Some people are inspired by fashion, others by Continental style or travel, or family heirlooms, but the ceramicist who decorated and lives in this south London house has expanded her work to fill her life. She is considered by many to be the major contemporary representative of the English Orientalist Tradition. Her inspiration comes from ottoman pottery and Iznik patterns: the floral shapes and arabesque leafy scrolls, and above all the wonderful coloured glazes with gold decoration.
Her pottery is part of the fabric of the house and display fill wavy shelves and niches in the walls, which she specially designed and made to show off her varies pieces, as well as a collection of antique work from various periods. Almost the entire house is painted in shades of pink, and even the stair carpet was made to her own designed and colourway. The lilac velvet seating areas are piled with cushions, which are hand-painted by the owner. Lampshades receive the same treatment. It is a rare treat to find an interior so utterly of its creator.