With more than three decades’ experience, Penny Morrison’s highly personal interiors remain pretty and relaxed though artfully conceived.
She layers antique and new furniture, fabrics and paintings to compose an ‘undecorated’ look. ‘It takes time and effort, but it’s worth it,’ she says. She’s also growing an accessories business, , with Carolina Irving.
Penny started out by building her own house, then became a property developer; she subsequently did up houses for private clients. Her career strands evolved organically: she developed Penny Morrison Fabrics because she couldn’t find the perfect linens. She has a design studio in Wales and a Chelsea Gasworks showroom for the fabrics and accessories.
Right now, Penny is working on a large house in Notting Hill and a country house in Gloucestershire. Recently completed are a newbuild in Barbados and a mansion flat that overlooks Hyde Park.
‘An eclectic mix of furnishings, colour, pattern and accessories defines Penny’s wonderfully inviting interiors and creates elegant, well-lived-in spaces,’ says Kate Haggie, project manager at de Gournay.