Fashion and Design News via NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE – April 21, 2017 at 08:58PM

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 on April 21, 2017 at 08:58PM

Welcome to the restaurant of London’s Chess Club, which the interior designer @FranHickman has decorated with several hundred butterfly bookplates — 257, to be exact. The walls are inspired by a trip she took last summer to the Turin apartment of the late Italian architect and artist Carlo Mollino, a space also covered in prints of the winged specimen. After Hickman discovered they came from a 1950s photography book, she ordered six copies — and the results can be seen here. “The way the butterflies have been printed has a depth and shimmer that gives them a really lively quality. The color is extraordinary,” Hickman says. “I love how they pick up the light, particularly in the evening when the space is candle-lit.” Photo by Jake Curtis (@jakecurtisphoto).

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