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Updating Tradition the British Way

Ep. 72

Americans have long looked to British homes for inspiration. But for a young British designer, can the weight of history sometimes seem too much? How do you update tradition so that it remains relevant and works for realms far beyond the grand country house? The principals of two rising British design firms—Bunny Turner and Emma Pocock of Turner Pocock and Mary Graham and Nicole Salvesen of Salvesen Graham—reveal how their backgrounds shaped their sense of design, why color, pattern, and handcrafted details are crucial to their visions, how they sometimes find inspiration in the work of American designers, and why quality and comfort remain the hallmarks of British design, no matter what the century.



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