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Styled by 2LG - Natuzzi, Hampstead
Our working life as interior designers takes us to all sorts of different buildings and we meet people with dramatically different tastes so we love to get inside a look and see how we can make it our own. The aim is to show you something that may help you with your space and if we can achieve that the we are very happy.
Colour is always important to us, so we were immediately drawn to the streamlined new Tratto sofa in deep blue velvet (check out our matching bombers and all blue outfits). This sits beautifully on the grey/mauve tinged circular ‘Marcus’ rug (the circle is a repeated motif in the space) that is ever so ‘Heartwood’ in tone (Dulux colour of the year 2017 – just sayin).
We definitely drew on our passion for Milan and all things italian here too, with a nod to the roots of the brand, originally founded in the beautiful Bari, Italy seen in the mural. It gives the space an architectural statement as well as that beautiful ombre sky providing a backdrop for the dramatic display of glassware on that stunning burgundy lacquered ‘Accademia’ sideboard. The beautiful collection of vases include the ‘Bambu’ range from just £40! The foliage was actually stolen from our garden and the peaches from a greengrocers on hampstead high street, but sometimes those real touches make it more like home.
Jordan and Russell at Natuzzi Hampstead
So much more than just the leather they are known for, there are pieces that we can absolutely see fitting into one of our interior design projects. Obviously our newly vegan lifestyle means we have moved away from leather in our interiors, but there are fabric options that we love so, if velvet is your thing or you just love a chunky weave, you have come to the right place.
These Viaggio armchairs are elegantly laid back and the new fabric option we’ve chosen to put in our open plan living space here is channelling a Chanel two-piece. It’s a retro fashion reference that we couldn’t stop stroking.
Viaggio Armchairs at Natuzzi
You really do need to head instore to see these in person (our styled space is in the gorgeous Hampstead Store in north london – and yes we did venture north of the river and no we didn’t turn into pumpkins…that’s later this month). If we had one wish for Natuzzi it would be that the website would give you more of a feel for the wide range of fabrics, lighting and accessories as they currently show a limited selection, but a trip to see them in person shows you the full story.
Their accessories really blew us away with their versatility. You know we love a good vase selection, but this was ridiculous. These would look just as happy in a scandi white space, period home or an industrial loft, so it’s a great way to get into the brand. We went full out with the glassware in our room set because we can’t resist a bold collection of shiny things giving sculptural depth to a room.
Dondolo vase trio (from £150) at Natuzzi
We had so much fun with Kate as we worked on our separate spaces and it was great to see how the same brand can look so different when styled a certain way.
Jordan and Russell with Kate Watson-Smythe
The open plan living space we styled sits alongside another space by the very lovely and talented Kate Watson-Smythe of Mad About The House
Sunday brunch, italian style, was the perfect way to celebrate these spaces and the cheeky prosecco’s went down very well with the intrepid friends that turned up to have a look for themselves. We are always struck by how friendly and supportive the interiors world can be. Sharing ideas and swapping perspectives is healthy and it’s good to know that you are all in it together.
Sunday brunch in the Hampstead store
The star buys for us were these new Martini floor lamps. They have a classic retro vibe that is effortless and we can see ourselves specifying these for sure. Especially the subtle matt bronze finish. They give uplight too, which creates a great ambience. Here we used 4 of them, a little extravagant for sure, but they do look great framing the room. Must haves.
New floor lamp by Natuzzi
It just goes to show that when it comes to interiors, you should never judge a book by its cover and always take a closer look. Gems can be right under your nose, in a store that you hadn’t thought to look in. We are clearly guilty of this too sometimes, but if you stop for a moment you may find the perfect piece for you. It’s all about context. And ultimately that context is you and your home.
So we’ve arranged a lovely discount code for you (NTZHAMPSTEAD2LG) to get your hands on a piece for your own home with 15% off, either in person at the huge Hampstead store or over the phone (02038135933). Valid until Christmas! We’d love to see any pics if you do get invlovled.
Big love x