Interior Designer Briony Fitzgerald

A long-term collaborator of both William Dangar and Robert Plumb, weaving her creative spell over interior and exterior projects alike.

She equates how she works with the process of landscaping. “There is the layering of trees and plants outside while I am layering furniture, fabrics, art and lighting inside and we work on ways to create opportunities for the two to speak to one another”, she says. But her remit doesn’t stop at the door.

She is a keen advocate of taking the holistic view, always making sure there is a visual flow between inside and out.

Aware that the growing trend is for outdoor settings decorated with all the care and consideration of an indoor space she takes her love of fabric to the exterior.

Briony’s intuitive ability and knowledge of colour is second to none”, says Bill Clifton of Robert Plumb, “And to that end we asked Briony to make up four colour collections, for sets of outdoor cushions from the new Sunbrella catalogue, exclusively for us”, he says.

SPRING FABRIC COMBINATIONS FROM STUDIO BRIONY FITZGERALD

“For those who want a hint of pattern to bring alive a textured neutral and a soft sage green this trio is an easy option.”

“The trick to mixing stripes and pattern is to find a common tonality and work back with pleasing but quiet solid colours.”

“This sophisticated group combines a textured fabric which pulls together the tones in the two plains allowing for an easy on the eye combination.”

“This is the ultimate summer palette with a tangy orange offset by crisp white and a muted blue. Play with intensities – the stripe can be a couple of cushions or for the bold a whole banquette.”