Fresh flowers can add a pop of color to the most drab space. In Matthew Quigg’s newly decorated studio, these Pom Poms and Alstromeria are like the icing on the cake.
I lived in studios for years and I thoroughly enjoyed my compact spaces. I never felt cramped or that I needed more than what I had, except when the occasional overnight guest paid a visit. But even then, if it was the right guest, cozy became cozier.
Last night, I had the pleasure of visiting my friend Matthew’s newly spruced-up digs. I felt like I’d escaped to another time and place. With Chinese red on the walls, animal skin on the floor, and Clarence House decorator fabrics, his little second-floor flat resembled a mini-designer showroom.
The evening was complete with delicious lite bites, New York pizza, and bottles of chilled Rosé. We skipped the ice cream but couldn’t pass up the Peanut M&M’s for dessert.
This is an example of big style in small comfortable quarters, and I can’t wait to go back for the next soiree. Okay, so I’m inviting myself. I’ll bring the M&M’s.
Taking a hodgepodge of art and hanging it on one wall can give a space an old world look.
Quigg is the king of organized clutter and somehow manages to create chic vignettes with flea market finds.
Quigg found this chair in the trash and restored it with an upholstery fabric from Clarence House.
Fluff cushions on a daily basis!
Quigg created a nook for the bed behind a bookcase. This twin bed in paisley bed linens is fit for a king.
Everything in its place in the Chinese red bedroom