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Nicki Bamford-Bowes

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Nicki is an interior designer, founder of ‘& then they went wild’ and a contestant on the BBC2 show, Interior Design Masters. She lives in a Victorian house in Forest Hill, South East London with her husband and three children.

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“I would describe my interiors style as bold, on-trend and forward thinking with a cool urban living vibe. My aesthetic is chic and comfortable – I like to mix vintage finds with contemporary pieces and to style them in a luxe eclectic way. We recently extended our garden and built a work studio - I love having the doors open with the feeling of working outside/in, a Japanese idea called engawa. It means so much to have it here and I love taking a step back occasionally when I am working to think about what we achieved to create it.”

"My aesthetic is chic and comfortable - I like to mix vintage finds with contemporary pieces and to style them in a luxe eclectic way."

“We’ve evolved as a family since we bought the property, so the house has had to reflect this change. We knocked through the bedroom/bathroom and dressing room upstairs to create a huge master ensuite for us. Because we’ve opened up much more of the house it feels so much bigger and that was life-changing. In terms of inspiration, I’m always scouring bars, restaurants and shops. I do love staying in gorgeous hotels as a treat as they are the perfect place for inspo. Instagram is always a huge resource too.”

“I am currently obsessed with black marble and so I am completely in love with my black marble Nestor coffee table and black Tokki side table from Habitat. These just say pure luxury to me. A really great way to update a space is styling it with elements of on-trend materials such as black marble and terrazzo. For example, I have styled the kitchen with the terrazzo Javi serving platter which I absolutely love. It injects that terrazzo look and updates my kitchen instantly at an affordable price, without the need and expense of a whole worktop in terrazzo (which is also the dream).”

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