English with an Accent

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Photographer: Simon Upton
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Photographer: Simon Upton

In the drawing room, leather armchairs are draped with antique suzanis, and the sofa is upholstered in a velvet and topped with pillows covered in fabrics by ; the portrait was purchased at Christie’s, the cabinet and mahogany chair are English antiques, a reproduction of a William IV bench serves as a cocktail table, and the rug is by .

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Interior designer in the garden of his London apartment building.

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A walnut dining table by is surrounded by chairs upholstered in Union Jacks and in leather; the large paintings are by , left, and , right, the drawing is by Hugo Wilson, and the chandelier is antique.

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In the kitchen, a pendant light from hangs above a Saarinen table; the window shade is of a fabric, the range is by Smeg, and the floor is paved in French limestone.

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English with an Accent

The entry’s Regency-style table is a reproduction, the sculpture was found at the Portobello Road antiques market, and an antique waistcoat hangs by the door; the light fixture is from Spiridon, and the walls are custom finished.

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In the drawing room, an 18th-century British painting, a custom-made sofa upholstered in a velvet, a Regency chair, stools from , and a leather armchair by ; the mantel and Georgian wood garlands are reproductions, and the walls are painted in ’s Shaded White.

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In the master bedroom, the custom-made headboard and a chair by Kingcome Sofas are upholstered in a velvet, which is also used for the curtains; the shelving is custom made, and the bedside table belonged to Saib’s uncle.

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Saib collected the Turkish towels in the master bath on his travels to Istanbul; the sink and fittings are from , the walls are sheathed in marble, and the floor is paved in tumbled marble.

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