In 2006, India Knight, Sunday Times Columnist and Author bought two beautiful, handmade lamps by Flavia del Pra from BODIE and FOU so imagine how happy we were when we finally saw these flamboyant lights in India's fabulous home featured in the March issue of Living Etc. Seeing the house, Flavia's lamps couldn't have found a better home...
India commissioned a striking black and white mural from Charlotte Mann (check Mann's website for more fantastic murals) for her hallway but you can achieve a similar effect with the fabulous Family wallpaper by Lisa Bengstonn.
India's house is vibrant, colourful and eccletic which gives her family home, a very welcoming atmosphere. She happily mixed chandelier from Liberty with kitsch souvenirs from her travels...India gods, Buddhas, garlands, kids' paintings, a plaster Virgin Mary (picked up in Glasgow :-) If you don't feel bold enough to paint your house in hot pink, you can easily add striking touch of colours with little accessories like the Aqua vase or the new yellow rubber vase (great if you have kids around!)
Her bedroom has a calmer ambience than the rest of the house which is painted in pink (kinky pink by John Oliver but now discontinued) but it still looks amazing, like a little French boudoir....
India Knight is such a nice lady and I'm not saying this because she writes something very nice about us (see below)...She is genuinely talented and write a great column in the Sunday Times.
"I love BODIE and FOU. There are so many duff interiors websites, and most of them have no consistency - they're just a mishmash of random stuff, some of which is usually disappointingly hideous. BODIE and FOU is put together by people with an amazing eye, so that there are only beautiful and desirable things on every single page, whether you're looking for a present for a friend or for an item you're going to keep forever. Brilliant customer service, too."
The Thrift book: Live well and Spend less her new book is now out!
(C) Photos by Paul Massey