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Living Etc - - DESIGN -

nce dubbed, ‘the doyennes of the Lon­don ter­race house’, Bunny Turner and Emma Po­cock’s love of colour, pat­tern and cosy lux­ury has seen them grow from a two-wo­man band, work­ing from Emma’s kitchen ta­ble in 2007, to a pow­er­house in in­te­rior de­sign – with of­fices in Lon­don and Geneva. They have re­designed homes in the UK and Europe, plus cre­ated an award-win­ning pent­house show apart­ment for de­vel­op­ers Banda in a con­verted Vic­to­rian bak­ery in south­west Lon­don. Here, Emma shares their de­sign se­crets.

How did you get started?

After study­ing fash­ion de­sign, then in­te­ri­ors at the KLC School of De­sign in Lon­don, I worked for in­te­rior de­sign­ers Kate Bing­ham and Hen­ri­etta Spencer-churchill. Bunny worked in the art world, hav­ing stud­ied at The Cour­tauld In­sti­tute, but feel­ing dis­en­chanted she de­cided to hone her skills in site man­age­ment by work­ing with a prop­erty de­vel­oper for a cou­ple of years. Over a few glasses of rosé, we de­cided to go into busi­ness to­gether.

What was your big break?

Our first job came via a rec­om­men­da­tion from a builder I knew. We were lucky – we started with one room and ended up re­design­ing a whole Chelsea town­house.

CLOCK­WISE FROM LEFT Emma and Bunny em­brace a fes­tive look with House string lights, £25, Cox & Cox; the de­sign­ers of­ten use dec­o­ra­tive prints – here, San­der­son’s Ooti 231268 cot­ton in Emer­ald, £76 per m – on large pieces of up­hol­stery; The Rug Com­pany...

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