The English Home is one of my favourite magazines and one that I really look forward to reading each month. It’s a perfect balance between seasonal inspiration and in-depth articles that I find tremendously enjoyable so I was so pleased to be featured in the August issue alongside Jane Churchill, Katharine Pooley, Joanna Wood and Nicky Haslam in an article all about the importance of details in the home.
Here’s a peek at my contribution – you can read the full article over on our website here.
‘’Paying attention to the details can make the difference between a room which is simply nice and a room that takes your breath away. The word ‘detail’ encompasses so much – whether it’s hardware for doors or cabinetry, a beaded trim on cushions or soft furnishings, or simply the clever and thoughtful juxtaposition of colours and textures – it can be difficult to know where to start. For me, the function of a room is the natural starting point. In a grand, traditional house we added more glitter to an already glittering dining room in the form of a gorgeous crystal trim along the leading edge of the silk curtains (pictured above). These were further enhanced by a beautifully carved and gilded bespoke decorative pelmet.’’
‘’In the project above we maintained a monochromatic scheme to complement the floor and intensify the drama. The large circular holdbacks [above right] provide an eye-catching contrast to the vertically striped fabric.’’
‘’We love to introduce beautiful hardware to bespoke pieces of furniture old and new. These mickel-and-horn handles [right] look perfect against this walnut-and-leather bespoke desk in a chic London bachelor flat. For those looking to elevate an existing piece of furniture, changing the handles is the quickest way to a total transformation. Look for unusual materials that echo the shapes and textures in the rest of the room.’’