Design Centre Stories

Better Burnished

The natural radiance of red metals and copper hues gathers pace this season.


‘Phoenix Crown’ ceiling light (MCL41), Porta Romana. ‘Colombina’ chair, Rubelli Casa, upholstered in ‘Panama’ fabric (30127-11), Rubelli Venezia, both at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘WB Tavolina 2’ table, Elise Som. ‘Walter’ table lamps, size 1 (FT587CO/AN) and size 2 (FT588CO/AN), both Original BTC. ‘Navigli’ shelves, Gallotti&Radice. From top on shelves: ‘Atlantique’ fabric (F3118001), Pierre Frey. ‘Silver Skull’, Nicholas Haslam Ltd. ‘Knitted’ fabric (17245-05), Dominique Kieffer at Rubelli/ Donghia. ‘Pepino’ fabric (7763/07), soft red, Romo. ‘Pixelé fabric (17238c10), Dominique Kieffer at Rubelli/ Donghia. Wallcovering in shape: ‘Riemann Cubes’ (4), Fromental. Wallcovering on right: ‘Tara’ (1641) Studio E at Fromental. Fabric on hanger: ‘Fauna’ (817), Kate Spade at Kravet. Paint: top ‘Frost’, face ‘Double Quartz’ and floor ‘Pewter’, all Zoffany

‘Washington Skeleton’ side chair, Knoll Studio at StudioTex

McKinney & Co F164-Antique-Copper

(F232) finial, antique copper, McKinney & Co


1          ‘Carrara’ fabric (CAR/02), taupe, Jason D’Souza
2          (72725/9820) fabric, Houlès
3          ‘Jungle’ fabric (JUA415), Brian Yates
4          ‘Cork’ wallcovering (T83010), bronze, Thibaut at Jacaranda Carpets
5          ‘Draker’ leather, antique gold, Altfield
6          ‘Cirrus Embroidery’ fabric (ZATM332446), copper, Zoffany
7          ‘Shiso’ fabric (556-01), cuivre, Lelievre
8          ‘Cazimi’ fabric (ESHE131739), brass, Anthology at Harlequin
9          (72797/930) fabric, Houlès
10         ‘Hayworth’ fabric (01), ginger, Wemyss
11         ‘Napa’ fabric (06), spice, Wemyss
12         ‘Salice’ fabric (HFAU120511), tangerine, Harlequin
13         ‘Viro’ fabric (EFAB131781), amber/nickel, Anthology at Harlequin
14         ‘Alchemy’ wallcovering (25027), cobalt, Arte
15         ‘Manta’ leather, kelp, Whistler Leather
16         ‘Barletta’ bobble (150030), Harlequin
17         ‘Orion Studded’ border (BT-57036/20), gold, Samuel & Sons
18         ‘Linen Velvet’ fabric (LIN07), burnt orange, Evitavonni
19         ‘Sonora’ fabric (10647.55), amber, Nobilis
20         ‘Joplin’ fabric (JO03/SA), tigerlilly, Sekers at Wemyss
21         ‘Precious Metals’ border (T003/03), Jim Thompson at Fox Linton
22         ‘Charmer Embroidered’ border'(BT-57033/03), amber, Samuel & Sons Passementerie
23         ‘Laurasia’ fabric (T007), Alcantara at Altfield
24         ‘Lohko’ wallcovering (111295), Scion at Harlequin
25         ‘Macau’ fabric (HB-421-8), fret red, Hill Brown at Turnell & Gigon
26         (32158/9300) fabric, Houlès
27         ‘Chess’ fabric (CHE03), burnt orange, Evitavonni
28         ‘Bellini Beads’ braid (150039), Harlequin
29         ‘Mandarin Damask’ fabric (HB-141-4), apricot, Hill Brown at Turnell & Gigon
30         (31101/9300) trimming, Houlès
31         ‘Ottone’ finish, brass, Gallotti&Radice


‘Haumea’ tables, Gallotti&Radice


‘Ione’ rug, copper, Tufenkian Artisan Carpets