Bedroom opulence


This opulent bedroom is in the London flat of  Dr. Amin Jaffer, Director of Asian Art at Christie’s International. The narrow room has an Indian sofa in front of a Moroccan wall-hanging, and brass lanterns (also Moroccan) punctuate the low ceiling.

Photographer: Fritz von der Schulenburg/Interior Archive

Samarkand Weaves by Sanderson

Sanderson’s ‘Samarkand Weaves’ are inspired by nomadic textiles from the Turkish and Ottoman regions and consist of three designs drawn from 17th-19th century wall hangings. The range is distributed by Kingdom Interiors.

Moroccan lantern from Habibi

Habibi Interiors‘ workshop in Morocco hand-makes lighting to authentic Moroccan designs in brass with a rustic finish and in a range of styles as wall lamps, spotlights, hanging lamps and lanterns.

Carved bed by English Georgian

English Georgian‘s skilled craftsmen have a wealth of experience in carving and water-gilding in 23.5ct gold leaf and other finishes. As well as offering a huge selection of hand-carved mirrors and furniture, they will custom-make pieces to commission in any of a range of finishes including gold leaf, silver leaf, stone painted effect, ebonised, polished wood and custom paint.

Sheepskin throw from Pure Lana

Pure Lana‘s LUXE Shaved Merino Throw is hand-crafted from 100% Merino sheepskin. The fur has been shaved and stitched into a patchwork pattern to make a beautiful bed throw. The reverse can be finished in satin or linen.

Dhurries from Mahout Lifestyle

MAhout Lifestyle imports traditional handicraft from India, including a great selection of affordable rugs in contemporary, colourful yet sophisticated and subtle designs. There are also original dhurries sourced on regular journeys overseas.

Tapestry slippers from Nomad Ideas

See the slippers neatly placed beside the sofa? Nomad Ideas, a family-owned, Cotswold business specialising in Turkish rugs, kilim-covered furniture and accessories also has shoes for men and women. Handmade in Turkey, the shoes are classic and comfortable and can be worn indoor or out.

Leather trunk from Indigo Asian Antiques & Interiors

Indigo Asian Antiques & Interiors import containers of fascinating stock from India and China on a regular basis. This 19th century pale leather trunk from Shanghai is sold, but they have a large selection of other trunks and boxes to choose from.

Paisley cushions from Guinevere

Although not quite an Aladdin’s cave, our featured image reminds us of the legendary shop Guinevere, on London’s King’s Road. Its meandering series of inspirational rooms lead you on a journey through centuries and continents. Their extensive range of antique textiles includes these paisley cushions, made from 19th century shawls.


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