Step inside Alice's home in Somerset to discover her eclectic, maximalist approach to decorating. Cricket Court has been transformed with wallcoverings, fabrics, cushions and trims from her debut interiors collection created in partnership with Romo.
With a quintessentially British aesthetic mixing florals, prints and graphics – discover an eccentric and bohemian world like no other – a portal to her brand.
"The Grade II listed house dates back to the 18th century and is nestled within the rolling hills of Somerset where I grew up. When I viewed the house with my father twelve years ago it was love at first sight. I had never seen a house like it before – it was like something out of a fairytale.
Driving in the drive the facade is imposing with it's huge columns and portico. The outside sets the scene for what lies within... everything about the house is unexpected. The grand proportions, inverted wedding cake architecture, hidden corridors, coffered ceilings, ornate plaster roses and domed ceilings of varying scales throughout – it's otherworldly, Alice in Wonderland-esque."
"This is a room I use a lot especially when I have a house full of friends and family. People gravitate towards it in the winter when the fire is lit and the candles are burning and in the summer months when the french doors are open to the terrace and my amazing view.
I wanted the sofas to be upholstered in the Mimi velvet – when I saw the swatch of this ombre leopard velvet in one of the first design meetings I knew I wanted to use it for large scale upholstery.
I use leopard as a neutral in my ready-to-wear collections and when layering fabrics in a room – it's part of the Temperley DNA – so it was the perfect starting point for this room."
"My 70's palm light that I bought on the Golborne Road and the gold screen which I sourced in the Far East are my favourite vintage pieces in this room.
I collect things I love – pieces I have picked up on my travels, auctions or at antique markets. Eclectic interiors tell a story which is so important."
The Dining Room
"The Euphoria velvet, with chinoiserie inspired scenes of monkeys and pagolas was originally a handpainted print from my Winter 2019 collection – the inspiration for that season was 1930's Shanghai – which at the time was known as the 'Paris of the East'. We added the brush fringe in kohl to the edge of the curtain to maximise on detail."
"The walls are painted in Kelp from Colourmans paint – which works perfectly with the overall palette of the room. The coffee table and fender are upholstered in the plain Freida velvet from the collection in a vintage rose that brings a feminine hue to the otherwise heady, art deco mood."
The Piano Room
"This room leads from the double height domed hallway to the sitting room. I have a lot of friends who play the piano so we often gather in this room for after dinner...
The zebra was a present for my son Fox from friends in Mexico and I found the chandelier at an antique market.
We used some of the abstract designs from the collection in this room – they work so well as coordinates and I love mixing and layering designs, colours and textures.
The piano stool is upholstered in the Lolana velvet and the ottoman is in the Dita, a graphic jacquard weave. The floor to ceiling curtains are in the Lavinia Embroidery."
"This is the library on the first floor, the room is circular with original wood panelling and a domed ceiling with an oculus. It's one of my favourite places to spend time in – especially in the evening at sunset – the light is magical.
We upholstered my vintage sofas in the Fantasia velvet – the colour palette works perfectly with the rich, tobacco walls and I love the masculine proportions as they sit so well within the imposing space of this room."