Sophie Conran Leads the British Design Charge
Irwin Weiner ASID - Sir Terence Conran's daughter Sophie obviously grew up around fine design, so it's no wonder that she's creating her own design empire, inserting her taste, sense of light-and-bright style, and casual opulence into the interior design milieu. It's a welcome presence.
In our featured video, Sophie Conran shows off some of her Arthouse wallpaper line (see her Midnight Garden Pink wallpaper above) and a range of rooms that boast hot pink walls - daring girl, in the kitchen, no less! - and warm brown textured paper to make a huge room more human scale. You'll also get some her decorating trends, including a British invasion in home design to coincide with the 2012 London Olympics. We predict a jolly, good time for home design.
And speaking of good, I was just blown away by Chelsea Textiles Lacquer Furniture line (see two-tone chest of four drawers above). The lines of the pieces are from heaven, and the colorways are impeccable, with ranges from Pigeon and Ash Grey to Custard, Brinjal, Canton, and Buttercup. They've taken their Mid-Century Modern Furniture line and lacquered the pieces to shiny effect for maximum impact. Run and snatch up your favorite pieces, then put up some rolls of Sophie Conran's wallpaper to set them off.