Inspirational Interiors: Drawing and Dancing Green Room

1970s, interior design, James Mortimer, Michael Szell, Vogue
Michael Szell's Drawing and Dancing Green Room.

Michael Szell’s Drawing and Dancing Green Room.

The walls and speakers of Michael Szell’s room are covered in his deep green malachite cotton with sheer green for curtains, making an atmospheric cave that leads into the real green. Floor treated with gold leaf, a Michael Szell special; he intends this to glitter and you to roll up the Bokharas and dance. Pontypool candelabra. Famille Noire urns. Arthur Devis paintings. Glass top table on Perspex and steel frame. Cattlyea and Cyprepedium orchids. Conservatory landscaping by Robert Conway of Roots and Shoots.

Photographed by James Mortimer.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, February 1975