Inspiration has many origins and can be somewhat unpredictable. A great designer understands their inspirational source and becomes a conduit for the creativity to flow. The skill is in taking seemingly unrelated imagery and conceiving a new visual context that inspires a body of work.

Christopher Elliott is truly passionate about great design, continuously seeking and anticipating the current global trends and forecasts. This visual diary reflects products, styles and images that both inspire and guide Christopher’s work.


Black on Black

OK, so I am a little bit obsessed with black right now, so much so, I like pairing it with more black; to create designs featuring a ‘black on black’ palette. I think it’s Sarah’s influence; she is the latest member of our team, and black is her signature style. So naturally, I too have come to appreciate the dark moodiness of this colour, and I love when you layer it with other black materials, any textural differences between them are highlighted, adding depth and a sense of luxe to a design. The colour historically has evoked opulence and prestige, as well as being the all-time ‘go to’ in design, and really what’s not to love? Black goes with everything, considered classic, easily maintained, readily available and looks slimming.

We couldn’t ask for more!

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