Bunny Turner

Country Life Every Week - - Interiors -

‘London offers such a broad spec­trum of sup­pli­ers and de­sign­ers work­ing in var­ied styles. In part, this is be­cause of our far­reach­ing de­sign his­tory as well as be­cause of the cul­tural di­ver­sity of its in­hab­i­tants. We’re also lucky enough to be sur­rounded by in­spir­ing ar­chi­tec­ture and some of the best public art col­lec­tions in the world, from the V&A to the De­sign Mu­seum and the Tate gal­leries—they’re all huge sources of in­spi­ra­tion.

It’s also an ex­tremely dy­namic en­vi­ron­ment. London has a his­tory of house-price growth that en­cour­ages peo­ple to spend money re­fur­bish­ing their homes in a way that isn’t true of other cap­i­tals. We do a lot of work in Switzer­land, where the res­i­den­tial mar­ket is much more sta­ble and, as a re­sult, it’s less com­mon for peo­ple to over­haul their houses with the lat­est in de­sign. Own­ers just don’t have the same con­fi­dence that they will re­cover what they spend do­ing the work when they come to sell­ing their home. Brexit is go­ing to be in­ter­est­ing. I do think that the de­gree of cul­tural di­ver­sity may change, but, fun­da­men­tally, we have such a strong de­sign his­tory that I think peo­ple will still look to London to lead the way.’

‘London has a his­tory of house-price growth that en­cour­ages peo­ple to spend money’

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