Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler
Wednesday 28 June 12:30 to 13:30

Interior Designer, Emma Burns, from Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler will be joined by Giles Kime (Interiors editor at Country Life) to discuss using antique furniture in decoration.

"I like houses to have soul and I'm a passionate recycler so for this antiques are fulfiling and provide not only an aesthetic solution but a deeply pleasing one too" - Emma Burns



The antique wash bowl was carefully drilled to have a waste so it could be cut into the Regency Chest of drawers and used in a powder room.
The pressed grasses were set into panelled walls and the old French wash stand plumbed in for this powder room.
The antique panels were the starting point for the decoration and colour scheme of this entry and the spaces between them were infilled with twig work.
Emma Burns, Senior Designer at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler

Well-established Senior Designer, Emma Burns, trained with Charles Hammond before joining Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler in 1984.  Emma ran the Brook Street fabric showroom and worked with Roger Banks-Pye before establishing her own interior design team. Inspired by her love of art and design, Emma is an avid collector of new ideas seen and noted on her worldwide travels. Her ability to absorb the new and to re-interpret it in a classically elegant context has won her an international following of new and returning clients. Emma has work on high-profile private commissions all over the world, including a villa in Mustique, town houses in Moscow and Paris, a chateau near Nice, chalets in Switzerland, as well as numerous town and country houses in the United Kingdom.

Sibyl Coleface & John Fowler

Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler was founded in the 1930s and is the longest established interior decorating firm in Great Britain, as well as one of the most respected. Its reputation for work of the highest quality remains unchallenged. The company’s current generation of designers have over 150 years of collective experience between them, and are as used to creating 21st century interiors as they are working on important historic buildings. The majority of commissions are private and residential, ranging from some of Britain’s most notable stately homes to modern city apartments, ranches in the Wild West or South America, ski chalets and tropical beach houses - the client list includes royalty and rock stars.



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