If you don’t already know, there is an exhibition going on over at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour called the Celebration of Archive.
And I’m absolutely delighted that Mary Graham and Nicole Salvesen of Salvesen Graham, were asked to pair up with Zoffany, to create a dining room scheme for the exhibition. (I was at KLC with Mary and she formed Salvesen Graham with Nicole earlier this year after working in the industry for the past nine years.)
This is Mary’s advice for anyone wanting to use more elements of archived patterns and pieces in their design.
“At Salvesen Graham we are huge fans of using archived patterns and antiques in a scheme. They lend an authenticity to more modern pieces and help to give weight to a scheme. If you are considering incorporating elements of archive into a design our advice would be – don’t be scared. You can ease yourself in gently with an archive inspired fabric, perhaps a classic design in a modern colour way, or once you are more confident, you can use a show-stopping antique as the centrepiece of a scheme. Juxtaposing old and new works wonderfully and gives designs real character.”
Something tells me we’re going to be hearing a lot more from Salvesen Graham.
Celebration of Archive, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, London sw10 oXe.
On until 15th November.
Photographs by Alexander James