Living Image

living image - over 21 magazine - april 75

It is of the greatest frustration that this incredible work of art is uncredited. I love every little detail…

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Over 21 magazine, April 1975.

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The Bed-Sitting Room

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How many of you have bothered to do anything to your rooms since you moved into them months and months ago? Are you still living in a shamefully untidy bed-sitter, and do you still get that ‘How I wish I had a cheerful, bright room’ feeling every time you come home from work? Have you, for weeks now, been meaning to get down on hands and knees to scrub and scrape? Has your boy-friend repeatedly offered to help wall-paper the ceiling and bang the nails in? We asked Barbara Hulanicki of Biba to design a fairly inexpensive bed-sitter for 19, incorporating a few original ideas that were not unduly complicated to carry out. She chose Pontings, which has a good whitewood department—the result is rather stunning. You can see the 19 Biba and Pontings’ bed-sitter on display, from 19th September, in the window of Pontings, next door to the High Street Kensington tube station. All merchandise can be got from Biba. (opposite Pontings at 124 High Street Kensington, London, W.8) or Pontings.

(All the whitewood furniture illustrated is from Pontings Whitewood Department. The wallpaper and matching paint are from Biba and are available in seventeen colours)

Photographer uncredited.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, October 1970.

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Inspirational Interiors: On the carpet

Max Clendinning's carpet revolution. Furniture and lamp, from Christopher Strangeways's shop, Kings Road -- Jon Wealleans, Charles Dillon good design here too.

Max Clendinning’s carpet revolution. Furniture and lamp, from Christopher Strangeways’s shop, Kings Road — Jon Wealleans, Charles Dillon good design here too.

Max Clendinning, designer, has burnt his polystyrene sausage seating, is changing his totally white low-lying living-room into burnished gold and has changed his primary yellow studio into this new Indian red and richly carpeted affair. He has rediscovered tables, chairs and comfort, covering chairs in deep pile with velvet and lacquer paint, making unit, table, lamp and unifying it all with a mural. Originally inspired by the Islamic carpets at the Hayward, it changed course into something far more freewheeling.

Photographed by Michael Boys.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1973


Inspirational Interiors: Jane Holzer

The living room with Jane Holzer in gipsy dress with ribbon-swagged sleeves and wildly flowered skirt by Sant'Angelo; an 18th-century Chinese screen, thirteenfoot high and covered with precious bird and flower paper; white iron lace stools first ordered by Queen Victoria from her Indian Empire; Larry Zox's vast 1968 abstract; a low table of polished petrified wood with a collection of coral and sea creatures shells, and, in front, Mrs Holzer's own design for the sofa, several suede pillows thrown accurately at random.

The living room with Jane Holzer in gipsy dress with ribbon-swagged sleeves and wildly flowered skirt by Sant’Angelo; an 18th-century Chinese screen, thirteen foot high and covered with precious bird and flower paper; white iron lace stools first ordered by Queen Victoria from her Indian Empire; Larry Zox’s vast 1968 abstract; a low table of polished petrified wood with a collection of coral and sea creatures shells, and, in front, Mrs Holzer’s own design for the sofa, several suede pillows thrown accurately at random.

Photographed by Horst.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, March 1970


Inspirational Interiors: You, too, can have it cushy!

Cushion fabrics from Liberty, Antiquarius, Horrockses amongst others. Feathers, vase, coffee set and tray all from Biba. Hokensai prints and frames from Neal Street Shop.

Cushion fabrics from Liberty, Antiquarius, Horrockses amongst others. Feathers, vase, coffee set and tray all from Biba. Hokensai prints and frames from Neal Street Shop.

Photographed by Brian Stowell. Room and text by Gwenda Saar.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, February 1975.


Inspirational Interiors: Drawing and Dancing Green Room

Michael Szell's Drawing and Dancing Green Room.

Michael Szell’s Drawing and Dancing Green Room.

The walls and speakers of Michael Szell’s room are covered in his deep green malachite cotton with sheer green for curtains, making an atmospheric cave that leads into the real green. Floor treated with gold leaf, a Michael Szell special; he intends this to glitter and you to roll up the Bokharas and dance. Pontypool candelabra. Famille Noire urns. Arthur Devis paintings. Glass top table on Perspex and steel frame. Cattlyea and Cyprepedium orchids. Conservatory landscaping by Robert Conway of Roots and Shoots.

Photographed by James Mortimer.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, February 1975


Inspirational Interiors: Music in the black-out

Yvonne and Alan Harmon's completely contemporay black flocked music rom, lying extraordinarily at the heart of a traditional antique furnished house. The designer, Royston Fulljames, used new American speakers, Bang & Olufsen turntable. There are push button black blinds and lights to glash on dim, a round Keracolour television, flocked black too, and three big, comfortable, black leather chairs from Harrods. The Perspex sculpture with flashing lights, by S.P. White, from Presents of Sloane St; it's all very much in tune.

Yvonne and Alan Harmon’s completely contemporay black flocked music room, lying extraordinarily at the heart of a traditional antique furnished house. The designer, Royston Fulljames, used new American speakers, Bang & Olufsen turntable. There are push button black blinds and lights to flash on dim, a round Keracolour television, flocked black too, and three big, comfortable, black leather chairs from Harrods. The Perspex sculpture with flashing lights, by S.P. White, from Presents of Sloane St; it’s all very much in tune.

Photographed by Tim Street-Porter.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, November 1972