Katrina Burroughs

Interior Design

The Brooklyn startup shaking up the world of wallpaper

Calico’s immersive, mural-style wallcoverings are the Savile Row suits of surface decoration. Until now they’ve been a trade secret, but collaborations with acclaimed creatives are set to propel the Brooklyn brand into the spotlight. Katrina Burroughs reports. Portrait by Nicholas Calcott
Interior Design

Memphis style rebooted

New technologies have kickstarted a design reboot of 1980s Memphis style, in all its technicolour, kitsch, hyper-patterned glory. Katrina Burroughs is dazzled by this bold riposte to minimalism

Suzanne Sharp’s west London

The co-founder of The Rug Company translates designs by the likes of Matthew Williamson and Vivienne Westwood into hand-knotted Tibetan-wool rugs and has 22 shops worldwide
Home Accessories

Tribal textiles

Virtuoso design and lyrical history delight two woven-art enthusiasts, who have created an exquisite and culturally rich collection, says Katrina Burroughs. Portrait by David Ellis

Shagreen furniture

Classical designs, whether art deco or 1970s, exude an exotic opulence when clad in this tactile finish, says Katrina Burroughs
Interior Design

Hidden depths

From London town houses to Swiss chalets, swimming pools are now performing the ultimate disappearing act – and transforming into cinemas and ballrooms at the push of a button. Katrina Burroughs dives in

Magical carpets

Little-known gem Larta is a mini souk that’s a hit with collectors

The line of beauty

Shelves are no longer the support act. Now they are sculptural works of art in their own right. Katrina Burroughs reports

Middle Kingdom, high design

Long a manufacturing powerhouse, China is now emerging as a creative hub for a new generation of designers, who are pioneering cutting-edge trends in luxury interiors, says Katrina Burroughs

Cinema paradiso

Designers are colluding with audio-visual specialists to produce alluring remakes of the old-school home screening room: opulent, light-infused spaces loaded with hidden high-spec kit. Katrina Burroughs reports