It's my favourite time of the week, retro time!! This week's amazing pictures are scanned from The Complete Book of Decorating. An Illustrated Guide to Designing Your Home, Corinne Benicka, Lansdowne Press, Sydney, 1980. And before someone comments they are smoking in that conversation pit. Bad people but the cushions are divine!
A different sort of WINKS this weekend. Robyn, one of our long term readers just sent this in. With 100 years of rug heritage and a highly successful flagship store in Battersea, Knots Interiors is thrilled to have the exclusive contract for Florence Broadhurst rugs launching at 100% Design,the UK's premier contemporary interiors event at Earls Court on the 20th-23rd September 2007. The rugs are hand-knotted in Nepal, using pure Tibetan wool and silk to highlight and contrast Florence Broadhurst’s fantastic designs. You'll recognise the Madam JoJo's interior from our post earlier this week. Thanks for the luscious link Robyn.
I'm on to my next project even though my others are in various stages of completion (or should that be lack of completion?). I call them UFOs or unfinished objects. I've narrowed down the field on fabric for my Grant Featherston Numero chairs. I have 2 singles and an end chair as shown above. I'm leaning heavily towards the houndstooth but the wide pinstripe is coming second. The suite will go in my office and must withstand our dog Mickey and his never ending search for a comfortable seat so much as I would love this by Diamond Baratta at Lee Jofa or a Paul Smith Bespoke Stripe wool, I don't think so. Now I just have to make up my mind so the upholsterer can get to work.
Libby Cameron opened her own interior design firm after spending 13 years with Parish-Hadley, Inc. Yes, she worked with THE Sister Parish. Her website says she has a love for colour. I think these photos from her portfolio are pretty good evidence of that.