We have collaborated with TH2 Designs and Studio Online to redress our Kings Road showroom.
Gail Taylor, Creative Director of TH2, talks us through her latest interiors inspirations and their approach to transforming our showroom:
The catwalks are awash with pastels at the moment and this is reflected in interiors too as seen in our gorgeous new Studio collection.
Mixing and matching different metal finishes to add a touch of glamour to interiors is also very on trend with copper and gold as the current top choices.
Pattern is back in, in every shape and size. If you feel nervous about overdoing it then a single patterned cushion can effortlessly update your room.
When did your passion for interiors start?
I think I was born with a tape measure in my hand! Ever since I was very young I loved to redesign my room at home and used to make my own cushions and curtains too. I remember staying up all night once to decorate in a lovely shade of Laura Ashley pink – I must have been about 14 at the time! Space and design seem to run through my veins and my creative eye is always taking in every detail and looking for new inspiration.
How would you describe your interior style?
First and foremost my home has to be comfortable and welcoming. I love symmetry and order but with 3 kids and a dog this isn’t always practical! I have just finished a family house by the sea and my natural palette is soft pastel shades as I find them calm to live with and they look great against the ocean backdrop. Ironically they are the colours that work best with my hair colour and skin tone as well so I love to wear these colours too.
At th2designs we are known for our friendly approach as well as our chic, contemporary style – we are always busy researching new lines and hunting out new looks. With our projects on such a quick turnaround we can quickly inject new ideas into our portfolio, giving our clients a great selection of designs to choose from.
What are your top 3 design rules?
- – Comfort is as important as beauty
- – Make the most of all the natural light and views available to you
- – As a designer I always put my client’s needs first. They will be the one living in the space and have to be delighted with the end results. It has to surpass all their expectations
How important is lighting in your designs?
Lighting in crucial, it can make or break an interior. I am very lucky and live in a home with lighting designed by Sally Storey. This was done over 10 years ago but it is still gives me constant pleasure. Every element has been considered- bright lighting to work and read by, atmospheric lighting to entertain, bathe and relax in, and accent lighting to draw the eye to focal points, favourite paintings and treasured possessions.
What is your favourite lighting technique used by John Cullen Lighting?
I love the outdoor LED starliter. It looks amazing hung in climbing plants and trees and gives a magical effect, drawing the eye from the interior to the exterior.