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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Grand Designs competition winner announced!

On April 30th, 2010 by .

Congratulations to our winner, Karen Hogan from Middlesex.  We hope you enjoy the show!

are giving away a pair if tickets to Grand Designs Live!

For your chance to win just join Pippa Jameson Interiors on Facebook and send me a message that says ‘competition’.  Click here to enter now: Pippa Jameson Interiors

We will pick the winner on the evening of 4th of May. The tickets will then be sent out the following day-good luck!

Grand Designs

Designs Live, ExCeL London, 1-9 May 2010
Grand Designs Live voted Consumer Show of the Year is the event for design and inspiration for your home! The show is set to take place over nine days from 1-9 May 2010 and will combine cutting-edge design products, interactivity and an eco-friendly message.

Grand Designs Live is perfect for anyone who has an interest in interiors, build, kitchens, bathrooms, gardens, shopping, food, village and technology. With yearly exhibitions taking place in London and Birmingham, visitors will be able to buy, build and furnish a house, all under one roof. If you’re looking to make the most of your home, the show will provide you with plenty of amazing ideas to unlock its potential and turn your dream home into a reality.

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Students & graduates Gallery of work

On April 28th, 2010 by .

I regularly get approached by graduates who are looking for work experience placements with us.  Sometimes I am able to offer a position but not all the time so rather than just filling away the CV’s and examples of their work, I would like to showcase some of the students that really out to me (with their permission of course).  If you are a student of graduate then please feel free to email me with your designs and we will do our best to get them featured!  Please send examples to

The work below is from the very talented Rachel West.  Rachel is in her third year at Staffordshire University studying Surface pattern.

Rachel has shown us some work in progress along with some final pieces.  It’s so interesting to see the development stages which takes you from an initial ideas right through to the finished article.  My favourite is the blue & white design at the bottom, it’s so elegant, I can already see this as a cushion design.   For more information about Rachel’s work or to enquire about commissions then Or you can visit her blog here

The ceramics below are  by Victoria, founder of Little Wren Pottery.  Here is what she says about her designs:  “I love creating rustic ceramics for the modern home and specialise in hand crafting decorative yet functional pieces for everyday use. Most of my pieces have a rustic feeling to them which I think reflects the process of making pottery.”

You can find out more about Victoria’s work at  Little Wren Pottery

Below is the work of Aidie Liggins, a Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design student at Leeds College of Art.  Aidie says that she is “passionate about colour and pattern and loves the idea of bringing an interior to life with a bit of imagination”.  I think her work is stunning.

Above is a picture of Aidie’s work in situ.  I think the fabric looks great on the chair.

How to create stylish Apothecary Jars

On April 22nd, 2010 by .

I’d like introduce our new & talented Craft contributor, Laura Timmons, who will be sharing her clever make ideas in the form of illustrations.  Take a look at her first creative suggestion…

I am a big fan of Apothecary jars but unless they are filled with something pretty they can often look a little unimpressive.  There are a multitude of things you can put inside in order to create a stylish feature for a room.  It could be simple storage items such as bangles, scarves, dried rose heads or fruit.  You can create more of a display by planting flowers inside, this will mean having to remove the lid so the plants can get to the fresh air, but it would make a lovely centerpiece for a special event.  Another alternative is to display candles inside, fill it full of feathers or opt for corks collected from wine and champagne bottles.  Figaandco sell beautiful French style Bon Bon jars, available on their website or through Not on The High Street, Heal’s also sell large glass and acrylic jars.

Feature by Laura Timmons, Craft Editor