I love to live with pattern, print and colour. Layering patterns and textures is visually stimulating but also draws out our desire for being tactile. The love of touch and feel. The print’s that I collect are genuine vintage and most are archived in museums. For me they are an art form from the past, they are a direct link to a time and era. I rework the prints to offer clients and mid-century collectors accessories that complaint their furniture collections. The fabrics are in good condition, having not been used before. I do not rework something that has been a former curtain but do have a small stock of curtains which are often used in back drops and set designs. I have a shop on Etsy where you can see what I have in stock. https://www.etsy.com/shop/FabulousNelly
Orbit mirror designed by Rodney Kinsman RDI designed in 1984 and available to buy through his company OMK. That said I came across this one at the shop Two Columbia rd, London. Situated closer to Shoreditch high St, but only a short stroll along from Columbia rd flower market on Sunday. Two Columbia rd is a fantastic shop and a treat to visit, however it’s top price, absolutely no bargains to be found here but it’s all high-end and genuine. Along the stroll from the flower market (Sunday’s only) you will pass the impressive Leopold buildings which are a gem of a previous era Victorian flats built for the poor and now looking spectacular.
I digress, but each find has its story.
The mirror has a revolving double-sided smaller mirror set in a revolving frame around the large mirror. I just felt that this would be perfect for a small space, along with my impending need for a magnifier.
I wanted to create a contemporary space in this tiny room (140 cm x 210 cm) but also to capture the original sense of the period, flats built at this time (1938) were all about a new era, and something glamorous.
I kept the bath and laid cubism art deco style tiles in grey. Replaced the sink and went for new chrome fittings The walls are tiled in sage metro tiles and above the tiles the walls are painted in a compliments eggshell acrylic paint.
I had a narrow shelf made to run underneath the boxed in boiler flue from the adjacent kitchen. The shelf is just deep enough for three down lights on a dimmer, bright for over the mirror and dim for a relaxing bath. A little bit of space for storing essential oils and other small items.