Styling by Kate Nixon
Photography by Edward Urrutia
Words by Elizabeth Wilson.
A delicate balance of elements – “classic and comfortable, polished and practical” – is at the heart of designer Kate Nixon’s signature style. And it’s a balance she has achieved to perfection in this blissful bedroom.
H&G’s long-time interiors editor and director of design practice Studio Kate, Kate has built a reputation for her tailored interiors and attention to detail. Here, she began with a sophisticated selection of King pieces, most notably the sleek Bellaire bed, to which she added custom window treatments, textured bedlinen, elegant lighting and striking artworks. “The softer layers and fine details add character and warmth to the beautiful clean lines of the King furniture to create a room that is the epitome of understated elegance and quiet luxury.”
Pull colour cues from a favourite artwork or cushion and keep your palette cohesive by combining key pieces in natural tones and textures.
From left: Dainelli Tuscan desk, $2129, Quay armless dining chair, $2205/set of 4, Issho side table, $1272, Bellaire king-size bed, $2990, Cassia ottoman, $1209, and Oceania rug (200x300cm), $3380, all King. ACCESSORIES From left Vintage artwork (top), stylist’s own. Painting by Matilda Michell. Sabble basket, $70, Casa by Studio Kate. ON DESK From left Flowers from Mandalay Flowers. Vase, stylist’s own. Horse sculpture, $175, Casa by Studio Kate. Aerin ‘The Capra’ table lamp, $1360, Bloomingdales Lighting. REAR WALL From left Curtains in Busatti ‘Samarcanda’ fabric, $550/m, Casa by Studio Kate. Urban Weave roman blind, POA, Blinds by Peter Meyer. Aerin ‘The Keil’ swing-arm wall light, $790, Bloomingdales Lighting. Natural artwork by Conchita Carambano, $3500, Art2Muse Gallery. ON SIDE TABLE Clam dish, $165, and Greta vase, $85, both Casa by Studio Kate. Flowers from Mandalay Flowers. ON BED From rear Omana Interieurs cushions in Dark Taupe (50x50cm), $360 each, and Rucola checked cushion covers (40x60cm), $220 each, all Casa by Studio Kate. Vintage Linen cushion in Tobacco, $59.95, Aura Home. Busatti ‘Cervino’ king-size coverlet, $1750, and Balinese throw, $295, both Casa by Studio Kate.