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.

Inspiring Accessories

When designing an interior there are many elements to consider but none more important than the accessories or jewellery of a room. It is surprising, even to me, how everything in a space can come to life with the addition of a few key accessories pieces but what to choose with so many options available? Try to steer clear of mass produced generic pieces, although that being said, they can work in conjunction with other more individualist pieces to create a interesting collection. With accessories you can really express your personality and infuse a space with the things that you love. I personally like to browse through vintage shops for interesting pieces and I love finding that special piece that is unique. Often they are better made than today’s mass produced product and they evoke a sense of history that is intriguing.  Here are some of my favourite things to watch out for; West German ceramics, Mid Century Murano art glass and Teak timber sculptures & bowls.