ISSUE 2  |  Artists' Studios

Furniture: Clarke & Reilly at Anthropologie

January 10, 2011 2:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

A while back we posted on English design duo Clarke & Reilly, founded by husband/wife team Bridget Dwyer and David Grocott (see Design Visit: Clarke & Reilly at Blackman Cruz), who describe their style as "unashamedly romantic and tirelessly imaginative." In addition to designing (or "dressing") glamorous yet subtly disheveled interiors, the couple also offers reimagined one-off furniture pieces, which Anthropologie has just started carrying. Working with artisans, the pair layers antique and vintage textiles in their designs, using fabrics like vintage linen dyed with crushed walnut shells.

Above: Mulberry Cheyne Sofa covered in vintage linen colored with an all-natural dye made from crushed walnut shells; $5,998.

Above L: Clarke & Reilly pieced together swathes of vintage linen to cover the Mulberry Cheyne Sofa. Above R: The carved hardwood legs are covered in natural stain and fitted with rollling casters.

Above: Green Cheyne Sofa; covered in vintage linen colored with all-natural dye; $5,998.

Above: Gray Regency Daybed; covered in vintage linen; $3,698.

Above: Clarke & Reilly intentionally create an unfinished look in their upholstery.