Recently, we asked London-based designer Cassandra Ellis
how she puts a room together. Her answer? It’s like writing a story, “telling the tale of home,” she says. By building up interiors with antique furniture, handmade fabric, and a rotation of ephemera, Cassandra creates personalized spaces. The upstairs bedroom in her former house, a split-level apartment on the top floor of a converted Victorian school in London, is a perfect example. Here we list out the key elements and similar objects to re-create the look.
Above: The upstairs bedroom in the London house from On the Market: Designer Cassandra Ellis’s London Flat. Photograph courtesy of The Modern House. Above: Eclectic textiles and vintage furniture paired with modern lighting. From On the Market: Designer Cassandra Ellis’s London Flat. Photograph courtesy of The Modern House. Paint Above: The walls are painted in Little Greene French Grey Pale; €39.50 ($46) a gallon at Little Greene. Above: A vintage storage cabinet painted in Farrow & Ball Railings; $99 a gallon.
Furniture Above: Stools throughout the bedroom are Cassandra Ellis’s own designs, the Simple Stool is made in black walnut, English oak, or Scottish elm; £190 ($252) at Cassandra Ellis. Above: For something similar to Cassandra’s vintage console table, the Alsace French Country Console is $2,289 at Kathy Kuo Home.
Above: Cassandra utilizes an outdoor folding table as a bedside table. The Rustic Folding Metal Outdoor Side Table at Alibaba is $33.86. Lighting Above: Cassandra Ellis’s Sculpted Lamp in black walnut or English sycamore; £335 ($444) for the medium size (shown on the stool) and £450 ($598) for the large. Above: The Ikea Forsa Work Lamp in black is $19.99. Above: The Louis Poulsen Panthella Table Lamp is $644.30 at YLighting.
Textiles Above: Simple Linen Pillowslips from Rough Linen are $40 each for standard size slips. Above: The Garment-Dyed Linen Bed Skirt in charcoal is $65 to $165, depending on size at Restoration Hardware. Above: For something similar to the printed pillowcases on Cassandra’s bed, Neisha Crosland’s Maize Fabric is available through Turnell & Gigon. Above: The Neem Living Natural Fringed Wool Throwis $375 at Alder & Co.
Above: Source a Berber runner like the Berber Runner Beni Ouiren at Fine Moroccan Rugs on Etsy; $408.84.
For more of Cassandra’s style, see our posts: