This apartment has wonderful high ceilings and the decoration is intended to maximise the feeling of light and space. There is a mix of both antique and modern elements which combine to create a very comfortable living space which is ideal for entertaining.
Fishing Lodge in County Mayo, Ireland
This beautiful eighteenth century fishing lodge on the west coast of Ireland is a handsome structure built in stone. It overlooks a sheltered Atlantic bay and a landscape that has inspired a generation of poets and artists. Philippa worked with the owners who were inspired by the 2002 film The Hours, and wanted a ‘Bloombsury palette’. The drawing room colour scheme echoes the pink of the nineteenth century Ushak carpet, the study is a tranquil smoky green and the huge farmhouse kitchen has been done out in Farrow and Ball’s ‘Bone’ and ‘Blue Grey’. It is now an elegant house dedicated to the comfort and convenience of friends and family and embraces every activity.
Country House, Ireland
This house was a new-build project, and the house is in a wonderful position overlooking the sea on the West coast of Ireland. Designed to look unobtrusive within its surroundings, it is deceptively spacious inside with six bedrooms – the largest bedroom having four beds for ideal for children. The house is designed to be a comfortable and relaxing family home, an idyllic place for family summer holidays.
The interior is light and spacious, with a double height Kitchen, perfect for entertaining large numbers in an informal way.
The colour palette focuses on pale greens, pale blues and greys. These colours reflect the light from the sea and are counterbalanced with splashes of red and terracotta. The decoration has been kept simple with plains, stripes and checks have used. Interesting pottery, some of which was bought at an Antiques fair in Bath, prints found in Dublin and other works of art add warmth and interest to the neutral background colours.
Apartment in Kensington, London
This modern flat was decorated from scratch taking inspiration from the colours from the carpet, one of Melissa Wyndham's designs. The interior incorporates reds and beiges and includes the clients own collection of Chinese works of art.
The decoration was kept simple because of the low ceilings, using plain colours and bringing in dashes of patten in the decorative cushions. A Carew Jones Perspex coffee table was used to remain in keeping with the contemporary feel but not detract from the colours of the carpet. This was also expressed in the plain nickel curtain poles and white linen curtains.
Townhouse in Belgravia, London
This townhouse was designed and decorated for a collector. The elegant rooms with their subtle colours provide the perfect backdrop for a magnificent collection of paintings, drawings and works of art.
Townhouse in Chelsea, London
This Chelsea house has a contemporary feel and is a vibrant mix of modern style, with a few key pieces and wonderful modern paintings.
The brief of this yacht was to create an environment that would work for a family with four young children.
Philippa redecorated it using plain and printed linens and hand-blocked fabrics and cushions to bring in colour and pattern, while keeping it simple and stylish. There is a nautical theme in the master cabin, but a blue and white Toile de Jouy pattern was introduced in the cushions.
The dining cabin is elegant and crisp using greys and blue-greens in linen and cotton fabrics, which are practical as well as decorative. The silver and nickel wall lights and lamps add to the stylish look of the interiors.