Sunday, August 23, 2009

More from Anna Spiro story

Here are some more out-takes from the Anna Spiro /Vogue Living story. I particularly love Anna's kitchen cluster wall which has a mixture of her son Harry's drawings and artworks she has collected over the years.
The little antique chest of drawers with a collection of vintage china is a clever way Anna has dressed up the basic white laminate kitchen and linked it to the decor in the rest of the house.
There are some photos we took of her shop, Black & Spiro which are full of ideas and inspiring decorating touches, also. 
Traditional decorator furnishings such as pelmets, lampshades and throw cushions have all been given a contemporary take with bold colours and pattern.
The vibrant turquoise walls in Melanie's office area are beautifully offset by the orange-red lampshades - and Melanie's chartreuse dress!

Lastly, I was touched by Anna's blog post about how much she loved Vogue Living as a young girl. My first job in magazines as a recent design graduate was with Vogue Living in the late eighties and it set me on a path which I keep coming back to. Although I went on to be art director on fashion titles like Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Marie Claire, interiors is probably closer to my heart (even though I was a dedicated fashion victim for many years). 


  1. Hi Catherine! Loving your blog, and a big thankyou for sharing more images from Anna Spiro's shoot. I have shared one image on my blog with links back to your blog and posts and Anna's sites also. Let me know if this is a problem. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your beach shacks!

  2. Gorgeous, all of it gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing more images of the shop too. Great to see Mel!

  3. Hi Catherine how lovely to see more photos of Anna's glorious home on your blog. The Vogue living issue did leave me wanting to see more photos and I thankyou for sharing these with us. I just adore Anna's style of decorating and she has truly given some great inspiration. Have a great week.

  4. Just found your beautiful blog. Can't wait to see more!

  5. I love all the colorful elements here.

  6. So lovely to hear a little bit about your career path and how your heart keeps bringing you back to the wonderful world of interiors :)

    Lucky for us, interiors and fashion go so well together that we hardly have to choose just one!

    Have a wonderful day :)

  7. Anna is the best, I just love everything she does.

  8. Hi catherine, Anna's home is wonderful.
    Such a welcoming and cheerful space

  9. Hi Catherine,
    Like many others I just love Anna's work so thankyou for sharing these gorgeous pictures.

  10. Thanks for sharing more of these photos, Catherine! Loving it.

  11. love the painting in that first photo! beautiful;)

  12. I love Anna's work featured on your great blog!!

  13. Gorgeous photos, I love the mix of contemporary and antique pieces.