London-based designer Philip Vergeylen has developed a thriving interiors design firm to complement Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd, the furnishings company purchased in 1995 by his romantic and business partner, the Italian-born Moschino, from the legendary interior decorator. In this St. John’s Wood house, there certainly was a broad canvas to work with.
With a signature classic and almost royal design style, Philip Vergeylen brings a contemporary twist to traditional environments.
With his encyclopedic knowledge of history’s iconic rooms and a puckish sense of humour, he loves nothing more than parsing a grand residence into a series of interlocking, ever-evolving narratives that careen through centuries and cultures.
Because Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam has deep expertise in custom work as well as its own sumptuous line of furniture and objects, Philip Vergeylen is able to freely mix antiques with modernist—even Brutalist—pieces to create a layered tapestry. Philip Vergeylen covered every surface with the finest European craftsmanship techniques, even if it meant bringing in master artisans from other countries.