DAISY LOWE GOES GLAMPING
26 June 2019
DAISY LOWE ASKED SONYA ROTHWELL TO DECORATE HER FESTIVAL YURT
Beautiful from inside out Vogue cover model Daisy Lowe, best known for her dazzling smile, asked her artist designer friend Sonya Rothwell, founder of luxury design house Gallery Beautiful and winner of this year’s ‘Best Luxury Interior Accessories Award’ Build Magazine, to decorate her yurt tent at Yurtel, an off-site boutique camp for Glastonbury Festival.
Delighted by the idea Sonya, who loves the romance of sleeping under the stars, conjured something suitably luxurious, bohemian, feminine and magical.
Forty meters of digital waterproof fabric, 20 meters of coloured linen, 5 miles of stitches, 75 hand made tassels and hand printed holographic stars, ultra chic soft furnishings, tons of butterflies, tropical plants and orchids later … Yurt Beautiful came to life.
Daisy Lowe loved her yurt;
“Sonya really worked her magic. The gorgeous yurt was soooo beautiful and comfortable. It was an absolute joy to stay in!!”
Sonya wrapped Daisy’s yurt in her Moksha Anise outdoor fabric, mirroring the iconic external roof ‘star’ on the inside in the same design to create a canopy feel, which she then draped in ivy and butterflies echoing the Butterfly Effect cushions on the bed for ‘cosmic jungle’ vibes.
Sonya Rothwell said;
“I wanted the yurt to feel calm and simple but stylish and playful – to be a tranquil haven to come back to after the crowds. Lying on the bed looking up at the wooden sky light festooned with a celestial canopy, butterflies and vines is really special.”
“I enjoyed the challenge of designing a small circular bedroom (the yurt is 4.5 meter in diameter) that’s spacious and feels like a hotel suite, whilst still managing to fit a king size bed, side tables, dressing table & stool, clothes rail, armchair, seating area and ground space to put bags and boots”
Sonya explains; "Good design is all in the detail. I love the yurt’s little touches. The diamond-shaped Morrocan mirror that fits perfectly within the wooden lattice. The triangular shelf also following the line of the structure housing Ayurvedic haircare and books on inner peace. Wall mounted bedside lights freeing the table tops for books, water glasses, candles and flowers. And the wall mounted magazine rack to maximise on floor space”
Central St Martins alumna Sonya Rothwell’s award-winning designs are derived from her celestial oil paintings created by 'cosmosis' – subtly absorbed minglings with universal forces. Being a nomadic free-spirit ever in search of colour & culture, Sonya regularly veers off the beaten track for time out to also journey within – the source of her inspiration. Her elegant Gallery Beautiful interior pieces are ethical, sustainable and made to order using eco inks, so she’s thrilled by the recent focus on Earth issues at festivals worldwide.
Yurtel claims to be the most luxurious, sophisticated festival camping experience in Britain and they’re not wrong. Their effortless style and attention to detail is second to none. From their cool wristbands by bag designer Sophie Anderson, 24 hour concierge service, house keeping, fresh daily linen, gorgeous showers, Bouffantary and fabulous restaurant to the Spa Bar with hot tubs, treatment rooms, Bloody Mary nurses and gin bicycle doing the rounds guests want for nothing, except to stay a little longer. Daisy Lowe particularly loved the fresh flowers and goodie box (in each room) containing ear plugs, eye mask, plasters, lantern, glow sticks and rain cagoule (thankfully not needed this year!).
Daisy Lowe adored the whole luxury glamping experience. She said of Yurtel; “the people were so lovely and they had the best food” – by heavenly wellness chef Jasmine Hemsley, who’s also Daisy’s friend. As too is lovely Lisa Caldogetto who was doing hair, make up, braids and glitter in the Bouffantary. And her yurt, decorated by her friend Sonya Rothwell couldn’t have been more beautiful, so Daisy felt the love all around.
Keep in touch with Daisy Lowe on instagram @daisylowe
and Sonya Rothwell @gallery.beautiful
Proceeds of Sonya Rothwell's Gallery Beautiful pieces support our charity TempleBeautiful.om empowering many of the beautiful children Sonya meets on her travels.
Photographs by MISHA Ostromecki