Highly sought-after British interior designer has undertaken many landmark commercial and residential properties around the world such as The Cachet Boutique Zhejiang Circuit Hotel in China and The Clarence at St James House in London. She shares a few design inspirations for your home
Bring colours like Blush, Bronze and Rose Gold into your homes. Katharine shares that blush walls help to add a tinge of femininity and are perfect for warming neutrals, while bronze walls create warm and inviting backdrops that look the most beautiful in the evenings. Introduce rose gold home accessories to accentuate the interiors of your property.
BLUSH – For 2019 I envisage something warmer and more feminine on my walls. I love to use a tiny dash of very soft dusky pink to warm up expanses of taupe or neutrals – this staircase in Doha had hand applied plaster on the walls so it was easy to introduce the merest hint of colour. It looks particularly appealing with rose gold and bronze tones and balanced with crystal and white marble as achieved on this staircase designed and installed by my team.
BRONZE – My inspiration for this Bedroom in St James London was the softly undulating bronze of the hand painted silk wallpaper – with a slight copper hue it is most beautiful in the evening creating an inviting, warm and elegant backdrop.
ROSE GOLD – This centrepiece bowl is elegantly formed using fine glass and brushed bronze pigment – its organic shape a beautiful accent piece for any coffee table. Our delicate Mother of Pearl plate with silver dragonfly ornament on the other hand is the perfect place to rest those precious pieces of jewellery, while you unwind in your bedroom surrounded by the Choisya scent of our Katharine Pooley Candle – how relaxing.
Feminine Dressing Room – I love designing dressing rooms, they are such intimate personal spaces. We created this vast walk in wardrobe (incorporating a safe and full length mirrors) for a client with an incredible collection of accessories, jewellery and hand bags that cried out to be displayed like the artworks that they are.
VIOLA CALCUTTA MARBLE – I found this amazing new marble Calcutta viola when sourcing stone in Italy for my new furniture range – its veining has a deep rich masculine maroon hue which sits fabulously against the clean ivory base – combined with bronze it is the perfect accent to introduce to a tonal or monochromatic scheme.
Katharine Pooley design studio was established for over 14 years ago. The company has succeeded to create bespoke interiors for the most discerning clients. The companies refined yet eclectic aesthetic has earned a position as one of the most sought-after interior design studios globally. The Katharine Pooley design studio continues to win commissions for landmark commercial and residential projects in London and worldwide.
An innate sense of adventure has defined Katharine’s life and shaped her design philosophy. Katharine is an intrepid traveller and has visited more than 150 countries. However, what may come as surprising is the fact she has summited many of the world’s highest mountains, driven a team of dogs on a sled to the North Pole and crossed the Sahara on horseback, so one begins to form a picture of a truly original and adventurous interior designer.
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When it comes to expressing yourself and your individuality through your home, you shouldn’t face any restrictions. Products – be it soft furnishings, sculptures and artwork or beautiful kitchen accessories and linen, Katharine Pooley can provide something for every taste. With her wealth of travel, she and her team pride themselves on finding the most unique and sought after pieces. See her items and services on her website https://katharinepooley.com
Photographs courtesy of Darren Chung, Andrew Beasley, Ray Main and Mike Owen