House & Garden Article
8- page lifestyle profile on owner Lucia Silver.
Olinda Adeane meets Lucia silver – designer, stylist and fashion entrepreneur
Above: In Lucia’s London drawing room, a religious tondo hangs above Victorian ‘Jacobethan’ chairs. Above right: Lucia’s shop, The L Boutique, sells clothes and accessories in a deliberately un-shop-like setting.
Above: At Africa House, Lucia helped her friend Rosalind Milani Gallieni plan a UNICEF fundraising event.
Above: Lucia has transformed her drawing room into something that is both sumptuous and comfortable. Her choice of furniture is stylish and unconventional. Above right: Lucia’s London drawing room is large and opulently furnished, but remains light and uncluttered. Moroccan vases and a table made from a Rajasthani ox cart contribute to the exotic, eclectic feel.
Left: Lucie treats herself to breakfast in bed. Right: Lucia’s bedroom. The late eighteenth-century style chair is one of a pair designed by Lucia’s brother-in-law Edward Bulmer.
At the end of the day, Lucia meets her husband Hugo for drinks at Miller’s Residence. The Hotel’s eccentric interiors betray its owner’s role as one of the writers of Miller’s Antiques Price Guide.