With its unique finishes and plush touches, the home is undoubtedly classic Katharine Pooley
The look is tailored yet comfortable, rich yet liveable. And whilst a masculine vibe might take precedence, the space is far from being unapproachable thanks to its luxurious layers and unique finishes of calcatta bluette marble and agate, plush velvet upholstery and inviting furniture arrangements. Combined, they speak of modern luxury exactly as planned and, equally impressive, the project achieves the ultimate interior designer goal – it is undoubtedly classic Katharine Pooley but by no means monotonous or predictable.
And glamour, comfort, tranquility and calm, it delivers in almost equal doses. Taking the accent wall to a whole new (and much more stylish) level, a floor to ceiling calcatta bluette marble fireplace inlaid into bronze fittings steals the limelight becoming a grand modern focal feature. The marble’s natural veining is perfectly placed thanks to clever book matching creating a unique juxtaposition between it and the smart lines of the bronze inlay. All is flanked with deep indigo lacquered timber and navy blue leather panelling which bring depth to the bright room.
On the sofa, cushions add a retro feel as the room’s brass accents are complemented with pewter-toned fabrics and embroidered graphics. The lace-like patterned curtains offer the aesthetic of travertine in keeping with the home’s unique natural stone finishes. By way of accessories, bang-on-trend agate slices and mineral obelisks adorn the tabletops whilst a coral sculpture, organic bowl and dappled Guaxs vase are illuminated by light streaming in through the window adding delicacy to the scheme.
Topping off the space and bringing attention to its satisfyingly simple white polished plaster architectural details, hangs a singular show-stopping chandelier – a multi-sided radial design crafted of glossy brass with exposed bulbs and rimmed with clear Perspex panels.
In the bedroom, a calming blue palette is softened with delicate feminine touches.
A pretty dressing table with a triptych mirror is found laden with delicate glass cosmetic pieces from Katharine’s collection – proof that masculine and feminine styles can indeed coexist.
As always, it’s Katharine’s understanding of the timelessness of flawless finishes, effective yet subtle colour schemes and never being too afraid to include something a little surprising that, for this home, makes classic styling so easy. And cool to boot.