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Designer Profile: Kit Kemp

WHY DO YOU LOVE COLOUR? I’m always playing with a collage of colour, pattern and texture, especially handcrafted details such…

Matthew Williamson on How to Go Wild with Colour

WHERE DOES YOUR LOVE OF COLOUR COME FROM? My mother was a big champion of using colour in our family…

Designer Profile: Sally Mackereth

WHEN DID THE DESIGN BUG FIRST BITE? I met one of my architectural heroes, [the late] John Lautner, in California when I…

Colour Stories: The New Monochrome

Channel black and white with a playful background of polka dots in different scales for a fun, laid-back feel. Stick…

Designer Profile: Tom Barlett

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST TASTE OF DESIGN? My dad was a builder and my mum worked at Biba – they…

Designer Profile: Kate Hume

HOW DID YOU START OUT?  I first worked in fashion, for the legendary Mrs B (Burstein) at Browns in London…

Hockney-inspired vibrant colour

Follow the artist’s lead and add drama to a domestic setting – graphic fabrics are a key motif. Play with…

Hello Harajuku

Angular storage with sloping shelves stands out from the crowd –team with a pair of zany chairs to form a…

Grand Simplicity

Plaster-effect wallpaper painted in a pale shade of pink makes a fitting backdrop for furniture and art. Cast a diffused,…

Designer Profile: Simon Rawlings

WHAT INSPIRED YOUR INTEREST IN DESIGN? My dad was a ‘contractor’ (actually a painter and decorator), building pubs as I…

Art Effects

Give impressionist style a modern update with a brush-marked wallpaper – densely patterned fabric adds a splash of colour to…

Designer Profile: Tiffany Duggan

HOW DID YOU FIRST START OUT? I studied scenic design at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama before…

Designer Profile: Tom Dixon

DO YOU HAVE A DESIGN MANTRA? ‘Extraordinary objects for everyday use’ is my mantra. I guess I’m trying to create…

Maximalism

Channel opulent glamour with lavish gold wallpaper and shapely, super-luxe accessories. For a powerfully punchy display, set a brazen jumble…

Designer Profile: Peter Mikic

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I graduated in fashion and textiles at RMIT University and started menswear label Stonewood &…

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