Female Impressionists, Male Designers

When I start painting I don’t know what’s going to happen…When you’re dancing, you don’t stop to think: now I’ll take a step…you allow it to flow.  
– Elaine de Kooning

Elaine de Kooning’s description of the process refers to the legendary account of Abstract Expressionist painting by Harold Rosenberg: its genesis comes from an ‘event’ and is a ‘result of this encounter’. Many a female painter from the late 1940s and 1950s adopted similar approach to their artistic practice. The result was not only a deeper commitment to the process of painting itself but also a profound and lasting influence which can be seen in the works of present day prominent male interior designers.

Hedda Sterne, Alaska I, 1958
Jean-Louis Deniot, Paris -Rue De Lille: Apartment, 2012

The works of female artists tended not only to show personal responses to life experiences, but also according to individual encounters in each artist’s own way. These included responses to a place – whether at home or traveling, to a time of day or night, to change and to seasons.

Perle Fine, Roaring Fire, 1958
James Dixon Architect, Bond Street Loft, 2014

The paintings were almost quite abstract but about real events and real places, people, memories and experiences;  much like our homes  – designed around experiences, memories and people.

Joan Mitchell, Untitled, 1950
Francis Sultana, Historic London House, 2017

Mirage Collection

This collection evokes a mysterious illusion of a desert mirage. Intriguing, yet illusive impressions of lush greenery, exotic fruits and burning sun are inspired by intrepid travellers’ encounters with fantastical surroundings and parched landscapes. Experience the thrill of a distant voyage with the Mirage collection of organic cotton and silk luxury throw and bolster cushions.

Midtown Collection

The Midtown collection is imbued with New York City’s 1970s flamboyance of striking colours and loud statements evoking energy and panache of the city that never sleeps. Taking inspiration from an iconic Midtown club, Studio 54, each design features dynamic colour combination arranged in a grid-like pattern reminiscent of Manhattan’s orderly streets. Add a hip and vibrant Midtown vibe to your home with this spiffy silk and velvet collection of luxury throw and bolster cushions.

Montezuma Collection

Designs of this collection are suggestive of a wondrous journey across arid Arizona landscapes surrounded by mythology of the Amerindian tribes.  Referencing heroic tribal gods, vertiginous Grand Canyon gorges and breath-taking sunsets, the Montezuma collection will add mystical vibrancy to your home. Striking, yet luxurious, each piece will take you on a far-flung voyage across the Four Corners accompanied by fabled beings and majestic beasts. 

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A full cosmetic refurbishment was undertaken in a 70 sqm (755 sq ft) pied-à-terre located in a well-appointed apartment block. Classic design pieces paired with a meticulously put together palette of finishes and fittings created a comfortable and contemporary home away from home.

De Beauvoir Town

A full redesign of a 150 sqm (1600 sq ft) family home situated in a conservation area. Services included space planning, furniture selection, be joinery and interior styling. Property’s period features were sympathetically complemented with contemporary design pieces to create a chic and refined family home.

About Us

FifteenFifteen offers a professional, reliable interior design service with a personal touch. Natalia Petrov, a one-woman team behind FifteenFifteen, brings interpretation of clients’ vision and her expertise to create individually tailored environments that translate into highly practical living spaces.

Founded in 2015, FifteenFifteen provides interior design services with a strong emphasis on originality, craftsmanship and practicality.

FifteenFifteen’s designs do not have a particular ‘look’ or adhere to a certain interior style. Instead, ideas are transformed into personalised homes reflecting clients’ interests, lifestyle, period and style of the property as well as its location. Individuality is at the core of the FifteenFifteen’s design ethos.

From an initial consultation to the final snagging visit, every stage of the project is overseen and attended to with utmost care and attention reflecting the commitment to meet clients’ expectations on time, budget and aesthetic.

Recent commissions include an apartment in Chelsea, a Regent’s Canal waterfront pied-à-terre and family homes in North London. Through meticulous planning, sourcing and collaboration with clients and counterparts, FifteenFifteen applies its philosophy of crafted individuality to deliver detail driven and value enhanced homes whilst individually crafting clients’ experiences within them.



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