Design directer Pippa patton speaks to us about designing the beautiful bedroom...


How did you begin the room scheme?

The bedhead is the centrepiece of the room. It is oversized for drama and finished in a horsehair fabric by John Boyd Textiles. The company has been weaving horsehair since 1837 and the fabrics have a subtle, natural sheen which is very beautiful. We used the same fabric both horizontally and vertically to create a chequerboard effect – I love the way the colours look slightly different depending on the way the light falls. 


Can you tell us about the other textures? We built up layers of different shades of grey by using multiple fabrics with varying, but always soft, textures. So the throw on the bed is made from pure mohair, the curtains are a simple linen, and the cushions shimmer with metallic thread. Together, they create a wonderful sense of luxury.


How did you choose the furniture? Most of the pieces are designed by us to suit the shape and size of the room. The bedside tables, mirror, dressing table and console are all made of oak finished with a grey wash, with a clean-lined design that is echoed in the shape of the upholstered stool at the foot of the bed, and even the cube-shaped arm chairs. A few gentle curves, in the shape of the vintage Italian chandelier, in the bedside lamp bases and in the paintings, add a touch of softness to the smart overall effect.




Article by: Amelia Thorpe