Could you design a room in nine hours?

See what happened when we challenged three designers to create a stylish living space using lots from our Interiors sales

‘Can you imagine all of the people who have lived, worked, sat, loved, laughed, cried and sobbed on all of these things? I think it’s wonderful.’ Joanna Wood has been at Christie’s since 8am, one of a trio of designers, along with Maddux Creative and Cave Interiors, selected to style a room using pieces from our Interiors sales.

The participants are all prominent members of The List, House & Garden magazine’s online directory of leading design professionals. Each had just nine hours to put their room set together, working with a careful selection of pieces that reflect their unique style — from a needlework sofa to glass accessories, and even a parrot.

‘This sofa was the whole reason for this set,’ comments Georgina Cave of Cave Interiors, describing how she ‘fell in love’ with the object and built her room around it. As a rhinoceros head is moved into place, the designers reflect on their work with an ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of art and objects. ‘I think we’re looking pretty good,’ says Joanna.