Côte de Folk founder Sophie Rowell moonlights as a campanologist. Let me save you from having to Google the term and tell you now that a campanologist is one who rings church bells. It may seem like an odd side gig for a fashion stylist-turned-interior designer (named a “Rising Star” by House & Garden U.K. last year), but one peek at her projects and it makes sense: Sophie makes homes sing.
Case in point: this apartment in a maisonette in Hackney, London, that Sophie designed for her client, Daniela Nardelli, and her dog, Tulip. “The flat, when she bought it, had actually been ‘done up’ but not to her taste—it was very clinical and lacked soul,” she says (scroll to the bottom to see the “before”). So Sophie set about adding color, pattern, texture, and femininity to the flat. “More is more. My favourite part of the process is coming up with schemes and pattern play.”
Below, Sophie explains how she composed a sweet and cozy first home for her client.