Material girl

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 30 January, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 30 January, 2005, 12:00am

House and Garden once said of British interior-design maven Nina Campbell: 'A misapprehension about Nina's style of decorating is that it epitomises the English country-house look. The archetypal English country house has never been particularly comfortable or luxurious and Nina's style is both. Funny then that the name of her winter collection of upholstery chenilles, Ptarmigan, should have rural associations. These fabrics have little to do with the wild grouse from cold or mountainous regions, although they are, as the magazine notes, sumptuous and snug. Made of cotton and rayon, they cost $540 to $660 a metre and are available at Altfield, 9 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2525 2738.