Inspired by Marcel Wanders
The charismatic, flamboyant creator of some of the world’s most extravagant fantasy interiors
You will rarely see a publicity shot of Marcel Wanders without his trademark swept back hair, open white shirt and statement-beaded necklace. Marcel is the charismatic Dutch product and interior designer with the unforgettable design style. He favours the uplifting and the surreal, the playful and the exaggerated.
Inspired by Thomas Pheasant
The serene simplicity of Washington DC’s star designer of the Presidential guest residence
With homes in his two favourite cities – an apartment in Paris, and a house in his native Washington DC – it comes as no surprise that the creative roots of international designer Thomas Pheasant are based in classicism, but the branches blossom into modern innovation, creating a seamless blend of old and new. “I find comfort in the characteristic order and symmetry of classical architecture,” he affirms, “but it is the fusion of past and present that interests me most.” This fusion is effortlessly enveloped in an atmosphere of serene simplicity. “Serenity is certainly a quality I enjoy and there is great beauty in simplicity. It is the truest measure of good design.”
Chelsea Flower show award-winning Roger Platt’s perfect balancing act of structure and planting
There is a particular ambience that flows through the gardens designed by Roger Platts. In addition to their evident beauty, they exude an aura of ‘being right’. Most types of design, be they interior spaces, architectural buildings, furniture, or gardens, succeed or fail by the sensation of equilibrium, or lack there of, that is provoked within the viewer. It would appear the achievement of balance and harmony comes spontaneously to Roger, drawing appreciation from both horticultural experts and general public. Even in the artificial and confined parameters of a show garden, whether at The Chelsea Flower Show or Hampton Court, his designs, once realised, show little trace of the contrived.
Kelly Hoppen forecasts a neutral palette enriched with baroque minimalism and Eastern promise.
Tiia Rohelsaar on brights, geometrics and the diaphanous forms leading the way this spring.
Shopping and Sourcing
- Candy Stripes – spring pieces for indoors and out that look good enough to eat
- This season’s… Bookcases and bookshelves – shelving with contemporary chic
- Lace - this year’s hottest trend straight from the catwalks and into our homes
- Alexandra Davidson on metallic and mixes for the most exclusive new finishes
- Lee Clarke of Clarke & Clarke on making a bold statement with the latest wallpapers
- Jon Sims-Hilditch of Neptune turns the tables to bring the indoors out for spring
- Bernie de Le Cuona enchants with the lure of versatile and beautiful linen
- Christiane Lemieux of Dwellstudio dives into the world of seventies disco deco
- Jasper and Vanessa Galloway of Konig Design on bringing brights back to the fore