Abbie’s Mood Board: Precious Metals

Precious Metals - Drawingroom Moodboard
This month Abbie chose taupes, yellows, golds and greys in metallic embroideries and weaves to create an absolutely sumptuous mood board for an elegant drawing room.

Senior Designer Abbies mood boardsThe spring sunshine is finally appearing and what better way to see in a brighter season than with this mood board filled with platinum colours, which we will be using for a formal drawing room. The scheme mixes contemporary designs and finishes – such as a modern lamp or metallised fabric – with traditional patterns and accessories to create a timeless interior in a contemporary-classic look.

Precious Metals - Material Swatch

Precious Metals - Sofa
Sofa fabric by Alton Brooke: Brocatelle, Col. 2, Hessian Sunflower

The scheme centres around this beautiful double weave by Alton Brooke (above) called Brocatelle, which I would use on an occasional sofa – finished with buttons on the back and studs on the frame. The fabric features a wool and silk embroidery on Hessian. The yellow and sand colours and traditional pattern create elegant, understated chic.
Reflecting the embroidery of the sofa fabric, the pattern of this stunning rug (below) in an old gold colourway by Stark is the perfect compliment.

Precious Metals - Rug by Stark
Rug by Stark
Precious Metals - Table and Wall Lamps
Left: Lamp by Porta Romana. Right: Wall Light by Beaumont & Fletcher

Accessorising the scheme with a contrasting mixture of this contemporary glass lamp, with a gold finish and pewter shade, by Porta Romana and a French style antique wall lamp from Beaumont & Fletcher, provides the perfect accompaniments to the colours and textures of the fabrics.

Precious Metals - Curtain Fabrics and Trim
Left: Curtain Fabric by Lizzo in Reef, Colour 6. Right: Curtain lining by Manuel Canovas, Nura Ficelle. Far Right: Custom made trim

The pattern of the sofa fabric (above) is mirrored in the gorgeous curtain fabric by Lizzo, which is a modern take on a cut velvet in a damask pattern with an antiqued finish and silvered effect, which is complimented by a pale lining from Manuel Canovas. The curtains would be accentuated with a custom made crystal trim.

Dressing the sofa with cushions covered in textured velvet by Manuel Canovas, Ashley Wilde’s golden silk-effect yellow, a paisley by Watts of Westminster and GP&J Baker’s trim (all below) will create a scattering of delicate patterns, as well as the paisley reflecting the floral embroidery of the sofa. This paisley ties in all the colours I have used in this scheme, and the velvet by Manuel Canovas echoes the pattern of the curtains.

Precious Metals - Cushion Fabric
Left: Cushion fabric by Watts of Westminster, Babylon in Pyramid Chalk. Right: Cushion fabric by Ashely Wilde, Mimosa. Trim by GP&J Baker, Wrapped Bead
Precious Metals - Cushion Fabrics
Left: Cushion fabric by Manuel Canovas, Kenza Ambre. Centre: Wallpaper by Casamance in Caractère, Essence. Right: Fabric as above

The distressed look of the sofa fabric goes well with the parchment-creased wallpaper by Casamance (above), which is flecked with glitter to subtly pick up the light.

Equally the leather by Futura (below) from the Selvaggio Collection in Walnut, which, in this case, will be used to cover a club fender – you can use studs or buttons to finish – compliments the metallised fabric that would be used for window seats by Lelievre in Oxide, Cendre finished with a fine, rope trim by Samuel & Sons.

Precious Metals - Window Seat Fabric and Trim
Left: Window Seat Fabric by Lelievre, in Oxide, Cendre. Middle: Leather by Futura from the Selvaggio Collection in Walnut. Right: Trim by Samuel & Sons, from Strata Collection in Honey

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