Anna Spiro is an interior designer to watch. Based in Australia, Spiro has a very sharp eye. Case in point: the sofa she designed, above, upholstered with deep button tufts (as we say in the U.S.) and a new pattern from Mokum. Recently, the young designer launched her own blog, Absolutely Beautiful Things, and a site for her shop, Black and Spiro, is under construction. The gorgeous inlaid chests of drawers below are samples of the sort of pieces she selects for the store.
When I saw Spiro's chests, I thought of a similar piece used in a very well edited bedroom designed by Emma Jane Pilkington, which was featured in HG January 2005. Here it is below.
BTW: If you like inlay work, don't miss Mother-of-Pearl. Below is one more amazing chest with what appears to be bone or mother-of-pearl inlay, in a room designed by Schuyler Samperton and Anna Hackathorn.