Nina Campbell is one of the world’s most respected and influential interior designers. Her list of clients and design expertise is unparalleled. Renowned for her contagious wit and brilliant sense of style, her designs appeal to both young and old and sit well in both contemporary and traditional interiors. Nina’s enthusiasm and interest in design and interiors was developed when, at the age of nineteen, she went to work for John Fowler at the prestigious Sybil Colefax & John Fowler. Shortly afterwards she set up her own decorating business, where one of her first commissions was to design a castle in Scotland and Annabel’s private members’ club, Berkeley Square, London, in her unmistakably elegant and rich colour palette.
2015 marked twenty-five years of Osborne & Little’s collaboration with Nina Campbell as world-wide distributor of her fabrics, wallpapers and trimmings.
The Nina Campbell collections are varied, amongst them, small geometric upholstery fabrics like the Umbria Todi with a background of small chenille diamonds overlaid with a check of contrasting colour in relief; the elegant Coromandel Meredith that features Nina’s classic damask is refreshed in soft, contemporary colourings printed on pure brushed cotton; the fabulous Belzoro Damask; the gentle Montacute botanical that features an Elizabethan style floral that has been given a contemporary treatment, printed on linen-union; the Cathay Penglai with its glimpse of informality in the Imperial Garden this charming large-scale print on linen union is inspired by the effortless brushstrokes of Chinese ink wash paintings where cheerful birds are depicted amidst blossom laden branches, named after an ancient legend set in a garden.
In Les Indiennes collection Nina Campbell presents printed and embroidered fabrics inspired by the 17th and 18th century French vogue for textile designs originally produced in East India and traded via the Compagnie des Indes. These were given the generic name of Les Indiennes. Nina updates her iconic palette of blues, aquas and corals by adding exciting new colour combinations which pair black with emerald, red with teal and by mixing aqua with taupe and ochre.
Nina Campbell’s collection of braids, fringes and cords adds the perfect finishing touch to many of her recent fabric designs including those in Les Reves and Les Indiennes. The Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon are palaces neighbouring the much larger palace of Versailles which inspired the collection of borders and trimmings.
In Les Reves the Nina Campbell signature colours in the palette include coral, duck egg, indigo, bitter chocolate and orange. The wallpapers in the companion collection, also entitled LES RÊVES (DREAMS), provide perfect complementary designs.
Nina Campbell presents an enticing collection Coromandel with decorative fabrics depicting indigo, coral, aqua, chocolate and teal combined with quieter tones of stone, charcoal and ivory in intricate designs.