Well I want to move right into Martin Thomson’s pad in NY (not only is he one of my favourite photogs) I just love how his apartment oozes style without being at all contrived. Easy elegance is what I call it and it’s quite a hard look to achieve. It’s all in the combination as they say – mixing vintage and modern finds to create a home that’s chic and cosy. I’m a huge fan of signs particularly bus roll signs – in the store we stock chairs upholstered in them by the uber hip Australian label DavidmetNicole. I’m desperate to order one of these wingbacks for myself so much do I love it. Martin has causally hung such a sign which adds an intriguing element to his space. Also love the interesting play on texture s combining the roughness of the brick contrasting with the smoothness of the floors – its all about creating contrasts that add allure.I completely changed my living space a year or so ago by ordering some old brick and installing over my plaster walls – yes it was a bit of an epic job (brick dust everywhere) but it completely changed the space and makes me feel every time I return home as if I living in downtown NY instead of downtown Dalston!
My pad with its roughly hewn brick walls.
Our wingback chair – upholstered in the finest of leathers with vintage bus scroll signage on the back – love it!