In this striking sitting room, Sue seamlessly blends historical period architecture with contemporary living. Modern furniture and a trompe l’oeil mirror contrast beautifully with the brickwork and flagstone flooring. Her key pieces are punctuated with an eclectic mix of accessories which take you all over the world. Roman busts, vibrant orchids and silk cushions adorned with Japanese patterns work together to convey the element of travel integral to her look.
When Annabel created this sitting room, she wanted to play with colour, in the same way that Nancy liked to. She chose a bold green and then mixed in traditional and contemporary elements. Annabel borrowed inspiration from different design periods, pairing classical paintings with Chinoiserie-style pieces and a rather sleek corner sofa.
There’s lots to see in this ambiently lit sitting room, yet it still feels peaceful and relaxing. Pale-toned furniture and lamps harmonise with the softly coloured walls and carpet, allowing the scattering of accessories to pop. The faux olive trees and nature-inspired botanical prints pay tribute to the picturesque gardens right on the doorstep of this period home. To finish the look, Lucinda included several cushions she designed, which are adorned with prints inspired by Indian floral patterns.
The furniture and accessories in this small yet sophisticated sitting room were chosen with care. Each piece had to be both beautiful and multi-functional in order to maximise the available space. The turquoise glass lamp is so exquisite, it doubles up as art; the velvet armchairs offer a comfortable place to relax whilst adding bold pops of colour; the storage trunk was selected as it makes an excellent side table./span>
Opposites attract in this vibrant sitting room. Every variation of pink and green works together, which is why we incorporated a few accent pieces in contrasting shades of jade, olive and emerald. The neutral furniture tones down the brightly colored walls and décor.
The courtyard garden transforms into an extra room during spring and summer, where the owners can enjoy everything from sunbathing to stargazing, meaning this central London home actually has two living areas. For the main sitting room, Lucinda decorated with natural materials, such as rattan and wood, then added pops of white to open up the scheme and create a calming atmosphere. Accessories could be used in abundance, because of the natural colours chosen.
When choosing furnishings for this room, Annabel took care not to overpower its most striking feature; the floor-to-ceiling windows and their beautiful backdrop. The whitewashed wooden walls and floor create a light, airy aesthetic and a blank canvas for the windows to take centre stage. Soft shades of blue and green are used as accent colours, complementing the ocean views and tying the space together, whilst natural decorations, such as the artichoke candle holders and coral-inspired pot, serve as playful finishing touches.
Having a sense of balance is key for a harmonious space and this was particularly important to Bruce when decorating this sitting room. He created a focal point with the large sofa and the yacht print that sits above it, then used matching armchairs, side tables and lamps as a frame. Another consideration here was the seasonality of Lake Geneva, with balmy summers and icy winters, the sitting room in particular had to work all year round; the hints of gold and bronze across the room subtly warm it up without compromising the refined feel.