Pretty patterned textiles and bright colours – the hallmarks of Good Earth – punctuate every space of Anita’s house in Delhi. The feeling is contemporary, but each of the designs is drawn from and celebrates the remarkable textile heritage of India and the Silk Road. An Anglo-Indian pedestal table sits at the centre of the entrance hall.
The flooring in the main hallway of Robin Muir’s house is reclaimed Yorkstone. A sturdy, wooden dog basket sits at the foot of the stairs below a series of paintings.
The hallway of taxidermist Ferry van Tongeren’s home in the Dutch city of Haarlem is lined with framed family photos. An old shopkeeper’s cabinet, filled with collections is crowned with a wooden lighthouse.
The entrance to designer Ben Pentreath’s flat is through a white door onto the stairway, the walls of which are covered in framed artworks. The print based on Radio 4’s Shipping Forecast (centre) is fromFlowers and Fleurons, a small letterpress workshop in Brighton that produces hand-printed limited edition prints. This particular one is the ‘Finisterre’ edition in subtle greys, printed for Ben Pentreath.
The pendant light is ‘Beat Wide Black’ from Tom Dixon, while the red chair on the right is a Prince of Wales Investiture Chair from 1969 designed by the Earl of Snowdon.
The mirror above the hall table is decorative while also creating the illusion of volume, which is much needed in this compact flat. To the same end, the oak floorboards are laid in a smaller pattern to that in the adjoining rooms, increasing the feeling of space.
Ed and Polly Nicholson’s Georgian house opens into a wide entrance hall featuring Michael Bennett oils, which hang above an eighteenth-century table. A chair from Edward Hurst and a rug from Edward Marnier decorate the rear of this space, which leads out to the garden
As you enter the house, the light-filled hall leads you towards the back door and into the garden. Formerly the home of Howard Hodgkin, this Victorian house in west London has a bohemian history, which the current artist owner has carefully maintained. A Robert Buhler landscape of France from the Forties hangs against a ‘Braulen’ wallpaper from Nina Campbell.
A study and two children’s bedrooms lead off the top landing in this Victorian town house in west London, the work of architect Seth Stein. The owners planned their entire home as a backdrop for their impressive collection of modern art and design. The staircase has been turned into a giant piece of pop art. In playful reference to the material beneath, the artist Richard Woods has encased the stairs in a laminate printed with colourful cartoon floorboards.