Matthew's Home in World of Interiors
I’M SINKING SLOWLY but surely deeper into Matthew Williamson’s purple-velvet chesterfield. We’re in what might happily be termed the salon of his Belsize Park flat – all grand proportions, elaborate mouldings, Louis-style furniture and orchids. If you thought that, at home, this British fashion designer might want some white, minimalist respite from the butterflies, birds of paradise and palm fronds that adorn the carnival-hued clothes he creates, think again. They’re all here – fluttering on to folding screen, swooping across the walls and clustering the cushions. Out in the hall, a lipstick slick of fluorescent pink around the door clashes brilliantly with a hot red staining the walls. Entering this world from a wintry London street, I may as well have stepped off a long-haul flight to the tropics.”
See the full feature with photography by Simon Upton and interview by Sophie Barling in this month’s edition of World Of Interiors (May 2015). Published by Conde Nast.