INSPIRATION Stargazing

February 01, 2019

INSPIRATION Stargazing

Wall painted in Stiffkey Blue, £45 for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball. Vintage-style moon astronomy canvas wall chart, £19.99; vintage-style Larousse map of the sky astronomy canvas wall chart, £21.99; lunar phases astronomy canvas wall chart, £21.99, all Bygone Press at Etsy. Icelandic sheepskin rug, £130, Heal’s. Vintage 1970s floor lamp, £295, Cream & Chrome. Italian 1960s coffee table, £980, Lorfords. Alfred Meakin coffee set, £25; binoculars, £20, both Rachel’s & Michael’s Antiques. Antique telescope, Dollond, three draw, terrestrial, astronomical c1830, £645, London Fine Antiques. Written in the Stars by Alison Davies, £12.99, Quadrille. Astronomy books, from £2 when bulk buying, Bookbarn International. Antique seven draw pocket telescope, JB Dancer, Manchester c1845, £995, London Fine Antiques. Blue ornament, £20, Rachel’s & Michael’s Antiques. Green ornament, £50, Cream & Chrome. Gold planter, stylist’s own find similar at Made. Clémence globe, £23.99, Maisons du Monde. 1950s armchair, £2,400 a pair, Brownrigg. Cushion, £29, Mon Pote. Sheepskin, £25, Ikea.
Choose furniture and accessories that are clean-lined and functional to ensure the visual emphasis remains on your treasured collections of globes, telescopes and barographs.
Wall painted as before. 19th-century photograph of the Moon wall chart, £160, Surface View. French Bauhaus desk c1920s, £1,950, Lorfords. Fase 1960s desk lamp, £325, No.52 Antiques & Interiors. Books, £45 & £145, both Retrovation. Early 19th-century Regency brass inkwell in the shape of a globe, £975, Brownrigg. Gold pen pot, stylist’s own find similar at John Lewis & Partners. Olivetti 44 1950s typewriter, £60, Focus on the Past. Rare tabletop celestial globe, £3,995, Jason Clarke Antiques. Book (open), from £2 when bulk buying, Bookbarn International. Black pot, stylist’s own find similar at Mon Pote. Wicker pot, stylist’s own find similar at Ikea. Mid-century Fritz Hansen 3107 chair, £895 for four, Lorfords. Reclaimed industrial wooden filing cabinet, £475, Lassco. Barothermograph c1925, £1,500, Vavasseur Antiques. Telescope by James Pettit c1844, £1,800, Hatchwell Antiques.

 Stars by Alison Davies, £12.99, Quadrille. Astronomy books, from £2 when bulk buying, Bookbarn International. Antique seven draw pocket telescope, JB Dancer, Manchester c1845, £995, London Fine Antiques. Blue ornament, £20, Rachel’s & Michael’s Antiques. Green ornament, £50, Cream & Chrome. Gold planter, stylist’s own find similar at

Made. Clémence globe,

£23.99, Maisons du Monde. 1950s armchair,

£2,400 a pair, Brownrigg.

Cushion, £29, Mon Pote. Sheepskin, £25, Ikea.

 

Set up a corner of your living room or study with a pair of side tables on which to display astronomy books and intriguing tools for studying the night’s sky.

Wall painted as before. Fornasetti table Sole Splendente, £1,100, Milk Concept Boutique. Magnifying glass, £35, Focus on the Past. Candle quartz, £12, World Fossils Gems & Crystals. 20th-century side table from The Ritz Paris, £1,950 a pair, Brownrigg. Astronomy books, from £2 when bulk buying, Bookbarn International. Green Aventurine, £15; fluorite octahedral, £22, both World Fossils Gems & Crystals. Armillary sphere decorative reproduction, £56.99, Simply Roka. Binoculars, £40, Brownrigg. Mini vintage Azizal rug from The Atlas Mountains, £140, Smouk. Book (on floor), £250, Retrovation. 19th-century telescope, £395, Brownrigg.

Thibaut Graphic wallpaper in Bahia Cream, £81 per roll, Wallpaper Direct. Vintage wall chart, £350, Wild Strawberry Prints at Etsy. Leather 1970s sofa by Martin Visser, £1,450, Lorfords. Constellation cushion, £30, Oliver Bonas. Grensten rug, £30, Ikea. Krauss XSP turret monocular c1917, £1,650, Hatchwell Antiques. Astronomy books, from £2 when bulk buying, Bookbarn International. Stars etched wine glass, £12.50, Seed. Spectacles, £22, Focus on the Past.
Add a retro vibe with sunburst wallpaper, worn vintage leather seating and an oversized lunar chart.

The gold stars pop against the blue in this enchanting wallpaper. You can afford to keep accessories and furnishings to a minimum when you have standout pieces such as the elaborate ceiling light and iconic Egg chair.

Wall papered in Cole & Son Whimsical Stars wallpaper in Midnight Blue, £80 per roll, Wallpaper Direct. The Solar System ceiling light, £5,000, Cubbit Antiques. Egg chair in Elegance leather, £11,910, The Conran Shop. Velvet fringe cushion, £39, Mon Pote. All wool vintage Beni Ourain rug, £275, Smouk. Astronomy books, from £2 when bulk buying, Bookbarn International. Constellation mug, £14, Lollipop Designs. Brass plant stand, from £50, Mon Pote.

Play with shape and scale for a striking arrangement that’s pleasing to the eye as well as the mind.

Wall painted as before. Tubular display shelves, £2,400, Lorfords. Maps (from left), £795 & £295, The Map House. French 1970s obelisks, £850 for three, Brownrigg. 18th-century carved figure of Atlas, £1,200, Lorfords. Print, £275, The Map House. Astronomy books, from £2 when bulk buying, Bookbarn International. Sextant, £950, Vavasseur Antiques. Globe, £190, The Ark Angel. Binoculars, £40, Brownrigg. Mini vintage Azizal rug from The Atlas Mountains, £140, Smouk.

Wall painted as before. 1950s-70s starburst mirror, £3,600 for 10, Brownrigg. Atlas by Neisha Crosland hand-finished Star Anise Sahara tiles, £34.94 per tile, Fired Earth. Maison Lancel table, £1,950, Lorfords. Maru 42 basin, £500, Victoria + Albert Baths. Brass mixer tap, £319, The French House. Quartz cluster, £285, World Fossils Gems & Crystals. Jacquard-weave bath towel, £14.99, H&M. Antique blue apothecary jars, £10-£38, Focus on the Past.

A bedroom is the perfect partner for a stargazing theme. Produce a welcoming and calm-inducing scene with twinkling stars wallpaper and plenty of soft textiles.
Wall papered as before. Antique lithographic prints taken from Half-Hours with the Stars (1896), £50 each, The Arqivist. Richard Anthony Proctor map V night sky April and May 1887 print, £95, The Map House. 20th-century side table from The Ritz Paris, £1,950 for a pair, Brownrigg. Negretti & Zambra gyroscope c1865, £580, Vavasseur Antiques. Antique seven draw pocket telescope by JB Dancer, Manchester c1845, £995, London Fine Antiques. IC T1 high table light by Flos, £340, Heal’s. Astronomy books, from £2 when bulk buying, Bookbarn International. The Vintage List star-etched glass tumbler, £9.95, Cassius & Coco. Classic Edwardian all brass single bed, £595, Bedsteads. Home Collection Zodiac single bedding set, £30, Debenhams. Pink mohair throw, £95, Anne Fowler. Pink cushion, stylist’s own find similar at John Lewis & Partners. Charcoal pom pom fleece throw, from £12, Next. Icelandic sheepskin rug, £130, Heal’s.





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