From the hotels that have left a lasting impression to the souvenirs they wish they’d brought home, the pair unveil their global inspirations and share useful tips on integrating destination-inspired design elements into your space.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS WEEK’S EPISODE
Campbell–Rey Co-Founder, Charlotte Rey, joins Victoria Ceraudo, of homeware brand Ceraudo to explore how travel influences and informs their work. Topics covered range from the hotels that have left a lasting impression to the souvenirs they wish they’d brought home.
Born in Sweden, London-based interior-designer and creative, Charlotte Rey, is more of a ‘Maximalist’ than her Swedish heraldry may suggest. Throughout her childhood, Charlotte’s parents “embraced Swedish heritage and Swedish craft, and were quite big collectors, in terms of furniture and art”. Home was a colourful, fearless, and eclectic place – “I was never exposed to the minimalist style that many associate with Sweden”.
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Campbell–Rey, the design partnership and creative consultancy Charlotte co-founded, has similar airs. The mixing of colours, periods, and different cultural touchstones are all par for the course, but the aim is never to make spaces feel overly busy. Rather, the objective is to create the ideal space for human interaction. “Nothing brightens a room or creates memories like having great friends around”, says Charlotte.
That sense of conviviality and joyfulness in design comes organically to Victoria Ceraudo too, who, together with her sister Emily, runs homeware brand Ceraudo. Half-Italian, half-British, Victoria grew up in the UK, and is keenly aware of how her childhood in England has fostered a great “love for antiques and country house aesthetics”. Ceraudo, which was initially created to sell one-off antique pieces, mirrors that heritage and UK sensibility. Having since evolved into a design studio, with own-brand collections produced in-house, each collection is distinctive – their debut designs were based around the concept of an English country house, while more recently, Ceraudo tapped into a la dolce vita mindset.
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Both Charlotte and Victoria can agree that the “tapestry of the room” is of the utmost importance. Choosing a suitable colour scheme, with tonalities that “sing together without jarring against each other” is also high on the agenda. When it comes to honing your personal style and mixing the old and new, well… that’s a lengthier journey.
As the episode unfurls, Victoria and Charlotte discuss the hotel interiors that have influenced their personal spaces and how to find the perfect balance when it comes to travel-inspired interiors. Be sure to listen right to the end for the pair’s tactical tips on souvenir shopping – hint: quality is paramount and compactness (particularly at baggage drop) is seen as a real plus.