The managing director of RPW Design on the similarities and differences between the hotel and marine industries.
Get some fresh air to sooth the spirit. Germinate pretty flowers and lush botanicals in shades of mint and aqua – with a hint of pink to prettify the scene still further.
Above, from left to right: ‘Sugar’ armchair, Julian Chichester. Textured vase, Wunderkamer at Miles x Bookshop. ‘Hughes’ dining table, Arteriors. ‘Phenomena’ floor lamps, flamingo pink/gold and mint green/gold, both Bomma at Poliform. ‘Meso’ occasional table, Black & Key. ‘Jonc’ lamp, Charles Paris Lighting at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘Malmo’ rug, Tim Page Carpets. ‘D.G. Don Giovanni’ sofa, Ceccotti Collezioni. Wallcoverings: ‘Costermans Garden’, Iksel – Decorative Arts. ‘Brera’ (GA59514), Armani Wallcoverings at Brian Yates. ‘Aquarelle’ (W1087/03), Altfield. ‘Arccos’ (111970), Harlequin at Style Library. Fabrics: ‘Chintal’ (J469F-01), Jane Churchill at Colefax and Fowler. ‘Xian’ (BR-79601), Brunschwig & Fils. ‘Maze Reverse’, turquoise, China Seas at Tissus D’Hélène. ‘Bonheur’ (4117 0365), Casamance at Colony. Paint: ‘Musk Pink’, Zoffany at Style Library
Above, from left to right, top to bottom: (120862/0090) fabric, Scalamandre at Stark Fabric. ‘Two Birds’ wallcovering (23/20), M.C. Escher at Brian Yates. ‘Chasm’, ‘Musk Pink’, ‘Fountain Green’ paints ,all Sanderson at Style Library ‘Brazil’ fabric, The Silk Gallery. ‘Rouche’ trimming (col. 29), Dedar. ‘Serenity’ wallcovering (7379), wisteria, Philip Jeffries. ‘Stella’ (ST38), Edelman Leather. ‘Earl’ trimming (990-1927), The Silk Gallery. ‘Delices’ fabric (4114 0254), Camengo, Casamance at Colony. ‘Corvo Beads’ wallcovering, (W0E3047), Altfield. (8500) door handle, The Nanz Company. ‘Living Wall’ tile, Artisans of Devizes
“The Design Centre is a fantastic tool,” says Staffan Tollgard, launching a new furniture collection in collaboration with Porada.
In a smart navy and white livery that gives it a Mediterranean feel, this whimsical bottle-shaped ‘Marbella’ lamp from Arteriors has an inherent individuality. Each one is unique, thanks to its hand-painted stripes and the textures on the porcelain’s crackle glaze – setting it apart from a mass-produced design.
“You have a concentration of showrooms who know their craft and industry, all in one place – which makes it a real tool for designers like me,” says the architect and interior designer.
Villa Nova has launched Picturebook, its first children’s collection, thanks to the contribution of three leading illustrators: Frann Preston-Gannon, Christopher Corr and Yuval Zommer. This ‘Island Hopping’ design by Christopher Corr translates on to fabric the artist’s work in gouache on handmade paper, and reflects his love of vividly capturing his travels. All three illustrators’ collections also encompass wallcoverings, cushions, rugs, murals and wall stickers, allowing for the creation of a miniature world of fantasy for young ones. Find Villa Nova at Romo.
“It’s got nothing but richer and richer,” say the interior designer about Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.