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.

A Twist on a Classic

Paramount to creating an inspiring interior is the selection of materials & finishes and nothing beats what nature has to offer. Natural organic textures will often harmonise beautifully creating a timeless classic scheme. But what’s new in that? Using materials in unexpected ways, ways we haven’t seen before, is how designers are re-interpreting a classic. At the forefront of design more effort is going into using recycled materials and minimising waste, so these design quirks are usually born out of necessity. Here are some clever ways natural materials have been adapted, which may have you reconsidering how you look at the world.


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