A Home With Heart | Colour, Pattern, and Texture

A Home With Heart | Colour, Pattern, and Texture

Solid colour, floral, stripes, or geometric… our specialists have selected the brightest and boldest lots from our upcoming Fine Interiors sale, featuring highlights from a North London townhouse.

16 March 2022

In the modern interpretation of the country house style, a comfortable room is often made up of two parts: the solid, investment furniture – with a tendency to lean into a neutral colour palette with minimal pattern – and the extra dressing, the soft furnishings, quirks, and whimsy that act as the ‘cherry on top’. These objects of folly are often slowly amassed over a collector’s lifetime, channelling their personality, and providing a home with a warm, beating heart.

Our March Fine Interiors sale features a healthy dose of uplifting colour, pattern, and texture, in a variety of mediums, from textiles and ceramics to smaller pieces of furniture that can be easily moved around between rooms and seasons to offset more permanent pieces.

View the selections below for inspiration, where bold colour combinations work alongside floral prints, and the faded colours of antique textiles sit softly against each other.

Colour & texture 1

Clockwise from left to right:

Lot 149, a collection of antique textiles; lot 539, an 18th-century-style green-painted low table; lot 547, two black raffia runners; lot 489, a collection of suzani embroidered panels; lot 495, a Wedgwood majolica pottery leaf moulded part dessert service

 Colour & texture 2

Clockwise from left to right:

Lot 516, an Iznik pottery dish; lot 172, a pair of toleware three-branch wall lights; lot 548, a collection of Kuba raffia cloths; lot 150, an Ottoman ten-sided table; lot 497, a large painted bookcase; lot 148, a suzani wall hanging

Colour & texture 3

Clockwise from left to right:

Lot 452, an unusual Kilim rug; 162, a pair of painted petite commodes; lot 149, a collection of antique textiles; lot 560, two brass and glass table lamps; lot 488, a pair of Victorian feather pictures


Colour & texture 4

Clockwise from left to right:

Lot 489, a collection of suzani embroidered panels; lot 112, a Tuareg straw mat; lot 561, an Arts and Crafts style wall hanging; lot 183, a Continental painted three-drawer commode; lot 459, a Persian tribal kilim rug



Our auction of Fine Interiors takes place on Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 March.

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