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the world of interior design Making an Entrance Inspiration for creating an exquisite entrance hall Fabrics & Wallpaper New designs from Altfield, Siminetti, Kobe, Prestigious Textiles, Carole Fabrics, Linwood and more Beds The BoutiqueBase from Hypnos, the first upholstered bed collection from Delcor and the NottinblĂş PBS Fluid bed from Westend Bed Company Opulent Drawing Rooms Inspiration for creating your show-stopping drawing room

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84 Embracing Colours Are you a bold or

subtle colourist - or are neutrals your natural habitat? Asks Melissa Hamilton 86 Kitchens A stunning kitchen design within one of Henry Prideaux Interior Design’s projects, and brand new products from Perrin & Rowe and Extreme Design

88 Fireplaces New fireplace designs from Esse,

Victoria Stone, Charnwood, Stovax and more

94 Bathrooms The Caravel Bateau from

Hurlingham Bath Company, The Riviere Collection from Oasis, The La Loire mixer by Catchpole & Rye, and much more





CONTENTS 98 Rugs & Flooring Rug designs by Treasure 102 110 120 126

Garden, Roger Oates, Loomah and more Lighting New designs from Christopher Hyde, Mariner Lighting, John Richard and more House of Gold There was one unexpected guiding principle for this London apartment - the golden De Gournay wallpaper Forever Bold This London townhouse has a human touch and is filled with wittiness and is complemented with elegant design An American Beauty Despite being in the suburbs, one home redesigned for a family manages to remain refined

138 Elegant Flamboyance Designer Serdar

GĂźlgĂźn has mastered the art of exalting the beauty of the past with a very personal twist in his Istanbul home

146 Luxury Ahoy The vintage style of La Sultana

reflects the perception of a time when sailing was luxurious, exotic and romantic

154 St Moritz Chalet Brief: to inject warmth,

individuality and local character whilst maintaining a strong contemporary look 162 Giffin House Simplicity coupled with comfort was key when Beth Webb designed this Atlanta home with the help of the client Bridge for Design Winter 2017


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Historic Glamour Holly Hollenbeck created a bright, energetic space to counteract the grey, often foggy outlook of San Francisco Livable Luxe The interior design of this Dallas home was inspired by the client’s art collection and love of colour Plain Sailing With a shared gratitude for fine detail, Tailored Living and the client decided on a formal design for this Barnes home Decorex Review Jim Evans brings you the latest trends from the UK’s most prestigious interior design show


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The pursuit of perfection – handcrafted pocket spring beds designed for sleep. With a Royal Seal of Approval and an unrivalled 10 year guarantee, at Hypnos we are masters in producing bespoke beds and creating a beautiful centrepiece for your bedroom.

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Founder of Studio Clark + Co, Lucy Clark, has created a studio of talented designers offering an inspiring level of creativity open to endless possibilities.


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Nicky Dobree is an award winning international interior designer who creates elegant and timeless interiors that are each an expression of the clients individual style.


Through her sensory driven design approach, Beth creates style sanctuaries - compositions that provide equal parts lasting well being and transformative physical beauty.

Casa Botelho’s signature design style can be described as ‘masculine glamour’ which plays with scale, light, reflective surfaces and seductive tones.





Gloria and Davide are designers at Tailored Living Interiors, an interior design studio providing a one-stop service for both residential and commercial clients.

The new cast Bronze and Brass Oiseaux table lamp in all Bronze finish with Brass drum shade also in Bronze


Interior Design Director of Studio Indigo has 15 years experience within the interior design industry with an extensive portfolio of projects in London and Europe.

Shay Geyer’s projects are often regarded as ‘liveable luxe’ - she infuses unique elements and statement pieces that still offer comfortable family friendly living.

Holly Hollenbeck is the Principal Designer and founder of HSH Interiors and loves unusual found objects, vintage 60s and 70s lighting, antique plumbing and taxidermy.

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The Echo swivel chair by Tom Faulkner has a shell-like back made of several faceted panels, upholstered in leather, which cocoon the sitter in comfort and style. The tapered legs complete the architectural lines and reinforce the mood of modern elegance. T: +44 (0) 207 351 7272 |



The Beaufort Collection is the latest addition to the Nina Campbell Furniture Collection. Each piece is handmade in England by British craftsmen and is completely bespoke. The frame, fabric, cushion stuffing, paint and size can be altered to suit your design specification. A particular favourite in this collection is the Dundas Chair with its spiralled legs made using a beautiful new wood technique.

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With the combination of classic construction and modern design, the Monterey Console from Badgley Mischka Home combines contemporary elements with a luxurious look and an elegant feel. This timeless statement piece is hand-gilded with precisely placed handcrafted metal components and includes a thick, fitted tempered glass top. Each piece may have subtle and unique differences making it truly bespoke.


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his collection of Ikat Velvet panels is a first for Trowbridge Gallery. The woven textiles are framed in the Silver Leaf Églomisé Frame to complement the shimmering velvet. Tones of blue, grey and silver work together to create seven eye-catching designs featuring geometric tessellations, abstract floral patterns and bold tribal designs. With the flexibility of hanging the panels horizontally or vertically, the pieces will work well in duplicate sets or alternating configurations. Ikat is a term for fabric which is hand-dyed using a method of centuries old traditions of tying and dying weft and warp yarn to create a desired pattern. These luxurious fabrics come from Uzbekistan.



Make mealtime major with a dining table that puts style on the menu. Combining luxe materials, edgy elegance and intriguing accents, Jonathan Adler’s collection of customisable tables will add dazzle to your dinnertime. The Carcas dining table is shown above, accompanied by the Vienna chandelier, short Vesuvius vase and Carcas chairs shown in a sumptuous navy velvet.

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Bernhardt is introducing Format Seating, a new concept with endless possibilities. Five different pieces can be multiplied and mixed into any imaginable formation. Pieces can be rearranged as the occasion requires - but once placed, remain firmly grounded thanks to wide hidden feet of extra-sofa rubber. Frames feature removable slipcovers, accompanying pillows and firm innercoil seating for maximum support and comfort.


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he Bienenstock Furniture Library unveiled a Kinetic Sculpture honoring industry veteran Shelba Cornelison who has been part of the High Point Market for decades. Shelba served as editor of Furniture South magazine, now Furniture World. She left the publication to go with shelter publication Southern Accents where she had a successful career in advertising sales until the magazine closed. She is currently our USA advertising manager for Bridge for Design. Charlie Sutton, Board Chairman Emeritus commented, ‘Shelba is a whirlwind of energy with a bright and cheery disposition. This kinetic and colourful sculpture reflects her personality and will be a permanent reminder of the contributions she has made not only to the library but to the home furnishings industry.’ The sculpture was designed and created by Morganton native John Ross. ‘What stands out with Machine #1 is the white base and the colourful geometric shapes that float delicately through the air. The purpose of this piece is to produce joy. My intention is to put the viewer in a meditative state as the piece dances with the wind.’



The new Oliver sofa and chair by Chaddock are shown in Mist linen wash fabric with stylish nailhead trim accents. The Brasserie bench is in the same fabric. The complementary Camille side table is pictured in Weathered Cream finish and the Parson cocktail table is in Storm Grey finish, while the delightful Twig table, in Plaster of Paris finish, is ideal for moving about wherever it is needed. The Malmaison screen in Storm Grey with Brushed Ivory and Gold Leaf is another Chaddock design that can add oomph to any setting.



Portfolio doors are not just doors, they are an essential statement piece of furniture, guaranteed to define your space. Inspiring a movement, the trend driven, premier door collection offers sophistication, elegance, seduction and tranquillity through its four diverse collections: Contemporary, Classic, Exotic and Natural. Using Italian, hand-crafted veneers boasting consistent grain and colour, let more originality in with Portfolio.

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Décor by Oliver Bea Design - choosing the enduring quality of the Bolection fire surround carved in statuary marble supplied by English Fireplaces. The Bolection is one of a wide range of contemporary and period fire surrounds offered by the company throughout the UK.

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Thomas O’Brien’s new outdoor collection for Century creates a feeling of history and ease and a fine casual way of living outdoors. Ideal for city terraces or a countryside setting, these designs come in two antique inspirations - one metal with a vintage European style and one wicker for an American classic feel. T: 001 828 326 8363


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The patterned elegance and the hexagonal geometric design of the Olympia Sofa Collection, by Indian Ocean, works to create sophisticated style at its finest. Executed with fluent precision while maintaining an organic appearance, the playful yet classical honeycomb pattern creates an impressive outdoor collection with an iconic quality. T: +44 (0) 208 675 4808 |


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A new flexible seating system, Cielo is expertly tufted by our bench craftsmen in Los Angeles. Weighted cushions float on an open seating space while heavy enough to stay in place for chic lounging.


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Innovative technology meets timeless design in DEAN, by Dedon exclusively from Leisure Plan; a collection of chairs so sophisticated and refined they could only be the work of Jean-Marie Massaud. DEAN takes inspiration from the streamlined racing yachts of the America’s Cup, but its elegant form is characterised by a versatility that transcends time and place.

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The stylish Park Avenue bar cabinet, designed by Mark McDowell exclusively for John Richard, features delightfully sculptured ribbons of gold and cream for a textile-like pattern on its doors. The illuminated interior is finished in Beluga white with a sophisticated mirror back. This piece will make a statement whether in a city apartment or a country home.

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This grand staircase is part of just one custom home commission that Octagon Developments have refurbished this year. No two of their homes are the same - from indoor fitness suites, hydro pools and spas, to the ultimate entertaining suites, wine cellars and made-to-order dog houses, the specification is completely down to the client. With projects from ÂŁ1.5m undertaken, Octagon represents excellent value homes that will continue to reward for years to come. T: +44 (0) 208 481 7500 |

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2 1 1. Artmax. This dynamic Art Deco console is certain to emerge as one of the most eye catching pieces in Artmax’s new line. T: 001 773 376 6266 | 2. Savoir Beds. The Shift 01, designed in collaboration with artist and designer, Arik Levy, features a unique stacked configuration with horizontal movement which creates a headboard layout that can be completely unique. T: +44 (0) 208 453 6470 |


3. Jonathan Charles. This JC Modern rich walnut drinks cabinet is accented with brass handles and white crackled cloth lacquer on the front doors giving it an unusual texture. T: +44 (0) 207 351 1922 |

4. Original BTC. The new Minster wall lights pack a

stylistic and practical punch with its prismatic shade and bone china wall bracket. 5. Williams Ironmongery. The Plano Design skirting systems have been developed to be installed as part of the wall giving a fully coordinated finish to both the wall and the floor. T: +44 (0) 207 247 8821 | 6. Rossana. The TK38 kitchen’s sculptural proportions and aged iron frame create a distinctive style which could be considered a modern interpretation of the ‘Shaker Style’. 7. Nathan Anthony. Cielo is a new flexible seating system and is expertly tufted by Nathan Anthony’s bench craftsmen in Los Angeles. 8. Casa Botelho. The Ercole Collection is custom made in solid brass with antique accents and handles by Buster & Punch and is finished in washed leather. The combination of materials creates a glamorous and masculine aesthetic. T: +44 (0) 795 617 0735 |

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only original barn wood, the new collection of furniture and panelling is natural, elegant and tells a unique story. 2. Artmax. This colourful setting shows some of the most signature pieces by Artmax. T: 001 773 376 6266 | 3. Mullan Lighting. Kingston Lafferty Design established a focal point above the quartz kitchen island using a trio of Elegance brass pendants from Mullan Lighting in this Dublin home. 4. Decorum Est. The Burnished collection of metallic briquettes combine rare metals and patinas giving a dazzling shine.

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5. Norris Bedding. The Regency pocket sprung mattress and divan base is handmade using only the finest natural materials including cotton, lamb’s wool and horse hair. 6. Hancock & Moore. This sofa from the Infinity series incorporates versatile leather with metal and acrylic.


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Gillette, is surrounded by Baycliffe Lord Limestone, in which ancient fossils can be found, connecting the indoor pool to the garden beyond. T: +44 (0) 207 384 9090 | 8. Albino Miranda. The Douro sculptural bar has a gold leaf interior and stores drinks and glasses. It’s sure to bring glamour and drama into any interior.

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1. OKA. Kick back and sink into a Launceston armchair upholstered in luxurious velvets available in a wide range of Autumnal shades. T: +44 (0) 123 543 3980 |

2. Deirdre Dyson. The Unravel rug. T: +44 (0) 207 384 4464 | 3. Christopher Wray. Inspired by antique oriental lanterns, the Spokes is a truly unique and sculptural lighting feature. T: +44 (0) 207 013 0180 |

4. Nomadous. Inspired by the colourful houses that surround the canals in Venice, the Tintoretto console is a work of art. T: +351 965 573 896 |

5. Minimo. Minimo has introduced a new range of finishes which can be applied to almost

any surface on its bespoke furniture. Shown here is a centre island for a dressing room in patinated liquid bronze which provides a luxurious and striking contrast to the burnished bronze drawer sides with leather fronts. T: +44 (0) 207 498 119 | 6. Coucou Manou. Elegant and timeless, the Loop Cabinets by Nell Beale are available in two door colours; black and emerald. T: +44 (0) 754 070 0551 | 7. MY Furniture. The Ravello Range consists of a selection of luxury, glamorous furniture inspired by mid-century Italian design. T: +44 (0) 800 092 1636 | 8. Officine Gullo. This vibrant professional cooking suite is equipped with state of the art cooking facilities and is shown in a striking matt red finish with chrome plated brass details.

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1. Haddonstone. Sculptor, Hannah

Northam, is shown here making the finishing touches to the Humphry Repton model. 2. Kings of Chelsea. Milan Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors introduced the quilted leather giraffe design seen here on the bespoke wardrobe and wing chairs.

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3. Sofa & More. The stunning Lambert

shelf unit features beautiful Ebony veneer with a high gloss finish and brass detailing.

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4. Today Interiors. The Ultra II collection

of designer vinyl wallcoverings by Dieter Langer offers a wide range of patterns, including one inspired by the skin of a python. 5. Christopher Guy. Bois de Vincennes headboard features the signature hand-carved Camelia and is perfectly complemented by the fashionable buttoned upholstery and encased within gently curved borders.

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6. Henry Blake Hardware. The clean lines of

these bespoke Lever handles give a nod towards the Art Deco era with the half reverse pyramid shape of the handle. T: +44 (0) 138 648 326

7. Castelle. The crossed arches of the entire

Castelle Ventura collection creates a distinctive look.

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1 1. This vibrant gallery hall features an antique bench and a leather covered door trimmed with silver nail heads. The floor is painted in a faux-marble pattern and the walls are lacquered in blue Designer - Miles Redd Photograph - Miguel Flores-Vianna 2. A light, modern entrance hallway with grey walls and a tiled floor. A monochrome artwork hangs above a functional wood table with a clear glass top Designer - Vudafieri Saverino Photograph - Henri del Olmo 3. The spacious entrance hall of David Carter’s Georgian town house elegantly juggles traditional 18th Century architecture with Oriental elements Designer - David Carter Photograph - Marc van Praag


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5 4. An elegant staircase curves steeply up from the entrance hall of this Georgian house. Designer - Oliver Burns. Photograph - Alexander James 5. A pair of red velvet armchairs flank a glowing fire in this entrance hall with a view into the drawing room. Photograph - Simon Upton


6. An opulent entrance hall with a gilded ceiling and a marble floor. A flower arrangement stands before an ornate gilt mirror. Designer - Tiggy Butler. Photograph - Andrew Twort 7. A pair of Greek Art Deco table lamps is displayed on the bookcase in this entrance hall which features striped hand-painted walls Photograph - Miles Redd. Photograph - William Waldron



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8. This magnificent entrance hall has a mosaic-tiled floor and a marble staircase with each step decorated with flowers Architect - Lluís Domènech i Montaner Photograph - Mark Luscombe-Whyte 9. A marble-topped hall table with carved and gilded decorations stands below a framed Turkish textile in this entrance hall Designer - John Stefanidis Photograph - Fritz von der Schulenburg 10. This Victorian entrance hall has a period tiled floor and stained glass windows surrounding the front door Designer - Fleur Rossdale Photograph - Tim Beddow




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Award-winning designer and manufacturer of handcrafted luxury outdoor furnishings, Castelle introduces the Sonesta Collection encompassing traditional design lines and luxury details. Intricate details include slender extruded aluminium legs and hammered curving arms. Each cushioned piece is available in quality solution-dyed acrylic fabrics crafted to withstand the elements.



The highly customisable Cabinet Shop offering from Hickory White continues to add new features to enhance its design-your-own capabilities. The base drawer fronts and the cabinet back panel, shown here, have been specified in a natural clear-finished raffia.

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Designers love the comprehensive Hide and Seek Collection by Sarreid which balances sophistication and great style. The 97” sofa (shown in tan sueded leather) provides ample seating for entertaining and has fully tufted front, back and sides for use anywhere in a room. A variety of occasional tables and cabinets - including the Vintage Document cabinet made from reclaimed pine and featuring a painted interior and hinges - complement this meticulously crafted, fashionable design. T: 001 252 141 41 |



Hand-carded and hand-spun, the Luminance Rusty Slate Rug from Tufenkian Carpets offers an interpretation of the organic imperfection of nature’s slow destruction. Slate grey and midnight blue stretch across the rug and are contrasted against the bright copper and deep browns, drawing attention to the rug without overwhelming a room.

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Hyde House have revolutionised the bespoke furniture marketplace with the launch of its ground-breaking Resinate - an extraordinary furniture finishing process. It allows for the specifier to select a wallpaper of choice to become the finish for their bespoke furniture with the added benefit of providing a robust and durable surface to the piece. Applications include bedside tables, consoles, cabinetry doors, dining tables, sideboards, coffee tables, chairs, kitchens, headboards, panelling and more.

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These versatile, lifelike Boxwood hedges and balls by New Growth Designs provide instant gratification. No waiting for growth, no watering, and many items can be customised to fit specific needs. While a perfect low maintenance solution for vacation or resort homes, faux topiary and hedges are ideal for any area that needs an immediate but long-lasting decorative touch.

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Ideal as a nightstand or storage piece, this stylish charcoal finished Galaxy Chest by Alden Parkes has painted glass drawer fronts framed in aged gold leaf and sits atop a steel base with matching finish. T: 001 904 279 1617 |



Classic yet unique, Bard & Brazier’s Florian towel warmer is understated in its sophistication. While its exposed radiator panel conjures a rustic feel, the elegantly curved brass tubing and racetrack upper frame add an element of modest refinement. Available in 10 standard finishes, and in both floor-standing and wall-mounted options, the Florian range would make a charming addition to any bathroom.

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ARMOURCOAT ACOUSTIC CREATES A CALM AND INVITING ENVIRONMENT Decorative specialist Armourcoat exhibited at the Decorex International Exhibition in September. Taking place at the start of the London Design Festival in the grounds of historic Syon House, Decorex is synonymous with luxury design offering a collection of over 400 hand-selected exhibitors. Armourcoat presented a stunning range of hand-applied polished plaster wall finishes and the latest additions to the Signature Collection. The company also launched their new Armourcoat Acoustic Plaster System designed to optimise the acoustics of interior spaces. From large theatre halls, offices, classrooms, hotel receptions and private residences, the use of hard sound reflective surfaces such as glass, wood and stone can cause excessive sound reverberation which leads to unpleasant noise levels. The Armourcoat Acoustic Plaster System offers a clean and smooth mineral surface that can be applied seamlessly over large expanses to both flat and curved surfaces. The correct control of sound can create a calmer and more pleasant environment. Comprising of a special mineral wool composite panel that is bonded onto the substrate and finished with a seamless layer, the Armourcoat Acoustic Plaster System offers an elegant marble based plaster finish while allowing sound energy to pass through the surface. The zero VOC system, which consists of 80% recycled material, achieves class ‘0’ fire rating and a class ‘A’ Noise Reduction Coefficient rating. An array of global projects for an impressive list of international blue chip clients in the residential, hospitality and boutique retail sectors have established Armourcoat as a leading supplier of high quality surface finishes. Armourcoat products are made from natural minerals including recycling Italian marble, contain low or zero VOCs, and have the added confidence of a full 10 year guarantee.

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Look closely at the wallcoverings in Small Scale by Anna French and you’ll find lively coloured patterns sprinkled with visual interest, delicate textures, subtle movement and a hint of whimsy. Although petite in size, these designs create a sense of evenness while providing a sophisticated and graphic impression that won’t overwhelm.

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Borneo is a natural paradise with endless beaches and a magnificent rainforest, and it inspired Omexco to produce a wallcovering collection devoted to the joy of travelling. The Borneo collection offers rich and sumptuous colours and a mosaic of elegant natural materials that reflect the beauty of the island. The collection will sublimate your walls and provide a refined touch of exotic chic to your interior setting.

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Seascape is an inviting range of softly detailed and textured hand-painted coastal inspired designs by iLiv that playfully create an authentic coastal feel and look for the home. Available in three nautical inspired colourways; including Coral, Lagoon and Riviera, this fabric collection is guaranteed to bring a fresh style into any design scheme.

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Laos Wallpaper. Bed Canopy in MacBeth & Laos. Bedding in Beacroft Matelasse. Cushions in Aldith & Benedetto. Bellwood Ottoman in Benedetto. Headboard in Derby Ticking.

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Mason from Weitzner offers a new concept in wallcovering: each tile is beautifully handmade using rapidly renewable abaca pulp, making them light and easy to install in a variety of patterns whether it’s continuously straight, cross hatched, or mitred. Inspired by bamboo stalks shifting gently in the breeze, the tiles are available in two natural colourways but also has the unlimited option for custom colours.



Two new wallpapers and a brand-new fabric collection was launched by Barneby Gates at Decorex 2017 which included the romantic ‘Ivy’ print. Blurring the boundaries between indoors and out, this design sees pretty trails of ivy wind their way down gently decaying walls. Hand drawn, designed and proudly printed in England, Ivy is available in Deep Green or Aged Grey. T: +44 (0) 167 256 0240 |



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

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usi Bellamy’s entry into the world of interiors is as colourful as her range. She began her company after she stood in her studio one day looking at a square painting and thought, ‘that would look fabulous as a cushion.’ Her years living in Florence had already provided her with a rich visual repertoire of motifs, colours and textures which she would revisit, rework and reimagine for a modern, high-end design context. She began producing luxurious cushions based on her original artwork. Now, with an exclusive collaboration with Heals under her belt, she has expanded her product range to include wallpapers, fabrics, lampshades and bespoke stools. Susi’s current collection is inspired by naturally occurring textures and the ancient Florentine practice of paper marbling. The colourful vibrancy of the designs create an enjoyable juxtaposition between the fluidity of the marbled prints and the antiquitous layers of the Abstracts. The colour palettes are informed by trends and often experimented with to create new relevant variations within collections.



The Aylin collection features a combination of clean lines, organic designs and tactile textures that create a homely and handcrafted feel. Jacquard weaves that portray hand drawn cotton ball tufts and a simple inked stencil design of a silhouette of leaves sit with traditional Mexican ceramic inspired patterns, while a simple woven stripe adds balance to the collection. Aylin is presented in a palette influenced by natural dyes which add to the calming and harmonious feel of the collection.



A collection that explores the cultural exchanges and influences between the Orient and the Occident, Floris takes a considered approach toward nature with three hand-painted botanical designs that are woven or printed on luxe silk effect cloths. Gentle Japanese blossoms and a stylistic pear leaf motif, inspired by fauna found in the gardens of Chatsworth House, are complemented by sleek geometrics and two bold cut and uncut velvets creating an intriguing combination of traditional and contemporary styles. T: +44 (0) 162 375 6699 |


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From Linwood’s latest collection comes Tango Velvet. This luxurious velvet has a deep, luscious pile with a stain resistant finish, high rub count and can be treated to Contract standards. It comes in an array of contemporary on-trend colours and complements the other fabrics in the Tango range perfectly.

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The new collection offers a spectrum of dynamic and cosmopolitan designs as innovative printing and weaving techniques give depth of field to this wide range of textile creations. Jewel tones contrast with dark hues, lifted by reds, oranges and pinks alongside shades of blue and green. In addition, a sophisticated series of textural wallpapers complements the collection.



Coralshade is a new fabric collection by Katerina Tana, a Californian Interior Designer whose artisan screen-printed natural textiles have a delicate, ethereal beauty. Hand-screened onto 100% sustainably produced Belgian linen, it comes in six ocean-inspired colourways and is exclusively available in the UK from George Spencer Designs.

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Introducing Perth, British fabric manufacturer Ian Mankin’s most extensive collection to date. Moving on from the traditional single yarn plain weave to a rich, heathery textured multi-dimensional one, Perth is available in 40 timeless colourways. From cooler neutral shades to warmer, bolder tones to suit all seasons. Perth is woven from flecked yarns of contrasting colour, designed to bring the fabric to life and facilitate the creation of tonal and contrasting micro palettes.



The new Volterra collection of exquisite matt look velvets by Kobe is available in three distinct styles; Volterra Chic, featuring a palette of silvers and greys; Volterra Classic, a selection of rich toned golds and purples; and Volterra Trend, a range of stylish teal shades. Versatile by nature, the fabric is available for both curtain and upholstery use.



Herbaria wallcoverings are a luxurious collection of embossed vinyl wallcoverings comprising striking prints from the Herbaria fabric collection, as well as a range of sophisticated, textural designs. Elaborate details and subtle nuances of colour are brought to life through innovative printing techniques, while unique embosses create an irresistibly tactile finish.

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In a suite of glossy, on-trend palettes, the Cascade series drapery striés by Prestigious Textiles is smart and stylish in equal measure. Leafy silhouettes, tumbling ferns and a pair of textured semi-plains are complemented by an embroidered lattice which brings a pop of colour into an otherwise sophisticated and refined display. Colourways are from the mid-tone spectrum, embracing stories of Chrome, Duck Egg, Marine, Linen, Blush and Alabaster together with brighter shades of Lime and Cranberry. T: +44 (0) 127 468 8448 |



Luxury interiors brand Charlotte Jade has launched its Tropical Flora collection. Inspired by travels to exotic Mauritius and English country living, these intricately designed prints bring the outside in, combining two juxtaposed landscapes to create beautifully layered designs. Charlotte Jade used a combination of hand drawn plants, foliage, fruits and animals, with a strong and vibrant use of colour to create a collection of unique patterns. T: +44 (0) 774 313 4343 70

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Carole Fabrics has released its Simplicity by Design™ fourth generation collection. This program was created purely for designers. It is comprised of the company’s top selling products, fabrics and styles. Every fabric within this line was artfully designed to coordinate with the new additions of trim and hardware. The Simplicity program is lightweight and compact, which makes it a perfect vehicle for designers on the go. T: 001 800 439 8260 |

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Award-winning luxury bed manufacturer Hypnos has created a stylish new offering that’s ideal for interior designers and boutique hotels with its new BoutiqueBase. The contemporary one-piece bedstead features a solid base with an integrated headboard, while its stunning high wooden legs present a design-led, continental look and results in ultimate ease of use for housekeepers.



To celebrate half a Century in the luxury furniture industry, Delcor is delighted to announce the introduction of its first upholstered bed collection. In what seems a natural next step, every bed design adheres to the same exceptional standards for high quality craftsmanship as those in place for sofas and chairs. To accompany the new bed collection, Delcor has teamed up with mattress manufacturer Sprink & Edgar. ‘It was important to find a mattress range that matched the quality of our beds. Now, we have the perfect combination of style and comfort.’

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Imagined, designed and made in Italy, the Nottinblú PBS Fluid is the world’s most advanced bed system, combining physics with innovative engineering skills. The breakthrough design features a friction-free, hydraulic circuit which automatically self-adjusts to the weight, shape and movements of the body.

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Choose a Norris Bedding mattress, individually handmade to your specifications using only the finest natural materials such as pure cashmere, silk and lambswool. Add a bespoke upholstered headboard and dress with fine cotton bed linen. Finish with stylish accessories, cushions, quilts and throws. Perfect.

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Charlie Waite is now firmly established as one of the world’s leading Landscape photographers. He was born in 1949 and worked in British Theatre and Television for the first ten years of his professional life. Throughout this period he became fascinated by theatrical lighting and design. Gradually the landscape and the way it can be revealed to us through light and shade stole him away from the acting profession. His style is unique in that his photographs convey a spiritual quality of serenity and calm. He has established a worldwide reputation for his particular approach to his work. His photographs are held in private and corporate collections throughout the world.


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1. View over a pietra dura table in this formal drawing room towards a second table encircled by a group of traditional chairs Photograph - Fritz von der Schulenburg 2. This soaring drawing room in a converted barn is furnished with sofas and banquettes stuffed with horse hair, upholstered in Indian beaten linen in shades of purple Designer - Hugo Rittson-Thomas Photograph - Luke White 3. The walls of the drawing room at the Hotel Le Sirenuse are decorated with climbing plants whilst the furniture is upholstered in primary coloured fabrics to create a bold contrast Photograph - Stefano Scata



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Naturally bespoke At Octagon, we have nearly 40 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for building magnificent, one-of-a-kind residences that combine classic elegance with the finest contemporary materials. Our discreet, bespoke service provides expert advice, support and ingenuity every step of the way. We have an experienced in-house team of architects, interior designers and project managers, who will interpret your particular wishes and desires, making the entire process from planning to completion an unforgettable and enjoyable experience. Whether you have a piece of land already secured, wish to replace an existing property, or completely renovate your current home, Octagon Bespoke can help you transform your vision into something truly spectacular and unique. Bespoke projects start from £1m.

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4 4. An opulent drawing room, decorated in neutral tones accented with gold, with an ornate gilded ceiling, arranged with antique furniture in a formal setting Designer - Tiggy Butler Photographer - Andrew Twort 5. A traditional sitting room with a marble fireplace. Two armchairs sit in front of the fireplace. Afternoon tea and biscuits are placed on a tray on an upholstered coffee table Photographer - Andrew Twort


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6. In a spacious drawing room in the Palazzo Orlandi, simple, modern, white seating and floor lamps complement the traditional richly decorated walls by Luigi Catani, a leading 18th Century fresco painter Designer - Sabrina Bignami Photograph - Montse Garriga 7. In this drawing room, contemporary photographs are displayed either side of a gilt framed antique mirror which hangs above an ornate fireplace Designer - Miles Redd Photograph - Simon Upton 8. In this drawing room, the custom made sofa and chairs are arranged around an elegant vintage black lacquer coffee table; on the wall above hangs ‘4 Vipers’ a series by Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Designer - Nicholas Haslam Photograph - Simon Upton

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9 9. Gilt-framed portraits line the damask-covered walls of this drawing room with a Baltic crystal chandelier hanging from the plasterwork ceiling designed by Decimus Burton Designers - Thomas Kyle, Jerome Murray Photograph - Fritz von der Schulenburg 10. The elegant double drawing room at Horsted Place is decorated in old-fashioned chintz Photograph - Derry Moore

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EMBRACING COLOURS Are you a bold or subtle colourist - or are neutrals your natural habitat?


any people have lost their nerve when it comes to using colour, but there are signs that confidence is returning. One only has to think of the bright blues, greens and yellows of the Aesthetic Movement or the riot of colours favoured by the Prince Regent to see just how much people now shy away from the use of bold and vibrant tones. Instead they fall back on a ‘safer’ neutral approach which has led the trend for the white, ‘non-colours’ that are so prevalent today. A good shortcut to a better understanding of colour is to look at your favourite painting and examine what it is in the colours that you like, or simply imagine a beautiful garden in full bloom. Both probably combine a lot of different colours that you would not necessarily think of using together. Antique rugs are often a good source of surprising but successful colour combinations. You can also get inspiration from one of the many wonderful fabric design houses such as Pierre Frey, Claremont or Rubelli. They demonstrate how colour works with pattern and how contrasting colours can often make a design scheme sing. Using a colour on the opposite side of the colour spectrum to the primary shade you are using can make the whole scheme sparkle. Neutrals and beiges have now become old hat, and clients are growing in confidence and creativity - more determined than ever to avoid the bland ‘showroom’ look. For example,


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we recently painted the hall of a home in London a deep aubergine, which not only creates a memorable first impression but also sets the tone for the rest of the house. Another client has a wonderful and divergent art collection that is so colourful it proved difficult to find a palette of colours which allowed all the pieces to shine. So, for her, we did create a relatively neutral background, but we then used strong accents of colour to complement the various artworks. There is no need to be scared of stronger colours as long as you combine them with clean architectural details. If you are still nervous of using them, then lacquer has a wonderful reflective quality which lightens the tone by reflecting the light around it, while adding drama at the same time. Different paint finishes can also change the character and feel of a colour. From matt or distemper to eggshell or gloss, a single colour will appear differently in each finish, providing a wide range of options to play with. Specialist painting can also be used to great effect when multiple layers of different shades are built up. No approach to colour is right or wrong, it is ultimately about personal choice and the scheme you choose should reflect that. So, ask yourself whether you are a bold colourist or a subtle colourist - or are whites and neutrals your natural habitat?





Henry Prideaux Interior Design was brought in to renovate a mid-Century Regency terraced house in London for one of his private clients; British newly-weds with a baby on the way. The large, open plan space features a Tom Howley kitchen with joinery painted in a dramatic ink blue, the latest in cutting-edge luxury appliances, a wealth of hidden storage solutions and a central island acting as the heart of this enviable kitchen - the perfect space for family entertaining.



The Perrin & Rowe filtration range uses a four-stage system including a Swiss filter cartridge with a micro-porous structure and activated carbon. The filtration system provides refreshing, clear water with great added health benefits that can taste significantly different, helping to improve the flavour of hot drinks as well as when cooking.



Liquid metal takes centre stage in one of the latest kitchen commissions by Extreme. Featuring a unique treatment of materials and exquisite detailing, this luxury kitchen with an integrated drinks cabinet stands as a feature in this beautiful Surrey residence. Created exclusively for a professional couple in collaboration with an Interior Designer, the environment complements the elegance, refinement and aesthetic present throughout the rest of the home. T:+44 (0) 208 846 8000 86

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Esse stoves will be manufactured and supplied to be suitable for use in Clean Air Zones in an effort to reduce air pollution in the UK. Every stove will be clean-burning and low-emission, and stoves with an output of over 5KW will be available with an external air kit option. Sales Director Mark Blewitt said “The ESSE 990 range cooker has proven extremely popular with customers across the globe appreciating its many benefits. Customers can future proof their homes and maintain clean-burning, energy-efficient households without compromising on style or quality.’ T: +44 (0) 128 281 3235 |



The Skye is Charnwood’s newest 5KW multi-fuel stove. Designed and manufactured on the Isle of Wight, the stove’s main influences are drawn from the coastline’s sculptural sea walls and concrete sea defenses. As thoughtful in style as it is in function, the Skye has a refreshing design aesthetic: classically minimal with a soft modern edge.

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Distinctive and stylish, Focus White, the new range created by Dominique Imbert, stands out. Clad in pristine white, these new models radiate, regardless of whether a fire is burning, bringing a unique brightness to a space. Focus fireplaces are exclusively available through Victoria Stone. 88

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The Stovax Vision Midi T offers portrait aesthetics, a sleek black glass exterior, and an expansive picture of high-reaching flames. Ecodesign Ready, this is an exceptionally environmentally-friendly stove that complies with future Ecodesign limits ahead of schedule. Available with an optional Glass Top and Glass Plinth for added vertical presence, this is an ideal choice for the eco-conscious.



Bell Fires, available at Marble Hill Fireplaces, have recently introduced the Smart Bell range especially for the UK market. The Smart Bell was designed to fit into existing fire chambers of period homes. These fires can more easily be adapted to suit existing chimneys and fire openings. They have an amazing flame pattern and the Premium burner system, which offers a lifelike fire image with burning wood logs and glowing coals and comes as standard.

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With a varied product line of over 80 models, rediscover fire with Ortal by Robeys. Providing heating solutions that are both creative and effective, these state-of-the-art gas fires are safe, beautiful and efficient. Adding an unexpected architectural feature that brings wonder to any interior, Ortal gas fires come with a rich selection of special features including reflective interiors, dual line burners and protective mesh. Ortal fireplaces can be installed where others cannot in a wide range of spectacular formats for use with natural gas or LPG. T: +44 (0) 177 382 0940 |





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The Nordpeis Glasgow is a woodburning stove that fits into a variety of interiors, ranging from the classical to the contemporary. With elegant and versatile styling, this eye catching stove features a large viewing window for its size and produces an ample 5KW heat output at an exceptional 84% efficiency.



Jamb has developed and refined its reproduction chimneypieces with focus on elegant architectural lines. Each piece is bench-made by skilled craftsmen employing traditional 18th and 19th Century techniques. Shown is the Clarence chimneypiece in statuary marble with the large Grove register grate in a blackened finish which was inspired by a Regency original.

CLEAN BURNING STOVES Hand crafted in the UK and sold worldwide, ESSE multifuel stoves are designed to last a lifetime. Since 1854, ESSE has been committed to building clean burning and energy efficient stoves, current models are ‘exempt appliances’ for burning in smoke free zones. Easy to use primary and secondary air controls enable you to regulate your fire and the twin-position riddling grate allows you to burn both wood and mineral fuel. Compatible with ESSE’s pioneering electric ignition technology and available in a choice of six colours, ESSE combines style and substance, making it the best choice of stove for any modern home. With a wide profile fire view the ESSE 100 (pictured) has a 5kW heat output and is 82% energy efficient! Retailing from £1,124.

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Traditionally innovative, Brunner’s history stretches back over 70 years with a continuous aim of new and sophisticated designs that fit perfectly into any living space. With top quality craftsmanship behind the production of all Brunner fireplaces and woodburning fireboxes, these long-lasting and simply excellent products give their customers joy and satisfaction for decades. Manufactured by Brunner for over 20 years, the Urfeuer open fireplace translates to mean ‘primal fire’. With its modern, straight line design and minimalistic cast iron protective linings, the Urfeuer has no glass and no technical fuss, allowing you to be as close as possible to your fire. The Urfeuer along with other Brunner inserts and fireboxes are exclusively available through Robeys and our network of retailers throughout the UK and Ireland.

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Deep set, inviting and lavish, the Caravel Bateau cast iron bath is one of Hurlingham Bath Company’s largest baths and can be finished in any choice of paint or design. It also comes in a full polished finish for that extra glamour, or it can be gilded in gold leaf with a vitreous enamel interior for a luxurious bathroom design.

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The Avec Collection by Zucchetti Design is the ultimate self-contained, multi-functional shower cabin range with adjustable and revolving jets for hydromassage, a Turkish bath experience with an aroma essence dispenser, a patented Idrocolore Chromatherapy system, a central shower head, thermostatic taps, audio options and a touch screen control for all functions - ticks all of the boxes for a perfect pamper session.



Created with modern homes in mind, Catalano’s furniture collection is comprised of a wide selection of basin units, countertops and storage solutions, including this luxurious premium two door unit with a countertop in Fenix Charcoal. From sleek and simple to industrial chic, Catalano has furniture to suit all bathroom styles. 94

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The Riviere Collection from Oasis is comprised of a selection of vanity units and tall cabinets for the bathroom making storage luxurious. Inspired by design and architecture of the Art Deco era, the units all have clean lines and have been finished with visually striking handles. The Riviere Collection is so sleek, it will fit in with both classical and contemporary designs.

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With brass making its way back into the trend list, Catchpole & Rye have launched a new brushed brass finish which is available on all taps and fittings. The La Loire Three Hole Basin Mixer features a distinctive French 19th Century look, with drooped handles, a central swan shaped spout and crackle glazed ceramic indices for an authentically aged appearance.

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Leading bathroom brand VitrA has teamed up with renowned British designer, Sebastian Conran, to create Eternity, a new bathroom accessory collection that focuses on the genuine needs of the end user. Designed for installation in both domestic and luxury hotel bathroom settings, this hardwearing, sophisticated range brings back an enduring hardwood - teak - and combines it with striking finishes to create a minimalist range that offers enhanced hygiene, resilience to damp and actual user benefits.

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The Parchment Grain du Bois carpet by Brintons is inspired by the pattern of grainy wood. It gives a serene and undulating effect in the home, the perfect alternative to a plain neutral. Famous for their dramatic textiles and wallpapers, this woven axminster pile showcases Timorous Beasties’ unique flair for pattern and design.



An exciting addition to the Villa Nova brand, their first collection of rugs has been created collaboratively, working closely with master rug manufacturer Louis De Poortere. A selection of recent designs have been adapted into a diverse collection featuring bright botanicals, bold geometrics and abstract patterns, translating the unique style of Villa Nova onto flat, jacquard weave and textural hand tufted rugs.



Alternative Flooring shows off its new designer stripes with the launch of Margo Selby Stripe, a collection of carpets, rugs and runners. Woven textile designer Margo Selby continues her creative carpet collaboration with Alternative Flooring with a ravishing range of British designed stripes. The collection comprises three designs, a bloc, pencil and ticking stripe, each in three colour combinations; Sun, Surf and Frolic.

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This new outdoor rug collection by Treasure Garden includes such colourful designs as the Mosaic Ruby, which easily coordinates with the company’s umbrellas or other patio furniture. Produced by Belgian artisans exclusive for Treasure Garden, the Mosaic Rub pictured is rich in red, white and grey elements and is crafted from 100% UV Stable Polypropylene with multi-ply cabled heat-set yarns for long-lasting beauty. T: 001 626 814 0168 |



The Roger Oates Design Tapis D’Avignon collection uses a traditional, heavily felted Mouflon wool cloth to create sumptuous rugs that combine bold colour with subtle softness underfoot. Each bespoke rug is made from a combination of geometric shapes including rectangles, squares and stripes. The shapes can be cut to any size in a choice of 29 colours to create an infinite variety of highly personal designs. A toning or contrasting decorative stitch is used to join the individual pieces and finish the rug with a blanket stitch.

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Focusing on water, the Neptune Collection by Loomah is inspired by the patterns and formations created by this driving force of nature. Rain drops, ripples and waves have been interpreted into a stunning collection of abstract designs in a deep blue colour palette. The use of 100% bamboo adds lustre and echoes the shimmer of the subject matter.

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Bradburn Home references French neoclassical design in its new home collection of lamps, accessories and mirrors. Traditional trellis motifs and gilf carvings get modernised with sleek touches for a New World take on Old World classics. The lamps are available in ten different colours ranging from indigo to lavender.

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Like a sophisticated bracelet of light, the exquisite Corsica Chandelier features luxurious crystal to make a distinctive design statement in the finest residential, hospitality and commercial interiors. The circular frame embraces a sparkling array of hundreds of clear and amber faceted crystal beads that simulate the fluid movement of water droplets. The hardware and components are featured in a stunning Transparent Gold Finish. T: 001 800 843 1602 |



Elstead Lighting launched 350 new products in the 2017 Supplement Catalogue in Autumn including the Douille table lamp in Polished Nickel and optional glass shade. Also available in this range is a single pendant, a five foot chandelier and a wall light.

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The new Tulip table lamp is an elegant stemmed light and was inspired by both masculine and feminine design influences, fusing solid lines with a softer silhouette to create a striking lamp that gives a nod to mid Century modern design. Every Tulip light is hand-blown in Derbyshire, making each one bespoke. The light is crafted in two parts, shown here with a slender steel blue stem coupled with an aubergine shade.



This rather spectacular and very unusual crystal chandelier (CL0534) is a metre tall and 45 centimetres wide and is ideal for bringing the wow factor to high ceilinged rooms and hallways. T: +44 (0) 207 384 1485 |



Leading London lighting specialists Christopher Hyde are celebrating a relaunch. A stunning new range of hand-made Italian chandeliers, pendants and table lamps will be available in a variety of different shades including the San Francisco table lamp with its purple and black crystal base. This contemporary piece will add an edge to any timeless interior. 104 Bridge for Design Winter 2017

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Mariner’s Trojan Horse Pendant chandelier, finished with French Gold and frosted glass, is hand crafted in the heart of Valencia. This piece, as with all Mariner’s pieces, can be made in bespoke finishes and sizes. T: +44 (0) 203 909 0016



This striking Westminster pendant chandelier by Fine Art Lamps is shown in a warmly washed pale antique gold, thoughtfully designed to be boldly dramatic yet quietly subtle. Double-faced bevelled crystals exquisitely float openly in individual metal frames providing a natural and elegant way to brighten any space. T: 001 305 821 3850 |



The Stacked River Rock accent lamp, designed by Mark McDowell exclusively for John Richard, takes its cue from nature. Reminiscent of the flow of water over stones in the river, this exquisite lighting piece brings the beauty of the outdoor landscape inside. This stylish lamp is set on a modern concrete base and has an ivory linen shade. US T: 001 662 453 5809 | UK T: +44 (0) 120 283 0083 | 106 Bridge for Design Winter 2017


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The stylish Chatham Drum chandelier by Solaria Lighting is shown in a White Sand finish. Ideal for smaller areas, this new lighting design can be made to order. T: 001 404 508 1987



The new Arc lamp by Andrew Kornat Designs is shown in an all Bronze finish with a cream linen tapered drum shade secured to the lamp with a mouth blown glass finial.

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GOLD There was one unexpected guiding principle for this London apartment - the golden De Gournay wallpaper PHOTOGRAPHS ANDREW BEASLEY


ne of Lucy Clark’s discerning clients was looking to overhaul a prime central London location which gave Lucy and her team what they described as ‘an interior designer’s dream.’ The reason for this was that she had bought it directly off plan from a developer as something of a blank canvas, and wanted the designers to create a real sanctuary. RIGHT: The bespoke screens act as a sculptural work of art as well as a practical partition between the kitchen and the dining/living area ABOVE: Lucy Clark, Founder & Creative Director of Studio Clark + Co. She personally took on the creative design of this London apartment while Co-Director of Olive Design Studio Ltd

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There was one unexpected guiding principal behind the entire project at the client’s request - wallpaper. De Gournay wallpaper in particular. Lucy Clark and her team took this as their starting point, allowing for a wealth of luxurious touches to be added throughout the home. For this project - which turned out to develop into an almost entirely bespoke home - the main living area features a stunning Japanese garden, and the designers chose to base much of their bespoke work around this. They commissioned a bespoke lighting designer, Habadashery, to create a first edition ‘Bloom’ china and gold edged flower installation, which beautifully replicates the magnolia featured in the wallpaper as well as serving as a definite focal point. They also commissioned specialist metal workers FRD to create a light installation that featured textured bronze branches and rock crystals to represent the flowers and branches - again found in the design of the beloved wallpaper. hello LEFT: FRD was commissioned to create a light installation that featured textured bronze branches and rock crystals to represent the flowers and branches which hangs above the living area ABOVE: Materials used for furniture and accents were understated and glamorous but allowed the De Gournay motifs to take centre stage

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ABOVE: In the master bedroom, Lucy and her team introduced a beautiful mixture of soft purples, taupe and subtle tints of green to the colour palette

The client also explained how it was important for the designers to partition the spaces in the apartment, both to create a formal and relaxed living space as well as to ensure smells from the kitchen did not encroach into the dining and living space when entertaining. As much as the home was to be an artistic wonder, it also needed to function as exactly that - a home. hello And what is a home if not furnished? Lucy and her team worked closely with furniture makers Thomas James Furniture and George Smith to create all the bespoke furniture pieces that would feature in the new home. These collaborations ensured that the materials used were understated but luxurious and would allow the De Gournay motifs to take centre stage.

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Wallpaper was again taken as an influence in the master bedroom and other living spaces, this time to create window treatments. These work wonders at complementing the wallpapers in those rooms and were designed with Vero Fabrics, who specialise in the production of luxurious seamless borders. The master suite itself was inspired by yet another De Gournay wallpaper, but this time Lucy and the team introduced a beautiful mixture of soft purples, taupe and subtle tints of green to the palette. hello Lucy says her favourite aspect of the whole project was the bespoke screens which were specially created. Each weighs a hefty 200kg and was hoisted in through the window from outside on arrival. They were

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ABOVE: The island lighting in the Kitchen features first edition ‘Bloom’ clusters by Habadashery which were made of ceramic materials and each have gold detailing

meticulously designed, again, alongside metal workers FRD who were tasked with bringing Lucy and her team’s designs into reality. The screens serve as a sculptural work of art as well as a practical partition between kitchen and dining room. Lucy explains that the main issue was getting all the bespoke pieces into the apartment, cranes were hired and hoists were used to get the furniture and screens up in through the windows, and this meant ensuring site access checks took place by all suppliers. hello

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However all that effort - and particularly hauling the screens - was worth it. Lucy says their incredible intricacy stemmed from many detailed construction drawings which were made to ensure there were no errors further down the line. To see them finally in situ was, as Lucy says, overwhelming. hello One interesting element of the project, on a practical level, was the fact the client originally wanted to stay in the apartment whilst the team completed the works, but they persuaded her to move out. Lucy

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RIGHT: This dining area features a Baker white gold table base with a lazy Susan glass top. The chairs are bespoke by George Smith furniture with Vero fabric patterned backs.

explains that many of her clients get nervous when their homes are being stripped back, but will usually take time and care to make them aware of health and safety issues during any work. hello The often complex work simply demands upheaval. When removing staircase balustrading, updating the wiring and audio/visual elements of the home and reinforcing ceilings for the sliding screens and pendant lights, it was vital to take ownership of the apartment, Lucy explains. The client eventually

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ended up moving abroad during the renovation. And of course, when the work is finished, it makes for a spectacular ‘grand reveal’ moment when they return. Lucy says that in this case, her client was incredibly happy - and Studio Clark + Co are continuing to help the client with further home dressings.


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BOLD Every room in this central London townhouse has a human touch and is filled with wittiness and is complemented with elegant design PHOTOGRAPHS JULIET MURPHY

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n the heart of one of the most up and coming areas of central London - the borough of Hackney - a 3000-square foot townhouse which spans four storeys has been redesigned with a touch of masculine glamour, bespoke design and meticulous attention to detail. Designers Casa Botelho knew that initially, they would have to extend the property to increase the levels of natural light on the ground floor. However, their main goal was to combine creativity and design with practicality and comfort. The goal was most definitely achieved. ‘Every room has a human touch and is filled with surprises, wittiness and is complemented with elegant designs. The result is unique, bold and made to last forever,’ says João Botelho, Founder and Creative Director of Casa Botelho. The ground floor comprises an open plan kitchen diner and living room with impressive high ceilings, giving way to integrated skylights. There are also reclaimed wooden floors, stunning Louis VX marble fireplaces, a custom made kitchen and three bespoke three-metre French doors which open out to the garden and a bijou washroom. In addition, the garden features a utility room with dining, lounge and barbeque zones. Back inside, the new, extended open plan living on the ground floor with floor-to-ceiling French doors, provides the clients with a unique indoor/outdoor living space. Up on the first floor is the master bedroom, a bathroom with its own fireplace and a sleek walk-in wardrobe. Two large double bedrooms and a bathroom are found on the floor above. Impressively, the basement is home to a selfcontained open plan flat which benefits from two bedrooms and one bathroom. ‘We wanted to achieve a symmetrical theme by incorporating a similarity and recurrence of shapes and forms,’ says João. It’s clear that mirrors, lighting, chairs and artwork are doubled and multiplied to achieve this balance and symmetry in each room. The high ceilings add to this sense of space, exuding a warmth and harmony. The furnishings are a combination of vintage and modern pieces, which also helped to create a stark visual statement and a way to add drama throughout.

LEFT: Symmetry plays a vital role in the glamorous, open-plan reception. A Louis XV marble fireplace and a 1930s antique Belgium stag chandelier are complemented by Natuzzi chaises, orange hide cushions by Art Hide, Casa Botelho Martini side tables, Diana coffee tables, and a Diana drinks trolley. The artwork hung either side of the fireplace is by Manuel Bersan

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ABOVE: João Botelho leans against the island in the chic modern kitchen. RIGHT: The symmetrical bedroom revolves around the four poster bed and glitzy chandelier

The overall aesthetic is eclectic, glamorous and romantic but with an industrial edge. The design offers visual beauty, comfort and functionality but with character and personality. Casa Botelho has reinvigorated this Victorian townhouse, accenting its architectural details and using warm tones, rich textures and symmetry to create ultramodern spaces. Casa Botelho has catered to a modern lifestyle where indoor-outdoor living, entertaining and family life are united to make one harmonious space.

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‘This was a dream project; everything was custom, detailed and beautifully crafted to enhance every room. From driftwood floors to intricate ceiling roses, sash windows and French doors, kitchen and walk-in wardrobe to glamorous lighting and fabulous furnishings, everything was bespoke and designed using textural intricate materials and exquisite finishes,’ summarises João.


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: This walk-in wardrobe oozes masculine glamour with rich tones and textures complemented by the industrial light pendant. Skylights and XL French doors allows this open-plan living space to feel bright and spacious all year around. One of the two Casa Botelho mascots, Oscar, loves luxurious, textured fabrics and is a great help when it comes to choosing what will work best. Bold colour tones, intricate detailing and luxurious statement pieces make this bathroom design exceptional

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BEAUTY Despite being in the suburbs and used as a retreat, one home redesigned for a family by Thom Filicia manages to remain refined WORDS NANCY HASS PHOTOS WILLIAM WALDRON

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t’s a common story these days. The hectic life of the working week in the city is replaced at weekends and for holidays by stressed families looking to escape and entertain. It could be to the woods or to a stretch of water, but these weekend homes have taken on even more significance, especially with regards to wellbeing and relaxation over recent years. In tandem with this, there comes traffic amassed by hundreds of families doing exactly the same thing. And so, for one New York-based couple, the three-hour slog from their townhouse on the Upper East Side to the Hamptons each Friday evening became too stressful. To counter this, they went where very few weekenders had gone before - Greenwich, Connecticut - the ultimate suburb for city commuters. Located only 40 minutes from Manhattan, the Fairfield County town is widely considered among the area’s most luxurious

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bedroom communities. However, coming from the city centre, to the couple and their young children, the area soon became a refuge after their busy working weeks. The house they found was a neo-Georgian Colonial built in the 1980s across a lush 12 acres. Almost exactly the perfect fit for their needs, it was roomy enough for the children to get lost playing in, but also served as a perfect location for their beloved dinner parties. It had seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, but it was not stylistically ideal. The décor left a lot to be desired, and was essentially the same as it had been in the 1980s, with wall-to-wall carpeting and a lot of chintz dotted around. Understandably perhaps, the couple needed to give it a complete overhaul. They wanted a warm yet modern getaway that was casually elegant but retained a decidedly New England vibe. They turned to designer Thom Filicia, who is known for his relaxed take on American style, and whose restoration work and updating of his own lakeside house in upstate New York is documented in his book, American Beauty. He first came to prominence in the early 2000s on television’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and has decorated everything from Jennifer Lopez’s beach house to the interiors of W hotels. The couple made it clear to Thom that they wanted peace and quiet in their new home, one with no drama. He confesses that the house was a ‘huge project,’ - no surprise for a 10,000-square foot home that includes a full spa with a sauna and yoga room. His main goal was to ensure the classical references remained in each room, just minus the stodge. After being given a budget, a time limit of a year was set. As part-owners of the London tailor Douglas Hayward - the haberdashery that Michael Caine RIGHT: In the master bedroom, the bed and buttoned headboard together with the side tables were designed by Thom Filicia and the hammered metal bench is by Paul Mathieu

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and Terence Stamp use to stamp their sartorial cool - the couple could never be accused of being old-fashioned. Their brand is very much at the cutting edge of British tailoring, and undoubtedly its precise fit and luxurious but understated use of materials informed their design preferences at the new home. They wanted rooms comfortable enough for the family to gather and read by the fire in, but it was also important to them that the interior reflected the quiet dazzle that Douglas Hayward represents, with luxury textiles, perfectly executed details and definitely not too many frills. However for furnishing, Thom looked to his own designs. He creates pieces for Vanguard Furniture as well as fabrics for Kravet and rugs for Safavieh, and all are deployed throughout the couple’s home. There is a deep-seated sofa upholstered in mohair velvet in the living room and LEFT: A pair of woven raffia armchairs flanks a circular contemporary table in an elegant room off the main entrance hall ABOVE: The entrance hall features a pair of console tables with carved-eagle bases designed by Thom Filicia each complemented by an antique circular mirror set in contemporary frames

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a tufted headboard in the master suite, for example. To build on the all-American spirit of the dÊcor further, Thom placed two consoles featuring carved-eagle bases in the entry hall to greet visitors, paired with antique round mirrors set in contemporary steel frames. The designer concedes there is a formality to this area of the home, but that it’s not overbearingly stiff. In fact, it forms the basis for the tone he was aiming for throughout the entire home. In addition to Thom’s plan, the couple decided to convey a modern approach to the finishing of the property. They used a palette of blues and toned-down reds and rusts - typically New England tones - which Thom brought to life further by setting them off against neutral fabrics and tactile wall treatments such as grass cloth. Antique burlap armchairs in the living room sport cushions of deep red to contrast with the sand coloured rugs and Venetian plaster walls. Meanwhile, the library is an ode to indigo, from the sofa and walls to the artwork. Thom says that the owners had a desire for things to be elegant but also fresh. This stems in part from their youth but also their need to entertain at dinner parties frequently. As a result, the design of the dining room was of paramount importance. So Thom lined the walls with a subtle take on a traditional damask, and took care to contrast such unexpected items as a carved statue of a Hindu goddess with an abstract woodwork. Essentially, the couple wanted a weekend home that would be as unfussy and up-to-date as they are, Thom believes. They wanted it to be American, just with an edge. And in their new, weekend getaway, now the perfect spot for relaxation and unwinding, they certainly got it. RIGHT: The living room is furnished with an elegant contemporary sofa, a pair of burlap-backed armchairs and a leather-topped coffee table

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ELEGANT FLAMBOYANCE Designer Serdar Gülgün has mastered the art of exalting the beauty of the past with a very personal twist in his Istanbul home PHOTOGRAPHS MARK LUSCOMBE-WHYTE | AUTHOR KARINE MONIÉ


t took Serdar Gülgün a huge amount of research - and numerous real estate agents - to find the historic home he wanted. It took great effort, he says, but it was worth it. Built in the 1860s, the ‘new’ home Serdar discovered was once a hunting pavilion for an exiled Hungarian soldier who then became Ottoman and was granted the title of Pasha. When a restorer friend of Serdar’s first found it, however, it was in a far less glamourous condition. In dire need of refurbishment and badly looked after, Serdar nevertheless fell in love with the home. But it took two years of negotiating before the whole renovation process could even start, he remembers. Located on the Asian side of the Bosporus in Çengelköy - an area of Istanbul that today is famous for its elegant wooden houses, bright greengrocers and chic seafood eateries - the home Serdar had chosen manages to echo the history of the region. But as well as this, as befits an ever-changing cosmopolitan city, it reflects this vibrancy, this creativity and forward looking ethos. Serdar himself was born in the city and felt that through the design of his new home he wanted to create a mixing pot of cultures, atmospheres, even religions.

The end result is truly inspirational. Made of stone and spread across 1,000 square metres, the home comprises four storeys. The ground floor is known as the ‘garden flat’, and is occupied by Serdar’s niece. Moving upwards into the first and second floors, it is here the feeling of something palatial is most evident in the home, covered as it is in rich woods. Higher still, on the top floor ,which was historically known as ‘the belvedere’, the guest apartment is gifted with panoramic views out on to the Bosporus. Perhaps one of the greatest triumphs in Serdar’s impressive home is the sense of space and freedom within it. He believes this is something that comes of a result of working for yourself. The task was different, he says, to working for a client. When it is your own home, there is a freedom - but this can be a challenge as well as something liberating. In the end, his ‘dream house’ came to life before his eyes, he says, aided by pieces of art and furniture he had collected over the years, giving a sense of colour and texture to the home which is totally unique and personal to Serdar. In a way, such a design scheme also acts as a kind of diary, with elements of the designer’s life evident in each of the different parts of the home.

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RIGHT: In the entrance of the reception room, a gilded throne-like chair with purple upholstery gives the room a regal touch. Marble flooring is overlaid with an Ushak carpet and Arabic calligraphy ceramic plates hang on the walls

Several aspects of the architecture and design make reference back to classical Ottoman houses. One noteworthy point is that there are no corridors in the home. Instead, there is one central hall, which Serdar has christened the ‘sofa room’. This has been created in the shape of a cross, which is reminiscent of Byzantine church plans. In the centre, you can see an oval dome, which symbolises the Ottoman imperial tent.

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Many of the materials used, such as local timber and wooden plain plants, as well as traditional Marmara marble, are redolent of the Ottoman hammams. Carved and domed ceilings that were restored or recreated are decorated with beautiful motifs. There is almost too much to look at and admire - each and every nook is finely embellished with Oushak carpets, Ottoman calligraphies and inlaid mother-of-pearl Syrian armoires.

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RIGHT: In the green bedroom, layers of patterns and textiles combine with antiquities to create a mix that embodies a sophisticated and bold style

Serdar confesses that he is an avid collector of turtle carapaces, which he turns into objects of curiosity. This is in fact a lifelong passion that has led him to launch his own brand, Serdar GÜlgÜn Istanbul.

These sublime frescoes, imperial portraits and antiquities, each combined with pieces which have been crafted by Serdar, create a heady mix that manages to embody both the sophisticated and bold style of his work.

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Serdar’s knowledge of art history was his main guide, he says, but adds that his real aim was to make the home liveable, and not to feel as if he were dwelling in a museum or gallery. And yet, the house has become an artwork itself. It’s just that, more importantly, it’s most definitely a home.


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The vintage style of La Sultana reflects the perception of a time when sailing was luxurious, exotic and romantic TEXT KAREN HOWES PHOTOS MARK LUSCOMBE-WHYTE


any travelers expect luxury as standard, epitomised by the French sophistication of the 1920s and 30s, the chrome and black lacquer of the Art Deco period, the use of rich velvet and silk furnishings, highly polished wood paneling, inlaid flooring and ornate architectural detailing. From trains, to planes and ships, there is a move to reflect the extravagance of one’s own home, and La Sultana, a ship with a rags to riches history achieves this astonishingly. RIGHT: The dining saloon and lounge features a series of 1930s style columns decorated with brass and copper fronds resembling palm trees ABOVE: Restoration in France, Spain and Morocco inspired the ship’s classic colour scheme of beige, red and black

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RIGHT: The impressive hand-crafted staircase which leads up to the main saloon and lounge area was inspired by the famous Monnaie du Pape banister created by Art Nouveau designer Louis Majorelle

Built in Varna in 1962 by Russian shipbuilder Georgi Dimitrov as one of twelve ships of the Soviet fleet, the Aji Petri (as was), started life as a Black Sea ferry in the exotic parts of Odessa, Sevastopol, Istanbul and Yalta. In the 1970s, the Soviet Navy sent the ship to the North Atlantic to spy on Britain and the United States of America. hello At the end of the Cold War it was assigned to a Bulgarian shipping company, ferrying passengers

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between Istanbul and Yalta. Then in 2007, it was acquired by La Sultana hotels in Oualidia and Marrakech. Its transformation to super yacht took seven years, an undertaking involving over 1.2 million hours of labour, being entirely re-riveted for the silhouette of a Gentleman’s Yacht with a new helicopter hoist, open leisure space and a hydraulic door adding a swimming platform and sea access. There was an unlimited budget, and as the final results testify, no expense was spared.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The swimming pool has been built at sea level and is filled with fresh water which is emptied into a special ballast tank when the yacht is underway. A corner of the master bedroom suite features a series of carved built-in wardrobes and is furnished with a pair of upholstered armchairs. A carved, wood-paneled corridor on the mid level leads to the guest cabins. One of seven bathrooms, each is clad in a different marble and features carved wood paneling and onyx bathroom fittings

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RIGHT: A comfortable banquette furnishes the stern upholstered with cheerful red squab cushions

La Sultana’s in-house design team transformed the 120 cabins to seven, spacious luxury cabins, each with an en-suite marble-clad bathroom with onyx features. Decks were stripped and re-laid in ipe and iroko wood, while ornately carved paneling of mahogany, cherry wood and cedar, floor-length sculpted glass walls and copper light fixtures were introduced. Relaunched in July 2015, La Sultana became an instant success as a charter. A corridor leads guests past four lower deck cabins to a vast lobby,

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where a staircase inspired by the Monnaie du Pape banister, by Art Nouveau designer Louis Majorelle, sweeps up. A dining saloon and lounge combine oriental elements and influences from the Belle Epoque. The stateroom opens on to an al fresco dining area furnished with semi-circular banquettes, with the cabins reserved for the upper decks. The overwhelming first impression makes it easy to forget that behind this nostalgic setting is state of the art technology - everything a 21st Century traveler needs.

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CHALET Nicky Dobree’s brief was to inject warmth, individuality and local character whilst maintaining a strong contemporary look PHOTOGRAPHS PHILIP VILE

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estled away in Switzerland’s Engadin Valley sits St. Moritz, a luxury five-star alpine resort with bountiful charming character. Traditional houses with thick stone walls, small funnel shaped windows and sgraffito decoration rub shoulders with Winter retreats of some of the World’s most exclusive celebrities. The owners of this lakeside chalet were regular visitors of St Moritz and acquired a plot of land in the highly prized region of Silvaplana. Known for her mastery of chalet design, Nicky Dobree was commissioned to design and build what has now become their family Alpine home. The initial concept from the Architect was to design something that was brutal and minimalist which strays from the local architecture, and also not what the client wanted. Nicky’s brief was to inject the chalet with warmth, individuality and local character whilst maintaining a strong contemporary look. The chalet had a space of 300 square metres spread across three storeys which included five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a vast open plan

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ABOVE: Fitted deerskin banquettes with blue and orange topstiching provide flexible seating arrangements for the dining area which flank a solid oak table

living area with epic views over Lake Silvaplana. Much of the design was inspired by these lifeenhancing views - the shimmering lake, the dense green woodland, and the snow-capped mountains beyond. Enlisting an army of talented German craftsmen, Nicky and her team sourced the finest natural materials to design a ‘chalet with a twist’. The client is very sociable and enjoys entertaining so creating an environment in which their guests could relax was paramount. They are also avid art collectors, so it was important to work alongside their eye-catching pieces, including the ‘Sushi console’ by the Campana brothers and the bronze coffee table in the sitting room designed by Ingrid Donat. New bespoke commissions were added throughout the

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project, including the striking stag head over the stairs leading down to the spa and ski room. In the sitting room, the monolithic stone fireplace makes a strong focal point. Crocodile leather side tables and oriental style lanterns add a hint of the exotic. Blue sofas with contrasting tartan chairs provide ample comfortable seating, whilst the nod to the outdoors is ever present, not only through the picture windows, but in the pine cones collected from a walk around the lake that fill the lamp bases, and the embroidered Autumnal leaves on the cushions. Concealed lighting softly illuminates the ceiling beams accentuating the architecture of the roof. Fitted deerskin banquettes with blue and orange topstitching provide flexible seating arrangements for

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ABOVE: The front door was custom made and carved by local craftsmen to reflect the character of the upper Engadin and welcomes friends and family all year round

the dining area which flank a specially commissioned solid oak table with subtle orange detailing on the legs. An antler chandelier hangs stately above the table further emphasising the rustic authenticity. ‘Upstairs, as my client’s favourite colour is blue, the vibrant blue palette continues from the sitting room into the master bedroom,’ says Nicky. A combination of wool and cashmere inject a luxurious touch of warmth and the tables were custom made in woven leather, on a walnut frame and finished with bronze handles. Downstairs, on the lower ground floor, lies the ski room and spa featuring natural textured stone and timber. The overall effect is dramatic yet practical

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and underfloor heating makes slipping off your boots all the more pleasurable. ‘A wooden cold water plunge tub was added to the sauna for those brave enough for the full Scandi sauna experience.’ The client was thrilled with the result and has since asked Nicky to redesign their home in Munich.


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Simplicity coupled with comfort was key when Beth Webb designed this Atlanta home with the help of the Emily Giffin PHOTOGRAPHS EMILY FOLLOWILL

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hen a married couple first set eyes on a 10,000 square foot house, set in ten acres of gardens in the affluent Buckhead region of Atlanta, Georgia, they had a feeling it would become their ‘forever home’. The pair had a young family, along with the many concerns stemming from day to day life associated with that, to consider when searching for a new place to live. The 1920s building they found was therefore always intended to be a ‘lived in’ home, for both them and their small children. So the new home was to be entirely refurbished to make it child friendly. The couple already knew they were after a historic property in the region, and had already viewed another property designed by famed American architect Philip Trammell Shutze before this one. Ultimately though, the alternative to purchasing this particular property was to build from scratch, which the pair knew was not for them. PREVIOUS PAGE: A 1920’s Georgian Revival brick house sited on five beautifully landscaped acres, lives effortlessly for an active, young family with three children and a golden retriever ABOVE: Interior designer Beth Webb sits at a dressing table RIGHT: With classic, expansive graciousness, the rooms flow from a dramatic foyer with 1920’s detailing through the primary living spaces.

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OPPOSITE: A perfectly proportioned room gratifies all the senses in the case of this library LEFT: Windowed on two walls, a sitting room off the master bedroom also serves as a sun-room

The wife, Emily Giffin - who is the author of seven New York Times best sellers - was very involved in the project from beginning to end. Her career and style of working enabled this somewhat, as being a writer, she usually works from home. However, her husband also works from an office at home, so the house is a beehive of activity both day and night, with three very active small children around for much of the time. The pair are also active philanthropically and so have large gatherings on a regular basis, which the design of the new home would certainly need to

accommodate. In among the home’s lush gardens is also a swimming pool, which makes this type of entertaining even more of a joy. Designer Beth Webb says that the style of the space the family ended up with is decidedly more transitional than traditional, which was always the intent. She explains that the previous owners were quite traditional themselves, especially when it came to the interiors, which were fashioned in an English Country style. Although such an approach was warm and welcoming, Beth thought it was too dark for her

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RIGHT: A soft, lime washed finish was applied to the original dark pine paneling and a textural palette of neutral hues refresh this room’s inherent beauty. The entire focus, in this instance, was the architectural detailing

clients. Emily decided she wanted a lighter, fresher palette with a more fashion-forward approach as well as an eclectic mix in the furnishings and art, Beth explains. To achieve this, the designer kept in mind that simplicity is key, no matter what the stylistic bent of the client you are working for is. Quoting American novelist Edith Wharton, and that ‘supreme excellence is simplicity,’ Beth tried hard to keep her work well edited. The house had perfect proportions and so she

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kept the interior design elegant yet comfortable. Perhaps it was this simplicity that made the project such an enjoyable - even easy - one for Beth and her team. She confesses that often a project can throw up a host of challenges, but that in this instance, thanks largely to an amazing client and a great builder, but also a brilliant architect for the renovation in the form of D. Stanley Dixon, the project was seamless. Another aspect of the task that gave Beth a head start


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ABOVE: The master sitting area, windowed on two walls, is spoilt with an extensive view of the manicured grounds and doubles as an elegant sun-room

was Emily’s willingness to research the features for the home online - and often in the wee small hours too. Beth said she often found emails at all times of the night suggesting items to purchase for the emerging new home. The pair even visited nearby residential and contract furnishing design centre ADAC, also in Buckhead, along with other local retailers, to get a real feel for items they were considering furnishing the home with. Emily also sought Beth’s advice about pieces of art for the home, wanting to know what to put in her home, and where to source it.

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It was an approach like this that Beth says gives her the inspiration to continue, a mission statement if you like. Emily and Beth would go on to search for art for the home together, meeting up at the end of a trip to compare notes. But Beth says that, at the end of the day, she can only be as good as her clients allow her to be. Luckily, in this case, that was very good indeed.


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HISTORIC GLAMOUR Holly Hollenbeck created a bright, cheerful, energetic space to counteract the grey, often foggy outlook of San Francisco PHOTOGRAPHS SUZANNA SCOTT Bridge for Design Winter 2017 175

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PREVIEW: The stunning wood paneled dining room is contrasted with modern abstract wallpaper and an eccentric light fitting above the long wooden table ABOVE: The furniture in the living room of her 1901 Edwardian home contrasts against one another with an old/new divide. Old style artworks flank the walls RIGHT: Holly Hollenbeck stands in the dining room to kitchen doorway


nterior designer Holly Hollenbeck admits she was something of a one-woman team when it came to redesigning her own 6,200-square foot home in the historic region of Alamo Square, San Francisco. Her goal for the new home’s renovation was to create a direct change from the Country Queen Anne Victorian home she’d just moved from, this time using brighter colours and tones, and to bring in 1960s and 70s influences as well. To add to this, Holly says that in order to keep the project feeling young, she had a desire to let street art play its part in the overall feel of the home, and this would also act as a counter to the historical elements of its interior. She stripped all the original white oak paneling back to the raw oak, then applied a light wax to keep them as natural, modern and light as possible. The original herringbone oak floors which also remain and were refinished. The original floorplan was stuck with, although part of the second floor was changed to create a master suite. The minimal, if traditional inclusion of just two

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ABOVE: In the master bedroom, an eye-catching artwork from Victor Reyes, a San Franciscan artist, adds a splash of bold colour to the otherwise neutral room

bathrooms on the original floorplan was altered to allow more en-suite rooms for Holly’s family and guests. Many of the key decisions, Holly says, came from a feeling in her gut, something her family are more than used to trusting. She followed her instincts and went with experiments - and as it was her own home, she had a touch more freedom. Obviously this also meant Holly could shop for herself and take design cues from key pieces. The first furnishing she selected for the home was the Stark area rug in the living room. With its bright colours and street art look, the piece was the embodiment of the feel she was going for, she felt, and the colour scheme of the home was largely driven by the prominent oranges, blues and yellows in the area rug. Finally, the powder room was spectacularly hand

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painted by artist Victor Reyes, who is now a friend of Holly’s. She first found his art through Instagram, only to discover he was a neighbour. When she called and asked to meet with him regarding painting a powder room, Victor was reluctant, as he is a respected artist who creates large scale murals and sells works on canvas through dealers and galleries. However, Holly begged until he agreed to come and see the house. Luckily, he liked what was happening in the house and agreed to paint the room with a mural. He was given totally free reign to do his work as he saw fit for the space - another testament to Holly’s gut instinct and free reign winning through.



LUXE The interior design of this Dallas home was inspired by the client’s art collection and love of colour PHOTOGRAPHS DAN PIASSICK

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PREVIOUS: Vibrant orange cashmere drapery panels highlight the gorgeous architecture, and a large scale tufted chocolate brown velvet sofa sits on a Kyle Bunting patterned hide rug LEFT: In the library, white leather game chairs surround a pedestal game table with a cosy shag rug grounding the space


or interior designer Shay Geyer, a project in a beautiful Dallas home was a matter of balancing the client’s love of bold colour with their impressive art collection. On entering, visitors are met with a grand staircase, as well as a view into the spa-style backyard. Art is backed by crisp, non-competing white walls. In the foyer, for example, a piece featuring Jack Nicholson tipping his hat greets you. A sitting area underneath the staircase uses modern chairs in a rich teal velvet and chrome frame, and a fabric sculpture from artist and fashion designer Elizabeth Anyaa hangs above.

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The dining room, again designed in neutral tones to allow the commissioned artwork to take centre stage, sees metallic silver fabric covering the dining chairs, all surrounding a custom sized table for the client’s frequent dinner parties. Down the long hallway, which connects the home’s two wings, there is further art, while across the hall is one of the home’s powder baths with a backlit gemstone vanity cabinet. Moving into the library, its wood panels act as a backdrop to white leather game chairs, selected to go around a pedestal game table with a cosy shag rug grounding the space.



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RIGHT: The dining room is decorated in neutral tones to allow the commissioned artwork to take centre stage. Metallic silver fabric covered dining chairs surround a custom sized table for the client’s frequent dinner parties

In the master bedroom, there is a calm palette of silvery blue and white, with white Venetian plaster walls contrasting with the wood and chrome bed. A white Tibetan lamb’s wool pillow and a bench used as a cocktail ottoman in the sitting area manage to layer texture into the space, while pattern was introduced with the drapery panels. A pair of Jan Showers lamps, mother of pearl end tables, a chrome chain link chandelier and an antique mirrored cabinet serve as jewelry pieces. One of the most breathtaking elements of the home, the master bathroom, benefits from Carrarra marble throughout. Frosted glass panels serve as walls to the shower

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and closet, while wood vanities adorned with jeweled hardware flank the entryway. A wall of mirror stands behind the free-standing bath, and a silvery-blue quatrefoil chair partners a make-up vanity in front of the large windows. In the family room, vibrant orange cashmere drapery panels highlight the gorgeous architecture, and a large-scale tufted chocolate brown velvet sofa sits on a Kyle Bunting patterned hide rug. To provide further pattern, a leopard chair is found at the writing desk, with the pattern repeated on brown lacquered barstools, and white leather Barcelona chairs sit opposite orange and brown striped club chairs.


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LEFT: On entering, visitors are met with a grand staircase, as well as a view into the spa-style backyard. Art is backed by crisp non-competing white walls

The breakfast nook features a fireplace with a pair of egg chairs, grounded by a patterned hide that features a small burst of orange. The dining table nestles in front of an aquarium. As you might expect, the kitchen is a chef ’s dream. Custom Italian cabinetry, floating shelves and Cararra marble - an echo of the master bathroom - offers a fresh modern feel. A suspended glass bar was designed for children to dine at and for serving during parties. Moving outside, a backyard oasis with a stunning cobalt blue mosaic tile pool and tranquility spa heightens the feeling of luxury. Modern furniture in crisp white fabric was used for the chaise lounges and sitting area, and the

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black stone dining table is surrounded by chairs in the same fabric, offering contrast and a sleek feel to the outdoor living area, and completing this colourful, artful Dallas home perfectly.


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PLAIN SAILING With a shared gratitude for fine detail, Tailored Living and the client decided on a formal design for this Barnes home PHOTOS NICK SMITH


esigners Tailored Living Interiors have refurbished a home located in a very prestigious residential road in Barnes. Working for a high level executive from a technology company and his wife and two teenage boys, the property had been recently renovated and extended before they bought it. Described as an amazing, elegant renovation, LEFT: In the reception room, the coffee table and the sideboards were bespoke to the project, all complementing the client’s artwork ABOVE: Gloria Sanchez and her colleague Davide from Tailored Living

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ABOVE: The sleek kitchen consists of a marble island, acting as a breakfast bar as well as a worktop, a multitude of storage cabinets and appliances

a sophisticated basement extension with really high ceilings had been added, in addition to a double storey rear extension and dormer alteration. ------The property had been renovated to very high standards, and Tailored Living’s aim was to create an interior worthy of all the wonderful existing architectural details already in place. And so, the layout was working perfectly. No interior architectural design was required for this project, with the team’s main focus having been to create a flow internally within each of the rooms, it said. Working closely with the client, different functions were allocated to each of the rooms. For instance, a large basement space was clearly marked out as the

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cinema room, but other rooms required a little bit more thought to find them a perfect function. The collaboration between client and designer worked harmoniously throughout the project. It transpired that all parties shared an appreciation of the finer details, with all confessing a perfectionist side to their personalities. As a result, this project was ‘plain sailing,’ and moved along at an impressive pace for one of this size. -----------------------------Most of the furniture in the home as it stands today was bespoke made. This included the coffee table and sideboards in the reception, the kitchen shelving, all the home’s headboards, the office furniture, as well as the library, bar chairs and poufs in the cinema.

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RIGHT: The Aqua Nautilus Shell from Trowbridge Gallery hangs proudly above an upholstered bench

Being obsessed with details, the designers said that not the slightest element got overlooked. For example, the Jura blue Limestone used for the tabletop blends perfectly with the midnight blue sofa. Even the books in the room are in synchronisation with the rest of the colour scheme.-----------------------------------The team at Tailored Living admit that they love the initial stages of every project, largely as a result

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of how much they enjoy drawing, that it’s great fun making rooms work. But for this home, it was the end result, when all the elements start to arrive and the rooms start taking shape, that brought them the greatest satisfaction.


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REVIEW Jim Evans, from Uber Interiors, brings you the latest trends from the UK’s most prestigious interior design show


ow in its 40th year, Decorex celebrates the best in product, design and innovation. This renowned event has become the most eagerly anticipated date on the calendar at London Design Week attracting a mixture of interior designers, suppliers, buyers and bloggers. The four-day showcase was housed in the beautiful grounds at Syon Park where established brands and emerging talent revealed their latest collections to industry. Each year, acclaimed designers collaborate to produce the entrance installation. For 2017, a carousel of four sets carried the theme ‘Disruptive Dining’ creating an interactive space that brought the worlds of fashion, floristry, set design and interior design together in a colourful dining experience. The installation featured some of the top names in industry including a collaboration between Matthew Williamson and Osbourne and Little. However, the star of the show was a breath-taking floral masterpiece by Larry Walshe and Dominic Shuster featuring over 4,000 fresh flowers.

As you moved out of the entrance hall and into the main exhibition space, you could see two storey glass panels surrounding a luxurious champagne bar. Created by award winning designer Shalini Misra, the bar was inspired by the Great Exhibition that took place in Crystal Palace in 1851. The internationally acclaimed event was attended by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The installation featured zones of colourful seating, an abundance of greenery, oriental screens and low hanging pendant lighting all set over a striking chequered floor. With a stunning flame-effect LED chandelier placed above a tower of champagne bottles, it proved a perfect spot for a well-deserved glass of fizz. This 21st Century take on a key moment in history felt fitting for Decorex’s celebratory year. Seminars also took place throughout the four-day event and included insightful talks by leading industry professionals including Houzz, Home & Garden and ColourHive. Topics included ‘The Future of Design’,

LEFT TO RIGHT: Jim Evans from Uber Interiors. Larry Walshe and Dominic Shuster’s stunning floral masterpiece made up of 4,000 flowers on the entrance carousel

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‘Taking your Brand Global’ and ‘Colour and Material Trends for Autumn/Winter 2018/2019’. A variety of luxury lighting, furniture, accessories and fabric brands filled the exhibition space with their latest collections, inspiring room sets and covetable product designs. Among the carefully curated sets were emerging trends that formed fresh ideas for the upcoming season. One of the most prominent trends at the event was the Mid-Century Modern look. A popular era of design, we have seen sleek, angular lines saturate the interior industry over the past five years. But this year, most brands at Decorex had their own individual take on this timeless style. Munna and Green Apple brought a fun element to the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic. Armchairs and sofas upholstered in pastel mint and powdery blue shades sat alongside metallic accessories and marble surfaces. Both brands styled their furniture pieces with tropical palm print wallpaper which evoked a laid-back Miami beach vibe. Another trend that is here to stay, tropical and palm leaf print designs could be seen at well-known fabric and wallpaper brands including Cole & Son. The Coveted group are known for their statement pieces and at Decorex 2017 they did not disappoint. Earthy tones mingled with bright pops of colour creating a quirky style that is synonymous with their range of brands. Midcentury modern armchairs in soft velvet fabrics are placed alongside striking accessories, extravagant gold and the most incredible cocktail cabinet. From fun and quirky to elegant and sophisticated, Bert Frank showcased a very different look to their contemporaries. The dark wood finishes, sleek lines and dusty pink upholstery screamed traditional 60s design, yet felt modern and up-to-date. The look was complemented by a pendant lighting scheme in an on-trend brass finish. Sanctuary and escapism are among the top trends for the new season cemented by Dulux’s colour of the year for 2018 ‘Heart Wood’. The dusty pink shade reflects our need for comfort and calm in an age of uncertainty. Rich and inviting, this rosy hue is inspired by warm woods, hand-craft and luxurious leather. This powerful trend is all about creating a retreat from the outside world with a focus on artisanal products, exceptional craftsmanship and unique detailing. We are drawn towards natural materials such as wool, yarn and geological formations. Plants are still big news within interiors as we continue to incorporate them into our FROM TOP DOWN: A guilding workshop. Cole & Son’s Leaf Wallpaper. Bert & Frank stand. Matthew Williamson’s contribution to the entrance carousel

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The Heimtextil Theme Park explores how our urban future will impact the spaces in which we live, work, make and play. Come and discover how these lifestyle trends will shape the key colour and design trends for tomorrowʼs textile interior. Heimtextil Theme Park ”The future is urban” Trends 2018/2019 in Hall 6.0


homes whether that is in living form or within the shapes and textiles of our accessories and lighting. Serip used nature’s inspiration such as Autumn leaves to form modular lighting for walls and ceilings intertwining glass and metals to mesmerising effect. While Ginger & Jagger and CTO Lighting were among the brands producing incredible sculpture-like pendants, chandeliers and wall lights incorporated metallics, glass and marble to create lighting that was reminiscent of pieces of art. The finest alabaster stone is the material of choice at Atelier Alain Ellouz whose elegant lighting designs feature in top hoteliers, restaurants and residential properties across the world. Clients have included the likes of Guerlain and Louis Vuitton whose luxury retail spaces showcase this natural material at its best. Heathfield & Co’s new collection of table lamps also included this striking material which was finished with details of antique brass and copper. Our love affair with Art Deco is still prevalent in interiors

this season and could be seen in lighting, materials and fabrics across the luxury brands at Decorex. Geometric patterns, metallics, marble and dark wood furniture are the key elements of this glamorous trend. Pantone’s colour of the year, ‘Greenery’, complements the Art Deco theme perfectly. Deep, opulent greens in an array of jewel shades could be seen at a variety of stalls at the show. Different tones of marble work beautifully with Art Deco inspired style. Ginger & Jagger used marble to ultimate effect creating either a glamorous or earthy look depending on the individual colours and finishes of the stone. As the opening event for London Design Week ended, spirits were high, and excitement built for the upcoming season. Overall, Decorex 2017 provided a wonderful day that celebrated the bespoke and artisanal processes that set these brands head and shoulders above the rest.


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: An Art Deco Lamp. A Shalini Misra Parat Chair in the bar. Serip’s Leaves Light. The Champagne Bar designed by Shalini Misra.

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