Welcome to FiSHER iD’s first monthly review column, showcasing the best interior design finds and stories from the last few weeks.
I have been designing luxury residential interiors in and around London for 25 years, I sleep, eat and breathe design, and when I am not working on a project, I am pouring over design blogs, going to design shows or taking photographs of design. I really need to get out more, but in the meantime, I am delighted to have this opportunity to share my recent discoveries with you.
March is always busy in the interiors world, I spent a great day at Chelsea Harbour for Design Week earlier this month. This is where most of the fabric and wallpaper houses unveil their new Spring Collections, and I was not disappointed. It was a verifiable feast for the eyes! The big pattern trends were arty/painterly, geometrics and oversized flora. Colour-wise, in amongst a sea of chic neutrals, yellow was the big story after over a decade in the shade, and bright candy colours were everywhere. See some of my favourites below. Clockwise from top left Zimmer & Rohde, Cole & Son, Kravet, Zoffany, Le Lievre, and Romo.
Last week was BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, again in Chelsea. So many treasures under one roof! My favourites were the artful mix of traditional furniture and contemporary art at Godson Coles, Fornasetti cabinets (yours for £119,000) at Holly Johnson, beautiful chinoiserie cabinets and screens at Partridge Art and Mackinnon Fine Furniture and retro ceramics at Kinghams Art Pottery.
I am a recent Twitter convert and am excited to discover and connect with so many new and exciting makers, artists, and artisans via this medium. I am very much looking forward to collaborating with this month’s selection of talented individuals and creative companies very soon.Exquisite surface finishes (for furniture, panels, doors etc) by Stuart Fox Ltd and Watergilders, delicious rugs from Nodus and Front, and extraordinary furniture by Alex Price and John Houshmand.
My outstanding house of the month has to be the stunningly detailed and pared down interiors of Soldati House by architect Victor Vasilev. An oasis of peace and beauty in a hectic world.
By contrast, my favourite rooms this month are less minimal. I can’t get enough of the new mid tone hues, muted but so much more exciting than pastels.
I won’t be going to any shows or exhibitions this month what with Easter, school holidays and 3 lovely new projects to immerse myself in, but you may be interested in some of these events coming up in April;
11th to 12th of April – The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show at Excel
28th to 1st May – Hotelympia also at Excel
Now until 6th April – Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined at The Royal Academy
Now until 13th April - William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain at the V&A
I shall be back next month with April news, meantime, please peruse my work on line and take a look at my inspiration filled social networking pages which you can get to from my iwantthathouse profile page.
Sue - FiSHER iD
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Antiques, Cole & Son, Fine Art, Fornasetti, house, Houshmand, Interior Design, Kravet, Le Lievre, Nodus, Soldati, Victor Vasilev, Watergilders, Zimmer & Rohde, Zoffany