Homes and Gardens magazine
“David Flatt at Circa Battersea sources the best 20th century designs and has been wonderful at spotting the right pieces for us. These days, he’s so attuned to my taste that he’ll see a piece on a buying trip and know it’s perfect for our home.” Christina Reti.
Christina Reti recently restored a London townhouse, previously converted into bedsits, back into a family home. Not only is Christina a specialist in fine art and identifying forgeries, she is a mid century modern design enthusiast and a valued client of ours, so we were delighted to see so many of our pieces in her recent article for “Homes & Gardens”.
Pictured in the sitting and dining room are a pair of large, bespoke, Victorian Carrara marble surrounds, each with a cast iron arch interior, and a pair of 1970’s Kalmar ice glass chandeliers – chosen for Christina’s love of their texture and refracted light – can be seen hanging in the sitting room and over the dining table.
The highly polished black and chrome sideboard by Willy Rizzo for Mario Sabot is a very handsome addition to this supremely tasteful living space and is well complemented by one of a pair of brass topped circular occasional tables – actually a cafe table – and a small French bar cart in brass and glass.
The whole area is fitted with double smoked, white oiled chevron which continues throughout the kitchen and hallway and, in the guest bedroom – where Christina wanted to recreate a Canadian feel reminiscent of her family’s log cabin – we fitted the walls with Yaccona oak. Both were taken from Marmorea’s exclusive range of wood flooring.
When speaking of the moulded glass 60’s sputnik chandeliers in the bedroom and bathroom, Christina says that it was worth waiting for the right pieces to come along, and we can see that this ethos is echoed throughout her “stylishly individual but eminently practical home”.