Paula views Henry Road as her scrapbook, album and travelogue all rolled into one. One of her childhood homes was a house on Henry Road in South Africa. Since then, she has traveled extensively and includes London, Paris and New York in the long list of places she has lived. Her design aesthetic of bold color is influenced by Marimekko blinds in the house on Henry Road, women wrapped in swathes of stunning African cloth and the work of artists like Rothko and many of his contemporaries.
Owner and designer Paula Smail of Studio City decor and furnishing shop, Henry Road, recently wrote in with an update of some of her newest designs, including her Patchwork Numbers pillows and a similarly colourful lampshade (all shown below). We thought we'd revisit her shop with her latest creations and offerings, a rainbow of decorative and reupholstered items for all colour lovers out there.
Paula is a self-taught designer and, per Henry Road's site, her style can easily be described as a happily eclectic mix of color, eras and ethnicities fueled by a life spent rearranging furniture, scouring flea markets all over the world and reading piles of design magazines.
If you are looking for fabulous textiles, home accents (she has amazing pillows!), odds-n-ends for the home and even pretty jewelry and artwork then definitely check out Henry Road. Plus, every few months, Henry Road hosts an art exhibit evening that features artists Paula has personally picked herself.