Eco clothes designer Nicole Frobusch has used Seventies styling and vintage furniture to create a quirky family home
The sitting room’s furniture, for example, is an eclectic mix of found objects and clever buys. The cream leather Seventies Chesterfield was bought on Brick Lane, and the bucket chair that sits in an alcove was winkled out from a King’s Cross junk store by Paul. But coupled with these bargains is a dramatic, shell chandelier that dominates the room. Nicole smiles. “I really wanted a chandelier like this, and five years ago I couldn’t find one anywhere.” She set about sourcing one and – having found the perfect design on a website – she had it shipped to London from Florida. By contrast, the picture above the fireplace belonged to her parents. “It’s an odd picture – a monkey dressed as a woman – but I have always loved pencil drawings.” Memories of Nicole’s childhood home, and the creation of a base for her daughters, are both important. “Home is a little safe castle, isn’t it?” she states rhetorically.
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