SO­CIAL FAB­RIC

Lucy Bathurst has found ad­mir­ers around the world with her re­stored an­tique tex­tiles

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From sewing 42 iden­ti­cal pairs of silk cur­tains for a palace in Hy­der­abad to hang­ing hand-dyed li­nen over the dou­ble-height win­dows of a con­verted Shored­itch ware­house, Lucy Bathurst has brought her tal­ent for work­ing with tex­tiles to prop­er­ties world­wide. Her com­pany Nest De­sign has at­tracted the at­ten­tion of house­hold names such as the chef Skye Gyn­gell, for whom she cre­ated a set of vin­tage-lace blinds for Spring Res­tau­rant at Som­er­set House. ‘I love us­ing an­tique fab­rics in an in­ven­tive way that fits into a con­tem­po­rary set­ting but gives it soul,’ says Bathurst. ‘Their warmth can trans­form an ar­chi­tec­tural space into a home.’ frances hedges www.nest­de­sign.co.uk

ex­am­ples of lucy bathurst’s tex­tile de­signs. left: the artist

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