Balance and proportion are the tenants by which this London-based interior designer approaches his work. His own home, on the top two floors of an 1875 Dutch-style house in south London, Illustrates this belied as well as his innovative ideas and bold sense of colour.
Using standard Sanderson paints he created a vibrant background for an interesting collection of furniture, ranging from the bright-red 1960s Pierre Paulin chairs in the living-room to his own-design glass-and-steel kitchen table and circular side-tables.
He also designed an unusual system to screen the living-room window: four plywood forms, rather like aircraft wings, are covered in four toning silk fabrics and hung from a track above the window.
They can be twisted to give complete control of the light source. Instead of just painting the kitchen cupboards, the owner bonded a dark-blue leather cloth on to the doors and used tambour shutters above the worktop to hide clutter Conscious of texture as well as colour, he choose stainless-steel floor-tiles, originally made for Charles de Gaulle airports in Paris.