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CONTENTS 22 Design News 24 pages of the latest from the world of interior design

46 Fabrics & Wallpaper New designs from

Colefax & Fowler, Anna French, Linwood, Kai, Siminetti, Kobe UK and more 52 The Wonder of Walls Everyone is a little nervous to try a bold wallpaper instead of the safe splash of paint for the first time. Here are some interiors that work - let’s get brave! 66 Beds The Sleepwell Program by Chaddock, the Easy StoreTM by Hypnos and Sleep Consultations from West End Bed Company 68 Saving The World Repurposing old pieces in new and imaginative ways creates unique quirks says Krause Sawyer 14

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70 Magic Is In The Mix The counterbalance

between old and new makes antiques so powerful says Gary Inman 72 Eclectic Interiors A successful eclectic interior should reflect the life and taste of the owner says Mike Fisher 74 Outdoors The latest from Bridgman, Oxley’s Robeys, Leisure Plan, Jonathan Charles, Indian Ocean and more 80 Lighting Clear acrylic light switches by Focus SB, Oldhurst chandelier by Christopher Wray, CM110 table lamp by Tindle, a recent project by Illuminati Lighting, Jacques Sputnik Chandelier by Jonathan Adler and Portico Wall Lights by Davey Lighting





CONTENTS 84 Bathrooms New from Flaminia, Duravit, Perrin & Rowe, Catchpole & Rye, Bard & Brazier and Hurlingham Baths

88 Rugs & Flooring The latest from Loomah, Dash & Albert and Rug’Society

90 Rugs to Riches Something missing from

your interior scheme? It could well be the lack of beautiful flooring that is holding it back 96 Turning Back Time A couple brought in Bill Musso to redesign their Atlanta home and it resulted in a one-of-a-kind home 102 An Aussie Touch Thomas Hamel infused a touch of Australian casual chic into an old Austrian farmhouse in the mountains

110 Rathbone Square The interiors of this

penthouse suite in Fitzrovia, London, focus on British craft and are influenced by the building’s central cosmopolitan location and its rich heritage 116 Lakeside Tent City Steve Hoedemaker and Tim Pfeiffer were asked to redesign a waterfront property near Seattle with the aim for it to host many guests and to connect them to nature while enjoying the views. Then it hit them - Summer Camp

122 Holiday Home In the medieval hilltop

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California In Cannes Collett-Zarzycki designed a light, airy home with views to die for on the Bay of Cannes, South of France


A Homely Art Gallery Original features made this space work as a blank canvas for the client’s extensive art collection


Poolyard House Ar Badrinath Kaleru and the Studio Ardete design team were briefed to redesign a home in India to one which was ideal for relaxation, comfort and leisure


Mixing old With New A couple in Dulwich village wanted to update their home to become more modern and brought in Tailored Living to carry out the task


Goodbye Chintz Designer Tom Scheerer was tasked with redecorating a Mediterranean Revival villa on Jupiter Island on Florida’s South Coast


Family Friendly Home Vesta Design created a home perfect for the client’s family to spend quality time together


House of Windows This new modern house situated by Lake Waccabuc, designed by Workshop/APD is the epitome of bringing the outdoors in



The Tuscan Dream Anthony Collett took on the challenge of revamping a derelict Italian 17th Century farmhouse

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Hoedemaker Pfeiffer focuses on the creation of space that reveals the human spirit and connects us to the world.

Based in Dulwich, Tailored Living looks after clients from all over London, Kent and Surrey, and tailors its designs to the tastes and lifestyles of the client.





The American, internationally recognised interior designer Thomas Hamel is at the helm of celebrated Sydney-based design firm,Thomas Hamel & Associates.

The Creative Director of Studio Indigo’s key to success lies in integrating architecture and interior design, and listening to the client’s wishes.



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Kate Howard, Founder of Vesta Design, believes in great design, creating spaces which enrich the clients’ lives and maximise their home’s potential.

Vice President of Baskervill, Gary Inman, is a US designer who is nationally recognised for designs that embody innovation and the best of the past.

Andrew Kotchen is one of the Principals of Workshop APD; a studio that believes passionately in the power of good design to shape human experience.

Special Umbria creates homes abroad that are truly exciting from rebuild to the final product. They want to make their clients’ holiday home dreams come true.

Introducing Feature 26, an amalgam of smart, practical, and contemporary styled furniture for today and tomorrow. The collection melds premium materials that embody enduring strength with the use of quartered oak. The naturally occurring element, Iron whose atomic number is 26, is the metal alloy providing the silver-gray luster to the forged metal used for inlay patterns of circular discs, curved ribs and radiating straight lines. Creative design and exceptional craftsmanship are hallmarks of Feature


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Kitchens that feature sweeping lines and gentle arcs are gathering momentum and becoming an increasingly desired design style. Curved kitchen units provide an unusual focal point in a kitchen and a tactile appeal that invites you to touch its smooth design. Sleek and curvy units are also a fantastically ergonomic solution to designing a kitchen that feels comfortable to manoeuvre around for every member of the family.



Clinging to the coast of Devon in southern England is the elegant resort town of Torquay, renowned for its mild climate and its abundant marine life. The shells and entwined sea grasses inspired the Swansea potters who flourished between 1764 and 1846. This pattern was created circa 1820. Made originally in the traditional English transferware style, Torquay enjoys popularity today in Blue and now in Coral Pink - by Mottahedeh. T: 001 800 242 3050 |



Taylor King is proud to present an assortment of accent chairs in eye-catching fabrics. From pretty printed fabrics to elegant embroideries, the designs and colour palettes were all selected to awe and delight. The Columbo Chair is shown in ‘Kendle Crimson,’ a luxurious linen fabric with a cheerful floral embroidery. Bright pops of colour catch the eye and make for a stunning accent.


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Fierce yet glamorous, the Eros Coffee Table by Casa Botelho oozes desirability. Eros is available in sizes from slim and square to a larger, statement piece. While the steel, powder-coated base comes in Light or Dark Bronze, Pitch Black, Quartz or Blackened Steel, Eros’ marble table top is available in six luxurious finishes; Arabescato, Forest Green, Forest Brown, Black Brown, Strati Di Pietra and Nero. T: +44 (0) 795 617 0735 |



Decorum Est offers a unique collection of surface materials from the rarest marble and stone to precious metals, shells and glass. The Art Deco fish scale tiles from The Moderne Collection are part of a contemporary range of tile designs and are visually stunning and highly durable for both floors and walls. T: +44 (0) 207 731 5556



The Hancock & Moore Crescent chair, in LaLa Lamb fabric and sporting a Driftwood finish, is truly as cuddly as a teddy bear. With its over-sized seat suspended by a solid maple frame for a stylish transitional look, this chair promises to wrap you in ultimate comfort.

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Central Park by Hickory White lends a fresh perspective on traditional forms that hark back to a period of classic and timeless elegance. The collection interprets the best of the past, redesigned for today’s more relaxed lifestyle. Its beautiful woods and a variety of mixed materials create a truly timely aesthetic.

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The Parsifal dining table is an innovative combination of robust and refined design. Industrious and sleek, the table features a clear glass table top displayed above three solid metal legs. The smooth pipes join perfectly at the epicentre of the table; a brilliant display of masterful craftsmanship and expert metallurgy. The juxtaposition of beautifully cut glass and dark, polished metal create a compelling balance of delicacy and strength.

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Modern Oriental design is imbued with a sense of calm serenity. A contemporary take on the traditional Far-Eastern aesthetic which holds imitable style and harmony. Noticeable for this theme is how seamlessly it can be fused with Mid-Century style. Placing key textural pieces with purpose against neutral backdrops creates a peaceful resonance that is key to Modern Oriental style. Why not try this pair of Oriental Inspired Simulated Stone, Metal and Brass Table Lamps by Talisman London?

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A new addition to Augustus Brandt’s bespoke range is the Pugin oak console table. A smaller relation to the brand’s well known Pugin table, the console table features a semi-circular support underneath making it stand out from standard table designs. The console can be made in a range of sizes and finishes to suit your interior scheme. T: +44 (0) 179 834 4722



The stately 98-inch Vanessa sofa by Norwalk features a high back and deeply arched front and back rail, giving the silhouette a beautiful concave curve. Characterised by its vertically channelled back and sophisticated track arms, it is accented with large nail head trim. Great looking from all angles, it is perfect as a room dividing sofa in an open floor plan or floats nicely anywhere it is needed.

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The Wire range from award winning UK manufacturer, Turnstyle Designs, shown here in Silver Bronze grip finish and Fine Antique metal, has industrial undertones, but can also look very contemporary in different finishes. Available in Door Levers, Door Pulls, Cabinet Handles and T-Bars, this range can be suited across the whole interior. T: +44 (0) 207 247 8821


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ecorex, the show of choice for the luxury interiors and design market, returns to the historic location of Syon Park for the 41st year. Once again, the opening destination of The London Design Festival, the 2018 edition will run from the 16th to the 19th September. Building upon the considerable successes of its 40th anniversary edition in 2017, the internationally renowned showcase will this year explore The Blank Canvas as its show theme. Offering a ‘carte blanche’, the concept will explore how an empty space can celebrate a new beginning, a chance to create something beautiful in the way that Decorex and its exhibitors do each year. Highlights will include an array of interactive feature areas and an inspiring seminar programme with talks from some of the industry’s key influencers. Decorex will also celebrate luxury British craft and applied arts through Future Heritage, an exhibition of some of the best emerging talents in the UK with new work created specially for the show.



Boasting a wide collection of natural, trend inspired designs, Portfolio doors are not just ‘doors’. Made from real wood, Italian engineered veneers; Portfolio offers a combination of style and practicality. Find inspiration in the four beauteous ranges; Contemporary, Classic, Exotic and Natural, and let your interior design ambitions become a reality.

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In the Constellation by Curiousa & Curiousa, three glass Dine Lights suspend horizontally from a triad of steel half-metre arms secured by a walnut cylinder. Beneath this hangs a multi-layered centrepiece, the Double Dine light. These layered lights combine with the sleek steel arms to give a nod to an Art Deco style while being uplifted by vibrant blends of colour, through hand-blown glass. T: +44 (0) 162 982 6284 |


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Designers expect the unusual at Artmax Furniture, such as the new Sydney cabinet which effortlessly blends modern vibes and easy chic for an artistic contemporary look. One of several Sydney designs, this stylish cabinet is the perfect addition to any room.



The stylish Martel Etagere by Universal to the Trade is sold exclusively to interior designers and features a brushed brass finish and six glass shelves around acrylic posts.

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Traditional meets modern in this four piece sectional by Ambler Art Group. Inspired by the original hand-coloured engraving featured in Flore Pittoresque by A. Vegneus from the early eighteen hundreds, the turquoise tones and silhouette style makes for an edgy version of today’s botanical illustrations. Two or more from this series make a bold unexpected pop. Framed in a shiny silver block moulding.

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Oasis’s elegant interiors marry wraparound shapes, with generous proportions and soft, comfortable materials with pure elementary designs. The result is an extremely modern look where minimalist design fuses with rich luxury materials to create a new style that has come to be described as ‘contemporary luxury’. Shown here is the Origami table, the Psichè Mirrors and elements from the Edge lamp collection and Musa collection; all of which combine to make a luxury, modern interior.

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Earlier this year, Henry Blake Hardware launched the square bar handle and the flat bar handle. Available in a range of sizes and finishes, the clean lines and angles of these handles are sure to give a classy minimalistic look to any door. T: +44 (0) 138 648 326


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Fashioned with an interlaced swirl of exquisite carving, this unique barrel back chair by Christopher Guy lives up to its name ‘Swirl.’ Designed with amazing comfort and great style, this lovely chair is perfect in any setting.



While the Midnight Shagreen low chest by Sarreid is the perfect cocktail table, it can be used as an accent piece in a variety of settings. The embossed leather is given an antiqued grey finish and the entire design is trimmed in a gold-toned leather and highlighted with stylish contemporary brass drawer pulls. Also shown is the stylish 3-drawer grey leather desk which would make a practical and elegant accent in any room.

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Fabco Sanctuary’s internal screens lend a fresh feel to any property. Incredibly versatile, they allow you to partition a room without sacrificing any light. Whether you want to use them as a stylish focal point or to create a separate space, Fabco Sanctuary will make them bespoke to the client’s individual specifications. From single or double door sets, to sliding doors, to fixed screens - the design possibilities are endless. T: +44 (0) 190 371 8808



Evoking the architectural classicism of turn-of-theCentury design, the handsome Casablanca desk by Badgley Mischka Home is grand in both scale and beauty. Its lacquered, horizontal wooden panelled top and uniquely-shaped base with hand-gilded detail, provides the epitome of luxury, yet still lends simplicity in its complex design.


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Delcor has introduced its first upholstered bed collection teaming up with another British brand mattress manufacturer Spink & Edgar. These mattresses have been carefully crafted and are the perfect companion to the Delcor bed frames and headboards. Every upholstered bed adheres to the same exceptional standards for high quality craftsmanship as are in place for sofas and chairs. T: +44 (0) 191 237 1303 |



The Wallace sideboard by Alden Parkes has the clean-line, contemporary look that’s so popular today. Ideal for neutral settings designers seem to be navigating towards, this stylish design features 4-ribbed-front doors accented with a black Galaxy glass top inset by a brass rim atop legs with brass ferrules and shown in Satin White.

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Time honoured charm and resplendent beauty emanate from the new Colefax & Fowler fabric collection. Abundant flora and elegant foliage appear rendered in classic prints and exceptional embroideries to create a luxurious mood. Shown here, the garden roses of Constance epitomise country style.



Palampore combines the exotic Indienne-inspired and indigenous designs of India and Africa in two coordinating collections of fabrics and wallcoverings. Reminiscent of the colonial days, these traditional collections have a classical approach with warm and contemporary colours such as aqua, navy, flax, black, and red. The brilliant wallcoverings include decorative small-scale designs and printed paperweaves, as well as a playful tiger, tribal and batik prints, tree of life and Jacobean flowers, and unique leaf and paisley motifs that naturally complement and, in some cases, match the fabrics which are intended for use in both drapery and upholstery applications.

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The Huari collection embraces a blend of African, native Central and South American influences to embody a sense of global tribalism. The collection is awash with geometric shapes with hand-painted and naive sensibilities, capturing a rustic luxury with a dose of free-spiritness.

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French influences, rich jewel shades, eye-catching design and luxurious textiles bring opulence to the Manuel Canovas 2018 collection. Inspired by the work of French artist, Jean Lurçat, and the sophisticated style of the French interior designer, Madeleine Castaing, the decorative series is rich in geometrics as shown in the Derain and Vogue fabrics.



The new Jane Churchill collections combine illustrative designs with chic geometrics, globally inspired abstracts and a nuanced selection of textured weaves and plains. The result is a rich array of imaginative fabrics including the hand-painted scenes featuring peacocks, palms and pavilions in the picturesque Persian Grove fabric.



Romo’s signature style and compelling colour palette is epitomised in three new contemporary collections designed for use in hospitality environments, such as hotels and restaurants. This new range of high performance fabrics features wide width drapery, practical plains and bold geometrics presented in a versatile palette of soft, neutrals, rich jewel-like tones and luxurious metallics. 48

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Asian Scenic wallpaper. Cushions in Asian Scenic, Bijou, Carlotta. Baxter Bench in Ming Trail.

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Everyone is a little nervous to try a bold wallpaper instead of the safe splash of paint for the first time. Here are some interiors that work - let’s get brave!

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1. The walls of this living room feature panels of original 1940s wallpaper and the textile wall hanging is of the same period Designers - Pamela Ruiz & Damian Aquiles Photograph - Mark Luscombe-Whyte 2. This cool green workspace has a marble table from Retrouvius. Antique chairs were reupholstered in fabric by Manuel Canovas and the rug is from Caravane Designer - Nicky Tibbles Photograph - Tim Beddow 3. A collection of green ceramic ‘leaf ’ plates is a whimsical feature on the Ralph Lauren floral wallpaper of the dining room Designer - VSP Interiors Photograph - Alexander James 4. This bedroom’s serene palette evokes the seascape that hangs above the chaise-longue Designer - Phillip Gorrivan Photograph - Simon Upton




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A wonderfully opulent bathroom, lit by a chandelier and with hot water provided by an antique copper brazier Designer - Tino Zervudachi Photograph - Tim Beddow

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6. The wooden floor of this living room glimpsed through the open door from the hall has been painted in trompe l’oeil marble tiles Designer - Graham Carr Photograph - Simon Upton 7. Wallpaper with an orange Wiener Werkstatte pattern covers the walls of this satisfyingly symmetrical furnished dining room Designer - Miles Redd Photograph - Simon Upton 8. The entrance hallway of a stylish apartment. Walls covered in marble hand painted paper and a polished floor creates an atmosphere where classic and modern elements coexist comfortably in a totally contemporary space Designers - Ramon Garcia Jurado & Paco Pocovi Photograph - Montse Garriga


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9. Two pieces of deep-pink coral create a stunning contrast set against ornate wallpaper curlicues and the distressed turquoise blue of an antique console table Designers - Charles-Henry & Segolene Valbray Photograph - Nicolas Tosi 10. A colourful playroom adjoins the reception room, furnished with a retro egg chair, sofa, bright red cushions and practical built-in storage. A flat screen television hangs on a wall papered with a treasure map design Designer - Oliver Burns Photograph - Alexander James 11. A traditional bedroom with blue striped wallpaper. Two leather tub chairs stand either side of a fireplace. An open door gives a view to a dressing room beyond. Photograph - Andrew Twort



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Trending: Yellow


An iconic modernist villa, designed by acclaimed architects John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin, nestled in the Balearic Islands in the heart of the Mediterranean plays host to the striking Geronimo collection by Zinc Textile. Navajo inspired motifs are rendered on to diverse cloths through a range of print, weave and embroidery techniques. Trippy patterns and vivid colours give a fresh twist to the Navajo theme whilst chunky fabrics formed of jute and subtly refined linen refer to the more rustic origins of this important trend, adding textural intrigue to the collection.

Welcome summer into the home with shades of fresh and vibrant yellow from Willow & Hall. Th looking to rejuvenate their living space. From zesty yellow hues to softer sunshine tones, inject this of Willow & Hall’s 100+ fabric styles.

Sarah Massouh gives her thoughts on this summer’s biggest colour trend: “Whether you’re looking to brighten up your home with striking upholstery, or create an uplifting bac just the summer, but all year round. We’ve seen an increase in customers colour confidence for mo choices, with particular interest in yellow and bold shades like emerald green and deep blue.”



The creative synergy between design, yarn and craftsmanship combined with the influences of natural surfaces define the inspiration for Larsen fabrics. The 2018 collection particularly emphasises the genuine natural beauty and elegance of linen. Soft to touch and extremely tactile, the latest range features a palette of tone-on-tone textiles that highlight different varieties of structure created from soft, matt and dry yarns.



Welcome Summer into the home with shades of fresh and vibrant yellow from Willow & Hall. This cheerful palette makes the ideal statement for those looking to rejuvenate their living space. From zesty yellow hues to softer sunshine tones, inject this Season’s most popular trend into your interiors with any of Willow & Hall’s 100+ fabric styles. 60

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On a deep Bordeaux or bright white background, an interweaved pattern of foliage in all shades of green hides tropical birds amongst its leaves. Printed on sanded, textured paper or cotton satin, the birds are at home in the abundant foliage of the Talamanca fabric and the Toucan wallpapers by Casamance, in an ultra-graphic setting with strong outlines.



A sophisticated and airy pattern, the Arboretum collection is a study of local trees. With an exacting etched design, each tree is drawn in a detailed yet stripped back and simple style. Both grand and calm at the same time, the two tone Philadelphus design creates a flowing, airy foliage print which encloses and calms the room. Simple elegance.

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The new Decorative Panel Collection from Siminetti, brings a new level of luxury and design options to its signature Mother-of-Pearl Collection. Utilising the finest sustainably sourced Mother-of-Pearl, the Decorative Panel Collection is available in 20 pre-mounted stunning designs. Each panel is hand-crafted and produced to the client’s dimensions on a lightweight honeycomb backing, ensuring a luxurious result each time.

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Kobe has curated a must-have collection of beautiful, easy-to-care-for voiles and sheer fabrics that bring the drama of natural light into any room. An ideal choice of window décor for both domestic and commercial properties, voiles and sheer fabrics work well on their own by creating an ethereal and relaxing atmosphere and can also be teamed with heavier fabrics to produce a layered look.



Wallpaper designer and artist Elizabeth Ockford’s new Highbrook collection for international brand, The Paper Partnership, reflects surface texture effect, one of the latest trends for wallpaper. Highbrook features a comprehensive range of 52 papers and eight original designs. Offering large and small-scale motifs for a feature wall with the wow factor, you can team each with a coordinating plain or small stripe paper on the three remaining walls to complete the look.


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The interiors with real character are those which have evolved over time. Mark Alexander’s latest collection has been created to achieve that uniquely relaxed, lived-in feel. It is a series of strong and original weaves and prints, in different yarns, weights and styles, including two large leafy prints with the feel of vintage fabrics, in subtle variations of natural colours - rust, tobacco, silver birch, gunmetal and soft, indigo-inspired blues and greys.

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Chaddock’s just-launched the Sleepwell programme for the bedroom which lets designers customise an upholstered bed or headboard in five simple steps: headboard style, choice of complete bed or headboard (from full to California King), height options, and the choice of fabrics, leather and vinyls. Chaddock welcomes COM. T: 001 855 535 6992 |



Luxury bed manufacturer and Royal warrant holder, Hypnos, has introduced a brand-new storage solution; the EasyStore™ drawer. This innovative new product has an abundance of accessible space with a single bed boasting the equivalent volume of four standard Hypnos divan drawers and 60kg of weight. This provides the option for customers to create a unique storage solution for their bedroom.


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Westend Bed Company is the place to go for the best advice on sleep. The showroom, located between Putney and Richmond, offers a great selection of quality brands with the best advice on what bed to order, plus complimentary Sleep Consultations. A valued customer said: ‘Our new mattress is absolutely the best thing we own, I wouldn’t change it for anything else - it’s completely wonderful.’ T: +44 (0) 207 723 2925 |

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SAVING THE WORLD Repurposing old pieces in new and imaginative ways creates unique quirks


ncreasingly interior design, along with the world at large, When it comes to brightening your space, LED lighting has made a conscious effort to incorporate natural, has been trending for some years now, and has proven to Earth-friendly design elements into homes and hotels. be an efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly Ensuring sustainable design begins with evaluating the method for lighting your dwelling or workplace at night. Long materials you have on-hand from the get-go. Repurposing life equals less waste, and these lighting solutions consume old pieces and fixtures in new and imaginative ways creates less energy, as well. Lighting up a room can also be as simple unique quirks and character in a space, and adds a signature as maximizing sunlight by employing mirrors and reflective green touch. For example, objects to catapult illumination although you’ve become used throughout the area. to your dresser as your dresser, Finally, in following with removing the legs, applying a design trends of late, of course, fresh coat of paint or lacquer, and using natural materials whenever flipping it sideways provides you a possible it of the utmost new credenza. importance. Certain materials, For an expert artisanal touch, like plastics and synthetics, visit local craftsmen for custom often wear poorly and are nonpieces or to transform found biodegradable. Using natural objects. In order to reduce the supplies, like woods, organics, and carbon footprint of your home incorporating existing landscape or space, engage their services elements into architecture and to create custom tables, chairs, design, if and when possible, or assorted objets d’art - giving allows your space to age in a your home a truly unique, artisan natural, elegant way - likely feel, and minimizing the distance improving over time. goods must travel to reach their Invest your budget into the ultimate destination. more substantial pieces in your When you are in the market design - those that can evolve for new furnishings and fixtures, with your space over time, like visit architectural salvage yards headboards, large dressers, coffee to source accents and lighting. tables, and couches. ABOVE: Tracey Sawyer and Kajsa Krause, Krause Sawyer Salvage yards are treasure troves Employing the latest in where, given enough time to sustainable design trends can be as One man’s garbage is rummage, one can unearth simple as switching out a few of another man’s treasure spectacular finds. Keep an open your usual routines. Earth Month mind - what may have been a may only come around each April, functional lantern in years past can be transformed into a but taking the time to incorporate eco-friendly practices yearstylish vessel for storing keys, or an old door can become an round into your home and workplace decor can not only interesting, textural wall piece. add unique, singular touches to your surroundings, but also Similarly, when purging your space of old materials to appeal to a sense of social and environmental responsibility. make room for the new, recycle, donate, and give away rather than disposing all together. It’s the age-old adage: Tracey Sawyer & Kajsa Krause | Krause Sawyer One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. In lieu of T: 001 212 257 4594 | creating more rubbish, give your furniture and fixtures OPPOSITE: The Canopy Central hotel’s thoughtfully designed main public space the opportunity to add re-imagined, stylistic elements to features a large, two-sided stone fireplace, stepped built-in seating, a comfy sofa and someone else’s living space. complementary club chairs, creating the perfect environment for working and relaxing


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MAGIC IS IN THE MIX The counterbalance between old and new makes the antiques so powerful


oday’s interiors are about story-telling and no element capacity to transcend the ordinary, much as a film can adds more to the story than a beautifully crafted captivate and create an alternate perspective. A Moroccan antique object. There is magic in the mix of ancient and inlay chest, an ornately carved Venetian Commode, or an modern that creates a dynamic visual tension. As Alexa English Tudor chest all serve the same purpose but their Hampton shared with me, ‘If the architectural backdrop cultural content is distinctive and the experience they is modern and contemporary, pieces with age and patina elicit, equally unique. will serve as the perfect foil to the stark modernity of Perhaps more profound, some artifacts possess the cache their surroundings.’ It is the of having been owned by a person counterbalance that makes the of distinction. Recall the red hot use of antiques so powerful in the auctions of the collections of hands of a skilled designer. It is celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor invariably this mix that creates the and Marilyn Monroe, or of an timeless quality that our clients eccentric collector such as Doris want in their interiors. Duke or better still the coveted Another valued colleague, collections of Jacqueline Kennedy Mary Douglas Drysdale, said or The Duchess of Devonshire. to me, ‘I have always favoured Years ago, I had a chance to rooms with mixes… antiques, purchase a rosewood étagère from transitional pieces, modern art the collection of Nancy Lancaster and unexpected finds. This classic and have regretted not making modern mix, says more to me the purchase for decades. Sharing about the complexity of taste an object with a person we have and times, than a room that is admired connects us in a very perfectly balanced and of one particular way over many years. moment in time.’ It is hard to overstate the Similarly, Toma Clark Haines, intrinsic spirit that antiques CEO of The Antiques Diva & have the capacity to evoke, Co., the world’s largest antiques meaning that goes beyond just touring company, agrees. She the tangential sphere. From my explains, ‘It’s all about the mix. perspective, antiques are as close ABOVE: Gary Inman, the Vice President of BaskervilL Different periods and different to magic as we get with our styles, different echelons and material world. They represent Antiques are as close origins are what makes a room our connection to the past and to magic as we can get exciting. People today want their our desire to live a unique life rooms to reflect their globally chic filled with personal meaning. lives - Global influence - Southeast Asian textiles next to Hopefully they evolve into treasured family heirlooms. Swedish Rococo Chairs, and French Louis XVI gilt consoles When you travel add antiques shopping to your itinerary paired with a vintage African juju hat.  and you’ll discover a treasure trove of remarkable design and Another magic aspect of antiques is provenance. A single objects that will enrich your life forever! antique element can shift and enrich the character of a space. It brings with it the craftsmanship of another time, Gary Inman | Baskervill in some cases craftsmanship and materials that can’t be T: 001 804 728 3026 | duplicated in our own time. Exquisitely carved ivory and OPPOSITE: The gallery at Millstone Manor features an antique Regency chest, flanked tortoiseshell objects are but two examples. by a pair of Kindel ‘fancy chairs’. The composition includes plates by Aerin Lauder, a cobalt There is the intrigue of another culture that has the mirror by Bunny Williams, a vintage Murano vase and a lamp by Christopher Spitzmiller


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ECLECTIC INTERIORS A successful eclectic interior should reflect the life and taste of the owner


hat is an eclectic design? Well, to me, it’s that table next to an antique chair. Godson Coles, the antique particularly English look which evolves as houses dealer, does this very well - mixing old and contemporary and furniture are passed down from generation to pieces, both of which would make a strong statement generation, which is then added to and enriched over many in their own right, while taking care that there is still a years. A home in which there are contrasting periods of balance. The result can be electrifying. furniture, materials and colours, tends to look much more A restrained and uniform colour palette can be beautiful dynamic and engaging than one in which everything is and harmonious but it can also lack a spark. An easy way to matching. A three-piece suite add some life to a scheme is to look is a good example of just how at your first choice of colours on a mundane and unimaginative colour wheel and then introduce using the same fabric in the same accents in the complementary colour in the same style can be. colours opposite them. The Uniformity in design can look contrast will immediately bring both contrived and soulless. your palette alive. However, don’t Too much ‘perfection’ is boring. get too carried away, as your choice (Dare I say, the great Robert of colours can also be a useful Adam was extremely inventive way to unite disparate styles of and skillful, but I find some of furniture and art. his work a little dull). Interiors To create a successful and which are meticulously planned vibrant eclectic interior, things from the outset cannot develop do not have to match, they have and grow with the people who to balance and contrast. So, put live in them and they often end the soft with the hard, the shiny up feeling sterile. I find a lot of with the matt, the bright with the American interior design too rigid dull, the Rococo with the postand I would never want to live modernist. in a contemporary minimalist Practicality and comfort are home. Biodiversity is always more important aspects of any design interesting than a monoculture and both can inform an eclectic and an eclectic design has a vitality look. Contemporary chairs and ABOVE: Mike Fisher, Creative Director of Studio Indigo because it allows an interior to sofas are often more comfortable to absorb change and evolve. sit or lie on than period ones, yet From a designer’s perspective, the eclectic look can be many period desk chairs and bookcases are still very practical. a deliberate design style or the result of curating a client’s Ultimately, eclecticism has no rules – that’s what it’s all existing and diverse collection of furniture and art. The about. A successful eclectic interior should reflect the lives latter may be more of a challenge than starting afresh, but it as well as the taste of the people living in it. That, in itself, is also far more interesting. But how should styles, periods, will help the scheme to hang together and make sense. Be materials and colours be mixed successfully? The short brave but considered and choose things which please your answer is to be bold and confident while never forgetting eye, stir your memory and capture your experiences. the need for balance and comfort. Put pieces of furniture together which come from Mike Fisher | Studio Indigo completely different periods and make the contrast obvious T: +44 (0) 207 349 1290 | and unapologetic. It’s easier to do this if you reinforce OPPOSITE: Studio Indigo were asked to reconfigure this London home. The drawing the contrast by choosing furniture made from different room illustrates how their design gave the owner’s antiques, sculptures and contemporary materials. For example, place a contemporary glass and steel art new relevance by allowing them to work as a whole. Photographer: Luke White


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The newest outdoor collection by Bridgman takes its inspiration from the latest trend of mixing materials and the colours of Italian landscapes. Shortlisted for the RHS Chelsea Product of the Year, the Verona Sofa features unique fully waterproof and virtually stain proof cushions on a sturdy aluminium frame.

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East London Parasol Company is delighted to share its collection of flamboyant garden parasols. A fabulous and colourful centerpiece to the garden, event, pool and terrace. This Season’s parasols are vibrant, opulent and luxurious. Creams, bright pink, pale pinks, palm print, green, chevrons, peacock prints, with metallic tassels, fringes and hand-carved wood. Parasols are an easy, colourful and theatrical way to create an outdoor scene. Perfect for weddings, picnics and every al fresco event.



In 2016, the Cala chair established a new design language for Kettal that combines large natural curves with a latticed rope weave creating a majestic spatial presence with transparent and light surfaces. The idea evolved and Doshi Levien created additional pieces to make a collection including a dining chair, a series of tables, low foot stools and two and three seater sofas.


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The new Olympia Lounger by Indian Ocean has a hexagonal geometric design which works to create sophisticated style at its finest, bringing bold patterning outdoors in the most elegant manner. Executed with fluent precision while maintaining an organic appearance, the playful yet classical honeycomb pattern creates an impressive outdoor collection with an iconic quality.

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Just in time for summer, the stylish chaise lounge by Jonathan Charles is cleverly designed with a retractable tray that can be pulled to either the left or right side. The neutral grey finish, steep curved design with wheels, and brass detailing make this a great look for any outdoor area.

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An exploding constellation of acrylic bars emanating from a polished steel hub. Capped with a steel tip, each rod casts a dramatic glow for the ultimate in mood lighting. Glamorous and galactic, the Jacques Sputnik Chandelier by Jonathan Adler is fab in a dining room or swanky in a foyer.

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With roots dating back to the shipyards of 19th Century London, heritage marine lighting manufacturer Davey Lighting - part of the Original BTC Group of lighting brands - combines industrial design, traditional craftsmanship and the finest raw materials. The Portico wall light is hand-made in brass giving it an antique feel. Available in two sizes, glass panels are used on all four sides and is finished with brass beaded frames for a rugged, industrial themed look.



This lovely table lamp (CM110) from Tindle has a very tactile ceramic base and is shown here in a beautiful shade of aqua. It is also available in white and can be ordered with or without the drum shade.

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If you don’t want your switches and sockets to compete with your statement pieces, choose ranges that blend in from Focus SB. Prism Clear Acrylic light switches will allow your wallcovering to shine through, with rocker, dolly or dimmer switches available in a wide range of stunning finishes. For sockets, choose Focus SB’s paintable finish which can be sprayed in their Sussex factory to the colour of your choice, or supplied primed for on-site painting. Bespoke plates are also available, enabling you to mix and match switch and socket styles on one plate if required.

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This bespoke light by Illuminati Lighting was commissioned to feature underneath a glass sky light over a three-storey stairwell in London. In order to allow daylight to cascade through the ceiling plate, the plate was customised into an open chrome spiral. The light features 41 individual Bubble glass dewdrops carefully attached to the plate by a clutch mechanism for ease of adjustability, not only at point of installation. Inside each light are crafted bubbles providing an organic and fluid feel.

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Luxury lighting expert by Christopher Wray is proud to introduce Oldhurst; an elegant, contemporary chandelier with a classic touch. With an intricately shaped metal structure, this stunning chandelier is hand painted in an Ivory finish with warm hints of gold. It also features geometric crystal droplets finished in a variety of luxurious colours. Available in three sizes, the Oldhurst can be accompanied by a semi-flush ceiling lamp and wall light.

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The Millfield Chandelier Made in brass and finished to order, here shown in polished nickel, and with lead crystal prisms.

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Flaminia presents the Saltodacqua washbasin designed by Hsiang-Heng Hsiao. Drawing its inspiration from traditional Japanese bathrooms and the tea ceremony, the Saltodacqua washbasin pays homage to the rituals most deeply ingrained in the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun. Available in ten finishes including gloss, matt and iridescent options, the 42cm diameter basin sits 23cm tall to provide a deep bowl perfect for cloakrooms and commercial use.



The complete bathroom range Luv has received the 2018 Red Dot award for outstanding design. The unusual design of Luv by Danish designer Cecilie Manz combines Nordic purism and timeless, emotional elegance. Gentle forms follow a stringent geometry and the selection of materials and colours is testament to her sense for touch and nuances.



Perrin & Rowe has opened a 680 square foot flagship showroom in the prestigious Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Showcasing a selection of handcrafted bathroom products, the showroom also features kitchen sink and tap displays including a fully functioning Filtration Mixer with Rinse and a Mini Instant Hot tap that provides up to 98°C steaming hot filtered water instantly. T: +44 (0) 170 852 6361 | 84

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New to the Catchpole & Rye collection this Summer is the stunning Empress Double Basin on Frame. This beautiful ceramic double basin has a sumptuous curved serpentine edge and stands on an elegant polished metal frame giving it a stripped-back chic look. This understated design would be ideal for keeping with a luxurious design scheme. T: +44 (0) 207 351 0940 |



This floor to ceiling heated towel rail by Bard & Brazier perfectly demonstrates the company’s skills to make something bespoke and truly unique to suit your interior. In addition to this, the Lion’s Head Bath Spout was designed and cast for a private residence. All of Bard & Brazier’s ranges are available in a variety of sizes and in ten finishes, either brushed or polished.

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Hurlingham’s Caravel Bateau pays homeage to the original French Boat baths that date back to the ‘La Belle Époque’ time of late 19th Century France. Deep set, inviting and lavish, this cast-iron bath is one of Hurlingham’s largest baths and can be finished in your choice of paint or design. Shown here, the Caravel Bateau has been finished in Bronze adding that extra touch of glamour. T: +44 (0) 140 026 3310 | 86

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Loomah and Elephant Family have collaborated and created a unique collection of distinctive, limited edition hand-tufted wool rugs that will be sold in support of Elephant Family’s work to save Asia’s elephants. Based on original paintings by Gond artists Santosh Parte and Suresh Uikey, the rugs depict the Gond fascination with the interconnectedness of nature.

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Dash & Albert are delighted to introduce the Clarence Indoor/Outdoor Rug designed by Bunny Williams. This eco-friendly rug is made of PET - a blend of recycled polyester made from plastic bottles - and is nearly indistinguishable from wool. It is soft to the touch and can be cleaned with ease. With its laid-back luxe look and soothing blue and pink tones, the Clarence Rug is perfect for the porch, the patio, the parlour, and everywhere in between.



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2 1. The elegant salon with splendid coffered ceiling is one of the many rooms in the house with perfect proportions. The rug was made to a 19th Century design and all the furniture is by John Coote Designer - John Coote Photograph - Luke White 2. A sitting room styled in a traditional manner with upholstered armchairs arranged around a glass topped coffee table. Carefully chosen objects are arranged on a Georgian writing table placed in front of the full height windows Designers - Alex Royt & Tamar Royt Photograph - Brandon BarrĂŠ 3. A black lacquer four-poster bed is dressed with ethnic fabrics and the distressed wooden floor of the bedroom is covered with ethnic rugs Designer - Alison Nicholls Photograph - Sarah Hogan


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4. In keeping with preserving and respecting traditional Ibizan architecture the house has an original double wooden front door but also a contemporary glass one that affords a beautiful view of the countryside Designers - Blakstad Design Consultants Photograph - Montse Garriga 5. A large Persian rug and hand painted walls create the perfect setting in the living room Designer - Paola Angoletta Photograph - Stefano Scata 6. A view into the living room from the dining room. A patterned rug and folding glass doors help create a different character to this adjoining space Designer - Turner Pocock Photograph - Alexander James




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7 7. A large book collection is stored in contemporary black book shelves in the study Designer - Ramon de Abadal Photograph - Montse Garriga 8. A TV and relaxation room with a Jimmie Martin graffiti panel and sofa upholstered in Festival fabric from Sanderson. Designer - Pascoe Interiors Photograph - Alexander James



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TURNING BACK TIME A couple brought in Bill Musso to redesign their Atlanta home. They had different backgrounds and there was a slight age gap leading to a mish-mash of styles. After stumbling upon the home’s original architectural plans, the client brought architects Spitzmiller & Norris to return the house to its original structure. The result - a one-of-a-kind home PHOTOGRAPHS LAUREN RUBINSTEIN

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PREVIOUS PAGE, TOP: The screened porch features a custom day bed by Amalfi, chairs by Thomas Pheasant and a beautiful custom concrete cocktail table RIGHT: In the dramatic study, an amoire made by the wife’s French cabinet-maker grandfather and an artwork, which was purchased on the couple’s honeymoon, are combined with new furniture pieces including a vintage Z chair by Gerrit Rietveld and a Jim Thompson velvet swivel chair giving the room some flexibility of use THIS PAGE, ABOVE: The retreat-like master bedroom features custom bed by Musso, Donghia chairs, a Holly Hunt ottoman, and a Michael Berman sideboard


n the middle of the Buckland area of Atlanta, a home designed for a couple by Bill Musso from Musso Design Group became a project that took in the building’s history, as well as accommodating the very different personalities of the pair. The couple had very different backgrounds, with the wife having grown up in Spain and France, while the husband was native to that part of America. There was also a slight age difference between them, and a mish-mash of styles that took in the contemporary and the traditional. Added in to this melting pot was the discovery of the home’s original plans, dating back over 20 years. Only found after the pair had lived in the house for five years, they revealed that there were


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major changes in the home that were not part of the original plans. The next step was to contact the original architects and ask them to bring the house back to what was originally intended, but with a nod to modern living. The husband and wife team contacted designer Bill Musso who’s work they had admired at a friend’s home, and a team was then in place. The collaboration was a great success. There had to be a lot of give and take in the design because of the differing tastes - and not just from the homeowners. There was also compromise between the designers and the architects, Spitzmiller & Norris. The latter are classicists, while Bill Musso admitted he lent towards the more contemporary style. The result was

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RIGHT: The Loggia’s standouts are the hanging chair from Kettal, and iron chaise lounges from Amalfi. The fans are mahogany lacquered with marine sealer to allow them to function outdoors. Outdoor fabrics by Holly Hunt & Perrenials

a real boundary pusher, and a ‘one of a kind’ home. Many of the pieces in the home were designed specifically for it, or were modified from their original dimensions to fit better in the space. But in addition to the aesthetic being a pleasing one, the new home and its furnishings needed to provide comfort. The husband made it clear that ‘comfort was king,’ and there are many custom pieces, from fireplace surrounds to Japanese charring methods (known as sho-sugi-ban) on the beams and doors. Additionally, the team experimented with the use of new countertop materials that were brand new

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to the region, called Neolith. Elsewhere, the family room connects to the screened porch, and the two rooms become one when the doors between them open, creating a wonderfully light filled space. The resulting home lead to friendships between Bill Musso and the client, and this project was considered such a success that they have agreed to collaborate once more, this time on a pool house to replace the existing one.


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TOUCH The interiors of this Austrian farmhouse, located just outside Innsburck, were typical Tyrolian and in great need of renovation and modernisation. So Thomas Hamel and his team infused a bit of Australian casual chic into the European mountain home PHOTOGRAPHS MATT LOWDEN

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PREVIOUS PAGE: In the formal sitting room, an Adam Williams Design bespoke coffee table is surrounded by custom made sumptuous sofas by Bray Designs Upholstery Limited. Fabrics in neutral tones from Ascraft Fabrics, Elliott Clarke, Kneedler Fauchere, Unique Fabrics, Rossetti Fabrics and Westbury Textiles were used throughout the room THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: In the dining room, two Eucalyptus Chandeliers in a patinated brass finish by Ochre hang proudly above a beautiful oak dining table with varnished top and brass inlay by Gallerie Bruno Moinard Editions. The gardens of the chalet, created by architect Stephan Metzner from Smarch Architects, were designed by Australian gardener, Paul Bangay. The stunning view of the hills from the chalet

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ocated just outside Innsbruck, a farmhouse Salzburg) and locally crafted iron door hardware. inherited by the father of an Austrian family Aufschnaiter manufactured all the bespoke from his grandmother has recently been cabinetry, timber wall and ceiling paneling in taken on as a project by designer Thomas Hamel, their local factory,’ he explains. an American-born, internationally recognised The next challenge in the interiors were rugs. interior designer who resides in Australia. He had After searching the world for appropriate materials, worked with the family already on their Sydney the designers ended up turning to the Behruz home, a boat and a holiday home, but said he still Studio in Melbourne to supervise all the various relished this particular opportunity. designs which were then to be hand woven in The interiors of the home were typical Tyrolian Nepal and India. and in great need of renovation and modernisation, so For many of the other furnishings, the team Thomas and his team considered how to infuse a bit of shopped in London and sourced pieces by Adam Australian casual chic into a European mountain home. Williams, Andrew Martin, Julian Chichester Dating from the 1950s, the clients wanted the and Holly Hunt in the UK. From Paris, a special farmhouse to honour the existing architecture, but dining table was commissioned by Bruno Moinard. required the interiors to With an amusing twist, reflect a more open plan, the Austrian inspired lighter feel. The kitchen casual dining table was was very dark, unconnected actually sourced from to the living areas because Gregorius Pineo at it had been designed with Kneedler Fauchere in Los staff in mind, which would Angeles, making for a not suit its current use. truly global assemblage. Spaces and rooms needed However, Thomas says to be opened up, with the most unique piece of windows and skylights the project was designed being added. In addition, locally - the custom existing dark building detailed Swarovski crystal materials were changed, chandelier. It takes pride with the old staircase of place in the entrance carpeted in a Bordeaux red hall and cascades through plush to create the vision of the three story void of the the previous finishes. contemporary glass and Thomas explains that bronze staircase. the primary goal was Outside, the light and to retain the original views of the surrounding ABOVE: Thomas Hamel, Founder of Thomas Hamel & Associates exterior architecture while mountains are impressive modernising things. ‘We year round. The gardens wanted to remain true to the local heritage of the are now lush thanks to the introduction of house, whilst incorporating modern features and, Melbourne-based international garden designer, of course, adding an Australian twist,’ he says. Paul Bangay. Thomas says it was hugely enjoyable ‘We were extremely impressed with the precision to research plant material for this project, and of every aspect of this project, it was organised like that he relished learning the difference between clockwork and the project ran almost better than Austrian and Australian plants. our local projects,’ he adds. All in all, the clients were ecstatic with the One particular supplier was a godsend when it results. ‘They love the sense of comfort, relaxation came to sourcing furnishings, Thomas believes. and familiarity which is exactly what we all set out ‘We were introduced to the extraordinary resource to achieve,’ Thomas concludes. called Aufschnaiter, in Kitzbuhel. We were able to find and use wonderful local materials (such THOMAS HAMEL as the kitchen Benchtops made with stone from T: +61 296 936 88 | OPPOSITE: In the Winter garden room, a Rajasthan Mirror by Orient House sits atop a stone fireplace with Porta Romana Large Escher Wall Lights in decayed gold finish by South Pacific mounted either side. The Henham Coffee Table in a distressed bronze finish by Decorus sits on top of a custom-made, hand woven rug by Behruz. An array of fabrics from Unique Fabrics and Aufschnaiter were used and all follow the same neutral colour scheme as that featured in the formal living room

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A custom detailed Swarovski crystal chandelier cascades through the three storey hall. In the wine cellar, an 18th Century oak farmhouse dining table by Walton House Antiques is ready for a wine tasting event. An Aquamass free-standing bathtub by Paolo Chipiro sits in front of doors leading to a balcony allowing a view of the hillside. In the kitchen, a distressed dining table by Kneedler Fauchere sits beneath a colourful artwork by artist Wechner Finkenberg

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SQUARE The interior of this penthouse suite in Fitzrovia, London, focuses on British craft and is influenced by the building’s central, cosmopolitan location and its rich heritage PHOTOGRAPHS NICO WILLS

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PREVIOUS PAGE : In the living room, which has a stunning view over the city, Echlin designed the sofas and the footstools were by Portuguese designer, Muranti THIS PAGE, ABOVE: The artwork behind the sofa is called Composition 150, by artist Gabrielle Cappelli, sourced from Cadogan Contemporary based in London


itzrovia, a pair of penthouses in London’s Rathbone Square, have just been unveiled by developers Great Portland Estates (GPE). Providing a feeling of sanctuary in central London, and yet situated just 150 metres from the new Crossrail hub at Tottenham Court Road Station, the properties offer the opportunity to experience ‘living in one of the capital’s most connected and vibrant neighbourhoods and includes a residence by visionary design studio, Echlin,’ GPE says. The former Royal Mail sorting office is one of the first public squares to be opened up in central London for more than 100 years.

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Comprising two duplexes located on the seventh and eighth floors, each light-filled home has been crafted and features double height ceilings, floor to ceiling windows with far reaching panoramas and rare outdoor space. In the first interior Echlin created, spanning 2,900 square foot, an elegantly crafted spiral staircase, flooded with natural light from the skylight above, leads upstairs to the main living and entertaining space with an adjoining kitchen and access to southerly and northern facing terraces. Completing this floor is a spacious master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and walk-in dressing room and

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ABOVE: In the bedroom, the views over the city continue to wow. The double bed was designed by Echlin, and the round wooden side tables are by Julian Chichester

two further bedrooms, one of which could be used as a study. On the lower floor, there are two spacious double bedrooms, one en suite, and both bedrooms open onto a sizeable balcony. The interiors focus on British craft and are influenced by the building’s central, cosmopolitan location and its heritage, with a colour palette of blues, greens, nudes and chalky whites, along with materials such as linen, velvet and leather. Modern, classic and vintage pieces adorn the penthouse from Julian Chichester, Ochre and The New Craftsmen. There are a number of British made bespoke items such as furniture designed by Echlin and a striking hanging mobile by Corrie Williamson. In the kitchen, Echlin partnered with British ceramicist John Julian to showcase a curated selection of his work. In the second penthouse, there is an open plan kitchen, dining and living space with a double height ceiling and access to a terrace. The master bedroom on the upper floor features his and hers dressing rooms and a sumptuous

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bathroom with freestanding bath. There are two further bedrooms with dressing rooms and en suite bathrooms and an optional fourth bedroom or study. Both properties come complete with contemporary custom designed kitchens featuring state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances and Calacatta marble worktop, walk-in wardrobes, ambient integrated lighting, comfort cooling and under floor heating. Graham Longman, Project Architect at Make Architects, concludes: ‘The residential properties are a crucial part of Rathbone Square. It’s the vibrant mix of uses around the beautiful square that give Rathbone its character and make it such a great new addition to Fitzrovia. The penthouses are completely individual, grounded into the architectural language of the development, which flows inside and out and gives the scheme its unique identity. They will make amazing homes.’


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TENT CITY Steve Hoedemaker and Tim Pfeiffer were asked to redesign a waterfront property near Seattle with the aim for it to host roughly 40 family members and friends. They wanted everyone to connect with nature while enjoying the views of the lake. Then it hit them: Summer Camp PHOTOGRAPHS LISA ROMEREIN

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PREVIOUS: The main tent is big enough for a queen-size bed which is dressed with a circa-1950 Hudson’s Bay wool blanket and pillows sewn from vintage fabrics including Indian Silk THIS PAGE, RIGHT: The 20’s cottage was reimagined and included a camp-style dining hall


project on Whidbey Island in Washington, 30 miles North of Seattle has been lovingly nicknamed ‘tent city’. What’s more, it’s recently proven what can be achieved when designers and architects focus on their strengths, defy convention and take a few risks with a project. To enable the home’s redesign to encompass a campsite like feel, designers Hoedemaker Pfeiffer went to lengths to make room for a selection of grand indoor spaces for gatherings, with outdoor spaces for taking the sun and views or gathering around the fire of an evening. Bedrooms were out,

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replaced instead by a collection of wall tents that simultaneously lose nothing in luxury but gain everything in the connection to the great outdoors. The demolition process could have been more extensive still. Presented with a collection of architectural decisions that spanned many decades and styles, it appeared at first there was nothing worth saving of the house. However, modesty prevailed, coupled with a desire to make use of existing resources, the team suggested eliminating only the most ordinary parts of the building, leaving the original 1920s beach

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ABOVE: Architect and Designer, Steve Hoedemaker and Tim Pfeiffer, stand on the decking of the redesigned 20’s cottage which has stunning views over the lake

cabin and the 1970s great room. The remaining bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry room, mudroom and garage all went, leaving space for the iconic collection of wall tents and various camp areas. The wall tents provide for year-round sleeping, benefiting from simple electric heaters for colder nights. In four tents, there is room for eight guests, with room for an additional six in the great room. The furniture throughout was sourced from up and down the West Coast with additional pieces sourced from Asia and the East Coast. A 1920s cottage was reimagined, becoming a camp style dining hall with its own beach stone fireplace, kitchen and camp style bath. The 1970s

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great room was completely cleaned up. A sleeping loft was added and the fireplace was rebuilt to create a room that’s part Pacific Coast park lodge with a little bit of Tofino surf chic. The sense of camp and community is reinforced outside with a great deck facing the water and a fire pit out back out of the wind for cooler nights. The camp bathroom provides for simultaneous use of showers, toilets, and sinks without compromising privacy, and an additional outdoor sink makes tooth brushing by starlight a breeze. Pure camping bliss.


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‘In the medieval hilltop villages, among the vines and olives, there are abandoned stone houses waiting to be renovated,’ says Rob Landeweerd and Jeroen Macco, Special Umbria PHOTOGRAPHS KRISTIAN SEPTIMIUS KROGH

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PREVIOUS: Rob Landeweerd and Jeroen Macco’s Italian farmhouse sits in the Umbrian hills near Citta della Pieve surrounded by abundant olive and fruit trees ABOVE: In the living room which is centred around a rustic fireplace, the décor gives an eclectic feel with the furniture being upholstered in colourful Italian fabrics


f you’re looking for a holiday villa or second home in Italy - the real Italy - a new luxury villa website is aiming to ‘make exquisite living in the heart of Italy a dream come true,’ says Rob Landeweerd and Jeroen Macco, founders of the Special Umbria website. The pair have travelled extensively around Italy since the 1990s and, thanks to a close friend, had the pleasure of visiting Città della Pieve in the Umbrian hills on one such occasion. This sparked their motivation to buy a house of their own in the region. In 2007, they decided to leave Holland and move to Italy, bravely leaving their business careers

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behind, to buy a property in the ‘green heart’ landlocked Italian region of Umbria, a treasure trove for old stone farmhouses. The pair consulted local property agents and visited numerous houses before choosing a plot of land in Piegaro, near Lake Trasimeno, and building their dream home. A combination of project management and designing with their love for Italy led to the Special Umbria site being born. Rob and Jeroen started off managing and renovating clients’ second homes in Umbria, which led to them renting out exclusive villas and apartments and subsequently acting as property finders themselves.

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RIGHT: An antique wooden table sits in the middle of the rustic style kitchen with hand made cotto tiled floor, Hay chairs and Muuto pendant lights

Today, Special Umbria’s office is located next to the pair’s three-bedroom farmhouse, which sits in the hills near Città della Pieve, surrounded by 3500 square metres of gardens with a pool, vegetable garden, 50 olive trees and fruit trees, with breathtaking views of the Umbrian countryside. The interior décor is warm and nothing if not eclectic. Rob and Jeroen have dressed it with pieces of art by Hendrik Kerstens, Alessandro Papetti, Fons van Laar, amongst many more, and mixed these with Dutch, Italian and English furniture. There are wood and glass cupboards from an old Italian church, a Dutch chandelier above the

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fireplace, and an Italian antique chest of drawers, each restored by local craftsmen and upholstered in colourful Italian fabrics. The sofas are now covered in Rubelli velvet and Zoffany fabric, there are red and yellow felt Vitra poufs, and a small footstool covered in Pierre Frey fabric. The rustic style kitchen features a handmade cotto tiled floor, a marble worktop with a butler sink carved from the same marble, and wooden cupboards and shelves made by a local carpenter. An antique Umbrian wooden table sits in the middle of the kitchen with Hay chairs and hanging pendant lights by Muuto. Bursts of colour are added across

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ABOVE: The house is surrounded by 3,500 square metres of gardens with a pool, vegetable garden, 50 olive and fruit trees, and is spoiled for breathtaking views

the house with handmade lampshades designed by Dutch company Gezusters Stoop. Special Umbria now has 100 properties on its books, and their interiors are a mix of traditional Umbrian style and 21st Century living. Rob likes to mix things up a bit by pairing high street brands such as Zara Home with high end designers such as Missoni, as well as vintage pieces sourced from markets. In fact, Rob, Jeroen and their team pride themselves on the level of attention to detail each property is given, overseeing every step of the journey. ‘We concluded 2007, the year we built the house,

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signing the final deed at the notary followed by a big celebratory ‘pranzo’, or lunch, at the house for all the workmen who had done such a wonderful job on our dream - having our own property and new beginnings in Umbria had come true!’ says Rob, adding: ‘In the medieval hilltop villages and Apennine peaks, among the vines and olives, there are abandoned stone houses waiting to be renovated - it’s our turn to make other’s Italian dream a reality…’


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IN CANNES Collett-Zarzycki was brought in to redesign a home located on the Bay of Cannes, South of France, which did not make use of its grand surroundings. The result was a light, airy home with views to die for PHOTOGRAPHS MARK LUSCOMBE-WHYTE

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stunning corner of the Bay of Cannes in the South of France, a region known for its sweeping ocean views seen from luxury homes perched on the hilltops, is so similar to those in the sunshine state of California that locals have taken to calling the area ‘Californie’. Not all the homes there were making the most of the views, however. One particular space required a complete rebuild from Anthony Collett, co-founder of Collett-Zarzycki, the architectural and interior design firm. He was initially met with a home he described as being completely anonymous, one that could have been anywhere on the globe - so little was it making of the grand surroundings. Anthony and his team were tasked with rebuilding the home to take full advantage of these natural benefits. His client wanted his London family to experience them at PREVIOUS PAGE : The impressive villa is a linear building designed to incorporate a series of courtyard spaces. An elevated view overlooking the landscaped gardens THIS PAGE, ABOVE : A pool gazebo gives a view of the Bay of Cannes beyond LEFT: The spacious open-plan living space is of a classic contemporary design scheme, which emphasises pale muted colours and simple architectural forms

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ABOVE: In the large open-plan entrance hall, an Edge chandelier by Holly Hunt illuminates the dining table, a CA Design with a bronze base made by JSJ and glass top by Paul Clifford which features engraved fish giving the impression of a pond. Also, a sculptural spiral staircase with glass steps draws attention

their best, and needed a place that would allow him to do this. Collett-Zarzycki worked with local architectural practice, Collection Privée, to create the seven-bedroom family house, in a project which took 18 months to complete. Understandably, and most obviously, the issue of the non-existent sea views needed to be addressed first. The new property, a linear building, was therefore positioned to have major spaces that would look straight onto the beautiful Southern climes. Benefiting from its location on a steep slope, the new home is set back on the hillside and has been designed over two levels, allowing for ample ceiling height on both floors. Another key design alteration was to give every room in the house natural light and ventilation. This wasn’t easy. The close proximity of an

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immoveable cliff edge directly behind the home meant that was a regular task. The issue was resolved by designing a multitude of courtyard spaces that would bring light, air and the occasional water feature right into the heart of the building. ‘There’s a sense of surprise when you encounter the shafts of light from the courtyards above, penetrating the floor-plan from another level. It lends a certain magic to one’s experience of the home,’ says Anthony, who worked with his colleague Olive Jobst on the redesign. An added advantage of the home’s flat roofs was to camouflage the house into the surroundings, along with olive trees and aromatic rosemary hedges. What really makes this property special however is its effortless melding of Eastern and Western influences. The clients, who are of Muslim faith,

RIGHT: In the centre of the gardens, steps framed by palm trees lead up to a gazebo overlooking the pool

requested that some Arabic motifs be incorporated in the predominantly classic contemporary design scheme of the new home. The space now emphasises pale muted colours and simple architectural forms throughout. Subtle references to the client’s origins can be seen in the Arabesque pattern in the central courtyard you first arrive into, in the ornate balustrade which lends to the main upper floor terraces and the domed ceiling in

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the entrance hall, with its small star-shaped cutouts which add further natural light to the room. Anthony is enthusiastic about the use of these touches throughout the home, adding that it has been an ongoing influence for him professionally. ‘Middle Eastern architecture has always influenced not only myself but the whole of Western architecture,’ he says. ‘We haven’t tried to create a pastiche, but instead endeavoured to absorb

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RIGHT: In the spacious entrance hall, the delicate spiral staircase designed by Eva Jiricna rises up into a domed skylight

some cultural aspects and represent them in a contemporary manner,’ he adds. The result is a beautiful home that manages to retain a sense of intimacy in its grandeur, and proves there is an ability to carve out seclusion while living in a space that’s carefully linked. For the best example of this, look no further than the arrangement of the areas that make up the family room, the internal courtyard and the large

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loggia terrace which overlooks the pool and the view of the Bay of Cannes - something which was previously not even celebrated by the space. As Anthony concludes, ‘Each space has its own identity, but they all weld together in a home that is spacious, interesting, intimate but majestic.’


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HOUSE Ar Badrinath Kaleru and the Studio Ardete design team were briefed to redesign an elderly couple’s home in India to one which was ideal for relaxation, comfort and leisure PHOTOGRAPHS PURNESH DEV NIKHANJ

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ocated on a busy road in the city of Panchkula in India, a home that has become known as the Pool House was recently designed for an elderly couple and their visiting family and friends by architect Ar Badrinath Kaleru and the Studio Ardete design team. The brief was to visualise a house that exuded comfort and was designed for relaxation and leisure, and to apply these principals to the nearly 5,000 square metre dwelling. Completed last year, the main concept behind the home was to place emphasis on its courtyard and pool areas, with these acting as the focal point of the entire space. The faรงade has been designed in two individual spaces. A screen comprising of vertical members reduces visual contact with the busy street that lies just outside the home, at the same time allowing the occupants to have a view of the trees which line the road just across from it. Another defined space has been created by the staircase facade, which is clad in dark grey textured stone. Small PREVIOUS PAGE : A screen compromising of vertical members reduces visual contact with the street outside while allowing occupants to have a view of the trees lining the road THIS PAGE, ABOVE : The lead designers from Studio Ardete for this Poolyard project LEFT: Full height windows were used to interconnect the various spaces of the house and also bring the outdoors in. A water body at the entrance sets a tranquil tone

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RIGHT: The main staircase and the wellness areas have been connected to the rest of the house via the courtyard. The staircase leads to a pool located on the first floor

rectangular voids have been created in this to break up the mass, and this adds a sense of lightness. These windows have been fitted with reflective glasses to add a sculptural dimension to the wall. A water feature located near the entrance to the home sets a tranquil tone for the interiors that lie beyond. The feeling of light conjured by these windows continues inside the home, where transparent walls have been used to interconnect the various

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spaces and to link them to the outdoors. The sitting room, which is located at the front of the house, is designed as an extension of the landscape outside, with the cantilevered roof reinforcing the connection of the inside to the out. The transparent walls serve a further purpose here, neatly accentuating the presence of the swimming pool from different areas of the house. The main staircase and what are called the


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ABOVE: Quirky light fixtures have been used throughout the home. Natural light filters in from the double height courtyard illuminating the indoors in the day

wellness areas have been cleverly connected to the rest of the spaces in the home via the courtyard, which again establishes a correlation between the inside and the out, something which is extremely important when you bear in mind the wide variation of temperatures which occur in this part of the world. The colour, texture and material palettes of the Poolyard House have intentionally been kept subtle too, with the use of wood and stone capturing the eye. Elsewhere, colourful artworks contrast against the toned down ambience of the interiors. The lighting has been fitted taking into consideration individual

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spaces and their varying functionality. Quirky fixtures that draw attention and bind the elements of the space together have been used, while natural light filters in from the double height courtyard, illuminating the spaces inside during the daytime. Finally, the swimming pool on the first floor, which can be seen from many areas of the home, has become the nucleus of the house and of course lends the entire project its name.


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CHINTZ Designer Tom Scheerer was tasked with redecorating a Mediterranean Revival villa on Jupiter Island on Florida’s South coast. The clients were a couple with three grown children who wanted a more informal, comfortable home PHOTOGRAPHS WILLIAM WALDRON


esigner Tom Scheerer recently revived a mansion on Jupiter Island on Florida’s south coast. An extremely golf-friendly area, residences in the region could be considered something of a throwback to a simpler America. Certainly it has a distinct identity. Tom was tasked with redecorating a Mediterranean Revival villa for a couple and their three grown children. The house had been in the wife’s family since the 1850s, but neither she nor her husband wanted the chintz of the area to find its way into the redesign, instead preferring something informal. The house has a Spanish personality, right down to an atrium pool and its columns. High ceilings give the rooms a chapel-like calm and the small rooms have a quirky feel. Though much of the original place was torn down, the architect stocked the new wings and adjacent two-story guesthouse with nostalgia. A guesthouse suite lies at the top of an outdoor staircase while a guest bedroom has an outside entrance, but also can be reached by heading to the master suite, walking through a bathroom, and opening a secret door. More significantly, PREVIOUS PAGE: A custom-made sofa in the living room, which is flooded with natural light, is grouped with an antique Indian bone-inlaid coffee table and Louis XVI slipper chairs ABOVE: The walls of this blue and white guest bedroom are lined in a patterned linen RIGHT: The impressive pedestal base of the dining table has been fitted with a Brazilian mahogany top. The a neutrally decorated room which opens out onto the garden

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ABOVE: The atrium pool at this home on Florida’s Jupiter Island is lined with Azulejo Ceramica’s River Rock and the terrace is paved with terracotta tiles

the rooms in the house are linked, each opening into the next, rather than being formally separated by corridors and halls. For a colour scheme, Tom used sophisticated neutrals - warm cream, sandy beige and lacquer brown - with bold dashes of blue, green and yellow, in debt to the surrounding subtropical landscape. The dining room features a table with Baroquestyle dolphin base designed by the French firm Ramsay. A 1960s wicker bedroom suite that had been in the house for decades was split up, and walls were sheathed in sheets of bark paper. Darkstained floors are found in first-floor rooms. Pecky

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cypress, a pockmarked native wood was used to panel the dining room. The exaggerated proportions of some of the rooms inspired the designer to play up the spatial drama. Birds in prints bring a touch of wildlife, while the tight confines of a powder room pop their visual boundaries by virtue of a wallpaper whose Chinese-style fretwork makes the tiny space look like an extravagant parakeet’s cage. ‘It’s all about comfort, with a bit of spice,’ Tom concludes.


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DREAM Interior designer Anthony Collett took on the challenge of revamping a derelict Italian 17th Century farmhouse with the idea of making it a place for his children to enjoy a carefree, outdoor childhood and make it the most peaceful place in the whole world PHOTOGRAPHS MARK LUSCOMBE-WHYTE

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PREVIOUS: Through the rustic-style stone and tile arch in the sitting room, you can see many brightly coloured paintings by South African artist, Nicolaas Maritz ABOVE: Deck chairs sit alongside the outdoor pool which has a seating area at one end OPPOSITE: The dining area with cupboard and table designed by Collett


nterior designer Anthony Collett still remembers the feeling, 30 years ago, when he set eyes on a derelict Italian 17th Century farmhouse with no water or electricity. He knew it would need a lot of work, but saw potential. The home looks down over a 270-degree panorama of beautiful Tuscan landscape, with the city of Lucca below, so there was appeal despite the years of work ahead. Anthony and his wife, knitwear designer Julia Pines, wanted their three youngest children to have the carefree, outdoor childhood he’d enjoyed. The house, a stone-rubble construction with a pantile roof and the date 1630 carved into a

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keystone, had been derelict for 30 years. Anthony wanted the builders he was using to understand that the house should look as though it had always been there, and not follow straight lines. He insisted no trowels were used on the walls. Instead, a granular mortar was applied using a hessian bag, a technique employed by its 17th Century builders. Inside, traditional local materials were kept too, from terracotta tiles to massive wooden beams. The living room itself was originally a barn, but is now bright with paintings and a stone arch. There are wooden steamer chairs with cushions in bright fabrics, Moroccan rugs spread over weathered tiles, an ancient Italian cupboard, Indian temple lights

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Potted plants sit in a row along the top of a wall outside and two outdoor chairs sit underneath the canopy providing a shaded area to relax. The house, a stone-rubble construction, has a pantile roof and the date 1630 carved into a keystone. The terrace outside is decorated with handwoven Indian cotton awning creating a tranquil and relaxing space to enjoy the outdoors. An area to escape the strong Italian sun while being surrounded by a range of flora

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RIGHT: The library was painted in bright colours to match the multicoloured fabrics found on the sofas

in brightly coloured glass and an old wooden hen coop - again Indian - used for storage. In the kitchen, the strap hinges cupboards are hand forged, as is a giant metal hoop from which Arts and Crafts lanterns hang above a tall, chunky table designed by Anthony. The kitchen tops are made from thick Carrara stone, and the divisions between the cupboards are of plastered brick. The dining room is also simple, plain and rustic, with a cupboard and table of Anthony’s design, surrounded by stacking chairs. Upstairs, the four bedrooms with their beams and

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terracotta floors are simple, their only decoration is the handwoven textiles used for bedspreads or bed curtains. Outside, the pool is hidden from the house, but vital to the family. Anthony is often in Italy for his work sourcing high quality marble, and when there, he says he makes a point of staying at the house, calling it the most peaceful place in the world.


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HOMELY ART GALLERY Original features made the space work as a blank canvas for the client’s art collection


olaço & Graham, run by Michel Colaco and Francesca Graham, was approached by their client to help her with the redesign of this amazing apartment, located on Mount Street, Mayfair. The home has an understated classical feel and high ceilings, mouldings and Boiseries throughout. Working in collaboration with Brazilian Architect, Dayanne Cavalcanti, the pair realised how important art was for the client, with her amazing collection built up over years. As a result, the team’s starting point was to make the flat work like a gallery, but with more going on besides. Original structural features made the space work as a blank canvas, with art strategically displayed, yet it still retained a sense of being a home.

The majority of the furniture comes from wellknown Italian brands like B&B Italia, Minotti, Cassina and Poltrona Frau, following simple shapes and forms so as to not overshadow the art. The children’s passion for music is not forgotten, with a piano placed between living and dining areas. Proof that, despite its stunning artistic tendencies, this space remains a family home. Colaço & Graham says that it was a pleasure to work with this client as she had impeccable taste and a great eye.


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ABOVE: The atmosphere in the main seating area is relaxing and inviting with sofas, armchairs and stool by B&B Italia and Poltrona Frau and an artwork above the sofa is by Venezuelan artist Cruz Diez OPPOSITE. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Geometrical artwork, 112 Dominos, by Brazilian artist Jose Patricio is displayed on the wall next to the Cassina dining table. In the hallway, storage units are accompanied with artworks. Old and new combine in the living room, displayed by the surprising antique mahogany chest of drawers bought at a Kensington Highstreet shop. A Venetian mirror hangs above a glass console in the elegant reception area

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MIXING OLD WITH NEW A couple in Dulwich Village wanted to update their home to become more modern


project in Dulwich Village undertaken for a family was one of those that went so well, both designer and clients became friends after the work had been completed. The client had a wealth of furniture which had been handed down as family heirlooms from the husband’s side of the family. The client wanted to keep it, along with the original features of the property, but for it to be updated with a more contemporary feel. It was important to the client that, in the extension to the rear of the property, wooden windows and doors would feature and that the colour would give it a more modern feel. They also had an original brick wall in the kitchen which they loved and so they wanted to replicate it in the new extension.

Everything in the office area was bespoke made, as well as the bench around the rounded part of the extension. The client had her own joiner she had worked with in the past, although the designer was happy to suggest their own preferred tradesmen if needed. ‘Working with the round corner was a real challenge as we wanted the seating area to follow the exact shape. In the end it has worked out very well,’ Gloria Sanchez, lead designer, explains. The client was so happy with the work, they have asked them to fit the master bedroom.


ABOVE: The client is very calm and serene so Tailored Living made the office to reflect that. Including photography from Trowbridge Gallery and using a juju hat to represent the client’s South African heritage. OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A wooden bench was built to follow the extension’s curve. An antique console and lamp can be found in the front room contrasting against one another. The property used to have a bare brick wall in the kitchen which can be seen in the extension which now houses the dining area. A sumptuous armchair in the corner was intended to mark a reading area, making use of the existing shelves above

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HOME FIT FOR FAMILY Vesta Design created a home perfect for the family to spend quality time together


esta Design recently furnished a penthouse apartment near Kensington High Street, focusing on furniture, accessories and artwork, with a brief to keep the space relaxed and family oriented. Relaxation was the buzzword throughout all rooms. The main living and dining area needed to be flexible and there needed to be a bar that doubled as a breakfast bar. The starting point for the fabric scheme was the navy velvet for the sofa chosen by the client. Vesta layered neutral cushions with textured fabrics and added a throw. There was a relaxed feel to the furniture and lighting too. Vesta used textured wood, leather, ceramic lamps and brass detailing, coming together to create a feel that was ‘curated but effortless.’

The master bedroom has a masculine feel, thanks to a monochrome colour palette. A deep buttoned, winged headboard and smart upholstered bench give a luxurious atmosphere while brass detailing on the furniture and accessories gives a contemporary edge. Finally, a child’s bedroom was needed that wasn’t ‘too girly’. A light headboard against a deep blue wall creates contrast against bright colours. The bold combination, and the patterns, create a playful bedroom for a young lady, perfect for relaxing with friends.


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ABOVE: The navy velvet corner sofa in the family living area is a bold statement piece. ‘Mascara’ from Trowbridge Gallery hangs on the wall adjacent to the breakfast bar OPPOSITE: The children’s desk area creates a space for homework to be done away from distraction. The Bear Animal Bookcover by Trowbridge Gallery adds a playful touch

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HOUSE OF WINDOWS This new modern lakehouse is the epitome of bringing the outdoors in and vice versa. Situated on the edge of Lake Waccabuc, there is nothing clichĂŠ about the home, nothing feels pre-made or like anything else seen before PHOTOGRAPHS DONNA DOTAN PHOTOGRAPHY 168 Bridge for Design Summer 2018

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he driving force behind this Lake Waccabuc home redesign was Workshop/APD, a full-service architectural firm based in New York City that also specialises in interior design. This allowed a style and feel evident in both the interior and exterior of the home to develop, right down to light fixtures and throw pillows. The couple who own the home come from Manhattan but actually purchased it some years ago. The plan, as their children grew up, was to use it as it was, before redesigning it completely when they had left home. They wanted a place they could escape to at the weekend, and also to have friends and family visit from the city. The end result is a home that’s ideal for family getaways, is functional for entertaining and with a style all of its own. Designers at Workshop/APD admitted that a key influence for the project was a nearby restaurant, which was elegant yet somehow combined the old and the new. The property is surrounded by trees, with the back of it providing spectacular views of the Lake. There was originally a large rock ledge near the building site when PREVIOUS PAGE : This spectacular property is surrounded by trees, and the back of the house provides a spectacular view of, and access to, Lake Waccabuc in New York THIS PAGE, ABOVE : Andrew Kotchen, a Principal of design studio, Workshop/APD LEFT: The first thing that greets guests is the huge staircase which plays a huge part in both the interior and exterior as the three storeys can be seen from the exterior of the house

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construction began, so the team had to excavate a lot of stone, which would go on to be reused. The next step was to create vertical and open spaces with a lot of glass, so that the woods appeared to merge with the interior. The designers wanted it to feel as if the trees were engulfing the home, with the view of the lake the main focus. From floor to ceiling, everything in the home works together seamlessly. The design intentionally matches the architecture of the home, again a key part of the design team’s philosophy. The interior design was all about bringing in muted colors, textures, and patterns, the team believe, and also about building around a few authentic pieces and combining them with custom pieces and new items. Workshop/APD’s interior designer purchased some of the home’s décor pieces in antiques shops and other stores in the Hudson Valley. Other items were custom-made, like the living room’s Chamberlain Sofa, by Fresh Kills, and chairs by Jean Gillion, a Brazilian furniture maker. Other unique details were added throughout the home, including the hand-carved African pieces that hang on the sitting area’s wall. ABOVE: At the bottom of the staircase, a vintage rattan Paul McCobb console is set behind an Adrian Pearsall rocking chair and celeste accent table with marble base from Arteriors RIGHT: In the living room, a pair of custom Workshop/APD designed sofas are covered in Holly Hunt Silk. One of the favourite features in the space is the reclaimed wood floor lamp made up of Walnut, Mahogany, Maple Oak and Adler wood which has a ‘Tetris-like’ aesthetic

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ABOVE: Jean Gillon Leather sling chairs in their original fabric help frame the sitting room which is anchored by the custom sofa covered in Castel’s Ecorce fabric RIGHT: In the dining room, which is the heart of the home, a statement light fixture from Parisian design studio Design Heure hangs above the dining table

All of the materials, even the fabrics, were intended to have an authentic age to them, and none of the décor feels too shiny and new. It took a year and a half to build all the pieces and find the right ones for each space, the team explains. In addition to the three main living spaces, including the living room, family room, and kids’/ media room, there are three secondary nooks, to allow people the opportunity to do their own thing. The family wanted to be there on rainy, sunny and wintry days, and enjoy it all year long. But it would be the dining room that would become the heart of the home, nestled in between the family room and kitchen. Above the diningroom table hangs a statement light fixture from a Paris company named Design Heure, which fills the double height room and feels part of the overall design of the space.

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By contrast, the kitchen’s design is one of understated elegance, although one that still provides the functionality of a chef ’s kitchen. Being centrally located, there needed to be some subtlety to its design, so the team settled on a ‘shiplap aesthetic’. They gave the kitchen three layers: a large island, the central kitchen, and another space behind that for storage. The windows were another driving force in the design of this home. Starting right at the front door and leading all the way through the house to the back, they are a focal point throughout. These were carefully considered wherever the scale changes, with smaller windows in the hideaway nooks and larger ones in the more spacious living areas. The front entrance is marked by an oversized solid-oak door, with everything around it glass. From here, you can see everything that’s going

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: In the office, a custom lounge chair by Interiors by George and Martha is converted in Moore and Giles Absolute Molasses leather and accessorised with custom pillows from Osborne and Little. The main focal point of the master bedroom is the limestone and blue stone fireplace with pieces sourced from the land during construction. A bridge extends above a shallow pool filled with pebbles, connecting the master bedroom with the kids’ rooms. In the library, manila rope lights from Atelier 688 hang above an upholstered bench which is complemented with custom pillows and reclaimed oak trunks

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ABOVE: The upper deck and lower grass areas merge seamlessly through the creation of multiple terraces housing a jacuzzi and multiple outdoor seating areas

on throughout the house, but the door makes it feel more private. Leading in, the first thing you see when you walk into the home is its massive staircase. The staircase was singled out for attention, alluding to the fact the home has three floors. This inside out is aided by the clever use of materials with a natural feel. The interior floors are all character-grade oak and were installed early on in construction, so that they would become more aged. This is often something that homeowners will try to avoid, but it works for the look and feel of this particular home. Similarly, on the outside, the team used custom-made white-oak shingles instead of cedar shingles, and the steel has a matte-

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black patina to give it an aged quality. The design scheme extends to the outdoor living spaces, as well. New York City firm Gunn Landscape Architecture developed the master plan, merging the upper deck and lower-lawn areas, creating multiple terraces that give depth, again merging inside and out. Throughout the project, that guiding principle was achieved, as well as other happy pairings. The lake house brings functionality and style together, but also combined modern and vintage, old and new.  

ANDREW KOTCHEN | WORKSHOP/APD T: 001 212 273 9712 |




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