One thing that really caught our attention was the use of a mirror in the sitting room. He used a tall floor mirror that matches the height of the door. It's framed out in the same color as the trim of the door as well. The result gives the illusion of a pass through, which is a great visual trick for a small space.
He also uses mirrors to reflect his jungle-like garden, as he says "...I like to feel cocooned inside the house... but the outside is vital too- the way the light, scents and sounds of nature come into the house is as important as the way it's furnished. There's nothing more tranquil than staring out at moving leaves..."
Check out the rest of the images in the July 2008 issue of British Elle Decoration.
[ images by Robert Powers for Elle Decoration UK ]