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“I am inspired by nature,” says New Zealand–born designer Rebecca Richwhite. “Much of my childhood was spent engaging with the land.” That earthiness is reflected in her revamp of London’s The Old Vic Theatre, unveiled late last year. In 2018, the theatre’s executive director, Kate Varah, commissioned the relatively unknown interior designer to reimagine the iconic space. Drawn to Richwhite’s work for Caravan, a popular chain of restaurants defined by their natural palettes, Varah desired something similar: “inclusive and unintimidating.”

Sydney-based designer Rebecca Richwhite (pictured above), who trained at the Architectural Association, recently renovated the front of house at The Old Vic in London, including...
Meet the Designer Blending Nature and History, from London to Sydney

Known for her refined yet earthy palettes, Rebecca Richwhite is crafting distinctly inclusive interiors.

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