an outdoor space that’s uniquely yours.

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BUILDING BLOCKS 1 Contemporary leather armchairs and stools in the guise of elephants contrast with a delicate crystal chandelier in this living room Christian Kain/The Interior Archive 2 The interior of this living room cabin is furnished with a Ghost sofa by Paola Navone and a sliding glass door opens onto a pontoon which extends over the estuary Bernard Touillon/The Interior Archive 3 This soaring drawing room is furnished with sofas and banquettes stuffed with horse hair and upholstered in Indian beaten linen Luke White/The Interior Archive 4 This large living room in the converted barn is decorated with an ethnic wall hanging, an abstract portrait painting and a wooden sculpture Tim Beddow/The Interior Archive


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Iconic design establishing a new era in the interiors. In constant search for finest fabrics, rarest finishes, creating unique bespoke cabinetry through highest levels of craftsmanship, following the last innovations, MARMEH DESIGN delivers globally-inspired houses looking towards new perspectives. Our design is not just a design, it’s an experience | T: +44 (0) 771 533 3353


THE JACOB COFFEE table by Grange brightens up a room with vibrant colours and Louis XVI Style features. This collection is available in a wide range of finishes. T: +44 (0) 207 935 7000 |

CELEBRATING ALMOST 35 YEARS in fireplaces, Platonic once again brings the modern fireplace to the forefront. This three sided fire offers a different view from every angle. Stylish, sleek, restful and warming - why would you want to go out? T: +44 (0) 208 891 5904 | 50

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1. Six rush-bottomed chairs surround a table which is draped in a pristine white cloth with a crystal chandelier suspended from the ceiling. Simon Upton/The Interior Archive 2. A turquoise and yellow painted kitchen features a scrubbed wooden table flanked by a built-in upholstered banquette. Stefano Scata/The Interior Archive 3. A collection of 18th century portraits hangs on the striped walls of an ante-room. Marc van Praag/The Interior Archive 4. A theatrical striped banquette designed by Anthony Collett dominates one of the gilded walls. Mark Luscombe-Whyte/The Interior Archive


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MARSHALL & STEWART’s master craftsmen create the ultimate luxurious sleeping environment, using the finest materials that nature has provided. Hand made in the UK and available from the Westend Bed Company, Sheen, or from Simon Horn, Chelsea.


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GALLERY MURO has just published its Spring 2016 catalogue of original and very limited edition contemporary art. Interior designers and other property professionals can download the catalogue and see a wide range of work to buy, commission or rent. Themes range from Abstract and Architecture to Landscapes and People.

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DAVID SEYFRIED LTD, founded over 30 years ago, is a leading supplier of exemplary, upholstered furniture. The range includes, sofas, chairs, coffee tables, bar stools, foot stools and dining chairs in both contemporary and traditional designs. T: +44 (0) 207 823 3848

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CLEYNDERT & BARR has become established as a formost quality manufacturer of free standing furniture, both traditional and modern. This carved and glazed bookcase is a recently made bespoke piece in Mahogany with silk interiors and LED lighting, the adjustable glass shelves sit behind the carved and graduated glazing bars. A fine example of high quality bespoke crafsmanship. T: +44 (0) 160 378 3665 |


LA MAISON LONDON make beautiful hand crafted furniture and offer a fully bespoke service. Their finishes, include the antique gilded and French walnut patinas seen here on these carved wood pieces, all from their Signature range. Their work is crafted using traditional methods and materials with meticulous attention to detail. T: +44 (0) 203 538 4310 |

AT LAST - a stylish contemporary take on a classic wing chair providing great support for the head and neck, Beaumont & Fletcher’s Theodore will be at home in both a modern or classic setting. T: +44 (0)207 352 5594 | 58

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SEAHORSE - the symbol of strength, power and protection, this pretty repeat of kissing couples is available in gold on charcoal or soft coal on eau de nil from Barneby Gates.


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SURFACE, London’s leading retailer of tiles, mosaic, stone and wood, has merged with its sister company to become one consolidated brand: Domus. They added wood to their portfolio last year providing designers with a single reference point when working with these diverse surface materials.

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SIGNED + DESIGNED will showcase an exciting range of contemporary British ceramics at the 2016 BADA Fair (March 9-15). Collectors’ items include intricate porcelain structures by Fenella Elms and vessels by Peter Beard, who uses different glazes to build layers of texture and colour


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SOFA AND MORE is a recognised British manufacturer of luxury upholstered furniture. The stunning collection is handcrafted by skilled craftsmen, using the best hardwood available. Quality and beauty go hand in hand and finishing details are sure to give sofas, dining chairs and bespoke pieces a distinctive look. T: +44 (0) 208 997 1500



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A NEW TALENT to the Graduate Collection portfolio - Eleanor Walton. Eleanor’s graduate collection, Saddle Up, brings the theme of equestrianism into the modern home.

THE SAPHIRA COLLECTION by Romo finds inspiration in the beautiful blossoms of Spring, brought to life through delicate watercolour floras infused with exquisite tonal hues. Three new elegant shades of luxurious jade, wistful orchid and serene blush help create this compilation of rich blooms and gentle tones.

ETTA BY VILLA NOVA is a modernist collection of inventive prints and weaves. Featuring simple cut-out shapes, fluid organic forms and assertive mark-making, printed with solid blocks of colour to capture a bold exuberance in Art Deco inspired shades. 64

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NEW TO THE Guy Goodfellow fabric collection is Garsington - a block printed large scale floral with unusual striped leaves and a fabulous tree of life repeat inspired by a vintage French fabric. Perfectly complemented by the newly coloured Fez Weave and Fez Print with their Moroccan influences.

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JAMB FOUNDER Will Fisher and interior decorator Michael S Smith share a mutual love for the English country house aesthetic. Michael’s recent travels around the globe have inspired the Templeton collection of wovens and prints, which replete with rich embroidery, luxurious textures and a stunning range of colours for any design aesthetic.

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SHOTS TAKEN BY Pam Weinstock, of water and nature in Japan, have been developed into mesmerising patterns and applied to wallcoverings and textiles. The resulting collection ‘Mizu’ is an arresting showcase of serene and intricate designs. Pam’s nature inspired collections for Spring 2016 include organza voiles, polysuedes, silks and linens with corresponding wallpapers.

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ROMO IS DELIGHTED to announce their collaboration with artist Jessica Zoob to skilfully recreate her paintings for an exclusive collection of printed fabrics, wallcoverings and cushions for Black Edition. Beautifully capturing the vibrant textures of nature through her bold use of brushstrokes, this collection evokes a sense of elegant serenity that fits any scheme. 66

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RICH JEWEL TONES are experiencing a revival and Blendworth’s range of plain and patterned fabrics and wallcoverings is perfect for creating a statement look. Pair these hues with gold toned neutrals or use as an accent for a pop of vibrant colour.

FOR A TOUCH of Spring colour, the brand new Hermitage fabric Collection by Charlotte Gaisford is full of pale blues and fresh greens. Originally inspired by hand painted wallpaper discovered in an old Northumberland house, Charlotte uses a mix of fresh bright ochres, pale blues and zesty greens in her designs.

HERITAGE TWEED gets a modern makeover in the hands of Bernie de Le Cuona who reinvents this classic cloth for stylish interior accessories. The tweed and quilted accessory collection captures the pioneering spirit of de Le Cuona, in a daring display of colourful chic. 68

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JENNIFER SHORTO’s new ‘bug’ wallpapers are delightfully appealing at any level. Visually stunning from a-far, the striking, kaleidoscopic designs reveal an intricate and delicate charm when viewed up-close. T: +44 (0) 207 371 7787 |

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ALTAMIRA IS THE new abstract print to add to the collection by Blithfield and Company. Available in three colourways, it is inspired by the Palaeolithic cave drawings in Spain and features a bold and vibrant print guaranteed to liven up any setting.

KIRKBY DESIGN introduces an exciting injection of pattern and texture this Spring, which takes a modern approach to design and colour whilst offering high performance and practicality.

MELISSA SCOTT’s wallpaper collection was inspired by subculture, burlesque, pop art and the way the female form is celebrated through performance and costume. Showgirls is a unique wallpaper design suited to making a strong, colourful statement while providing the perfect accompaniment to a sumptuous and glamorous interior.


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JULIET TRAVERS HAS launched her new Albion wallpaper collection, focussing on imagery from the British Isles. All the designs are hand drawn by Juliet, maintaining strong imagery of animals and nature within the region and finished with the same high quality and maximum detail you would expect from this recognisable style.


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THE NEW MEMENTO collection from Linwood is a versatile range inspired by Grand Tours across Europe. This wonderful eclectic collection of prints, weaves and wallpapers sees printed cottons and velvets sit alongside recycled leathers for an eclectic mix and match look with a luxury finish.

THE PARTERRE COLLECTION by New Ravenna is a collection of 18 designs that evoke the royal gardens at Versailles and Kensington Palace. Arabesque, geometric and floral patterns are defined with handcut mosaic, shell and aluminium which can be installed on both vertical and horizontal surfaces, indoors and out.


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ZINC’S VERY first stand-alone print collection features a confident selection of 11 unique designs, realised as foiled and digitally printed velvets and faux silks. An intoxicating mix of bold designs are presented in a neutral palette with bursts of electric blue and deep purple, inspired by some of the world’s most legendary clubs where the great and the good partied and relaxed.

MARK ALEXANDER’s Folk collection is a contemporary expression of an eclectic and diverse range of culturally distinctive designs. Taking inspiration from everything from Mayan stonework to traditional Kashmiri paisley, this diverse collection captures the exotic feel in very modern neutral and clean pastel tones.

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COMBINING TIMELESS British tweeds with the character of Caribbean colours, the 2016 Resort collection from Nomi Fabrics offers a fresh new take on timeless offerings. Conservative enough to satisfy the British colonials yet relaxed enough for the laid back island lifestyle, these durable textiles are perfect for all hi-performance applications.

WEITZNER INTRODUCES the New Renaissance collection for Altfield, a rich world of fabrics and wallcoverings inspired by the opulent frescos of the Italian Renaissance. Drawing from the distinctive colouring, textures and signature motifs of this rich time period, the resulting collection reinvigorates age-old ideas for a modern world.

MERGING THE primary function of wallpaper with high decorative value, with the technical properties of resistance to water and humidity, the new WET SYSTEM™ by Wall&Deco is expanding design horizons in the world of bathrooms, showers and spas with a range of delicate hand drawn illustrations.


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DESIGNING BOYS’ rooms has never been so fun with five delightful new fabrics from Flohr and Co. All unashamedly male in design with air force blue planes, gunmetal ships, army green tanks, red racing cars and blue trains. This collection of fabrics manages to be both slightly nostalgic and yet eminently usable in any home.

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020 7723 2925 Marshall & Stewart beds are available from: Simon Horn, 638-640 Kings Road, London SW6 2DU Westend Bed Company, 215 Upper Richmond Road West, Sheen, London SW14 8QT (Opening March 2016).

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COLEFAX AND FOWLER present two rich new design stories this year, CASIMIR and LORETO. The first is a beguiling blend of evocative prints and embroideries, and the second a sequence of sumptuous Italianate designs. Both collections are resplendent with beauty and the romantic eloquence of European influences. PRACTICAL,VERSATILE AND SOPHISTICATED, the new Ornare & Milani collections by Romo feature a diverse array of designs and timeless colour combinations that offer almost limitless possibilities.

THIS EXCITING’ and anticipated new collection of prints from Volga Linen sets the scene for what’s to come this year. Taken from a Russian archive of original 19th-century linocuts for textiles with some influences from Russian folklore they make a vibrant addition to the Volga Linen portfolio T: +44 (0) 172 863 5020 | 76

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LUXURY FABRIC SPECIALIST Kobe’s new, Art Deco inspired Elegance collection, features statement pieces combined with timeless plains and semi plains in sumptuous velvet, woven jacquard, cool linen and soft silk feel fabrics. Metallic tones to gentle graceful hues, complement the intricate geometric, floral, medallion and trellis patterns.

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Don’t miss our must see showrooms AIDAN GRAY Aidan Gray represents a love for interiors, design and authentic products that exude “European Grandeur”. Showroom: 201 N. Main St. ALDEN PARKES Alden Parkes, LLC offers an extensive line of products including upholstery, occasional tables, dining, mirrors and bedrooms. Showroom: H/W 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 110

AVIVA STANOFF DESIGN INC. Aviva Stanoff Design Inc. is a design studio specialising in exotic décor items - handmade textiles, gorgeous architectural mineral specimens, and artisanal home décor. Showroom: IH606 - IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1

ALLISON PALADINO COLLECTIONS Allison Paladino is known for creating exquisite residential interiors that exude a soft, transitional elegance. Showroom: 116 S. Lindsay St.

E. LAWRENCE E. Lawrence, LTD transforms ordinary hardbound books into classic works of art. Showroom: G-1010 - Suites At Market Square, Ground FINE ART LAMPS Fine Art Lamps is world-renowned for original, elegant lighting designs. Showroom: C229 - IHFC, Commerce, Floor 2

AMBELLA HOME COLLECTION, INC. Skilled carvers, craftsmen and artistic finishers use only the finest materials and best techniques to handcraft each design. Showroom: Hamilton Court S-110 - 310 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1 BERNHARDT FURNITURE COMPANY The heritage brand produces a wide range of quality upholstered seating, casegoods, and accent furniture at moderate price points. Showroom: D601 - IHFC, Design Center, Floor 6

ARTERIORS Founded by Mark Moussa in 1987, Arteriors is a Dallas-based company specialising in lighting, furniture, and decorative accessories. Showroom: H320 - IHFC, Hamilton, Floor 3 ARTMAX, INC. The company has endeavoured to bring one of America’s largest and most distinctive collections of accent furniture, lighting, wall art, and decorative accessories. Showroom: D420 - IHFC, Design Center, Floor 4 78

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CENTURY FURNITURE Century Furniture has strived to be the best furniture company in the world, providing finely crafted luxury furniture with impeccable design and quality. Showroom: 500, 417 - Market Square, Floor 5

FINE FURNITURE DESIGN Fine Furniture Design was founded with the same approach one takes to craft fine furniture. Showroom: 305 S. Hamilton St. FOUR HANDS Four Hands provide exclusive access to more than 40 collections. Showroom: 4101 - Showplace, Floor 4

CHRISTOPHER GUY Contemporary mood with classic values. Showroom:418S.WrennSt.-SwaimDesignCenter,Floor1 DORYA/TRUMP HOME As a luxury furniture and interiors brand, Dorya creates exquisitely handcrafted furniture and interior elements, whose luxurious design and attention to detail are paramount. Showroom: 144 - 200 Steele, Floor 1

FRENCH MARKET COLLECTION French Market Collection offers a variety of handcrafted pillows, rugs and accent furniture inspired by 18th and 19th Century France. The bedrooms are graceful and timeless in style and dimensions. Showroom: IHFC - Interhall 300

HANCOCK & MOORE For the past 30 years, they have made it their mission to create high quality, custom-made furniture that is truly personalised. Showroom: 200 Steele, Floor 3 HICKORY WHITE The importance of history, the value of authenticity, and the belief of integrity are the tenets that define Hickory White. Showroom: 309 North Hamilton HURTADO Classical but modern in conception and contemporary but still deeply rooted in its artisan tradition, HURTADO is one of Spain’s leading manufacturers of upscale, European-style furniture. Showroom: 208 English Road, Hurtado Building JESSICA CHARLES Seating from the always-fashion conscious Jessica Charles will inspire and enhance your individuality. Showroom: 200 Steele, Floor 3 JOHN-RICHARD The John-Richard culture has become an icon in this home fashion industry, a staple, if you will, in tasteful, classic home design. Showroom: 1-200 Steele, Floor 2 JONATHAN CHARLES Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture is the vision of Jonathan, an English furniture designer who excels at the art of antique furniture design with a contemporary twist. Showroom: N Ct 125 - 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1 JULIAN CHICHESTER Interpreted distinctively and in a contemporary way, Julian Chichester channels the great designs of the 19th and 20th centuries. The result is the very essence of English eclectic elegance. Showroom: 118 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

KANNOA Design, functionality, durability and harmony guide the furniture Kannoa manufactures and also the company itself. Showroom: IH511 - IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1

KRAVET, LEE JOFA, BRUNSCHWIG & FILS AND KRAVET FURNITURE This fifth generation family business distributes fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets and accessories. Showroom: 217 - Market Square, Floor 2

NATHAN ANTHONY FURNITURE Nathan Anthony Furniture is a Los Angeles-based, bench-made upholstery resource, specialising in furnishings for the residential and hospitality markets throughout North America. Showroom: IH411 - IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1

LEE INDUSTRIES INC Complete custom capabilities, with over 900 fabrics and 600 styles. Showroom: 100 S. Lindsay Street

NDI - NATURAL DECORATIONS INC. Enjoy the effortless beauty of exquisite florals with NDI - designers of the finest faux floral and botanical reproductions for more than 50 years. Showroom: 131-200 Steele, Floor 1

LILLIAN AUGUST FOR HICKORY WHITE With drama and a mastery of story telling, Lillian’s lifestyle designs are coveted for their range of expression - from glamour to clean, edited forms. Showroom: 309 North Hamilton, 3rd Floor

NOIR TRADING INC Noir still builds their furniture the old fashioned way using high quality and properly dried solid wood. Showroom: IH002-IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1

MOTTAHEDEH & CO INC The American-owned company designs and manufactures fine hard porcelain dinnerware, milestone casual stoneware and Rookwood monumental decorative stoneware - bringing timeless styles to tables across the globe. Showroom: N Ct 131 - 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1 MR. BROWN Mr. Brown London designs and manufactures a wonderful assortment of furniture, lighting and accessories for discerning individuals. Showroom: 114-116 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

NORWALK FURNITURE Norwalk Furniture offers great design, customisable options, high quality, competitive pricing and quick delivery. Showroom: M108 - IHFC, Main, Floor 1 Bridge for Design Spring 2016


High Point Preview | April 16th to 20th 2016 OOMPH An amazing collection of furniture all made in America. Specialising in custom, lacquer, furniture, and upholstery. Showroom: 200 - Market Square, Floor 2 PHEROMONE BY CHRISTOPHER MARLEY This is high-end, designer friendly artwork incorporating real natural artifacts of all kinds. Showroom: G-6020 SALON - Suites At Market Square, Ground PHILLIPS COLLECTION Phillips Collection has been defining global style for years with their award-winning, organic contemporary furnishings. Showroom: C202- IHFC, Commerce, Floor 2

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PRIDE FAMILY BRANDS, INC All of Pride Family Brands’ cast and tubular furniture designs are handcrafted one piece at a time by skilled craftsmen embracing their culture of passion for three decades. Showroom: M101, M105 - IHFC, Main, Floor 1

SKYLINE DESIGN Designers and manufacturers of the highest quality of natural Rattan including all year round weather wicker garden furniture. Showroom: IH603 - IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1

SAFAVIEH Safavieh has gone from an artisan family business located on Madison Avenue to an industry leading manufacturer and distributor of exquisite rugs and home furnishings. Showroom: 117, 120, 121 - Market Square, Floor 1

SOLARIA LIGHTING Solaria offers a diverse line of speciality lighting products, all beautifully designed and carefully crafted in a distinctive, weathered European style. Showroom: 1G - Commerce & Design, Floor 1

SARREID LTD. Sarried offers its customers an extensive product line, distinctive for its unique blend of old world tradition and excellence in design for today’s interiors. Showroom: 3D - Commerce & Design, Floor 3

STANFORD FURNITURE Stanford tailors pieces to reflect your style and preferences perfectly. Choose from hundreds of exquisite fabrics and leathers from the best mills around the world, from dozens of stains and lacquers. Showroom: 333 N. Hamilton St.

TROWBRIDGE GALLERY TROWBRIDGE offers the very finest examples of fine art prints, antique prints, black and white photography, textiles and original works of art all in exquisite handmade frames. Showroom: 2A - Commerce & Design, Floor 2

TAYLOR KING FURNITURE Passion, Finesse and Community are the pillars that started Taylor King more than 40 years ago with the idea that a great piece of furniture is like a beautiful painting. Showroom: 200 Steele, Floor 3

UNIVERSAL FURNITURE INTERNATIONAL Universal Furniture International, Inc. is a whole home resource offering good, affordable, smart design. Showroom:101S.HamiltonSt(FormerlyHamiltonSquare)

SELVA Skilled, expert hands lovingly shape their furniture, bringing classic elegance and timeless beauty to every creation and combining tradition with the finest expertise. Showroom: 132 - 200 Steele, Floor 1 80

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THIBAUT FINE FURNITURE Thibaut Fine Furniture is known for their fresh inspiring colour palette with classic style. Showroom: 260 - Market Square, Floor 2 TOMLINSON/ERWIN-LAMBETH www.tomlinson/ With a fresh contemporary style, Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth showcase some of the most respected designers in the home furnishings industry. H/W 525 N. Wrenn

TREASURE GARDEN Treasure Garden offers more than 25,000 choices of shade umbrellas and accessories for the perfect shade solution. Showroom: 2600 - Showplace, Floor 2

VISPRING LUXURY BEDS Vispring believes that your bed is a catalyst for a wealth of enticing possibilities; a day that follows a night in a Vispring bed is full of potential and positive energy. Showroom: 272 - Market Square, Floor 2 WOODLAND FURNITURE Woodland is a high-end manufacturer that sells cabinetry, furniture, lighting, upholstery and custom rugs. Showroom: IH110 - IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1


Introducing the Bonn sofa, 2015 winner IPD award Design by Tina NicoleTM

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FROM LEFT: Grayson house, home to the Bernice Beinenstock Furniture Library. Rosa’s students stand in front of the IHFC, High Point, on one of their visits

THE MAGIC OF HIGH POINT Twice a year the quiet city turns into the furniture capital of the world, says Dr. Rosa Otero


we, excitement, enthusiasm - like you’d find in a small child taking in the magic of Walt Disney World for the first time - these are the emotions that I see on the faces of my Salem College design students every time we visit High Point Market. Every year, these students eagerly await the opportunity to connect and network with designers and industry professionals through the Market’s remarkable number of showrooms and the abundance of firstclass, groundbreaking products from all over the world. Twice a year, the intimate and quiet city of High Point, North Carolina, turns into the furniture capital of the world and screams the latest in home furnishings and fashions. During Market time, serious faces, exotic accents, and creative minds gather together and transform High Point into a cosmos of unimaginable energy. Born as the Southern Furniture Market in March 1909, the biannual High Point Market is the largest and most important home furnishings trade show in the entire world. With more than 2,000 exhibitors spread out over 11.5 million square feet of showroom space, the Market attracts exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. In the words of Market veteran Gary Inman, High Point Style Spotter and Vice President of Hospitality with Baskervill, “There is a unique synergy that occurs during Market between product designers and interior designers, members of the press, manufacturers, and sales teams. The atmosphere is frantic and energizing, inspiring, and educational. It is absolutely the best event in the U.S. for assessing new trends, and I love the fact that I can connect with my colleagues. 82

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During a typical visit, we go first to the International Home Furnishings Center, the main building, and then to Showplace. These are two of the largest buildings housing some of the Market’s 2000 exhibitors. Time is very limited, but the students want to see everything. “We never know what to expect,” I’ve heard them say. Over the years, Salem design students have developed a list of their favorite showrooms. This list includes the showrooms of companies such as the Phillips Collection, Thayer Coggin, Bassett, and Baker. At the Market, there are a great number of educational events scheduled for members of the industry. Additionally, anybody can benefit from a stop at the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library. Located in the historic Grayson House, this library houses more than 5,000 books and publications. As current Salem College student Kaleigh Workman puts it, “the High Point Market shows us a potential avenue to pursue in our future careers and field. We get the chance to communicate with seasoned designers and their associates, including recent college graduates, in a range of showplaces from all over the world.” High Point Market and the city of High Point, with their magical genius loci, have given rise to an original vision. They have created a vibrant place in the design community, where people can develop new relationships and cultivate existing ones as they keep up with trends in the industry. their career development. Dr. Rosa Otero, Assistant Professor of Design, Salem College



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MOTTAHEDEH’S LATEST addition to their Heirluminare collection is the Duke of Gloucester, an iconic pattern that is treasured around the world. The Fu Dog and Shang - the two most popular shapes will house these beautiful candles. T: 001 800 242 3050 | 200 N. Hamilton St, N. Court 131

EXPLORE A NEW kind of energy and elegance with Modern Glamour from Bernhardt. These classical pieces, enlivened by modern embellishment, feature details such as sculptured brass, quilted leather wraps, bracelet hardware, gold leaf finishes and dramatic woods, a virtual fashion wardrobe for expressing modern glamour. | IHFC D601

A STATEMENT PIECE for any room, this elegant and functional etagere features a classic patina brass finish on metal with complementary glass shelves. The distinctive eggshell finished 2 door cabinet shows off Alden Parkes signature custom hardware. T: 001 904 279 1617 H/W 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 110 84

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A DECORATIVE collection of furniture by Jonathan Charles inspired by the intricate chinoiserie furniture designs of the 18th century. This versatile charming chest of drawers is decorated with exotic imaginary places, reminiscent of the regency period. The piece is hand finished using traditional chinoiserie techniques. N Ct 125 - 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1



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UPHOLSTERED IN Caswell Fog fabric resembling suede, Jessica Charles’ Cagney Settee’s petite footprint makes it versatile in any space, as a loveseat in small environments or entryway seating. Shallow button tufting and “Slate” wood finish legs break up the monochromatic palette. T: 001 828 495 1950 | HW 200 Steele St, Floor 3

BRAXTON CULLER, known for its meticulous attention to detail and quality construction, offers an extensive product line for the entire home including patio and outdoors. The stylish Grand Haven sofa group (pictured) is indicative of the company’s designs for the elegant and casual lifestyle. With legs available in a variety of finishes, the sofa is standard with four Blendown seat cushions and four Blendown pillows as well as a wide fabric selection. T: 001 336 861 5800 | | 310 S. Elm St.

AWESOME BLOSSOM by Caracole is spring chic! This rich mahogany storage piece boasts a brilliant gold leaf chinoiserie facade hand-painted with delicate cherry blossom branches. Swarovski crystals are placed on the center of a few key blossoms so that the piece almost winks at you as you walk by.

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THIS SLEEK and space-efficient rectangular pedestal table by Fine Furniture Design, shown in Patina white, is perfect for an eat-in kitchen or open floor plan. Coordinating upholstered banquette seating includes a double-seat, single-seat and right-and-left corner pieces, creating ultimate versatility. T: 001 336 883 9918 | 305 S. Hamilton St.

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OPPOSITES ARE ATTRACTING The new luxury has a sense of style and a sense of humour says Lynne McArdle


oday it’s all about the fusion of mixed materials when it comes to home design. Whether it’s traditional with modern, rough with smooth, high with low, the artful juxtaposition of opposites brings a welcome element of surprise to even the most functional of spaces. Contrast keeps things interesting and gives a room visual appeal - where individual elements stand out within a cohesive whole. Legendary interior designer Billy Baldwin once said, “The first rule of decoration is that you can break almost all the other rules.” When it comes to what goes with what, the rules have all been re-written - and are just waiting to be broken. There was a time, for instance, when it was taboo to mix warm-toned and cool-toned metals. For the last few seasons, mixed metals have dominated design trend reports, and they look as though they’ll be around for the foreseeable future. The same goes for other materials as well. Throw out labels and forget obvious match-ups in favour of a creative tension between odd-couple materials. Think of fine wood veneers paired with brass accents that have an almost industrial simplicity, or a plain glass top set on an ornately hand-carved base. When in doubt, remember the 80/20 rule: 80 percent of your interior can be cohesive in colour palette, texture, materials and style, but don’t forget the all-important 20 percent of unexpected choices that will take your space from predictable to surprising and unique. Keep in mind, however, that just like any good recipe, they work best when you use high quality ingredients. For a mix to succeed, each piece must have its own design integrity and its own solid construction. Set the mood with a few stand-out statement pieces that combine materials and finishes and let the rest of the room take its cues from them. Fine finishes: The devil may be in the details but the fabulousness is in the finishes. Specialty painted finishes that mimic natural materials - whether it’s a crushed eggshell finish or a faux malachite - are hot right now and they pair up especially beautifully with glass and brushed metals. In 88

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addition to their intrinsic good looks, fine finishes multiply the options for mixing and matching, so look for finishes that will play well with others. Metallic leaf has made a big comeback in the last few years - gold and silver are perennial favourites, but platinum and a warmed-up alternative to traditional silver looks particularly fresh this year. Second skin: Beautifully finished wood veneers will never go out of style, but designers have re-discovered another new-old material. Vellum, a leather treatment originally used in bookbinding, was much loved by Art Deco designers, who applied it to everything from coffee tables to cocktail cabinets. Tactile and sophisticated, vellum mixes well with hard-edged materials such as brass and glass and reflects the re-discovery of contemporary elegance. Art and industry: The artistry involved in creating a hand-painted finish or an intricate carving takes centre stage when the design of a piece of furniture is simple and clean. Traditional looks fresh all over again when it is paired with contemporary design - sleek lines plus classic materials and please-touch textures add up to a sophistication that never gets old. Think of a match-up of luxury materials and industrial components: an étagère with hand-applied eglomise glass shelves set into a clean stainless steel frame, for instance, or a console made up of a highly detailed rococo carved base paired with a simple clear glass top. The new luxury: The old luxury was a dinner party for eight in a formal dining room; the new luxury is a couple of friends sitting barefoot on a vintage Turkish silk rug around a glass-topped cocktail table while they drink champagne and eat sushi. Today’s luxury means fine materials and beautiful finishes applied with livability and versatility in mind. The new luxury has a sense of style and a sense of humour, but most of all a sense of confidence. Lynne McArdle See the Alden Parkes collections this High Point at H/W 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 110

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UNCLUTTERED AND FUNCTIONAL, the sophisticated Thornton entertainment center by Woodland Furniture also functions, by design, as a dividing wall. The television mount area swivels 180째 to allow viewing from either side. T: 001 208 523 9006 | IHFC Interhall 210

THIS STRIKING contemporary desk and chair are from the new winter collections by Artmax. The stylish duo combines modern energy with simple yet elegant touches such as polished silverleaf details, hardwood veneer and vanilla faux leather - creating an exciting look that can can be used throughout the home. T: 001 773 376 6266 | IHFC D420 90

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THE STYLISH Brooklyn bed, by Universal to the Trade, shows off polished silver finials atop posts of cherry and cappuccino. Shown here floating over a headboard of Belgian linens and fastened tight with a hundred decorative nickel nails, this handsome contemporary design blends a myriad of materials and finishes to guarantee timelessness. T: 001 877 804 5535 | | 101 S. Hamilton St.

THE VILLA BIANCA Collection from Pride Family Brands is handcrafted with classic features, precision artistry and intricate cast aluminum details. The deep seating has conversational curves with comfort and lasting durability. These designs have full cast and extruded aluminum construction and a four-stage finishing process with artisan-applied antiquing. T: 001 855 612 8800 | IHFC M-101

DESIGNED TO BE BOTH MODERN IN SPIRIT AND ROOTED IN TRADITION, the Brentwood Collection exemplifies livable elegance. Creative and layered, it is an artful mix of styles, textures, materials and details. Contact your representative for more information or call 336 883-9918 |

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THIS NEW VALENTINO bench - designed by Tina Nicole for Nathan Anthony - features a great new shape upholstered in a white Tibetan lamb cover. Fun and modern, this bench can be used as an accent seat in a living area or to dress up the end of a bed. T: 001 323 584 1315 | IHFC Interhall 411

THE STYLISH and versatile Pelham server by Hickory White is a perfect example of the artisan craftsmanship provided by this company since 1902. With over 50 finish options and striping alternatives, as well as colour matching to your paint manufacturer’s specifications, the design opportunities are endless. T: 001 828 322 8624 | | H/W 309 N. Hamilton St

THE SELFOSS SCONCE by Aerin for Circa Lighting is shown in a stylish bronze and gild interior, one of many great looks in Circa’s refreshing approach to designer lighting. Other fine lighting lines include Alexa Hampton, Barbara Barry, Ralph Lauren Home, Suzanne Kasler, Thomas O’Brien, E F Chapman and Studio to name just a few. T: 001 877 762 2323 | C&D 2nd Floor 92

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SHERRILL FURNITURE blends skill and care, combining traditional American craftsmanship such as 8-way hand tied springs with modern manufacturing methods, to create looks designers love. The end result is always unparalleled custom-made upholstery. T: 001 828 322 2640 | | H/W 201 Fred Alexander Place

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IT’S A QUESTION OF BALANCE We learn from the traditional in order to create the modern says Thomas O’Brien


ver the past few years, in my own life and in the client homes and furnishings I’ve designed, I’ve been thinking a lot about the value of balance. There’s the balance of living in the city and longing for time in the countryside, and certainly the imbalance of work versus any leftover downtime to unplug. I think there is a balance to be regained in bringing essential domestic pleasures like cooking and householding into the equation with truly sophisticated living. In design terms, this balance might apply to how we learn from the traditional in order to create the modern. I’ve always been interested in how modernism is an echo of previous periods and places. I see Georgian classicism and ancient Greek proportions, and the simplicity of traditional Japanese design, all occurring and recombining in many of my favourite eras of Scandinavian, French and Viennese, American and English art and design. And I’m still fascinated by what is to be learned from the fantastic craft and time that go into a perfect 18th century spoon, or a fine moulding profile, or a carved marble antiquity. I study all of these sources to do my own reinventing when I design furniture, or lighting, or a room. I’ve always loved learning from collectors and gallerists, and from the in-depth, generous information that wonderful specialists and small shops preserve, like the dealer who focuses on the most special and rare Georgian ceramics and silver, or the merchant who has the eclectic, unexpected grouping of treasures in his decades-old antique store. The ingredients may be from the past, but the sum total of how they get put together is always for the time of now. So it’s time that most interests me in this equation, and it’s time that feels so neglected in the way we live and work today. Curiosity and patience are being lost in the rush to acquire more, and do less ourselves. But it will always take real time to make real things. And almost any object or influence that 94

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we’re drawn to because it’s attractive is first a function and a literal record of the time and tastes it was made for. What I love is the story that each of these things can tell - who made it, and why, and how maybe it pushed the boundaries of what had been made before it. Recently I’ve designed a library and studio next to my home on Long Island. This project was in part a response to wanting a new way to work, out of the city, using a whole house and garden as a creative laboratory. And it’s been a process of incorporating history so that both house and garden look as though they’ve evolved over a long period of time, even though almost everything is new. The trick and the fun is to use historical techniques and forms to actually make something completely original. And that’s equally the case with my new home collection for Century Furniture: the old is right there in the new. Design, for me, is always about a respect for the world of ideas instead of flash and immediacy. It’s a quiet insistence on the details that make things work better, for longer; and it’s a stand for the disappearing arts of kindness and decency that make every creative transaction important to the end product, from the studio to the workshop to the front door. In my work, and I think in the dreams of a lot of clients, this level of character is the new priority, more than spectacle and status. People want to feel at home and not on stage. I’ve always wanted to make beautiful, restful, inspiring homes and furniture, which are authentic in this exact way. And I want to help people prioritize real refinement and elegance without sparing a livable, comfortable, kind, welcoming environment. To balance design with meaning: that’s the practical beautiful life. Thomas O’Brien, Century Furniture Designer See the Century Furniture collections this High Point in their Showroom at 500, 417 - Market Square, Floor 5

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THE PAULA CHAIR by Hancock & Moore is swathed in pearlescent leather, suede and fabric upholstery. It exudes understated elegance with its fine detailing which includes diamond quilting, nickel nailheads and black “Java” wood finish legs. To Hancock & Moore, custom-made furniture in the purest form of self expression. T: 001 828 495 8235 200 Steele 3rd Floor

WITH A HEAVILY scorched application on Wildwood’s Tootsie Lamp’s bronze finish, the end result creates a dramatic marbling of spots that appears brassy. The brown marble slab on the mounting and a grey brushed linen rectangular drum shade add handsome qualities. H/W, N Ct 125 - 200 N, Hamilton St., Floor 1 96

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ONE OF THE many exquisite looks in the new Brentwood collection by Fine Furniture Design. Created to be modern in spirit while rooted in fine elegant tradition, this collection exemplifies livable elegance at its best with an artful mix of styling, textures, materials and details. T: 001 336 883 9918 | | 305 S. Hamilton St.

NORWALK FURNITURE’s Margie sofa features a classic roll arm made modern by a deep forward scoop. More than 1000 nail heads create a smart, tailored look. This 89 inch sofa appeals to those with a refined, traditional aesthetic. T: 001 419 744 3285 | IHFC M-108

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USING THOUSANDS of handmade “rough cut” crystal gems made in Fine Art Lamps glassworks, Arctic Halo celebrates the refracted light of ice crystals carried by cirrus clouds and forming a lunar halo in the night sky. T: 001 305 821 3850 IHFC C-229

THE STRIKING ATLANTIC sofa with its rich tape detailing nicely pairs with the sleek design of the Perry chair for a touch of dressed-up elegance. Shown with Palm Beach ottomans, unusual and eye-catching Pick Up Sticks cocktail and mini accent tables, and the stylish and functional tapered chest - one of many great looks by Ambella. T: 001 214 631 8901 | | 310 N. Hamilton, Suite 110

FORMED FROM 30 convex ‘pillows,’ this unusual sideboard design has three soft closing drawers over six doors. The handles are undercut beneath each ‘pillow,’ for a clean look of pure contemporary. Other John-Richard designs in this setting include a highly textural, large scale original oil painting by Teng Fei called Sunset Symphony. Other accessories include the stylish Ocean table lamp and Starburst of Quartz crystal points set on a led free crystal cube. US T: 001 662 453 5809 UK T: +44 (0) 120 271 7017 | HW 200 Steele St, Suite 1 98

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THIS GREAT SETTING from Taylor King includes designer looks ranging from windowpane plaids to textured tweeds, embracing classic menswear style with suiting fabrics and masculine leathers on popular transitional frames.

T: 001 828 632 7731 | | 200 Steele - 3rd Floor Interio | 555 Kings Road | Chelsea London SW6 2EB | +44 1202 717017 | Email: John-Richard Showroom | 200 Steele Street, Suite 1 | High Point, North Carolina 27260

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STYLE WITH STAYING POWER Great interior design projects always begin with architecture says Larry Laslo


hether I’m designing a furniture collection, a line of flatware, a retail boutique or even a private residence, clients invariably come to me for what’s new, what’s next. Honestly, trend spotting – and trend starting – is just a mere sliver of the creative journey. While clients from Bergdorf’s to Wall Street powerbrokers crave innovation, they also expect the work to have staying power. Here, I never disappoint. I’m delighted to share some tips. First, great interior design projects always begin with architecture. “Great bones” are inherent in some projects – and it’s always a boon. It’s best if foundations are firmly rooted in the classics, and not time stamped with the detail du jour. Follow the classics architecturally. Over the years, I’ve somehow become many a magazine editor’s go-to for stories about fearless use of colour. After all, I once painted a client’s ceiling pink – everyone looked great in that room. With this, my reputation as a colour adventurer was apparently forever sealed. Yet, what’s important to remember is that there are colours of the moment and colours that return. The former should be used sparingly; the latter returned to like old friends over and over. When artwork is an important design factor, white walls are preferred. Art always rules. And next, an oxymoron. Dark rooms, challenged with the absence of abundant natural light, come alive with dark walls. Dark on dark – with light trim, I might add – is illuminating. Try it! After establishing architectural underpinnings and a colour plan, furniture and floor planning are generally my next consideration. Things needn’t match or necessarily be of the same period. Items should feel assembled over time, or collected. Harmony is the objective. Texture, pattern and colour bring a room to life. Fabric 100 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

dresses a room. For signature upholstered pieces – sectionals or large sofas – a relatively plain ground cloth is a good start. The amateur decorator may be smitten with a fabulous floral in a swatch, but put that cutting on a sofa, and suddenly there are ten thousand disruptive blooms. It’s pretty horrific. The focus is scale and proportion – so important in the artful selection of textiles, furniture and accessories. Bigger pieces look better in small rooms, and smaller pieces look better in big rooms. There’s seems to be some logic – failed logic – that small rooms deserve diminutive pieces, and larger rooms bulk up. It’s a mistake! The entire room is a palette. Items should be specified with an eye for balance and proportion. This approach can take a room – even a small one – to unexpected heights. The subject is roses – or daffodils and delphiniums, as you please! Flowers are best in water. Let me explain – and this also takes me to my final piece of sage advice on the practice of timeless design. Nature never dates. Artificial flowers – silks, plastics and perhaps even the harvest of a 3-D printer – can look amazingly real. Even I sometimes give a leaf a pinch to test its provenance. But nothing lasts forever. Flowers should gradually wither, making room for the next lush bouquet. This is a glorious thing. Change is good. And so it goes in the world of design too. I know that style with staying power can be achieved through artful consideration of architecture, colour, scale and proportion. But I always follow nature: Great timeless design is always, always evolving. Larry Laslo, Chaddock Design Partner See the Chaddock collections this High Point at their showroom; 300 E Green Drive

From decorative casegoods to tailored upholstery, Alden Parkes reinterprets and remasters the icons that define gracious living. Visit our showroom to discover the best of High Point. High Point Showroom: 200 North Hamilton Street, Suite 110 Ground Level, South Court High Point, NC 27263 Tiffany Buffet finished in warm walnut.

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THE KATE CHAIR by Stanford Furniture shows off its graceful, updated arm, a perfect choice for designers looking for elegance and simplicity in a transitional look. Whether this stylish chair is used singly or in pairs, its comfort and eye-catching appeal make it a great addition to any setting. T: 001 828 459 1992 | 333 N. Hamilton

THIS ICONIC BEDROOM by French Market Collection is hand-carved and hand-finished with a king or queen size bed. Also shown are the stylish Laura bench, distinctive handspun down-filled Aubusson pillows and a special handmade 100% wool Marsha Oushak rug.

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SPRING IS A time to stop, look around, smell the fresh air and let the light in. This multi-functional Cookies & Crème mirrored piece by Caracole lets you bring a fresh, contemporary, floral motif indoors and is suitable for a multitude of different situations. T: 001 800 468 8730 | IHFC C-500 102 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

THE STYLISH Christophe bench is surrounded by a myriad of designs by Arteriors, a company that specializes in lighting, furniture, upholstery and decorative accessories that appeal to the design trade. Arteriors collaborates with experienced artisans and select manufacturers around the world, producing a full spectrum of styles in luxury materials and finishes. T: 001 800 338 2150 | | IHFC H-320

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ART EXPRESSES feeling and thought, without a word spoken. As does artful furniture. Designers love to explore the modern energy and glamour of Bernhardt’s many looks. Shown here are the nickel-clad Odessa drawer cabinet and Roscoe ottoman in brindled hair-on-hide. Bernhardt wants every design to make a great first, and last, impression. | IHFC D601 IT’S EASY to love the new Sebring swivel tilt chair designed by Alan Price for Hancock & Moore. With its great sense of retro design, this chair is luxurious enough to go into a home office and easily represents the best in eclectic styling with its channel quilting in the seat and back in burnished leather, distinctive metal base and popular exposed wood arms.

T: 001 828 495 8235 | | 200 Steele 3rd Floor

THE PROXIE/U CHAIR, a new modern wingback design with fully upholstered legs, is a good example of Nathan Anthony’s belief that good tailoring and well-suited silhouettes are always in style. “It’s a clever twist that gives each piece a completely different personality,” said Tina Nicole, lead designer of Nathan Anthony. T: 001 323 584 1315 | IHFC Interhall 411 104 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

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THE ARTISAN MOVEMENT It’s the ultimate luxury to own something handcrafted by true artisans says Mark Moussa


believe the resurgence of a particular design or cultural movement is most interesting when it’s being reinterpreted in a new and relevant way. It’s easy to rehash trends, but the most thought-provoking pieces, whether in fashion or design, are created when the essence of the product has actually been reimagined to reflect today’s world with an eye to the future. Two places I am seeing this is a renaissance of 1970s design and a reinvention of the Artisan movement. Once dismissed as a decade defined by excess, I’ve seen the 1970s have a major resurgence in contemporary fashion and design in the past few years. As with most things, fashion insiders were the first group to bring back the look and feel of the ‘70s. Iconic design houses like Saint Laurent and Prada sent ‘70s-inspired looks down the runway, signaling a revival. Former 70s staples like fringe, wide-leg trousers and denim were reimagined, creating a domino effect of interest, demand and acceptance. The mid-century references we have seen dominate modern design for the last several years are now giving way to 1970s influences. Suddenly, we’re seeing graphic patterns on floors, curved furniture and a shift from gold to brass. It’s no secret that the design community and the public has had an obsession with neutrals. While I appreciate a clean slate, I’m loving the infusion of texture and colour we’re experiencing as well. There’s always a pendulum, and the realignment with 1970s design marks a distinct shift. The ‘70s was a time of boldness and that’s what I’m most excited about - bold interiors, products and architecture, inspired by the ‘70s, but made new and fresh. Another major trend I am seeing is the affinity for 106 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

handcrafted, artisanal designs. It’s no longer about cost and convenience. People are willing to pay more for goods and services that are truly one-of-a-kind. From culinary delicacies to handmade accessories, consumers crave authentically sourced products and experiences. The artisan movement is an influence that I fully embrace and feel very connected to. I have always felt that a luxury brand, no matter the sector, has a role and responsibility in linking their designs back to the craftsmen whose skills they employ and rely on. When I look at our collection, it takes me back to my travels and the people I’ve met along the way. I remember the time and care that each piece has been given sourcing the precise materials and delicately moulding each piece to secure the desired effect. To own something that’s been handcrafted by true artisans - that’s the ultimate luxury. As a designer who works closely with the craftsmen, I value how these items speak to personal and cultural narratives. India, my favorite country to travel to, is one of the most ‘hand-skilled’ countries in the world, employing millions of artisans across the nation. Despite its entrepreneurial spirit, this region is predominantly rural and remains largely un-corporatized, maintaining the essence of what true artisan culture is all about–focusing on handcrafted skills and ingenuity and the wider narratives of the cultures that inspire them. I encourage all of you to seek out products that celebrate craft traditions. It will give your rooms and life a layer of art and humanity. Mark Moussa, Founder of Arteriors See the Arteriors collections this High Point in their Showroom at H320 - IHFC, Hamilton Floor 3, Shuttle Stop 1

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THE NOIR DANTE Chair is a classic with a contemporary touch. The Noir Dante Chair is handcrafted and accentuates the design of the room. This chair has off white canvas fabric with beautiful studs lining the wood. The Dante Chair is made of mahogany and has a hand rubbed black finish. T: 001 310 527 5501 | IH002 - IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1

PERFECT FOR any interior, the Lucia chair by Arteriors is a simple design that makes a clear statement. Modern style meets functional comfort with the chair’s deep seat, feather/down back pillow and gently scooped back creating a truly timeless silhouette. T: 001 800 338 2150 | IHFC H320 108 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

DESIGNERS LOVE the ability to be eclectic and Added Oomph! opens the door to endless possibilities. The myriad of designs by Added Oomph! includes unusual European antiques, many chosen for a quirky and often bold twist. Architectural elements and authentic English pub signs round out the broad collection of eclectic eccentricities.

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TREASURE GARDEN’s elegantly designed AG28 Cantilever in Sunbrella Jockey Red creates a bold statement for any garden environment. Whether relaxing or entertaining, this style tilts front to back and can rotate 360° manually for 100 square feet of beautiful shade comfort. T: 001 626 814 016 | Showplace 2600 & 200 Steele 140

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THIBAUT’S FURNITURE line combines pleasing proportions and comfortable scale with heirloom quality. Visitors at Thibaut’s showroom had the opportunity to experience over 100 pieces of Thibaut Fine Furniture, including upholstered sofas, settees, bed and headboard combinations, counter stools, and decorative chairs, and stunning creations of grasscloth wrapped tables and cabinets that are all made in America. | Historic Market Square, Suite 260

TROWBRIDGE’s awe inspiring collection of domes showcases the exquisite and fine detail to be seen above us. The beautiful finishes range from the hand carved wood or stone to the delicately gilded features, each ceiling a sight to behold. In each photograph the ornate qualities give a glimpse to the grandeur and personality of each architectural achievement. The trio of images bring nothing but impact to a space and are a bold statement that ooze sophisticated design.

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THE AWARD-WINNING Connexion collection from Brown Jordan in collaboration with internationally-acclaimed designer Richard Frinier brings effortless comfort and versatility to indoor/outdoor living. The unique ways in which this collection’s modular pieces may be stylised for spaces is limitless, making it the ideal design solution to accommodate daily changing needs. | M111 - IHFC

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A NATURAL CONNECTION There is a crossover between art and commerce says Tina Nicole


he Emmy Award-nominated score by composer Duncan Thum includes a sweeping track he labelled Call of the Wild. It certainly sets the right tone for Chef’s Table, one of last year’s most inspirational documentary series. And, one can imagine the tune playing in the background of our present day obsessions - lofty notions of simple living and a romantic sense of beauty - influenced, perhaps, by the singular subjects which the series sets out to profile. In two episodes, we are transported to remote settings near Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Chef Francis Mallman prepares simple meals from locally sourced foods for his friends - requiring only an open fire in the Patagonia wilds of his native land - and to Järpen, Sweden, where Chef Magnus Nillson artfully composes dishes that appear to reflect the natural beauty surrounding him. Both conjure for us a world of romance and solace. There’s a sense of minimalism, yes; but of warmth and connection, too. Isn’t that the way we feel when surrounded by natural materials. Today, savvy brands capitalize on similar emotional and natural connections for engaging with their audiences. Italian fashion house Gucci cast another Swedish sensation, indie pop singer Lykke Li, in their promotional video for Spring/Summer 2015, directed by Diana Kunst. Inspired by Li’s hit song Just Like A Dream, the brand describes the project as a dreamscape of music, fashion and creative inspiration. Streaming sunlight, sun dappled interiors and a Pantoneworthy, pastel pink and blue sunset play prominent roles in the video’s attractions - also serving as a pleasant predictor for the delicate pink and copper tones trending now in interior spaces. Although white walls remain an important foundation for many living spaces, the warmer elements of soft light, wood and brass, grey accents and asymmetrical shapes, or occasional pops of bright colour, work together to keep starkness at bay and serve as an artful backdrop for special pieces. The new Whitney Museum of American Art, designed 112 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

by acclaimed architect Renzo Piano and recently opened in New York City’s meatpacking district, at one end of the pedestrian-friendly High Line park, represents an ideal expression for many of these themes. Architecture critic for the New York Times, Michael Kimmelman, said in his review of the new museum: “There’s a generosity to the architecture, a sense of art connecting with the city and vice versa.” A natural backdrop for showcasing art, the museum’s interior white walls are balanced by weathered pine floors, repurposed from old factories. The building’s exterior form is a study in geometry; its metal frame resembles an irregularly shaped, multi-faceted gem - although a beloved patchwork quilt also comes to mind. It’s high tech, and high touch, too. Some art is more ubiquitous. The crossover between art and commerce is omnipresent today, with companies like Nike soon to introduce its AirMax 2016 model, a limited edition athletic shoe design with a unique pixelated pattern positioned at each heel. It’s not quite like owning a Roy Lichtenstein original, but suspense around the launch date is at a fever pitch, with “leaked” photos of the sneaker on the Internet. White walls have long been the default hue in small spaces and it makes sense, of course, helping to expand size perception. If New York City’s new micro-apartments, set to open in the Kip’s Bay neighbourhood this Spring, are any indication of things to come, we’d all better get around to adding space-saving functionality to our designs. As designers ponder projects on the near horizon, it’s worth noting that our emotions and unfiltered reactions to the natural environment may lead to the biggest trends in residential interiors this year. Tina Nicole See the Nathan Anthony collections this High Point in their Showroom at IHFC Interhall 411, Shuttle Stop 1

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ENJOY THE EFFORTLESS beauty of exquisite floral designs such as this white and green rose hydrangea shown in a stylish cast iron urn. By NDI, designers and makers of fine faux permanent botanical reproductions, all designs are made to order at NDI’s workshop in Brewton, Alabama. T: 001 800 522 2624 | 200 Steele, Suite 131

INGENIOUS SIMPLICITY - combined with elegant proportions, quality materials and rich finishes - defines the brilliant Marcel chandelier by Solaria Lighting, an immediate favourite among the world’s top architects, builders and designers. T: 001 404 508 1989 | C&D Building 1-G 114 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

RELAXED GLAMOUR with timeless style and sophistication make up this exclusive benchmark assortment from the Trump Home collection by Dorya. The sumptuous bed is shown in espresso mahogany with satin pleated neutral upholstery, while nightstands in mahogany use platinum finish on drawer fronts detailed in stainless steel. US T: 001 305 373 4446 | UK T: +44 (0) 120 271 7017 | | H/W 200 Steele, Suite 144

THIS LIVING ROOM setting of timeless classic furnishings by Woodland Furniture shows the wide variety of designs available from the company including upholstery, rugs, lighting and cabinetry. Woodland’s reputation for quality furniture is well known by those who seek exacting standards and great finishes. T: 001 208 523 9006 | IHFC Interhall 210

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DESIGNERS LOVE these new store front renderings by Eddie Lawrence for E. Lawrence, Ltd. Printed on handmade papers and bound by hand, these are certain to enhance any decor. T: 001 404 355 9226 | Market Square G-1010

THE OUTSTANDING Italian craftsmanship of the Royale bed from The Night Collection by Selva brings an exclusive allure to the sleeping area. Features include a distinctive art deco wooden frame, lightened up by a number of decorative buttons. The gentle curves of the bed bring a timeless dimension to this design. US T: 001 336 885 2239

UK T: +44 (0) 127 338 5255 | | 200 Steele, Suite 132

MOTTAHEDEH HAS partnered with Rookwood to create a collection that celebrates the American Pottery Movement which shocked the European market from 1870-1920. These monumental vases are taken from moulds found in Rookwood’s archives and finished with the original glaze formulas that highlight their beautiful simplistic shapes, wonderful craftsmanship and renowned vellum glazes. T: 001 800 242 3050 | 200 N. Hamilton St, N. Court 131 116 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

KANNOA’S TANGIER is regarded as its most versatile collection. The deep-seating sectional pieces, along with coffee tables and ottomans allow for a myriad of configurations to make any outdoor space completely custom. T: 001 305 651 9655 | IH511 - IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1

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LEGACY OF COCO CHANEL Her impact goes far beyond the fashion world says Christopher Guy Harrison


hristopher Guy Harrison, the CEO, Designer and Founder behind the luxury, furnishings brand Christopher Guy, heralds Coco Chanel as the main influence for his designs. Celebrated as one of the most influential designers of all time, Coco Chanel’s impact goes far beyond the fashion world and her designs continue to be echoed throughout the fashion, interiors and decorative art worlds alike. Last Autumn, an eponymous exhibition at the Saatchi gallery, Mademoiselle Privé, highlighted the breadths of Chanel’s achievements. Christopher became fascinated with Coco Chanel from an early age, captivated by the elegance, sophistication and simplicity of her ageless designs. He launched a collection entitled Mademoiselle based on his own interpretation of how Coco Chanel may have commissioned her home if she was here today. The range, which includes cabinets, beds, lighting, mirrors and upholstered furniture, is a contemporary interpretation of her classic designs. Simplicity is key when trying to achieve Chanel’s celebrated Parisian chic. For upholstery, opt for lavish materials such as rich velvets and sumptuous silks – layering decadent fabrics was typical of Chanel’s designs and resonates strongly with the art deco movement. To achieve an opulent look, pair rich fabrics with polished, lacquered hardwoods and plush buttoned details. Throughout her life, Chanel became famous for her monochrome palette, which is clearly reflected in 118 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

Christopher’s furniture and room sets. Accent monochrome with neutral tones of taupe and oyster as well as sophisticated pale pinks and smoky greys. This perfectly encapsulates the elegance and simplicity of Chanel’s pared-back look. Pale upholstery can be contrasted with dark piping, emphasising the clean lines of the furniture. Precision and symmetry were key design components of Jazz Age style so when buying mirrors, lighting and occasional tables always buy a pair to keep your room scheme well balanced. The sunburst mirror was an iconic motif of art deco style and makes a striking focal point of any living area or bedroom. For a dramatic look, choose an oversized mirror to hang over a mantelpiece or in the hallway. Cocktail hour was a well-established part of the day during the belle époque. Install a decorative cocktail bar or drinks trolley in your living room for entertaining guests. With travel becoming increasingly accessible during Chanel’s lifetime, exotic sculptures and accessories became highly covetable. Chanel herself travelled extensively and was inspired by Chinoiserie, which is evident from her apartment in the Rue de Cambon, Paris. To achieve an eclectic look, accessorise your living space with exotic accents such as pearl trinkets and animal sculptures. For an added exuberance, a large Chinese screen makes a perfect room divider. Christopher Guy Harrison See Christopher Guy’s collections his High Point at Showroom 418 S. Wrenn St. - Swaim Design Center, Floor 1


THE LATEST design from Loomah encapsulates the diverse and exotic culture of Morocco. Redloh uses simple yet bold geometry that is synonymous with traditional Moroccan interiors, offset by rich, vibrant colours. The cut pile finish in pure New Zealand wool accentuates the clean angles of the motif. T: + 44 (0) 207 371 9955

CUSTOM CARPET COMPANY specialise in designing and producing oneoff carpets and rugs for individual interiors. Using Handtufting, Passmachine and woven qualities, they design to the specific requirements of each project. T: +44 (0) 173 783 0301 120 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

THE RUG PICTURED is a Bespoke transitional design Momo hand knotted wool/silk for St Johns Wood Home by Bazaar Velvet. T: +44 (0) 207 736 9693 |

INSPIRED BY an artists abstract brushstrokes arranged across a canvas, the latest handcrafted rug designs from Jennifer Manners employ painterly effects to create everything from a sense of calm elegance to a dramatic and bold statement.

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RAJNI, VEEDON FLEECE’s first Mughal Indian design, originally woven in pashmina for the elite few. This timelessly elegant design, so in keeping with the current trend for classical India, has been sensitively recoloured for 2016. T: +44 (0) 148 357 5758

CONTEMPORARY RUG brand Stepevi has been inspired by Turkish roses for the designs in its latest collection, Pixel. A simple flower design is transformed into an abstract and pixelated pattern, woven with different layers and heights achieved. The resulting design is a more geometric and contemporary version of the classic rose silhouette.

INSPIRED BY folk embroidery and the naive designs created using just two colours, Roger Oates has created a traditional two-tone herringbone weave evocative of folklore and have given it a smart contemporary twist with the addition of a bold border. T: +44 (0) 207 351 2288 122 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

DEIRDRE DYSON is located at 554 Kings Road with a recently renovated gallery set over 4 floors, showcasing the most recent designs. Carpets are hand made to order, from the finest, luxurious materials and from a palette of over 2,000 colours using wool and silk combinations. T: +44 (0) 207 384 4464 |

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WITH THE DELIGHTS of Spring just around the corner, get garden ready for alfresco dining with Mazzaro Home’s collection of timeless stone and hand-forged garden furniture. This bistro-style Stone Table and Veranda chairs will create a laid-back and informal setting.

BIG ON STYLE and large in scale, Krios – by teak furniture maker Summit is designed for casual comfort with a hip yet grown-up lounge style. Its modern aesthetic will transport the essence of quintessential California living to homes around the world.

THIS LUXURIOUS and contemporary horse’s head ornament by Cavendish Stone has been faithfully sculpted in the UK and cast in an antiqued reconstituted bath stone finish. The piece has been aged by hand employing a special process to enhance the final textural appearance and finish. It’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and available with a small or large plinth. T: +44 (0) 174 784 2214 | 124 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

AN A LA CARTE outdoor kitchen from Gaze Burvill is so easy to install that it is small wonder that more clients than ever want a kitchen outside, whether they be in the South of France, Martha’s Vineyard, or the Cotswolds on the way.

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THIS STYLISH leisure chair from the Maui Collection is consistent with Kannoa’s creative vision; the ergonomically designed Maui is not only beautiful but also a surprisingly comfortable chair. Like all Kannoa products, Maui features modern lines with a clean look for any patio, lawn or deck area.

THE SWINGREST two-seater Sofa by Dedon exclusively from Leisure Plan. Designed for two but spacious enough for one to snuggle into a lying position, this comfortable sofa features a wrap-around backrest for ultimate relaxation. 126 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

IMMERSE YOURSELF in nature and sit cradled amongst the foliage in the leaf inspired Verde Chair by Indian Ocean. There is a matching footstool for total relaxation.

THE CREATION of beautiful and functional year round garden rooms by Crown Outdoor. A place that maintains its charm, while enhancing the sense of freedom that the indoors can never provide. T: +44 (0) 130 421 2121 |

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WOODSTOCK FURNITURE is renowned for designing and creating bespoke, fitted furniture for every room in the home. Using a design and manufacturing team to create unique, distinctive cabinetry ensures that attention is paid to every detail of the process and guarantees a luxury finish.

THE MACASSAR KITCHEN by Smallbone is inspired by the design of one of Britain’s greatest architects, Sir John Soane. It combines Soanean materials such as mirror, glass and marble used in a creative and expressive way. The rich, veneer finish creates an opulent look, mirrored slips set within doors give an impression of light and polished nickel recessed handles complete the look. T: +44 (0) 207 589 5998 |

THIS COMBINATION of fitted and freestanding solid wood units, offset with original lantern lighting and polished concrete splashbacks, show why Cue & Co of London are pre-eminent in the world of handcrafted tailored kitchens and bespoke cabinetry. 128 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

OFFICINE GULLO high performance brass burners are equipped with brushed and scratch resistant stainless steel trays that are easily removable for cleaning. The ovens, which are gas or electric, multifunction and ventilated, are made entirely of stainless steel and equipped with up to 8 Gastronorm baking trays.

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MAGISTRA IS A product from Aran Cucine with a modern and metropolitan touch; combinations that recall past eras, but placeable in many settings. It’s an extremely friendly kitchen for the users.

THE ROSSANA KITCHEN is softened with rounded edges making it a sculptural work of art in itself; the organic form challenges preconceptions of contemporary high-end kitchen design. Made purely from steel to emphasise its solidity and durability, the craftsmanship surpasses traditional artistry and successfully marks the arrival of a new touchstone in kitchen design.

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Christopher Peacock Specialising in outstanding designs for the home, Christopher Peacock has been featured in many of the world’s most luxurious private estates across the globe writes Katy Briscoe. Beginning his career in London during the early eighties, founder Christopher Peacock worked at Terence Conran furniture store, London. After accepting an offer to work in the United States, he travelled first to Boston, Massachussetts, where he worked at the Boston Design Centre and then on to New York City.  He launched Christopher Peacock Cabinetry initially with a single kitchen display inside a local interior design store in Greenwich, CT. The room vignette drew the attention of architects, designers and a discerning clientele. Christopher

Peacock Cabinetry soon proved its worth, quickly establishing itself as the paradigm of beautiful, custom, hand-crafted English classic cabinetry, but made to order in the United States. Since those early days in Greenwich, CT, seven equally distinctive showrooms have been opened in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, New York City, Millburn and in Cannes, Cote D’Azur, France. Additionally, November 2015 saw the opening of a London showroom. Christopher explains the success “The company philosophy has always been to produce handcrafted cabinetry of the highest quality, using the finest materials and offering an unparalleled level of professional service to its’ clientele.”  Today, there are many hundreds of rooms of beautiful cabinetry gracing homes in the United States and internationally. The classic understated elegance that has become the mark of his work and has allowed him to complete numerous projects for many high profile clients, from the world of arts, sports and business. Included in this list are nine rooms of cabinetry designed for President William Jefferson Clinton, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at their Chappaqua, NY private residence.

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THIS BEAUTIFUL bookmatched marble island created by Stone Age for Artichoke Kitchens provides the centrepiece for a stunning bespoke kitchen. The stone used is honed statuary marble. T: +44 (0) 207 384 9090 |

DESIGNER FERRUCCIO LAVIANI has taken his sober elegance to the Beluga range for Rastelli. Considering light as the fourth dimension of space, he has tastefully combined light and shade, voids and volumes, and metals with natural essences to really bring the room to life.

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ESPRESSO SPECIALISES in contemporary kitchens and interiors. Their awardwinning design teams work closely with clients to create beautiful, personalised spaces that combine the latest technology with Italian style.

AS PART OF an extensive property renovation Misty Carrara from Caesarstone was specified throughout this spacious, light-filled kitchen, its open-plan seating areas, boot room and five bathrooms. Misty Carrara enhances a wide range of schemes and looks as good with hand painted cabinetry as it does with natural wood.

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THE TORINO STAINLESS steel bath by Hurlingham is the perfect blend of ultramodern materials designed with a nod towards classic cast iron baths with military or aircraft inspired rivets. Fully customisable, it can be painted to either accentuate the unique industrious look, or drive home its clean futuristic design. LE BATEAU FOIX by Catchpole & Rye stands on four exquisite cast-iron feet, creating sense of perfect symmetry. This roll-top bath retains all of its beauty and still allows full access to plumbing without disturbing the floor.

OUTSTANDINGLY ELEGANT Sbordoni Palladio basin by AJP Bathrooms, vanity unit, taps and accessories all available from AJP Bathrooms 137 Kings Road. 134 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

THE NEW ME by Starck collection from Duravit puts the spotlight on individuality. Created by the French designer, Philippe Starck, this unique collection satisfies the desire for pure aesthetics and focuses on the essentials. With its minimalist design, it places you and your sense of style at the centre of the bathroom. T: +44 (0) 845 500 7787 |





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JOANNA WOOD has brought her exquisite taste and flair to Bathrooms International with the creation of her inspirational Deco bathroom set. The stunning marble topped basin against polished mahogany finish panelling encapsulates a quintessentially British style, and is topped by an eyecatching art deco style mirror for a luxurious finish. A CLASSIC DESIGN, the Athena cast iron bath on claw feet by Aston Matthews features raised ends making it a particularly comfortable bath in which to lean back and relax. Manufactured from cast iron with a superior white enamel interior the bath is supplied with a primed exterior allowing you to paint this tub to match your décor.

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HANSGROHE’S AXOR Citterio E is a collection that combines classic appeal with modern functionality. The design is characterised by precisely-formed surfaces and edges, which merge seamlessly into soft shapes - an expression of timeless high quality and refined elegance. 136 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

BARD & BRAZIER’s perfect traditional marble topped double basin stand continues to be a market leader for attention to detail and finish. It is specified by architects and designers who are confident in placing it in country houses as well as hotels around the world. Tel: +44 (0)121 270 2222 |

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DEFYING LAWS OF physics, the Newton bathtub by Maison Valentina is a futuristic piece of furniture that is sure to stand out. Made from black lacquer brass spheres with high gloss varnish finishes accompanied by the occasional gold plated sphere.

WILLIAM HOLLAND are proud to be the market leaders in handcrafted freestanding copper baths and bathware. Meticulously handfinished by UK master craftsmen, each piece is a unique piece of artistry.

THE ARDEN VANITY from Waterworks is one of six new washstand designs where you can customise a vanity with different slab tops and sinks. In solid oak, this trestle-style model features a distinctive chiseled-edge Keystone Piedmont top and a basin in black marble. T: +44 (0) 207 384 4000 138 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

‘Esprit’ from Oasis is a metropolitan and contemporary celebration of curves. Each and every piece is characterized by a different radius of curvature, producing a range of high-quality bathroom furniture typified by its unifying thread of elegant contours.

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WITH ITS SOFT round edges, Hamilton’s classic Hartland decorative switch plates and sockets continue to provide a stylish and contemporary solution that complements today’s interiors. Ten elegant finishes – including satin chrome, bright stainless, antique & polished brass plus four new shades of bronze. It is also available with concealed fixings.

MARTIN HUXFORD STUDIO capture the beauty of pure architectural lines and curves with their latest hand built contemporary table lamp designs. These graphic lights are harmonious statement pieces, beautifully worked in solid brass by skilled British artisans. T: +44 (0) 190 374 0134

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THE ARCTIC LAMP is a striking design from the Stableford’s collection. Shown here with a bronzed effect base, the innovative ‘Ice Core’ stem can be illuminated by bespoke lighting from the base of the lamp to create a stunning centre piece for a dramatic transformation to your interior. T: +44 (0) 153 566 9722

THIS FRESH and vibrant chandelier from Curiousa mixes semi-opaque and transparent coloured glass, with three sizes of small Globe pendants. The soft and sensual colour palette and whimsical design of this delicate Globe pendant combination gives off a Mediterranean vibe. T: +44 (0) 162 982 6284 |

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INTO THREE DIMENSIONS Recent design trends demonstrate an urge to reconnect with nature says Dominic Wood


ver the past five years, the design landscape and the lighting industry has been rapidly changing, transformed by the possibilities of new digital technologies. The age of the internet has meant the average consumer is exposed to more visual influences through online publications and social media platforms such as Pinterest. Consumers are seeing more bold, quirky and inventive styles and are more likely to push themselves outside of their comfort zones than ever before. Bespoke lighting still represents the most luxurious design option and recent years have seen lighting technologies rapidly develop, meaning that unique items can be manufactured without the enormous associated costs. For us as a manufacturer as well as a lighting designer, technologies such as CAD design and 3D printing mean that we can be a lot more experimental in our research and development stage. Many designers in the 20th century proved that beauty can come with practicality but were still somewhat tethered by mass production capabilities so were unable to produce affordable products. Pieces which would have previously been excessively difficult to make or expensive to cast in a foundry, can often now be made simply with a CNC machine or a laser cutter. Alongside developments in CAD technology, this means that limited edition lights are becoming more affordable to produce and therefore buy. Bespoke lighting will continue to be in demand, especially as an increasing number of young designers are working with 3D CAD software to produce extraordinary design concepts. New technologies also enable manufacturers to address key issues such as sustainability. Concern for the environment and the desire to reduce our carbon footprint has seen 142 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

many manufacturers turning towards LED lighting, which nowadays can be a more affordable and practical option. In the past, LEDs have been unattractive with clumsy design but in recent years, technological advances have meant that they can now be used in intricate chandeliers or existing designs, giving the same effect as traditional filament bulbs. While upfront costs for LEDs do tend to be higher, the overall energy costs associated are considerably lower when calculated over an entire lifespan of use. Modern day living has seen a high demand for lights that are multi-functional and serve both as task and ambient lighting. This is another benefit of using LEDs as they give the flexibility of controlling ‘colour temperature’ – for example, a ‘warm white’ could be used to create atmosphere in a dining room, whereas a ‘cool white’ provides the bright illumination for a kitchen or an office space. This demand for multifunctional lighting is also reflected in the increasing trend for rise and fall pendant lights that can be adjusted so that the drops are lower/shorter and are therefore able to provide both task and ambient lighting. Clustered pendant lights look striking when hung above a dining room table, a kitchen island or can function as a focal point in a living room. With more people than ever living in urban environments in the UK, design trends in recent years demonstrate an urge to reconnect with nature. Naturally inspired furnishings remain a key trend for 2016 with lighting shaped in the form of flowers, feathers or clouds and made using natural materials such as rattan, minerals, and wood as well as warm metals such as copper and bronze. Dominic Wood, Creative Director at Phillips & Wood

LIT BY GEOMETRY The Astro Parma wall light is a study in clean, simple lines. Only high-grade plaster produces such a smooth finish with edges that give the crisp appearance of a just ironed shirt. Combine this with its striking beam pattern and the Parma brings an architectural purity to any interior. Because good design demands simplicity.

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FRANKLITE are delighted to present a product from their brand new Mosaic range. The ceiling light belongs to an impressive suite of chrome finish fittings with hexagonal crystal glass plates. T: +44 (0) 190 869 1818 |

DELIGHTFULL’s Graphic Lamp collection takes lighting into a typographic form with these bold and contemporary illuminations in the form of letters, numbers or symbols. Ideal for hotels, restaurants, clubs - and also available for outdoor - these floor, table and wall fixtures add strong design presence to any space.

MODERN ITALIAN chrome finish fittings by Christopher Hyde with 24% lead crystal glasses and Swarovski spectra crystals on the end of the central rods which appear to be independently suspended. T: +44 (0) 207 351 0863 |

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TANGIBLE CHARACTER Michael Amato says that when it comes to fine design, it’s what it’s made of that counts


he modern eye doesn’t have to go far for inspiration. With the touch of a finger, our smart phones can transport us to faraway worlds and back again in mere moments. While platforms like Instagram are effective tools for sharing inspiration, differentiation in design becomes more crucial in order to stand out in a sea of posts and hashtags. In this visually oversaturated market, using dynamic materials that tell a story in a unique way is crucial when it comes to creating an impactful product. Ultimately, interior designers and consumers look for quality, creativity and personality in furnishings. To stand out in all three categories, it’s necessary for product designers to explore unique materials that ultimately define how a fixture takes place. I’ve seen a resurgence of high-quality, natural materials being used in design. Brass, once a thing of the 1970s, is on its way back in a big way. In home décor, it’s being used in its natural form, not just coated or plated. It can be hewn or polished, and I think that versatility, along with its durability, adds to its appeal. Marble, once reserved for floors and countertops, is now being used as an accent. More frequently I see fixtures where stone is used as an accent. The design aesthetic of a product can be heightened by the mixing of different materials. For example, antique brass can be combined with mirrored glass and tell a completely different story than if it was paired with say, British leather. Thinking limitlessly about mixing materials is a way to ensure constant design innovation. Admirable design pioneers like Milo Baughman and Hans Wegner are premier examples of this approach. In today’s landscape, the reappearance of copper is notable, but what’s more significant is how it’s mixed with other materials like glass or marble. There are a lot of designers I admire who are mixing materials and have helped shape the current design landscape. I’m a big fan of French-American industrial 146 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

designer Raymond Loewy, who made incredible design innovation contributions across various industries. His “nolimits” approach to design exists in today’s environment still. In present day, Alessandro Michelle, creative director at Gucci, is a great example of an artist who is creating products with mixed materials. I just saw some amazing Gucci handbags he designed that were leather and needlepoint. Another design trend becoming increasingly important is the ability for a product to tell a compelling design story, and the sourcing of materials comes into play here. I was introduced to a company in Tuscany where fourth and fifth generation glassmakers make glass the old fashioned way. When a client has their glass in their home, they are not only preserving a centuries-old art form, but they are able to feel personally connected to a special family tradition. The origin of that material adds an intimate storytelling component that goes beyond form or function. It’s personal. The impact materiality has on product is both practical and visual. To an educated, design-savvy eye, well-sourced materials look fundamentally better than those that are mass-produced. Sometimes I have to educate my clients about the importance of well-sourced materials, but once they understand that natural materials tend to have a better lifespan, they understand the value and want the best resources from the best source. At the end of the day, people’s homes are personal, and the pieces they invest in to put in them should be too. I hope that manufacturers and customers alike will continue to place emphasis on origin and materiality. I travel frequently and when I do, I am constantly gathering inspiration for new lighting fixtures. I’m very pleased that there is no lack of creativity around the globe, past or present.

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MOOD LIGHTING 1 A collection of glass candlesticks on a contemporary wooden dining table in a dining area Nicolas Matheus/The Interior Archive 2 Storm lanterns hang from a trunk of a baobab tree and along the table which is laid for dinner in the garden of a beach house Fritz von der Schulenburg/The Interior Archive 3 A long barn-like living/dining room is decorated with a pair of giant chandeliers made from wine bottles of clear glass Fritz von der Schulenburg/The Interior Archive 4 A distressed steel table beneath a chandelier made of fibre optics is surrounded by a set of Philippe Starck ‘Ghost’ chairs Nicolas Matheus/The Interior Archive


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Taking inspiration from the stunning Rocky Mountains to create an experience getaway WORDS ANDREA SCHUMACHER | PHOTOGRAPHS DURSTON SAYLOR

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estled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains just outside Vail, Colarado, is a 146 acre ranch owned by businessman and philanthropist Tad Dekko and his wife Patricia. A tasteful property that stands out for its contemporary and inspirational design, yet remains sensitive to the landscape it sits within. However, this wasn’t always the case. When the Dekko’s first purchased the ranch, the 12,000 square foot main house had a white stucco exterior that bore no relationship to the surrounding land and the nearby river. The Dekkos quickly noticed that guests would not venture outdoors and congregated inside even on the most beautiful summer days. Mr. Dekko decided to change that by hiring a team of professionals who could re-design the property and essentially make it “an experience” for his family and guests. Architect Tom Cole, Denver-based interior designer Andrea Schumacher, and builder McCord Construction worked together to create a multitude of out buildings with various purposes. Together they invite guests to meander along a creek to find a wellness centre outfitted with workout equipment, a spa and an exercise pool – all underground and covered by a grass roof. The main house has been stunningly enhanced with a Western LEFT: All the rooms were redesigned sympathetically, picking up themes from the outside scenery and bringing them indoors as shown in this cosy living room TOP: The 146 acre ranch is a tasteful property that stands out for its contemporary and inspirational design, yet remains sensitive to the landscpe it sits within Bridge for Design Spring 2016 153

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The dining room study is a transitional space that can be used as the traditional eatery or a cosy reading area. Along the river’s edge, the original log cabin provides shelter from the sun and a great place to entertain in the summer months. The guest house sitting room is a place for reflection that brings the Colorado outdoors in and mixes with refinement

Red Cedar exterior with accents of steel, and a major endeavour of landscaping was undertaken to make the property feel like it sat naturally within the breathtaking scenery which surrounds it. Massive boulders were unearthed in every truckload - some of which were kept on site to preserve the original terrain, while most of them had to be relocated in order to reveal the master plan of the landscape architect. This Colorado Sandstone was used for the deck surrounding the house, which allows the interior to naturally flow into the exterior seamlessly. “The inspiration for our design really came from the scenery surrounding the house. We wanted to make sure that the design inside brought all the beautiful sights from outside into the house while also keeping a balance between Mountain and Contemporary concepts� said architect Tom Cole. The interior of the main house was also given a total transformation thanks to the work of interior designer Andrea Schumacher, who has Bridge for Design Spring 2016 155

ABOVE: The exterior of the house is encased with Western Red Cedar and accents of steel LEFT: In the guest house master bedroom, the playful bubble light fixture is from Oly Studio in a cast resin with antiqued silver chain

used her expertise at incorporating existing furniture into her designs, which makes her designs feel like they have been put together over time, not just pulled together all at once like a show house. “All the rooms are pulled together with unique pieces that are found and mixed with new functional pieces to create an amalgamation of mountain and rustic”, she said, “And the ranch has its own distinguished logo that is embellished throughout the home.” As well as the redesigned main house and its four guest suites, the picturesque ranch in Vail Valley is equipped with a guest house, equestrian facilities, a caretaker’s house and an old log cabin, all of which have been skilfully redesigned and renovated for this project. There is also a living garage, which one can drive into much like a movie drive-in.  There, guests can sit in their cars to watch a football game or movie while sipping cocktails from the bar situated adjacent to the main viewing area. The swanky guest house nearby has been decorated with an edgy 156 Bridge for Design Spring 2016


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Wood and natural tones keep the feel of this design at all times sympathetic to the great environment it sits within. The picturesque ranch in Vail Valley is equipped with a main house, guest house, equestrian facilities, a caretaker’s house and an old log cabin. Textures and reflected light feature heavily in this stunning bedroom design. With subtle lighting and an expanse of decking to tie the interior to the exterior, this property is even more breathtaking when enjoyed on a warm summers night

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ABOVE: Designed with an amalgamation of mountain and rustic styles, the tent along the river was erected to allow guests to authentically camp out in the Rocky Mountains LEFT: The expanse of wood and light further enhances the breathtaking scenery that surrounds the ranch, making the property feel at one with the environment

mountain-modern vibe, which Mr. Dekko had designed with 24 yearold-daughter in mind. Its sitting room is a place for reflection brings the Colorado outdoors in and mixes with refinement and includes a wallpaper called “Lumberjack” featuring a rustic sawn log pattern. A tent along the river was erected to allow guests to authentically camp out in the Rocky Mountains. It has the feel of a luxury safari tent, but with fresh mountain air rushing at you off the river. A further option for guests is a stunning traditional log cabin with rustic furnishings, sitting at the peak of a mountain and overlooking the valley. Along the river’s edge, it provides shelter from the sun and a great place to entertain in the summer months. A shooting range is nearby. This paradise project is an eclectic mix of textures, playful accents and finishes which unquestionably pays homage to the rustic landscape and elegant property that reside on the same land. Andrea Schumacher 160 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

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Luxury Beach House transformation - from a Tuscan vibe to a light, airy beach one WORDS DENISE RICHARDS | PHOTOGRAPHS TAMARA LEIGH 162 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

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ABOVE: The grand dining area looking out onto the ocean LEFT: The glamorous entrance hall sets the scene of the luxurious interior of the house


his house was newly constructed when the clients saw it. They fell in love with the floor plan and beach location. However, they had a few concerns from the beginning. Although the house was on the beach, it had a heavy Tuscan vibe. They wanted a more beach like feel. Lighter in scale than the existing motifs, writes Denise Richards. We took this information, and working closely with the clients, went about transforming the home into something a bit more modern, with a strong beach influence. We changed all the fireplaces from heavy cast concrete mantles and surrounds, to something lighter and not so bulky. We were able to achieve this by removing over 15 tons of concrete, and adding interesting stone, tile and wood elements. We then added floating shelving, and changed the granite topped kitchen island to thick lighted glass with stainless steel trim - the effect was dramatic. In fact, changed anything that was not in keeping with our new vision for the home. We begin the transition into the residence with a small exterior vignette of seating and plants. We then added a mirror and clever light fixtures to create an inviting mood, before entering the home. The effect is captivating, especially when the light fixtures are turned on. The drama continues into the

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ABOVE: The master bedroom with Tete de tete chaise has a wall of glass RIGHT: A stunning kitchen with lighted glass island and John Pomp light pendants

interior entry - with its Mimi London wood table on clear acrylic legs, set-off by a beautiful coral specimen. Continuing on, we pass by the powder room and its mother-of-pearl clad walls and ceiling surrounding the white lacquer wall cabinet and lighted Grey Cloud onyx counter top. Further into the entry we pass by the bar and fireplace seating areas. With a spectacular ocean view. We enter the main part of the Great Room. With its three shell-covered mirrors, that reference portholes on a ship. The seating, all from A. Rudin, is comfortable and elegant, but not stiff or uninviting. It welcomes you in to sit, and enjoy the surroundings. The dining room contains a fireplace that is the mirror image of the one in the living room seating area. The room is set-off by a John Pomp cluster light fixture. The dining table is Berman Rosetti, as are the dining chairs with their sapphire mohair covering. The coordinating banquettes are by A. Rudin. We used the dining banquettes as an interesting detail, and to expand the limited seating area. We were able to get in two additional places this way. Additionally the table contains a bronze metal “lazy susan�, providing access to the hard to reach places. We added two freestanding buffets, one under each window on either side of the fireplace. The design picked-up the same motif as that in the kitchen cabinets. Atop each buffet is a beautiful lamp made 166 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

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ABOVE: A sophisticated office with a wood papered ceiling and a breathtaking view LEFT: A floating table with an elegant coral sculpture welcomes you into the beach house, and perfectly sets the tone for the light and airy ocean feel inside

of slices of blue agate. The effect is glamorous and unique - just what the clients wanted. The kitchen was modified by changing the granite counter top with its thick ogee edge to lighted glass with stainless steel trim and the cabinets were updated by adding lighted glass panels. We completed the transformation by adding single drop John Pomp light pendants over the island. Continuing upstairs, we encounter the study with its beautiful desk and chairs from Planum of Italy. The ceiling is paneled with Maya Romanoff’s thin veneered wood on paper backing. It is applied to the ceiling like wall covering but gives the illusion of parquetry. The window covering is a wide striped silk, with an under drapery of linen. The chromed chandelier is from Global Views and the artwork is the client’s own. Adjacent to the study is the master suite. Here we went all in for the glamorous edge. We decided to use genuine silver foil wall covering, both flat and pinched. The bed, nightstands, lounge chairs, and tete de tete chaise are from A. Rudin. In the master bathroom, there is an oversized shower and tub area. We carried through the wall covering into this room and added large faceted chandeliers that were, at the same time, beautiful and practical which flood the room with luxury and light. One floor down is the guest bedroom. We used Berman Rosetti’s Tansu collection furniture for its clean lines and attention to detail, all set on a 168 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

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ABOVE: Wicker backed chairs and natural fabrics keep this cosy seating area light and airy, whilst chunky floating shelves make an artistic geometric display space LEFT: The drama of the exterior is really highlighted at dusk when you can sit outside with the company of a theatrical fire ribbon wall

hide rug from AGA John. The bedding is custom made. We decided on a more masculine look for this room despite guest bedrooms traditionally having a more feminine edge to them. We chose this route, because we so liked the furniture, which leans towards the masculine side. We can’t forget the exterior of this home. After all, outdoor living is a prerequisite for living on the beach. This particular residence has many outside levels which we exploited to their maximum usage. The first level, outside the family room, is where we decided to put a kitchen and bar area. This area is functional as well as beautiful with its custom lighted glass panel and blue granite top. The barstools are by Royal Botania. Adjacent to the kitchen/bar area is the exterior dining, complete with its outdoor chandelier and fire ribbon wall. Again, we used Royal Botania furniture. So inviting. Just inside the glass walls is the family room. Here, comfort and durability are the watch words. 170 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Making themselves at home – even the pets adore the stunning sea views from the master bedroom. The subtle beach theme is picked up in driftwood style tables and displayed shells in this cosy living area with fireplace and seating. Dramatic lighting shows off the splendour of the architecture even at night. The functional outside kitchen/bar area with its custom lighted glass panel and blue granite top

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ABOVE: The terraced exterior space has a generous swimming pool LEFT: Luxurious master bathroom with expansive shower and oversized bath, beautifully lit up by the large faceted chandelier and silver foiled walls.

We selected furniture and fabrics that are attractive and practical. After all, this is the first area you enter upon leaving the beach or pool. Practicality is important. Beauty is necessary. The sofa seating area is filled with rush seat and back furniture from A. Rudin. The oak brushed coffee table with its barnacle specimen, and the end tables are from A. Rudin. The “rag” rug and table lamps are from Mimi London. The game table and hide rug are from Mimi London. And, the sofa and game chairs are A. Rudin. The artwork is the Client’s own The clients are very happy with the result. They enjoy and use each area to its fullest The overall design is transitional, with contemporary elements. The effect is stunning, comfortable, and inviting.

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A Providence couple whip up deliciously eclectic interiors filled with charm and personality WORDS MEGAN FULWEILER | PHOTOGRAPHS NAT REA/ The Interior Archive 176 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

LEFT: The black chandelier is hand-painted and silver-leaf kitchen cupboards, together with a mirror-topped bar, add yet more glamour to the vibrant, multi-coloured kitchen space RIGHT: Owners Tripp Evans and Ed Cabral at home in their Providence, Rhode Island loft in front of a colourful collection of Andy Warhol-inspired screenprints exhibited on exposed brick walls


ncient feng-shui tenets don’t apply. Tripp Evans and Ed Cabral manage their homes’ energy flow in a singular manner. The reason there’s no dead space has nothing whatsoever to do with Chinese astrology. It’s more a case of having to make way for well-loved possessions - heirlooms, travel mementos and salvaged treasures. Their 1,700 square foot Providence loft has only so many walls and they’ve covered every inch - hanging the preponderance of art and family photos salon-style, constructing floor-to-ceiling shelves for their seemingly endless books. Minimalists might blanch at the exuberance - Crayola-hot colours and furnishings all vying for attention. But the men’s collaboration is both clever and intoxicating. Do you know any one else who has literally mounted one front door on top of another? For all their layering, they’ve stamped a no-exceptions lid on cutesy clutter. And when it comes to creating space where before there was none, these two are consummate magicians. Take the pergola, which defines the dining area. Its regal shape conjures separateness without diminishing the open layout. And closets? The one adjacent to the kitchen has become what the duo jokingly label their “phone room.” In need of a place where they could tackle paperwork and monthly bills, they removed the door and added a small desk - Evan sawed the ends off a country table

and wedged it inside against the far wall. A coat of black paint revamped the interior, transforming it into a swank showcase for a gleaming silver collection. Around the corner, a wee linen closet got a snazzy makeover too. So long towels, hello sophisticated mirrorlined bar complete with glass shelves. Evans, Wheaton College’s art and art history chair, and Cabral, executive sales director at the Providence Journal, each had a home prior to 2005. When they decided to merge, they faced a major task of weeding out and pairing down. Although, surely, those terms are oxymorons applied here. Dazzling DIY projects, the most recent being the island’s preppy stripes preceded by silver-leafing the kitchen cabinets, continue to unfold as fast as new acquisitions see the 10 foot high sculpture in the dining room arrive. Evans handles most of the work himself. Cabral is called upon for consultation. “We pretty much decide everything we’re going to do together,” says Evans. “But I’m more about the carpentry and Ed is the one with a wonderful colour sense.” Colour is a thread that winds throughout the rooms pulling the eye up a yolky-yellow wall or along the narrow hall to a mini-Alicein-Wonderland door. And it doesn’t grind to a halt in the private areas. Bathrooms and bedrooms have their own vibrant splashes to go along with their generous share of art and accoutrements. You’ve heard the tired “everything has a story” bit. But in this case, Bridge for Design Spring 2016 177

TOP: A partition creates a bedroom and the warm orange tones of a large abstract painting, “Bettys Revenge” by Laurel Sparks, are echoed in the bedding and lamps LEFT: More is more in this vibrant living/dining area where an indoor pergola provides an unusual talking point

it’s true. The stately mirror in the powder room, for instance, is actually army-issue. “My mother swiped it from an old officer’s club,” Evan a military brat - laughs. The pine dresser beside the owner’s bed was crafted on his grandfather’s farm. Keep in mind, before they moved in, this loft was an empty canvas. The Providence-based firm of Durkee, Brown, Viveiros and Werenfels had restored the 19th century industrial building, added the spiraling staircase and freed the beautiful windows blocked by previous misinterpretations. But it was Evans and Cabral who insisted on noir ceilings and unpainted floors. All the better for their inspired décor, which reaches a grand crescendo on the second level. Following their more-is-better-than-less sensibilities the ingenuous pair devised an exotic guest den. Evans built the picturesque bookcases and bed. And a trip to Marrakech yielded lanterns and camel seats to bring it all to life. Fired by a characteristic Moroccan palette this could be the 178 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: In the hallway, which also doubles as a library space, an amusing optical illusion is created with this mini faux doorway painted a vibrant turquoise. The Moroccan theme extends to the mezzanine library with bookshelves painted an intense ultramarine and lit by a large ceiling lantern. On a warm and sunny day the idyllic roof terrace comes into its own. A comfy leather club chair and the perfect corner for escaping with a book

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TOP: The rooftop dining space is set high amongst the chimneys with a view over the neighbouring buildings LEFT: A vast collection of family photographs lines the walls of this cosy and spacesaving home office

most alluring guest room in all New England. A spacious outdoor deck supplements the cosy quarters making it even more inviting, if that’s possible, for visitors who are bound to want to extend their stay. To get the look: Frame it. Family photographs are one-of-akind keepsakes. Buy ready-made frames or hand the pictures over to the experts at Arnold Art, Newport, and Middletown; or Picture This, Providence and Wakefield. Kick it up a notch. Incorporating a few unconventional pieces and embellishments raises the interest level. Comb diverse sources like tag sales and high-end haunts like Bernadette Livingston, East Greenwich, and Antiques & Interiors, Providence. The latter has a fine supply of mid-century offerings. Start an art collection. Attend RISD sales and frequent local galleries. Scouting missions to The Bert Gallery, the Adam Tamsky Gallery, and Studio Hop - all in Providence - should yield gold. Invest in an antique. Take a drive to Leonard’s in Seekonk, Massachusetts, for everything from beds to harvest tables. Benefit Street Antiques, Providence, is renowned for smaller pieces - genteel chairs, loveseats, chandeliers - at affordable prices. Tripp Evans and Ed Cabral T: 001 401 831 7014 182 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

Great Houses

GLORIOUS GOODWOOD Celebrated as England’s greatest sporting estate, Goodwood hosts the annual Festival of Speed WORDS SARAH BULLEN | PHOTOGRAPHS MARK WILLIAMS / The Interior Archive

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oodwood lies at the foot of the South Downs, its three façades with copper-domed turrets looking out across a well-wooded park where sheep safely graze. It has been the seat of the Dukes of Richmond, since the late seventeenth century, when the first Duke of Richmond, an illegitimate son of Charles II by his French mistress Louise de Keroualle, came here to enjoy fox hunting in the nearby village of Charlton. Little remains of the original hunting lodge that the young Duke of Richmond rented and later brought in 1697. It had been built in the second decade of the seventeenth century by the ‘Wizard’ Earl of Northumberland from nearby Petworth, and gabled wings had subsequently been added. Sash windows soon graced the front of the house and it was given a classical makeover when the second Duke of Richmond employed the architect Roger Morris to remodel the Jacobean hall (known as the Long Hall) in 1730. Roger Morris designed a classical banqueting house in the park, its elevated position taking in the far-reaching views to the south coast and the Isle of Wight. It was named Carne’s Seat because it replaced a cottage in which Louise de Keroualle’s old retainer had lived. The house was hung with new works of art commissioned by the duke, including six paintings of his horses by leading equestrian TOP: The paintings on the grand staircase include full-length portraits by Sir Peter Lely of Frances Stuart, Duchess of Richmond (top left) and Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland (directly below chandelier) LEFT: The Egyptian dining room, restored to its former glory in the late 1990s. The walls are scagliola. It was originally designed by James Wyatt for the 3rd duke of Richmond between 1802 and 1806 Bridge for Design Spring 2016 187

ABOVE: The yellow drawing room, with its striped, golden yellow walls and matching soft furnishings. State portraits of King George III and Queen Charlotte by Alan Ramsay flank the doorway LEFT: A private dining room hung with paintings collected on the Grand Tour. A portrait of Louise de Keroualle, mother of the first duke of Richmond, hangs above the mantelpiece

painter John Wootton and a pair of magnificent views of London by Canaletto, designed to hang over the chimneypieces in the Long Hall. The architect Matthew Brettingham was employed by the second duke to extend Goodwood House to the south by building a pedimented façade aligned with the spire of Chichester Cathedral. Alas, the duke died suddenly in 1750, leaving the new wing unfinished. The present appearance of Goodwood owes most to the third duke of Richmond. A short postings as ambassador to the Court of Louis XV at Versailles resulted in a gift from the French king of four Gobelins tapestries depicting scenes from Cervantes Don Quixote. On his return to Goodwood, the duke commissioned the young James Wyatt to design a room around them and sculptor John Bacon to carve a beautiful figural chimneypiece. Horses remained a central feature of life at Goodwood in the second half of the eighteenth century. Not long after he came of age, the third duke commissioned Sir William Chambers to design a new stable block. With its Doric-columned triumphal arch and pristine flintwork, the resulting building was so grand that it outshone the house. In 1801, toward the end of his life, the duke held a private race meeting up in the Downs. It was such a success that the following year he decided to make it a public meeting, and racing has taken place at Goodwood ever since. In addition to the north wing, which included the tapestry drawing room, James Wyatt designed the Orangery; Molecomb house for the duke’s disgraced sister Lady Sarah; the Kennels to house the duke’s 188 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

ABOVE: The library, the painted panels above the fireplace and doorways were painted by Charles Reuben Riley in the 1770s LEFT: A brightly coloured flower arrangement enlivens the white marble fire surround in the tapestry drawing room

foxhounds; two lodges for whippers-in; and the two lodges either side of the road at Pilley Green. Tragically, Richmond House burned down in 1791, although much of the great art work collection was saved. Wyatt designed two new wings to house the art, and work began at the start of the nineteenth century. Designed in the picturesque manner to take advantage of the sweeping view beyond Boxgrove Priory to the sea, the wings were angled away from existing house. They included a new entrance hall with a screen of Guernsey granite columns, brought across the Channel on the duke’s yacht. The hall serves as the backdrop for three paintings by George Stubbs of scenes on the estate: Racehorses Exercising at Goodwood, The Charlton Hunt, and Shooting at Goodwood. To the west of the entrance hall is the Egyptian Dining Room with its striking scagliola walls and Egyptian motifs. The Yellow Drawing Room is found to the east of the hall; is is hung with eighteenth century portraits of British monarchs and family members. The fifth duke developed the racecourse, and the annual Raceweek, dubbed ‘Glorious Goodwood’ by the press of the day, became a popular addition to the English social season. Today, Goodwood is celebrated as England’s greatest sporting estate. It is the first estate on which cricket was regularly played. In addition to the horse racing, there is golf, flying (the Aerodrome is a former World War 190 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

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FROM TOP: The grand ballroom and banqueting hall is often used for large celebratory events. In the pale blue music room, a grand piano stands on a smooth marble floor. Closeup of a marble statue of two sleeping dogs entwined in front of the tapestry drawing room fireplace

II fighter station), and motor sport, which brings hundreds of thousands of spectators in the park, and the Goodwood Revival which takes place at the Circuit. Goodwood House is lived in by the present Duke of Richmond’s son and heir, the Earl of March and Kinrara, and his family. He and his wife were responsible for the compete redecoration of the house, including the state rooms, after they moved in in 1994. The Large Library is one of the most beautiful rooms in England; its bookcases and ceilings are delicately ornamented with classical figures painted by Charles Reuben Riley. The small Library is a perfectly appointed gentleman’s study, fitted out in the early nineteenth century with a balcony that runs around the room. Next door is the private dining room, a circular space in one of the corner turrets, densely hung with pictures bought on a Grand Tour, including two exquisite Venetian scenes by Canaletto painted on copper. Lord March believes passionately that the family should always live in the house: “Everything we do here is centred around the house and ensures that the family can remain here for generations to come”. The estate’s stunning setting, magnificent art collection, and prestigious sporting activities all come together to give credence to the traditional epithet ‘Glorious Goodwood’. Goodwood House 192 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

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utfitting virtually an entire home in shades of white requires serious skill, so it’s a good thing Rita Noroña Schrager, a former New York City Ballet dancer, knows a thing or two about making the complicated look carefree. Hiring Miami-based interior designer Hernán Arriaga to help her execute her vision didn’t hurt either. The two met years ago when Arriaga was working in Manhattan and instantly bonded, partly due to their shared Latin roots – Noroña Schrager hails from Cuba, and Arriaga is from Argentina. Noroña Schrager had already secured the perfect place in the rolling horse-farm hills north of Southampton, New York: a stately four-bedroom Colonial she discovered her very first day house hunting. Ample but not overwhelming, with a win-some guest cottage and spectacular swimming pool, it seemed an ideal getaway spot for her and her two daughters, Sophia, 15, and Ava, 11 – especially since it was only a short drive from the weekend home of their father, hotelier Ian Schrager. “I appreciated that it didn’t look like every shingled building out here,” she says. “And I love the landscape – it looks more like Connecticut than the Hamptons.” Its impressive pedigree was another advantage. It had already been revamped by its previous owner, Greg Yale, a noted lighting designer, so the bathrooms and kitchen were 21st century beautiful, and the architecture had been simplified for an easy flow throughout. Since his client wanted to move in as soon as possible, Arriaga leapt

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into action with his decorating partner, Fabio Lopes. Having grown up in a Caribbean country where vestiges of 18th – and 19th century grandeur are commonplace, Noroña Schrager has an affinity for the antique – but as a single mum rarely seen in anything but jeans, she prefers it mixed with the modern. Arriaga came up with a creative solution: He applied a high-gloss white lacquer to a range of French-country furnishings, right down to a pair of $50 bedside tables. “Like I always tell my girls,” Noroña Schrager says with a smile, “it’s not how much it costs, it’s how you wear it.” The shiny items lend the interiors a snazzy edge worthy of one of her ex-husband’s boutique properties (in fact, a baroque headboard in the guest bedroom was a prototype artist Julian Schnable made for the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan). Employing a pale-and-natural-tone scheme throughout meant Noroña Schrager’s disparate pieces would meld seamlessly. A careful balance of refined sophistication and casual comfort reigns in the living room, where a team of traditional deep-dish upholstered sofas and chairs surrounds a modern metal-and-wood cocktail table topped with contemporary objects. “It really all started with the Delano,” she says, referring to the famed all-white Miami Beach hotel Ian Schrager renovated not long after the two married. “I just loved how the colour looked down there – so fresh and clean and so great for the beach.” LEFT: Antique African masks line the walls of the guest room where a large platform bed is situated in front of a generous picture window with views of the garden TOP: A play house in the garden is equipped with desks, a daybed and a flat-screen television and outside a wrought-iron garden table and chairs are arranged on the lawn in the shade of tall trees Bridge for Design Spring 2016 197

ABOVE: The colonial style house was designed by Hernan Arriaga, and its white facade is carried through to an all-white interior colour scheme BELOW: In the dining room white lacquered antique chairs surround the 19th century wine-tasting table in front of a grey-painted vintage French dresser

Not that she is overly rigid about her preferred palette. The former ballerina encouraged her children to select their own bedroom hues, though in the end they didn’t deviate much from their mother’s taste. Ava chose white with black accents, while Sophia opted for white with splashes of lime-green and aqua. And in the gatehouse’s African room, earth-tone artifacts from Noroña Schrager’s travels and recycled-pine walls from an old barn in upstate New York add warmth to the white framework. For the study, she threw out the colour motif altogether. She wanted to incorporate a Cuban theme, so Arriaga suggested finding real tobacco leaves and lacquering them to the wall. Sound simple? As any cigar aficionado can attest, tobacco is known for its tendency to absorb humidity – which is good in a cigar and bad in a wall covering. But months of perseverance by a craftsman who experimented with various shellacs and finishes ultimately proved successful. Now the room is Noroña Schrager’s favourite, a gracious refuge that evokes a cool 1930’s lounge somewhere in the tropics. It’s full of unexpected touches, right down to the taxidermy cobra resting on the cocktail table. Though undeniably chic, Noroña Schrager also has a playful side, Spring 2016 2015 198 Bridge for Design Summer

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A guest bedroom is furnished with a comfortable bed covered in feminine white bows and piled with black-and-white scatter cushions. The large circular mirror above the living room fireplace was made from the slats of a wine-barrel and the pair of matching armchairs and small footstool are antique shop finds. In the master bedroom all the furniture is lacquered shiny white including the ornately carved headboard, bedside cabinet and side table. The shady porch is furnished with a 19th century cane armchair at the head of a long pine table and a matching pair of rustic benches made from reclaimed barn wood

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ABOVE: In the living room the unusual wall covering of lacquered tobacco leaves is a clue to the owner’s Cuban ancestry and lends warmth to the white upholstery LEFT: An outsize toy cat is the only reminder of childhood in this girl’s bedroom where the white colour scheme has been given sophisticated touches of turquoise and lemon

Arriaga says. From a console in the front hallway composed entirely of a tangle of vines (“she loves strong shapes and natural materials,” he says), to the large sunburst mirror looming above the living room mantel, to a fanciful poolside daybed framed with copious cast-iron curlicues, her sense of fun and spontaneity pervades the space. “From the beginning we planned the house to be that way – we wanted it to be happy and inviting,” Arriaga says. “If Rita saw something she wanted, she had to have it,” he continues with a fond laugh, ticking off unusual purchases such as curly goatskin rugs, a dilapidated wine-tasting table she turned into the focal point of her dining room, and an oversized antler chandelier in the entry way. “She would say, ‘Let’s get it, we’ll make it work somewhere,’” he recalls. Today those choices speak for themselves. Designer: Hernan Arriaga 202 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

A Long Island House


Two California transplants find serenity at a property that wasn’t all what they were looking for WORDS MICHAEL OWENS | PHOTOGRAPHS WILLIAM WALDRON / The Interior Archive 204 Bridge for Design Spring 2016


hen you start looking for a weekend house, you typically have a shortlist of requirements,” Dan MacDonald says. “And eventually most of them turn out to be not that important.” In the case of MacDonald and his partner, Gregg Kaminsky, Manhattan residents who enthusiastically scouted the South Fork of Long Island for a suitable perch – in part, they cheerfully admit, so their friends wouldn’t have to put them up all the time. At the top of their list was a house within walking distance of a village, so they could stroll to markets and restaurants. The property the couple fell in love with, however, didn’t come close, figuratively or literally. Known as Cow Pond Farm, the four-acre spot is just far enough away from the historic town centre of Water Mill, New York, to require transportation. The 1960s gambrel-roofed house and matching barn, now a guest cottage, are as charming as storybook illustrations, but they have no neighbours nearby and are buffered by wetlands and the eponymous body of water, adding to the atmosphere of isolation. Yet these conditions turned out to be major pluses once the men began considering the general spirit of their weekends-to-be. “We have some very loud friends,” Kaminsky says with a laugh, as the couple’s 19-yearold Jack Russell terrier, Papochino, curls up beside him. “And we’re not always so quiet either.” Life in this particular corner of the Hamptons may be boisterous at times, but the interiors the two California transplants – MacDonald is an independent film and theatre producer, while Kaminsky works for R Family Vacations, a gay-family tour operation he cofounded with Kelli

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ABOVE: The stone-clad front entrance of the guest cottage at Cow Pond Farm, small garden sculpture dogs stand on the patio

O’Donnell – enjoy here are more soothing than their high-rise city digs overlooking Central Park. “The apartment I did for them in New York City is clubby and full of the modern art Dan and Gregg have been collecting for years,” says Kathleen Clements, a Beverly Hillsbased interior designer known as Queenie. “This time around they wanted light and airy. So I went to the Water Mill, and when I saw the staircase in the barn, I was inspired to do everything in white.” Encased in a snowy plaster that gives it the appearance of a slowly uncoiling ribbon, the ascent in question rises from the barn’s open living area to a cosy mezzanine sleeping alcove. For privacy, the nook can now be closed off with sliding doors that replicate those on the front of the building. When friends with children visit, MacDonald and Kaminsky relinquish the main house and cross the gravel court to temporarily bunk in the barn, which also serves as a lounge when 206 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

they host parties. Expansive new windows flood the living area with sunlight; their rectangular shapes and leafy views complement the plein-air subjects of the room’s simply framed photographs, most of them regional beach landscapes by Tria Giovan and grandly scaled vintage images of railroads. Though the barn staircase is white - shiny, in fact, thanks to several coats of high-gloss paint – the blanched décor Clements spun off it is scarcely one-note. In both buildings, the palette is all about whisperpale shades rather than stark white: stone accents, muted fabrics, woods that look sun-bleached. A Louis XVI-style armchair is upholstered in natural linen made by Belgian tastemaker Axel Vervoordt. A slipcover of the same flaxen material traditionally used for French rain sacks hugs the curves of a wing chair, while actual vintage grain sacks have been recycled into large throw pillows. The humble fabrics were made

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ABOVE: In the garden tall mature trees shade a table and chairs arranged on the wooden decking under a pergola

ever more inviting by washing them multiple times to achieve the perfect level of softness before they were used for upholstery. In the main house, the master bedroom is painted flannel-grey and the neoclassical dining chairs are covered in light-blue hemp. “There’s something about those subdued tones that just make people feel good,” says Clements, who brought everything into sharp focus by incorporating strong, dark accents, including ebonized picture frames and a broad-shouldered Chesterfield sofa of button-tufted black leather. Adds MacDonald, “I always gravitate to materials that aren’t fussy, like stone, leather, and wood – so does Queenie.” The great outdoors was upgraded as well. A large deck, crowned with a pergola, banked with potted Boston ferns, and overlooking 210 Bridge for Design Spring 2016

the bucolic Cow Pond, was added to one side of the main house for alfresco dining. The exteriors have been altered too, the wood siding going from a dull greyish-green to serene shades of blue-grey that look crisp and cool against the lush green trees. “This is a very peaceful place,” MacDonald says, plainly pleased with how weekends on the South Fork have turned out. Kaminsky nods in agreement, then quietly says, “Snapping turtles.” His partner looks startled and notes, “I’d forgotten about those. Which means we have a great pond, but nobody can swim in it.” Every paradise has its drawbacks. Designer: Kathleen Clements Seregno (MB) Italy


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