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Ligne Roset sale...

On December 24th, 2010 by .

Just in case you didn’t know, the Ligne Roset sale starts on 1st January and runs until 31st 2011.  I wanted to let you all know as I am a big fan of their furniture; especially the Flax chair.  There is 20% of all cabinets and 15% of everything else.  Below is a little taster of  some some sale items, my advice would be to get there early!

1. Tours shelving units by Pascal Mourgue – was from £543 ; sale price from £434

2. Flax chair by Philippe Nigro – was from £1,660 ; sale price from £1,411

3. The Islands vases (set of 3) by A. – S. Gilles – was £256 ; sale price £218

4. Lines shelving unit by Peter Maly – was from £2,467 ; sale price from £1,974

5. Harry small settee with stiletto legs by Eric Jourdan – was from £2,466 ; sale price from £2,096


What is your Christmas style?

On December 23rd, 2010 by .

This is the featrure that I wrote for the fabulous Garrendenny Lane

WHAT’S YOUR CHRISTMAS STYLE?
I don’t know about you but I absolutely love Christmas, I am like an excited school child and the excitement doesn’t seem to be diminishing the older I get!  One of the best parts for me is decorating the house and now that I have two small children, this part has become even more enjoyable, although my 1yr old pulling at the tree and lights is a little un-nerving…

As an interior stylist I have decorated a tree in almost every possible style and so I thought it would be nice to show you 3 key looks that are simple to create.

The first look is called ‘Brights’, a relatively new trend that would suit a modern room with a clean and simple back-drop.  For the tree opt for lots of bright jewel coloured baubles in lime, fuchsia, aqua and bright purple and where possible, stick to similar sized baubles as varying sizes as well as colours would look too busy.

To carry the theme through to the table, pick one of the above colours for your runner, another for the plates and then a different one for the tea-lights and napkins.  To finish off, place a large glass vase in the centre of the table and fill it with smaller baubles in the same colour scheme.

Image 1: Brights moodboard, credits: BHS, Habitat, Marks and Spencer

The next look is called ‘Nordic ’, a pretty style using white, red and green as the main colours. It would be ok to use a fake or real tree as long as it was a rich green.  The style of tree decorations are a mixture of handmade felt designs often with visible stitching teamed with authentic wooden ones but the one that we all associate with Nordic is the heart design in either felt of wood.

To carry the theme through the rest of the room, opt for felt hanging stockings like the ones in the moodboard and maybe some wooden hearts to hang from door handles, mantelpiece or  window.  For the table create a pretty centrepiece using a this white trough/tray, fill it with white sand or fine shingle and the wedge several red taper candles inside.

Image 2: Nordic Moodboard

My final look is a little more traditional and would suit a cottage or period style home.   For the tree, stick to gold decorations for a classic appearance but try to be as adventurous as possible with the shapes and style to create interest and drama.

If you have a mantelpiece then you can make a really simple garland.  Start by bunching together your foliage (either bought or taken from the garden).  Group it together with thin wire and rest it along the top of the mantle.  Attach some gold and glass baubles and a selection of ivy; I would suggest spraying the ivy gold; this is a really simple and effective feature and will be a lot cheaper than buying it in the shops.   To finish the look place some candles in amongst the foliage making sure that the top of the candles sit higher than the garland.

Image 3: Traditional Christmas

Editor wanted

On December 22nd, 2010 by .

THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED

Pippa Jameson Interiors has been running since 2007 and has established itself as one of the UK’s leading interior and design websites. We are now in a position where we are looking for a part-time website Editor.  This is a non-salary role with paid travel expenses within London.

The role will consist of managing and overseeing a team of existing writers, commissioning & planning feature ideas, market & trend research, arts and exhibition reviews, attending press shows, building and developing new and existing client relationships and an overall management of the site.  The candidate will need have a keen interest in interiors and be able to talk knowledgeably about the subject.

This is a very exciting time for the company in terms of growth and opportunities. We are looking for somebody to play a key role in developing  the websites editorial strength and market position.  In turn, increasing revenue and expanding this editorial role in to a full time paid position.  For the right candidate the opportunities are limitless.

We have the option for you to work remotely or in a London based studio.

  • Editor for Pippa Jameson Interiors
  • 2 days a week
  • Experience/interest in design, interiors & Arts
  • Must be good writer and communicator
  • Self motivated and creative
  • Good opportunities to develop position within a growing business
  • Working with the Director and owner of the site to develop interesting marketing and creative strategies
  • Must be PC literate and web savvy
  • Please show examples of work
  • Would suit London based candidate

Please apply in writing to pippa@interiorstylists.com