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Mixing pattern and whimsical colour schemes can be difficult to get right. But get it right, and you can create a fairy-tale effect that plays on the senses.
Richard and Antony Joseph, creative geniuses behind the innovative kitchenware company Joseph Joseph have struck the perfect balance between work and family in their homes in Wandsworth. Richard headed the creative direction of his home and commissioned the geometric bookcases in the first-floor sitting room.
Annabel White, a former director of The Rug Company in New York, moved to Manhattan in 2001 with her husband Jos. The pair spent three years renovating their dream home in the West Village.The resulting house is an enchanting mix of grand and practical; open plan and intimate; English and American. The opulent 12-metre-long living area has Christopher Howe sofas, a huge tapestry by contemporary artistJulie Verhoeven, and a wall of modern windows opening on to the terrace overlooking the garden.
THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY
Layered glass, resin and watered-silver ‘Acqua Alta’ mirrors with polished gesso frames from Tom Palmer Studio are combined with ‘Amime’ wallpaper by Farrow & Ball in this dramatic scheme by House & Garden decoration editor Gabby Deeming. The watery reflections captured in the tinted mirror glass add a touch of other-worldiness to the room, which is balanced by a polished concrete floor from Puur.
In the modern living room of Lucy and Richard Turvill’s award-winning newbuild in Suffolk, the sofas and ottoman are covered in turquoise fabric from Pierre Frey, with the Georgian armchair upholstered in Raoul Textiles’ Ananas fabric in lake
An artwork by Jean-Marc Bustamante, entitled The Lion, makes a statement in the drawing room of this house decorated by Todhunter Earle.
PINK AND INDIGO
Pink silk embroideries from the Swat Valley were the starting point for this living room, picked up in the pink lampshades and offset by the custom-made sofa, covered in an indigo Manuel Canovas fabric.
The task of decorating the interiors was entrusted to Rose Uniacke, a British designer whose particular brand of understated luxury was the perfect fit. Rose took the black-and-cream palette of the Jo Malone box as a starting point, filling the space with a mix of antique furniture and pieces of her own design. ‘I used the “Drawing Room” sofas upholstered in cream from my Bespoke collection, alongside my “Hoof” occasional tables and standard lamps,’ she says. ‘Many of the decorative elements refer back to nature or the making of scent. For example, I used raw wood throughout, and the design of the bespoke, painted-tin chandelier is made up of intertwining oak leaves. All the art on display includes floral or plant motifs.’
The key to nailing Scandi style? A crisp, white bright background. Add a dash of bright colour, a pop of print and you’re away…