This morning in the AM office we are revelling in the afterglow
of the Awards party.
Walking over the threshold of the Royal Academy decorated by an
illuminated AM logo and pausing in front of the step and repeat
board, which not-so-coincidentally matched the monochrome tiled
floor, were leading designers and design lovers from the global
interiors scene. Amongst them were this year's judge Kit Kemp,
previous winners Nicky Haslam, Michael Reeves and Rabih Hage as
well as interiors icons Jane Churchill, Joanna Wood and Daniel
The Royal Academy was the perfect setting to the night, where
the Baroque staircase and gilt door frames juxtaposed the
multicoloured swirling Andrew Martin name projected onto the wall.
Just as David Carter's get up breathed modern creative flair
through the classical art clad rooms.
Everyone's favourite, Stephen Fry hosted the Awards and gave an
exceptional speech, nominating importance to interior design in a
naturally beautiful world where stereotypically the man-made is
uncompromising. He also stated, 'Interior design is my life' and
quoted Oscar Wilde as one of interior design's all time biggest