Luxury British brands, Vispring and Farrow & Ball, joined forces at High Point Market to celebrate bedroom design with top designers Michael Berman, Francine Gardner, Denise McGaha, Robert Passal, and Benjamin Vandiver.
The five designers unveiled their Sleep Sanctuary Mood Boards during a champagne reception on Sunday, 19 April at High Point Market. Inspired by Vispring’s products and style and Farrow & Ball’s paints and wallpapers, the mood boards illustrate each designer’s unique vision of an oasis from the modern world, from the polished to the peaceful.
“Vispring believes that the art of living and the art of sleeping are inexorably linked, and our celebration of the Sleep Sanctuary is a visual representation of this idea,” said Vispring global marketing director, Magali Castillo. “Design is more than just decoration; it improves our lives. Michael, Francine, Denise, Robert and Benjamin recognise this, which is why we’re thrilled to be working with them on this project.”
Charlotte Cosby, head of creative for Farrow & Ball added: “We spend most of our time in our bedrooms so it’s really important that you love being in the space. That’s why we are focusing on Sleep Sanctuaries at High Point Market this year: your bedroom aesthetics can affect your entire day.”
Each designer was uniquely and individually inspired by the challenge, and their mood boards reflect their aesthetic diversity.
Here is each of their inspirations:
Michael Berman, Michael Berman Limited
The most restful space in a home must be the bedroom… a retreat and rejuvenating environment full of soft colors, subtle pattern, and elegant furnishings. Our Japanese-inspired palette is made up of all the tones of spring: cherry blossoms, pale plum, and soft flowering pear. Spring in Japan celebrates the awakening of ‘Sakura’, the beautiful buds that bloom and remind us that life is delicate and ever-changing. Our sleep sanctuary marries the natural beauty in wood, lacquer, bronze, and the zen qualities of comfort, mindfulness, and transformation.
Francine Gardner, Interieurs
My Sleep Sanctuary evoked summers past among the deserted beaches of Mozambique. I love the sounds, scents, movement of the water. It brings an inner peace, a feeling of stillness and comfort. My bedroom will be muted and quiet with artwork reflecting the present and the past, electronics stored away, a luxurious sleep inducing mattress from Vispring and pure white French linens. As I love nature and all elements of nature the soft blue and grey hues from Farrow & Ball bring a feeling of peace which I find nurturing. I feel safe between sky and sea, I feel at home, immersed in the shades of sky and water.
Denise McGaha, Denise McGaha Interiors
Inspired by dreams of the Tuscan hills, our design for Vispring and Farrow & Ball incorporates classic tones of green and gold. We also used deep navy as a backdrop to the bold prints, textures and natural greenery. Fashion is always a creative starting point for any of our designs and we channeled classic green and navy tones from the 70s as our color inspiration. We believe that a unique take on transitional design is a look that will be at the forefront of trends to come.
Benjamin Vandiver, Benjamin Vandiver Interiors & Lifestyle
My inspiration for the mood board was Paris in October. The weather isn’t particularly warm – waking up early with the windows ajar and crawling back into the most cushy bed and napping all day. In Paris, whether it’s cold or warm, sexiness is always in the air.
Robert Passal, Robert Passal Interior Design & Architecture
Robert often challenges clients to embrace a moody color palette when they are looking to create a cozy atmosphere, and what room is more appropriate for this treatment than the bedroom? Using the Vispring ‘New York Loft’ aesthetic and Farrow & Ball’s ‘Feuille’ wallpaper as inspiration, he pulled together images to evoke a bedroom that is modern, yet approachable. Saturated grays, blues, and greens would create a serene environment, while accents of yellow and apricot would enliven the space. By mixing patterns, periods of furniture, and styles of art, Robert infuses his t rademark touch of curated eclecticism into every project, resulting in a personal reflection of each client.