When I saw this table from a distance, I thought it was made from carved wood. As I drew closer, I decided it was leather. Close enough to touch I realised it was metal. I always love the unexpected in furniture and this appeals to me. I would style it with a tumbler of whisky and a small bowl of peanuts.
I love wallpaper, particularly Bowness's trompe l'oeil books design. At Decorex this year, she was showing her new collection; appropriately called The Collections. I was attracted to this display which contrasted so well with all the highly-styled velvets and chandeliers all around.
As a fan of monochrome and geometric patterns, this is the perfect chair for me. I love the high back and narrow frame. This is a chair for sitting up and chatting in, not lounging in front of the television. I would style it with a charcoal velvet sofa and some bright cushions in perhaps orange or pink.
Kate Watson-Smyth is a freelance journalist who writes regularly on interiors and design for The Financial Times and The Independent. Six months ago she set up a blog: www.madaboutthehouse.com