Morrisstudio is a London-based interior design firm founded by director Tom Morris in 2018. Having spent more than a decade working as a design writer and critic before setting up the business, Tom takes a journalist’s more considered approach to creating homes that goes beyond style and has a natural attraction to things with a story. Craft is at the studio’s core. Its projects are defined by the handmade and the individual — places where practical needs are put first and the human hand is always felt. I’ll add unique, approachable and pragmatic to describe Tom’s take on design.
“Reminiscent of summers spent abroad this garden is an exercise in relaxed, resort-style living while remaining practical for everyday use.”
It’s almost like being transported to Portofino complete with cave-like grotto now stylish outdoor room for lounging. It’s chic and fun and just a little frivolous. Boulder House gardens by Sydney landscape architects Wyer & Co.
Photography by Anson Smart
I’m looking for garden inspiration at the moment and this stone fire pit anchored by a water feature is just what I’m looking for. The old weathered stone softened by lush informal greenery and the stillness of the water broken only by goldfish draws you down into this quiet spot in the garden. Uneven terrain is levelled by decking punctuated by cutouts for the growing trees. Calm, quiet, serene. Bondi garden by Spirit Level.
Is the difficulties of traveling and associated health risk these days getting you down? Why not turn your home into a tropical oasis? Rattan, plants, beachy pastel colours, floral and tropical wallpapers and fabrics all add to the vacation-on-an-island vibe and while this takes it quite literally, I really like the colours. Available as a location home via JJ Media.
I’m really digging the vintage vibes in this Hampstead apartment designed by Lonika Chande, but CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE YELLOW KITCHEN! WOW! That shade of yellow could not be more perfect. This is one to stash in the inspiration folder immediately! A former Artist’s studio, this dated first floor apartment was reconfigured to create a unique London pied-à-terre. An artist herself, the client already owned some pieces that she was keen to incorporate, and these formed the basis of the schemes. Focusing on a warm, earthy palette created the perfect backdrop for the existing artworks, sourced antiques and furnishings. (And check out this project by Lonika Jo featured last year)