Friday, 25 October 2013


I was recently asked to shoot the November cover for House Beautiful magazine  with photographer Mark Scott, and couldn't resist using one of my favourite colour combinations of the season to create a cosy and inviting dining room.  The wall colour Brassica from Farrow & Ball is a confident and perhaps unusual choice for a dining room with its rich purple/brown tones but is the perfect contrast to the rich indigo blues in the scheme from the lovely handcrafted ceramics from David Mellor to the eye-catching patterned rug from Barker & Stonehouse.  Team with a mix of industrial furniture for an informal practical feel - pair a large scale table with a mix of chairs from Barker & Stonehouse - 
This room recipe requires the final finishing touches, hot soup,  crusty bread and some juicy reading material to escape from this dull and rainy October day..