one of my highlights of clerkenwell design week so far has been an exciting collaboration between stylist laura fulmine, rat architecture and bert & may spaces. the resulting affordable, design-led ‘alternative living’ space (a barge!) features some of bert & may’s finest flooring, tiles and cladding material and i must say i’d be very happy to move straight in!
the city barge is designed to be a luxury one bedroom floating suite, with a chic matt black exterior and scandinavian-style vintage interior for the perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity. 14.63m long by 3.35m wide the barge provides ample living space and even comes complete with a hidden foldaway double bed for when guests come to stay. once aboard, the interior felt light and airy with plenty of room to move about and inhabit, with the lounge area featuring beautiful pieces of mid-century furniture alongside a quaint little stove, contemporary craft work and lovely geometric woven art pieces from seattle-based artist justine ashbee of native line.
the long slim galley kitchen was stylish and streamlined, styled with beautiful pieces from two of my favourite london boutiques, darkroom and monologue, while the bathroom (decorated using bert & may’s victoriana handmade tiles) was propped with honest skincare products by katie fisher, another fave of mine.
in the bedroom, lovely linens form larusi adorned the bed offering an incredibly enticing space to stop for a moment and recharge amidst the madness of the festival.
if you have a chance to stop by before the festival ends (tomorrow!) then do – i promise you’ll fall in love with it too…