ISSUE 56  |  In the Library

Steal This Look: Neisha Crosland’s Garden Room

January 22, 2013 4:00 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

UK textile designer Neisha Crosland has an enviable commute to work; every day she walks through a garden room that connects her house to a three-story design studio. When she transformed the previously exterior space into an interior room, Crosland respected its history and brought the garden inside. Here’s how you can recreate the look:

Above: Crosland’s garden room connects her house to her studio and also leads to her garden. To see more of her garden, see “Paris in London: Neisha Crosland’s Garden Oasis.”

Above: The walls of Crosland’s Garden Room are hand painted by decorative painter and interior designer Rosie Mennem. A similar look can be achieved using Crosland’s wallpaper designs, such as Jacob’s Tree (L) in Egg Blue or Birdtree (R) in White Silver. Photography by Jan Baldwin.

Above: A pair of white painted, lime wood French panels from 1840, probably originally put above a fireplace, add a three dimensional floral motif to the room.

Above: A painted white rattan chair with an antique white painted metal plant stand. They both work equally well indoors and outdoors.

Above: Similar Rattan Chairs (L) can be found on EBay; $295. A Tiered Plant Stand (R) is on sale now from One Way Furniture for $199; paint it to create a monochromatic look against the walls.

Above: Crosland uses green, white and yellow in her curtains and cushions. A Green and White Zebra Cushion (L) is $115 from Jonathan Adler; a Yellow Seat Cushion (R) is $76.99 from Outdoor Pillows Only.

Above: A cluster of alabaster pots (L) lends an ancient classic feel. A vestige of what was once an exterior space; a vine from the garden grows out into the street (L).

Above: L. Egyptian Alabaster Pots by UK designer Robert Kime lend an ancient classic feel. R. For a similar look, consider planting a Sansevieria ‘Moonshine’ available for $14.95 from Logee’s.

Above: The Hundi Lantern from Howe is a glass bell jar with an electrified candle holder. For pricing, see Howe.

Above: Crosland uses Flagstone Pavers on the floor of her garden room and paints the ceiling with a color similar to Farrow and Ball’s Terre d’Egypte.

N.B.: To see more of Neisha Crosland’s garden, see Neisha Crosland’s Espaliered Vines.