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London-based Luiza Pardellas-Marra has long had a serious passion for interior design, but it wasn’t until she swapped a career in finance for working with the top international fabric houses 17 years ago that she discovered a whole new realm of creative possibilities. Now, driven by a desire to make a big impact on residential spaces while only making a small change, she has launched her first collection of luxury home accessories.

Her love of travelling began at a young age; as the daughter of a diplomat she lived in and visited many countries from birth, immersing herself in fascinating cultures along the way

Inspired by Luiza’s own design taste and her global travels, Amore is a limited-edition range of vibrant patterned cushions, all two-of-a-kind and handmade in the UK. Meticulously chosen high-quality fabrics are sourced from some of the world’s finest artisans and producers, and each cushion is reversible (designs include cheetahs and tigers, set on backgrounds of pale pink, rich yellow and soft blue). The idea behind this, she says, is ‘to give clients flexibility in their interiors as well as the opportunity to have some fun with accessories. I see these cushions as jewellery for the home.’ Her love of travelling began at a young age; as the daughter of a diplomat she lived in and visited many countries from birth, immersing herself in fascinating cultures along the way – and it is these international influences that she aims to reflect in her elegant designs.

 

As a busy working mother, Luiza’s biggest hurdle has always been a lack of time, so during the pandemic she dedicated her new found spare time to further developing designs for Casa Luiza. In addition, she has embarked on several interesting projects. These include the self-sponsored Casa Luiza room at Mosimann’s, the private club in Belgravia. There, each of the plush private dining rooms has its own unique character. To create her opulent, jewel-box space, she teamed up with world-renowned interior design firm Lambart & Browne (well known for being behind Loulou’s, the members-only nightclub at 5 Hertford Street) to curate a grand room furnished with luxurious fabrics and wallcoverings from Colony and Ardmore.

One of the stand-out features in the room at Mosimann’s is the floor, a specially commissioned interpretation of an original oil painting by artist Lauren Mele. Luiza also worked with sixthgeneration, family-owned luxury paint company Mylands, who she represents at her showroom in Chelsea Harbour. Contemporary art is another of her great loves and she has been advising clients for several years in a bid to make collecting more accessible. Her ideas for the field of interior design are limitless and include exclusive workshops and some exciting collaborations (recently she teamed up with Objekti on a series of decorative objects and art created by Mexican artists).

Earlier this year, Luiza launched her first luxury trims collection, Estella. In addition to complementing Casa Luiza’s accessories, it will feature in her next collection, Felicita, which is slated for release in the autumn. ‘Felicita will feature a series of flexible seating alternatives,’ she explains. ‘Whatever home accessories I design, they will always sit within the principles of what Casa Luiza is based on: namely, sustainably made, limited-edition products that are a form of my self-expression and creativity.’

Casa Luiza Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Colony Showroom, Unit 214, Central Dome, London SW10 0XE

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