INTERIORS

 

A Piece of John Hitchcox

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WHERE DO YOU LIVE AND WHY? I live in Notting Hill in London and have done for the past fifteen years. I love it because it’s close to the centre of the city yet has retained a village like atmosphere. The proximity to the city means I can ride my bicycle everywhere. I also have a second home in the Cotswolds, at our development, The Lakes by yoo. It is a fa[...]

Dinosaur fossil fever

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Tinsel town wages a bidding war to possess Jurassic Park’s real McCoy – Dinosaur fossils. Oscar Rousseau explores this new controversial celebrity craze of boosting their collections of Calder, Stephen Fitz-Gerald and Jeff Koons with the gargantuan clusters of prehistoric DNA. “A Rolex or a Maserati is a status symbol. That’s what they’re made for. But no[...]

Suzanne Tucker on bisecting teleportation

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Suzanne Tucker, a permanent fixture on AD 100 Top Interior Designers, is  known for opulent Napa Valley estates, glamorous penthouses on San Francisco Bay and stylish bespoke flats that flutter the dovecotes.  A self-professed “schizophrenic mix of Tinkerbell and Glinda the Good Witch,” the California-based designer is famous for her sumptuous textiles and c[...]

Q&A with interior designer Kelly Hoppen

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Celebrity designer of her time.  Award-winning Kelly Hoppen is famed for clean lines and neutral tones, bringing together her natural balance and timelessness. The stunning Johannesburg native has given her midas touch to the homes of A-list celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Madonna, Elton John and designed the interiors of luxury yachts, private jets,[...]

Versace’s £600m London flats are GLAMSATIONAL

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With fashion-branded residences springing up across the globe, London has jumped on the ‘designer flat’ bandwagon.  Versace, better known for spurning glamorously glitzy ballgowns, is now moving his craft from the catwalks and fashion elite, to dressing up a 50-storey skyscraper as part of a full-scale makeover of Nine Elms. You can boast about your ‘design[...]

Design With Spiralling Geometry

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When Interior Designer Hubert de Malherbe took on the project to design a 19th century Hotel Particulier on Square Saint Thomas d’Aquin,  the curbed shape of its façade brought him back to his childhood travels by train.  He was inspired by a sense of movement where bends reconciliate all angles that are never quite straight and spiraling geometric forms clo[...]

When DVF packs her bags

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Design icon Diane von Furstenberg – AKA DvF –  never leaves her camera behind, always geared to capture the images that feed her imagination and inspire her designs. Way before globetrotting became a trend, in her early childhood it was a way of life. Diane von Furstenberg continues to honour this family tradition, whether it be alone or with her family, tre[...]