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There are those who buy art out of expectation and there are those who genuinely love it. Interior designer April Russell is the latter. Not one to collect art for collecting’s sake, April (who obtained the title of Lady through her husband Mark) tells us, “[I] am a huge believer in artwork in the home – beautifully placed pieces can change the entire personality of a room, and really bring a space to life.” This penchant for statement wall decor is counterbalanced by an at-home style which April describes as “tidy, unfussy, fresh and decorative”. The result is art which enhances rather than accessorises, rich antiques against plain walls and spaces which exude culture without being stuffy. When asked what took her into the realm of interior design, she claims her defining influence was her father who she describes as having “a lot of style, [...] a love of furniture and furniture placement.” She goes on to say, “He had a knack for putting things together in a way you wouldn’t necessarily think of. He started mixing periods before it was fashionable.” That’s one gene that was definitely passed on then.
Inspired By Nature
“Due to its vast range of texture and colour, nature most inspires my style,” April reveals. The designer spends her down days travelling between London and New York (she grew up in Long Island), scouring jewellery markets for her vintage jewellery business (April is no-one trick pony), art gallery hopping and lots of good food. A woman after our own heart.
You can have all the training in the world but you have to have an eye for style. I don’t think you can teach style.
Despite her home being more traditional than modern, April is a self-proclaimed mid 20th century addict who cites minimalist interior designer Jean-Michel Frank and furniture-making duo Andre Domin and Marcel Genévrière as inspirations.
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