Hubert Zandberg was recently summoned to decorate a grand bedroom in London. With casual panache, the globe-trotting designer manipulated the listed space by dividing a verre églomisé screen and standing each half of the alcoves on either side of the chimney. ‘I wanted to add a “ping” to the room,’ he told Country Life. ‘The screens add depth and movement without taking centre stage.’ The sometimes frenetic, always daring, busy designs of Zandberg suggest an aesthetic working always at full throttle: yet they’re a ‘liveable interpretation of his own imaginative designs’. He’s not incapable of serenity, however: a recent Holland Park townhouse has seaweed greens suggestive of underwater dwelling.