Ben Pentreath lives an exceptionally varied life. He has an architectural and interior design practice and a shop and divides his time between a former Parsonage in Dorset and a flat in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury. Ben champions traditional English interiors – lived in, eclectic and sometimes eccentric spaces which reflect the interests of their owners. He creates homes which are at once traditional and modern, unbending in the face of fads or fashions yet full of joyous colour and character.
“Timelessness interests me; it’s important in both architecture and decoration. I think about longevity and am interested in looking outside what is completely current.” – Ben Pentreath
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- Soane‘s delicate ‘Seaweed Lace’ wallpaper and a roman blind has been made up from matching fabric. A striped blanket from Pendleton adds a cosy touch to the bed.Like this? Then you’ll love100s of bedroom decorating ideas – from design and furniture to storage and wallpaper »JAKE CURTIS
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- Flowers and Fleurons, a small letterpress workshop in Brighton that produces hand-printed limited edition prints. This particular one is the ‘Finisterre’ edition in subtle greys, printed specifically for Ben. The pendant light is ‘Beat Wide Black’ from Tom Dixon, while the red chair on the right is a Prince of Wales Investiture Chair from 1969 designed by the Earl of Snowdon.Like this? Then you’ll loveThe best design ideas for city gardens. Welcome to the urban jungle…JAKE CURTIS
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- Themes & Variations gallery. The curtains are in a Madeleine Castaing stripe.