Design Centre Stories

The Great Escape

Design takes an escapist turn this season. This global outlook is long and languid, saturated in golden-hued warmth and exotic influences that evoke journeys to far-flung locations.

From left to right: ‘Hub’ dining table, Christophe Delcourt at GMR Interiors. Vintage silver-plated table lamp and 19th century chaise with wicker, both Birgit Israel. ‘Peggy G’ sofa, Ceccotti Collezioni, upholstered in ‘Taxus’ fabric (L915409), Larsen at Colefax and Fowler. Cushion: ‘Urban Jungle’ (1478802), Elitis at Abbott & Boyd. ‘X’ occasional table, J. Robert Scott. Coffee table, stylist’s own. ‘Yama’ rug, Tai Ping. Fabric in frames from left: ‘Samburu’ (SBU37), midnight, Peter Fasano at Tissus d’Hélène. ‘Kasai’ (10806/714), Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Yasar’ (10789/185), Zimmer + Rohde. Wallcovering on main wall: ‘Wild’ (DGWIL1021, DGWIL1022 and DGWIL1023), Brian Yates. Wallcovering on background pillar: ‘Hanawa’ (W921-02), Black Edition at Romo. Wall panelling: ‘Tropical Leaf’, Lincrusta; painted in ‘Oxney Olive’, Sanderson at Style Library. Paint on left wall: ‘Carbon’, Sanderson at Style Library. Paint on door frames: ‘Tigers Eye’, Zoffany at Style Library. Paint on frames: ‘Oxney Olive’, Sanderson at Style Library. Flooring: ‘Chequerboard’, royal mink and limestone, Artisans of Devizes

Right to left: ‘Mut Robini’ tile, Via Arkadia (Tiles); ‘Grande Bretagne’ fabric, Pierre Frey; ‘Lumineuse’ fabric, Casamance at Colony; ‘Nest’ carpet, Wool Classics; ‘Tatami’ fabric, Zimmer + Rohde; ‘Mandurah fabric’, StudioTex; ‘Solstice’, Nobilis; ‘Promenade’, Thibaut at Jacaranda Carpets; ‘Livorno’ hide and ‘Biarritz’ hide; both Whistler Leather; ‘Talaia’ fabric, Camengo at Colony; ‘Tigers Eye’ and ‘Carbon’ paint, Zoffany; ‘Oxney Olive’ paint, Sanderson; all Style Library; ‘Sikkim’ carpet, Jacaranda Carpets; pale-gold finial, Nada Designs; ‘Amiens Jasmin’ bullion, Watts of Westminster. Background: ‘Drift’ wallcovering, Arte