Masters & Muses

Patrick Kinmonth

Words by Patrick Kinmonth
- Images by Antonio Monfreda, Patrick Kinmonth and Tessa Traeger
- Illustrations by Patrick Kinmonth
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Patrick Kinmonth is a celebrated artist and designer in many fields and across many disciplines. Immediate new projects in view include a collection of fabrics and wallpapers for Chelsea Textiles in London available from 2 December 2021.

Your signature style?

Talking to the past in the present tense.

Your muse?

The spirit of place.

What are you working on at the moment?

A collection of fabrics and wallpapers for Chelsea Textiles and some beautiful rooms near Stonehenge.

Venetian Damask wallpaper and cloth by Patrick Kinmonth for Chelsea Textiles

Your most treasured possession?

My memory.

One room?

The double cube at Wilton.

One city?


One flower?

Rhododendron Fragrantissimum.

One color?

Cendre bleue from azurite.

One museum?

Hauteville House, Victor Hugo’s house in Guernsey.

Greatest escape?

My bath.

Greatest achievement?


Greatest extravagance?


Ideal interiors in 3 words?

Luxe. Calme. Volupte.

Distasteful interiors in 3 words?

Pops of color.

Cabana in 3 words?

Antonio Monfreda’s Eye.

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