Our flagship hotel in London, Ham Yard Hotel, is home to one of our favourite new schemes. A modern take on florals with a mix of geometrics and plenty of colour, join us as we go behind the scenes of room 406.
The room is on the 4th floor of the hotel, overlooking the twinkling lights of the courtyard below. The floor-to-ceiling Crittall windows make the most of the light when the temperamental English weather allows!
On the walls is one of our favourite double width linens by Casamance. A light textured finish gives freshness to the room.
The curtains have been produced in the same fabric, using my Caravanne trim for Christopher Farr Cloth on the leading edge. Sometimes there is no need to mix lots of patterns. Linen curtains look clean, fresh and luxurious.
Our main focal point in the room is the wonderful headboard with a printed fabric by Lee Jofa. Sadly the fabric has been discontinued, but when we heard we couldn’t help buying up the available stock – so you may yet see this beautiful design in another scheme!
The combination of the floral pattern on the headboard with the geometric pattern on the sofa gives the room an edge and moves it away from a traditional look. I like to keep this balance between old and new. I feel that these rooms will last longer and will be more remarkable.
The Clarence house fabric used on the sofa cushions, the end of bed stool and the handle chair keep up a patter up throughout the room and tie everything together. The colours are perfect with the other patterns and if in doubt a stripe is always a good idea. Stripes are versatile and can look modern and classic at the same time.
Art is very important for us, and these pieces work perfectly within the room. Abstract colourful paintings look great almost everywhere.
To me this is a perfect example of how to balance a scheme including several opposite elements whilst making everything shine!