From decade to decade, the influence of Geoffrey Bennison has gathered momentum. At first his name was known only to the cognoscenti of the decorating world, but as the 1980s progressed into the 1990s, a gradual undercurrent grew, at first barely discernible, its ripples widening at the watershed of the twenty-first century. Now, thirty years after his untimely death, Geoffrey Bennison is recognized as one of the greatest interior designers of the twentieth century. He ignored the accepted views on style and taste to evoke a particular ambience, combining antique textiles with his own hand-printed fabrics to create richly beautiful interiors for his sophisticated and discerning clients. His gifts as an interior designer were based on solid foundations – formal art school training, a deep knowledge of antiques, and an unerring eye. His flair and originality ensured that he was in constant demand as a decorator, with a legacy that lives on to this day.