“The Collected Library”: Nina Campbell’s New Book…Interiors!

north carolina interior design kathryn greeley speaks about collected library

north carolina interior design kathryn greeley speaks about collected library and new book by nina campbellThis past weekend, I had the lovely opportunity to hear Nina Campbell speak on her new book “Interiors” at a luncheon in Cashiers.  For those of you unfamiliar with Nina Campbell, she is regarded as one of the most influential interior designers working today.  Based in London, she has design projects all over the world, and has fabric, wallpaper, furniture, rug, and accessories collections.  Her work is classic, yet contemporary and elegant.  My “collected library” has several of her books, and I was delighted that on Saturday, she spoke on her latest book and the projects it features, from China to London, to New York, to a Swiss chalet.

north carolina interior design kathryn greeley speaks about collected library and new book by nina campbell

I was able to read my new book on a trip later this same weekend and found it full of design details and simply stunning projects.  My favorite chapter was “A London Country House”.   This project was for a lady who lived in the north of England and came to London to find both a country house and a London flat.  Thanks to Nina Campbell, “ she ended up with one very big, lovely house (almost a country house in fact), near enough to London to pop in whenever she likes”.  She designed this home as a family house…”not to precious”.  This project appeals to me and my design style, as it is certainly a “collected interior”, where many items were used from  the client’s previous home, yet everything looked fresh  paired with new items and lovely art work.  I loved the study in this project, with walls lined with a “collected library”!  And the dining room, with this painting by Lucy Jane Cope of an oversized botanical was simply stunning!

north carolina interior design kathryn greeley speaks about collected library and new book by nina campbell

Image: Nina Campbell Interiors

north carolina interior design kathryn greeley speaks about collected library and new book by nina campbell

Image: Nina Campbell Interiors

I really loved these spaces in this chapter called A London Country House!

In her talk, Nina also shared some images of her own Chelsea Townhouse, which she humorously called “The Hut”.  I loved this gorgeous entry with its deep rich color,  a  lovely drinks table,  and also its “collected library” (of course!). And again the striking artwork!

north carolina interior design kathryn greeley speaks about collected library and new book by nina campbell

Image: Nina Campbell Interiors

These were other images of her “hut” that she shared with the audience.

north carolina interior design kathryn greeley speaks about collected library and new book by nina campbell

north carolina interior design kathryn greeley speaks about collected library and new book by nina campbell

Image: Nina Campbell Interiors

I recommend this book for those in the design profession, as well as for those who simply  love to feast their eyes on beautiful interiors and on wonderful design details..!

Enjoy and stay tuned for a new fabric collection from Nina Campbell!

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