Sportin' life: The best interiors pieces inspired by outdoor pursuits
2018-01-25By Mieke ten Have

Hunting, shooting, fishing – Mieke ten Have nets interiors pieces that will evoke the adventurous spirit of these favourite outdoor sporting pursuits at home or on board...

Sea view: De Gournay wallpaper

De Gournay, the luxury wallcovering company known for its silk depictions of gardens and birds, takes its handiwork below sea level with the new Fishes wallcovering. Hand painted on deep blue silk, it will turn any room into an underwater reverie.

$1,264 per panel,

Spin a yarn: Pendleton blanket carrier

Pendleton Woolen Mills has mixed the spirit of the American West and Native American mythological motifs since 1863. The Oregon company is selling a leather carrier inspired by cowboy blanket rolls.

Blanket carrier, $25, twin camp blanket, from $139,

What a catch: Au Bain Marie plates

Parisian enamel plate maker Au Bain Marie riffs on classic or historical porcelain patterns, and turns them into portable, dishwasher safe, picnic ready plates. The fish collection, which is sold either individually or in a set of six patterns, is a take on a 19th century, hand painted Limoges porcelain line, and features a range of river-specific fish.

$67 for six,

Pay tribute: Richard Wrightman chair

Furniture designer Richard Wrightman pays homage to the 200th anniversary of Gurkha soldiers’ service to the British Crown with his OFS Folding Field Chair, shown in white oak with Kvadrat felt and Moore & Giles leather upholstery. The chair’s finishes and upholstery can be custom ordered.


Bright idea: Hermès lanterns

Designed by conceptual lighting artist Yann Kersalé, La Lanterne d’Hermès is like an haute couture take on a flashlight. Made of water-resistant calfskin, with an aluminium structure, the portable lantern has a glass lens with four rechargeable LED light sources. The design draws inspiration from carriage lanterns.


The great outdoors: Madeline Weinrib fabric

Textile doyenne Madeline Weinrib makes both chevron and ikat mainstream interior design motifs. She has spent decades sniffing out unique, traditionally woven textiles from India, the Middle East and North Africa, often taking a heritage motif and extrapolating scale, colour, or other distinctive elements to create something fresh for her own fabric and rug lines. Weinrib has added a collection of outdoor fabrics to her line. “Finding a technique for outdoor fabric that captures the look and feel of my ikat and suzani designs took a long time, but finally I found it,” says Weinrib.