Interiors Advent Calendar - 20th December

Christmas is just around the corner! Is everyone as excited as we are? If not, and if you’re worried about muddling through the Christmas shopping list at the last minute, we’ve got you covered. For the twentieth day of our Interiors Advent Calendar, we’d like to let you know that you can never go wrong with a design book.

And, as it happens, Assouline and Katharine Pooley have collaborated on “Journey by Design”, featuring nineteen stunning interior projects, displaying a variety of designs from properties all over the world. British designer Katharine Pooley is renowned for her truly refined and sumptuous interiors, often infused with a lifelong zest for adventure.

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Ms Pooley is no stranger to travelling around the world, as she is well-known for her indulgence in mountain climbing whenever she gets a chance. Her journeys are clearly reflected in her designs, defined by boldness, eclecticism and daring experiences.

From the rustic country charm of Forter Castle in the Scottish Highlands, to a stylish beach villa on the Palm Islands of Dubai, to the golden-red tones of a private residence in Doha, Qatar, Ms Pooley’s exquisite attention to detail emerges from every setting, every niche and every finishing touch. 

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Congruent with her passion for travelling, Ms Pooley also owns two boutiques in Knightsbridge, London and Doha, Qatar, besides her design studio. Both boutiques feature splendid, curated accessories which she sources from all over the world, including crystal vases, cashmere throws and shagreen boxes, each designed to add a touch of luxury to any room. Needless to say, the book encompasses all of that and more, through its showcasing of Ms Pooley’s sumptuous taste and expertise.

All of the products featured on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar can be seen on our Pinterest board. You can also find inspiration on our Instagram or follow us for regular updates on Twitter, or you can browse our brands for more information and design ideas.