If you're wondering what that consists of (we were just as excited!), the menu included:
Cardoman Laced Ginger Cocktail
Tasty Turmeric Delight
Infusing Arteriors statement-making pieces, Hill House cleverly culled an assortment of fabric, trimming and rugs from Peter Jude, Stark Carpet and Jon Rhodes to create an enticing visual Aladdin’s cave display—the illustrious designers delivered all but a magic carpet ride.
If you're a London local, you can step into the experience at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbor. But for those of us across the pond, we asked Jenny and Helen the questions we all want answers to.
What’s the inspiration behind your curated space?
Our greatest inspirations are formed by our love for international travel; recent destinations including the Far East, Cambodia, Vietnam and India. Travel is not simply a subject of inspiration but something that is invaluable to be in touch with in this industry. We recently visited the ancient city of Morocco and took note of its outstanding architecture and interiors displaying mesmerising mosaics and beautiful intricate details. We were overcome with colours, spices and an absolute raw display of artistic talent including hand-woven carpets, detailed embroidery and handcrafted pieces -all forms of inspiration for the design.
How does the space reflect your personal style?
Much of our inspiration comes from nature inspired hues and textures bringing a touch of the outdoors in, which is shown with the strong and bold spice colour palette and metallic laser cut materials we’ve chosen to display. We love that you can still create something utterly unique that's inspired by the natural and organic world.
Can you talk us through the design process for the space and how consumers can translate this to their homes?
We like to design with timeless and elegant pieces with an edge of sophistication. We have teamed a beautiful intricately embroidered rug from Stark Carpets, with stunning GP&J Baker bold patterns, paired with Brunschwiget Filsmetallic thread fabrics and Pierre Frey textured weaves, adding warmth and depth to any home to adorn the living environment. The organic lighting and furniture pieces could easily be translated in to many other living spaces.
What are your top products from the new collection?
The lighting throughout the collection is aspirational and quirky adding a dynamic design to any scheme. We wanted to use key feature pieces from the Arteriors lighting range to illuminate the space. We fell in love with the Osgood Pendant with its beautifully organic antiqued Gold leafed iron silhouette. It glows a mystical aura with its rich colour and exotic diamond-shape, casting shadows and patterns.
The eye-catching Alek Cocktail Table, by Frank Ponterio, is handsomely crafted with statement Faux Quilvertical channelling! It’s a transitional piece that can be placed within different interior styles. It would work well teamed with the Tara Lounge Chair, the intricate rattan weave back and curvature of the oyster grey frame create the perfect club chair—a supreme furniture piece.
The originality of the ArteriorsHome designs are reflected in the sculptural accessories, with their organic shapes and different combination of materials specially sourced from around the globe.
The Salotto Cabinet, by Frank Ponterio, is stunning –with its geometric patterned door fronts and contrasting finishes. The dual purpose armoire not only provides a useful place for storage but could also serve as a beautiful drinks cabinet –a great feature when entertaining guests.