Cath Beckett is co-founder of interior design studio Yellow London. What a treat to step inside her home, bursting with colour and pattern
Cath’s home is a small, two-bedroom flat in Notting Hill, London. The interior is an expression of her personality, with confident layering of bold fabrics, bright colours, antique furniture, family heirlooms and bespoke pieces.
Colourful fabrics are a starting point for Cath and her design scheme leaves no corner untouched. The living room includes two 1950 bentwood armchairs reupholstered in a striking zig-zag fabric by Teyssier Hawskwood, which sit either side of the fireplace and set the tone for the room.
Pink walls complement an Andrew Martin sofa in darker pink velvet by de Le Cuona, beside a scalloped ottoman designed by Cath and upholstered in cream Lelièvre boucle. Cath incorporated piping for the cushions in a lilac silk with Samuel and Sons trims. Adding to the layered look and unafraid to mix pattern and colour, Cath added blinds in an Ottoline de Vries fan print. A pair of horse lamps, a family heirloom passed down from her grandmother, add personality to the room.
The small but high impact dining room is covered wall to ceiling in Pierre Fray’s Plein Eté wallpaper. This cocoon of colour features an orange table and bench from Newark antiques market which pairs comfortably with the maximalist patterns.
Cath, and interior design studio Yellow London co-founder Liv Wallers, visited the Svenskt Tenn showroom when they were working on a project in Stockholm. It was here that Cath found the Josef Frank fabric for her headboard, depicting cheerful tulips. This was the initial starting point for the bedroom. Next came the bespoke red lacquer bedside tables and the dressing table with a skirt in Ottoline Happy People fabric.
The glass globe lights in the spare room are from Oliver Bonas. The lampshade from Alice Palmer picks up the pink tones throughout the house.
The colourful, joyful vibe continues through to the bathroom, which is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Lulworth Blue, a fresh backdrop for Otto’s high impact Rainbow Stripes encaustic cement tiles and Cath’s collection of framed vintage prints.
Despite each room presenting a strong individual character, Cath has managed to create a sense of cohesion throughout her flat resulting in a delightful and distinctly personal space.
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