In the April issue of Elle Decoration, our co-founder Jessica Seaton shares her favourite design destinations...
1. I love the concept of Botany so much that we are working with the East London-based brand on a pop-up in our Notting Hill shop this spring. The team's love of all things green is an inspiration. 5 Chatsworth Road, London E5 (botanyshop.co.uk)
Image credit: Botany
2. Natural plaster looks great in both modern and traditional settings. When we were searching for a textural finish for the walls of our King's Road store, we found Clayworks and loved its environmentally friendly clay plaster. Owners Adam and Katy were so helpful and the finish is gorgeous. (clay-works.com)
3. Both my husband (Jamie Seaton, co-founder of TOAST) and I love colour. KT Colour uses raw earth and mineral pigments in its paint to give real depth and a super-matt finish. It also reproduces a range of original shades to the exact recipes used by Le Corbusier. (ktcolor.ch)
Image: Colour - KT 43.1 Rouge vif. Image courtesy of KT Color.
4. We are fans of mid-century furniture, especially the work of Hans Wegner. The Modern Warehouse presents a well-chosen selection of classic Scandinavian designs. 3 Trafalgar Mews, London E9 (themodernwarehouse.com)
Image credit: The Modern Warehouse
5. We have sourced various woods from Whitney Saw Mill: fragrant cedar of Lebanon (see main image), unplaned poplar, and beautiful elm. Working with solid timber requires craftsmanship, but the pieces will last longer than you or me. Whitney-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 (whitneysawmills.co.uk)