Jacqueline Duncan, Dean, attended a party at Adam Sykes’ house in Wimbledon recently. Adam is chairman of Claremont Furnishings.
Built in the sixties, it is surrounded by a not quite formal garden which is integrated into the interior of the house by glass walls. Adam has re-built the interior in the open plan style, and his decoration is basically thirties, elegant and simple, enhanced by a picture collection which is both eclectic and very personal.
Adam’s guests represented some of the most important and successful interior designers of today, among whom I was pleased to count several of my old graduates. It was indeed a ‘Marvellous Party’ and we were privileged to be included.
Unsurprisingly, Adam’s house is featured in this month’s House and Garden.
Claremont was founded in 1931 as a wholesaler of specialist textiles and trimmings to the interior design and decoration industry emerging in London. Since then Claremont has engaged a number of small European textile manufacturers to weave on commission our unique and specialised archive. The range of textiles is used in both traditional and contemporary interiors and frequently by designers working on important historic houses. Apart from their extensive range of standard shades, they are able to custom colour most of the fabrics and trimmings if required. The company has gained a loyal following through word of mouth, and is proud to supply the top international decorators through our three showrooms in London, New York and Los Angeles.
Visit their website: www.claremontfurnishings.com