A gallery owner, picture-framing expert and author of several design books has decorated her large London apartment in pale, creamy whites, concentrating on the play of natural light afforded by its luxuriously tall windows, instead of a separate dining-room she has been able to incorporate an antique table and chairs into the new kitchen, a popular change from the conventional idea that eating in the kitchen is for family only. An open wine rack, surrounded by numerous pictures, gives the room a special ambience and interest.
In a departure from the neutral pallete, an intense but distressed blue highlights the central island unit. During the research and writing of her book on contemporary curtains the owner discovered new, lighter window treatments that would filter and diffuse light, rather than block out this most precious commodity. Layered sheer fabrics and antique lace hang in the drawing-room, soft veil-like organza and pashmina in the bedroom. The mix of antique furniture and gilt picture-frames and mirrors creates and utterly soothing and feminime interior.