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SEP-OCT 2018

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an East–West influence that has endured for centuries. Their complementary approach to style walks a fine line between inherited art and antiques and a youthful spirit. "Houses should reflect one's history and person ality," says Marco. "I like to know where things come from." They have a house full of significant period pieces, but contemporary art displayed throughout the house tells a modern tale of artistic friends and eclectic influences. "Now what we collect are things I've found around the world and gifts from our creative friends," he says. The couple's partnership is truly cosmopolitan. He grew up in England, she in Italy (among other places), and they speak French at home (their children go to French school). Their multicultural household, buzzing with three languages, and their extensive travels inform their designs. One of the panels includes peacocks, inspired by Marco's experiences as a child. "I love peacocks," he says. "I remember them wandering around the house in the country where my mother grew up. They were horrid and fascinating." The pair were inspired to create Roi du Lac in response to their love of scenic wallpapers and the 21 st century expectation of access to everything with a click or swipe on a digital device. "Life is so fast. It's so full of question marks. We don't live like we used to," Marco says. The collection aims to respond to the way we live now, producing papers that don't require a several month waiting period and are less expen sive and more versatile. With their first collection, called Chinoiserie, Marco used his home— as he does with every design—to try out the papers. "My house in Rome is like a bazaar. We change a room whenever we design a new paper," he says. "I have to see the pattern in a real setting to know if it will work, and then decide what can make it better." The bedroom is a case in CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Princess Antea Brugnoni Alliata and Marco Kinloch Herbertson with their children—Agata, Diaspra, and Pietro. • In the living room, the flowers are from the nearby Campo di Fiori market. • Portraits in the entry hall show the princess' ancestors. • Roi du Lac's Chinoiserie paper in the corridor PREVIOUS SPREAD: Friend Linda Randazzo painted the portrait over the mantel. • A panel from the Chinoiserie collection 72 | S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8

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