Cordello Home is delighted to introduce their new Signature Collection, a stylish and contemporary range designed to add a cheerful pop of pattern to the breakfast table.
Using a sophisticated blue accent hue, the Signature Collection comprises hand decorated fine bone china pieces, a round birch wood tray handmade in Sweden and a lambswool throw woven in Scotland.
The collection has the ritual of breakfast at its heart, celebrating the most important meal of the day. The fine bone china pieces include a cup & saucer, side plate, eggcup and teapot, whose chic geometric patterns are perfectly complemented by the inverted bold marine blue design of the round tray.
Completing the collection is a superfine Geelong lambswool throw, perfect for snuggling up with on a chilly autumn morning.
Kate Shaw is the founder and design director of Cordello Home, which launched in July 2014. Following a successful career in banking, Kate followed in her father’s footsteps and returned to her design heritage roots and, together with her husband, set up a global design agency that uses a distinctive heart in their logo. This in turn became the inspiration behind the Cordello Home brand.
Here Heart Home catches up with the lovely designer in question…
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m very passionate about things I believe in. I commit totally to whatever I’ve decided to do and have always worked exceptionally hard. I truly believe that you cannot expect anything without hard work. I am a little impatient though and cannot sit still, always challenging myself and those around me – I don’t want to be ordinary and I’m so inspired by other people’s achievement.
2. How would you describe your design style?
Eclectic! I love a variety of styles from mid-century to art deco, pattern and colour.
3. Where do you find inspiration?
Interiors magazines, Instagram, Italy and generally when I’m travelling.
4. Name 3 things you cannot live without?
iPhone, 8 hour cream & good Italian coffee
5. Which is your favourite room in your home and why?
Tricky one, it’s between our kitchen, which has been extended and we planned it for about 2 years before we did it. But I also love my dressing room as it’s such a luxury to have a dressing table (from Nina Campbell) and a shoe cabinet (decadent!)
6. Name someone who has inspired you and how?
Paul Smith – from starting his working life in a warehouse to building his globally renowned business and still involved in every aspect of his business. He has created a true brand, one of quality and instantly recognisable from clothes to interiors. I also love his attitude – he has been quoted as saying “take it easy, grow gently and you’ll have a lovely life” - wise words to take onboard.
7. Currently you are listening to?
Communion album by Years & Years
8. What other profession would you secretly like to have sampled?
Long ago I really wanted to be a journalist
9. What’s your favourite meal?
Breakfast – eggs in any form, but particularly poached
10. If there were a fire what 3 things would you save from your home?
My husband (clearly!), my two cats and my Art Deco standard lamp
11. If there was one person you could meet who would it be?
Jonathan Adler - at his home on Shelter Island please!
12. What is your favourite colour?
13. What is your star sign?
14. What is your favourite city to visit and why?
I love Miami as it has everything – fantastic history and wonderful art deco architecture, gorgeous beaches and fabulous restaurants. It can be relaxing as well as party central.
15. Describe your perfect weekend.
One where I don’t have to work… Saturday morning involves a lie in, gym session then a big brunch. A perfect Saturday night would be spent with friends at one of our local restaurants. Sunday is all about Sunday lunches with family and friends, and a relaxing afternoon catching up on my magazines, and on my iPad looking at property and interiors!
The Signature Collection will debut at Home London and Tent London in September 2015.