The World of Interiors October 2018

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United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
12 期号



1 Servomuto’s lights are entirely handmade by Italian craftsmen, a fact the company is justifiably proud of. Many, including these ‘Alghero’ wall sconces (available in black or orange; £120 approx each), are limited editions. So best get your skates on. Ring 00 39 0291 668 674, or visit 2 There’s surely no shortage of used sari material available to Luke Irwin for his recycled ‘Sari Silk’ hand-knotted rugs (£1,245 per sq m): each garment requires five to eight metres of fabric. Shown from top: ‘Lal’ and ‘Baingani’, two of 20-odd available, many of which reflect the original colours. Ring 020 7730 6070, or visit 3 Sorting the wheat from the chaff, or the low-grade granite from the lapis lazuli, has been Gerald Culli ford’s aim for nigh-on 50 years. Its…

up with the new

ANGEL HUGHES doesn’t really do new. ‘Everything I buy is second-hand,’ she says, looking around the treasure-trove rooms behind her shop in Barnes, southwest London. Out front, Tobias and the Angel sells the things she has mined from the past: antique homewares, vintage textiles given new life as accessories or Christmas decorations, wooden furniture made to traditional designs. On the last day of a heatwave, the proprietor is keeping cool in a dress made from printed cotton over a century old, patterned with roses once dark brown, now faded to palest pink. ‘Isn’t it pretty? I’ve loved old cloth my whole life. I stole clothes of my mother’s, made out of pyjama silk. When I compare most modern cloth with what I’ve played with in my life…’ Her voice trails…

antennae roundup

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pride of place

With its unceasing momentum, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour continues to evolve and develop, championing the design world with a confident vision. On every floor, discover designs from a collective of undisputed world-class talent. With 120 international showrooms and more than 600 brands, it is all at one address. With its keen eye on the future, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has created more spaces for international brands to thrive and flourish. They’ve been carefully selected for their impeccable credentials, so it’s no wonder this renowned hub is the first port of call for design enthusiasts around the world. Fresh approaches to colour, shape and pattern channel the spirit of individuality that is in the ascent. Experience the wealth of creativity, quality and style in person and seek out expertise in the showrooms. Bespoke…

hello, dollies

ROHUNA is a village of 400 people, located 60km south of Tangier, on the Atlantic coast of what is known as old Spanish Morocco. There are a few wild olive trees, along with a sprinkling of fig and carob trees around a handful of stone houses with zinc roofs. The overall impression is of a sort of shanty town, set in a grandiose landscape, like the apparition of a god. I arrived here 20 years ago when I was out walking and I’ve never left. There was no road then, no water and no light, only two houses, one small and one larger. Immediately I began planting a garden, saving hundreds of plants and thousands of bulbs from the development that is disfiguring northern Morocco. Then I found water, and eventually…

copy and paste

FEW ROOMS as lovely as the Cabinet, in a corner of Houghton Hall in Norfolk, owe their appearance to financial exigency. Nor can there be many instances in English decoration of hand-painted Chinese wallpaper chosen as a pragmatic solution to the depredations of the salesroom. Across the walls of Houghton’s Cabinet fans a tracery of silver-white branches against a blue ground the colour of Ceylon sapphires. Without the sale of Sir Robert Walpole’s collection of old-master paintings to Catherine the Great of Russia in 1779, forced by his successors’ pressing debts, this ravishing paper – which this year inspired a collaboration with the hand-painted wallpaper makers De Gournay – might never have been hung. According to the inventory compiled after Walpole’s death, more than 50 of the great politician’s smaller paintings…