Tuesday night I attended the opening of the ‘Wool House’ exhibition at Somerset House. An extraordinary event wonderfully hosted by Campaign for Wool and beautifully curated by Arabella Mcnie. It was so exciting to be part of this buzzing event with so many talented designers showcasing the best of British with such innovative and unexpected uses of wool.
I was honored to have one of my favourite paintings, Passion II, in Fox Linton Associates elegant and classically timeless drawing room. The perfect blue showcased my painting so beautifully and the room had a wonderful calm effect. I particularly loved Kate Ramsay’s wing pendants and Porta Romana’s stunning bronze floor lamps.
In the Natural Room by Josephine Ryan I especially loved the raw wood paneling and the muted colour palette. My mother is a textiles artist and we were constantly surrounded by fleeces, hanks of yarn, spinning wheels and looms. Vats of wool being dyed an assortment of colours were always on the aga. This gentle room is so comforting and nostalgic and transported me back to my childhood!
Donna Wilson’s nursery was warm and playful. Donna is passionate about creating products people can connect with and this came across perfectly.
The exhibition is well worth a visit so do go along. It’s free and ends March 24th.
Here are some more of my highlights. Oh and if anyone does fancy buying me a ‘Mammoth chair’ it is by Amy Somerville