Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mixing Gold and Silver


It was often viewed that you could not mix different metals, a no no, to mix silver with gold or chrome and brass.  Rooms were designed with the consideration that chrome was for contemporary and gold for the traditional looks. Well not today, that’s old hat, mixing metals has not only become on trend but is now seen as a quick key way to change your room into a modern interior.  Here are some examples of mixing metals in interiors.


Note rod iron chandelier with gilt framed mirros and chrome and glass detailing on the floor lamps.

Available at Ian Thompson Interior Design

mixing metals

Note Gold metal side table with chrome lamp in the background.


Note, Pewter stools with brass coffee table and rod iron tripod floor lamp

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Note Copper bath, with brass taps, nickel ceiling lamps and steel chair.

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Antiqued gilded bedhead with mirrored bedside and chrome buffet lamps.

All available at Ian Thompson Interior Design.

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Aerin Lauder’s dressing room, with gold, silver and rod iron.

Happy Easter

I hope you have a great Easter what ever your plans.  We are spending time at home with friends and family, entertaining and relaxing, Some lovely photos to get us in the mood.




edible garden



Ble:White Pots



Grass Alliums



Blue:White Table setting




Spring 2014


It seems that, maybe, Winter is leaving us (it will probably snow now!).  With the change in the weather it gives us all a jolt to change the look for our rooms and lighten the mood with accessories.  Whether it’s changing the heavy velvet cushions and fur throws for lighter linen and soft whites or completely decorating a room, our showroom has beautiful pieces to bring some new magic to your abode.

Stunning Lamp with black linen shade, perfect for a pop of colour.  Polo prints, set of 4, in charcoal frames and scatter cushions in a Manuel Canovas fabric.



Fig Velvet King Sized Bed with a beautiful studded headboard.  Large Crocodile wallpaper in soft Grey.  Silk and embroidered linen scatter cushions.


Beautiful scroll mirror, perfect for above a sideboard or console table, can hang it either landscape or portrait.



Library Lamp.  A floor lamp designed as a bookcase.  Perfect for either side of the bed or sofa.



Giant sage green ceramic lamp on a tan leather trunk design side table.



A ceramic Chinese Garden Seat, ideal for a moveable side table for a glass of wine, or to display below a console table.



Linen Chaise Longue.




Selection of Blue and White Ginger Jars.


Harry Slatkin’s Stylish Homes


Whilst in London we  popped into the Belstaff shop, revamped by Harry Slatkin, and what a difference.  Off-course, to be expected, the motorbike as central staging, but the opulence, oh gorgeous, and he cleverly used Beckham to launch it.  The reverse projector of his new ad campaign on the windows was pretty cool too.  I recently blogged his brother, the Interior Designer, Harry Slatkin, and his Home on 5th Avenue and as promised I’m back with Harry’s homes.  Interesting that both brother’s have different styles, but all with a distinct similarity on attention to detail and the layering of the room’s design.


Belstaff, Bond Street, London (photo via tumblr)


Window the Ad campaign projected.


Harry’s New York Apartment (photo via Harper’s Bazaar)


New York Apartment’s Foyer (photo Harper’s Bazaar)


Harry’s New York Apartment (photo Harper Bazaar)


Harry’s New York Apartment (photos Harpers Bazaar)


Harry’s New York Bedroom (photo Harpers Bazaar)


Harry’s New York Apartment (Harpers Bazaar)


Harry’s Palm Beach Home (photo via Elle Decor)


Harry’s Palm Beach Home (photos via Elle Decor)


Harry’s Palm Beach Home (photos Elle Decor)


Harry’s Palm Beach Home (photos via Elle Decor)


Harry’s Palm Beach Home (photos via Elle Decor)

Larsen New Fabric Collection Spring/2014


The fabulous new Larsen fabric collection is now available at our showroom.  It’s a striking graphic collection, in vivid colours, reviving modern design from the 1950s and  the iconic furniture designer Finn Juhl’s creations.  The fabrics are made with new textile technics and the cutting-edge designs all have a complementary range of elegant silks, linens, and velvets, with chic metallic effects in soft mineral shades, to set a neutral background and allow the 1950’s dramatic designs to pop. 

Come into the showroom to see the collection, and if your in the mood to revamp one of your rooms we will assist with your individual requirements.