The Colourwoman's Choice - Zara Bolingbroke Kent of Bombay Sprout
Bombay Sprout is the brain child of interior designers Emma Deterding and Zara Bolingbroke Kent. On their travels in India they recognised the strengths of north Indian weaving design, combining colours and geometric designs with a hardy weaving technique. They have intelligently reinvented the form of a Dhurrie rug which is both stunning and practical for modern day living. They have now extended their range beyond rugs and dhurries to a gorgeous range of fabrics. We cannot wait to fill our attic bedrooms with these playful designs and delicious colours to remind us of our extended sabbatical in India when the children were small. All their designs have the an ethnic charm married with a sophisticated eye for good design and laced with a keen eye for perfect colour combinations.
Edward chose a fresh green for the dhurrie he used as it has a natural zing and the design is totally timeless making a great unifying influence in a scheme that consciously combines old and new pieces in a comfortable interior.
We asked Zara to pick her favourite colour from our collection. Her choice of Rose Pink was no surprise! As Edward says on our colour chart 'Sometimes we just want to be brave and funky - so close your eyes and imagine you are in Jaipur! Though this colour does have a historical precedent in the painted panels of the Library at Kenwood too".
"This colour makes me smile and I have it in my kitchen and it is the perfect colour to use as there is not a colour that it doesn't sit well with. It envelops you... Our house is very old but it would work well in both a traditional and contemporary interior. I think the right pink is very hard to find and Edward Bulmer's Rose Pink this would always be my 'go to' favourite one". Zara Bollingbroke Kent
Posted: June 2018