Urbis looks back on the Designday installations.
Received your invite to the wedding of the year yet? No? Don’t fret. I’ve heard they haven’t actually been posted yet, but even if you still miss out, fashion and interiors designer Trelise Cooper gave us an inside look into the royal couple’s private quarters.
The scene was set with unsmiling royal guards flanking the Newmarket showroom’s doors. Inside, visitors were greeted by the Kate and Will themselves – or at least a life-size cut-out of them (this became a popular photo op with the paper couple happy to stand very still for hours on end for the local paparazzi).
A grand bed, with strewn wedding dress at the base, and a beautiful Halo leather trunk filled with frothy lingerie, instantly put you in the honeymoon suite. Also in the showroom, Designday guests were transported into Buckingham Palace’s ballroom, perhaps the closest we’ll get to the real thing.
Trelise Cooper Interiors fabrics partnered perfectly with the range of Halo furniture, trunks and bags. This was old world glamour in a contemporary, stylish setting.