Last Sunday saw me getting crafty with the kids making – what for it – binoculars from toilet rolls!! I think I enjoyed myself more than the children but thankfully they have a great spirit and best of all imagination! They loved the end results ;0)
Monthly Archives: June 2012
On June 26th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
Hello everyone, I thought I would write a little update of the last few months as it’s been a while since my last styling diary entry. Thank you to Clare who flew to Geneva for me on a VERY last minute booking for a private jet company, it was a mad rush to call in all props (thank you Emily) but as far as I’m aware, the client is very happy and the shots look lovely. We have finished shooting ‘Cook on a Shoestring by the very talented Sophie Wright‘. I’m dying to show you some of the images from the shoot but I’m afraid it will have to wait until its released in October. The styling was so much fun, and with a team of 5 women we had quite a few giggles! Jemma Watts was the photographer and so we were based at her London Fields studio for 3 weeks, a great team and a great job. Below are a few pictures of my props area at the studio.
After this, we were straight onto the Adsa Look Book. It was a full on week with many shots to get through but again, we had such a great team and more laughs which helped us along the way. Jon Day was the photographer, and as always he produced some gorgeous shots. Below are a few pictures from behind the scenes at the shoot, including Lucy and the locations dog, Hector (everyone wanted to take him home!)
A few days after Asda finished, I flew to Amsterdam as a guest speaker for the 2012 Meet The Bloggers (may I point out that I was up at 4am for my flight, and then had to go straight to the venue to do the talk – I am pretty broken at this stage!) Now in it’s second year, the sell out event is the brainchild of Tulipa Media, the aim is for bloggers from all over Europe to meet and take part in a day of workshops and listen to key speakers inspiring and educating them about blogging. I was extremely flattered to be invited to tell my story and hold a workshop on Blog Styling including layout, content and reaching your audience. Frida Ramstedt was the first speaker, talking about how blogging has made her a millionaire (lots of advice can be found on the Meet The Bloggers website about this, including her top 10 tips) Also speaking at the event was the simply gorgeous Yvonne Eijkenduijn, who talked about products and blog styling/photography. And finally there was the lovely Danielle de Lange from The Style Files, who joined the three of us in a panel discussion. Everyone that I met was so friendly and full of enthusiasm; it was an amazing experience.
Last week we were shooting a Halloween feature for Pippa Jameson Interiors and 3M, this isn’t due to be published until September and so I can only show a few sneaky pics…
On June 25th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
I have just been sorting through all of my press releases and brochures from BlogTourNYC (which are now 3 months old!) and found myself glued to the A/W Bloomingville collection. The fast growing wholesale company is based in Denmark and produces product for the home and garden. Their products are a mixture of scandi, french and industrial vintage and I LOVE it all!! This company works for me on so many levels; the originality, style, affordability, and ethical views are all to be commended. Contact Bloomingville directly to find your nearest stockist.
On June 18th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
I can’t believe it’s been over a week since my last post, I have been back to back with jobs over the past few months and so sadly my little blog has suffered ;0(
I’ve been out propping for a private client this morning, and so it was off to Kings Road to begin my research. I always come here when I need to create a moodboard as you have everything you need (even though it takes forever to walk the length of Kings Road!) I start at Chelsea Harbour and then work my way back to Sloane Square via Osborne & Little and Anthropologie. Above is the beginnings of my moodboard, my client wants an earthy palette and is keen to have a little bit of sparkle (or rather ‘bling’) and so I thought the Rabanna wallpaper from Osborne & Little would be perfect, it has a subtle glint when it catches the light and adds depth and texture to the scheme. I’m also loving the new A/W ranges from John Lewis and so I am sure we’ll be spending a few pennies there! I always have my trusty colour scheme book which I picked up at Maison in Paris, it has a gorgeous selection of soft and muted colorways, very ‘Farrow & Ball’. It’s called Jeux de couleures 2.and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who puts together decorating schemes.
I couldn’t resist a little visit to Anthropologie (they have an amazing sale on at the moment). As usual, their display was fantastic, they had a selection of old school chairs suspended from the ceiling with a picture of her majesty as the centerpiece.
I had to take a picture of my favourite street in this area: Bywater Street, SW3 The pretty mews is home to stunning town houses painted in an array of pastel colours.
On June 8th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
On June 7th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
This is the beautiful work of Meghan Plowman; a photographer, Interior Stylist and regular contributor to Pippa Jameson Interiors. Meghan’s use of colour is stunning, I love the combination of soft muted tones mixed with weathered and textured accessories. Each picture has such warmth and looks so inviting, I am very lucky that Meghan is a part of PJI x and You can see more of Meghan’s work over at her fantastic blog The Orchard.
On June 6th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
Did you all have a great Jubilee weekend? With pictures like this, it makes me so proud to be British. We went to our local street party to join in the celebrations, they had lots on offer including The Great British ‘Cake Off’, Face painting, a mini concert and a fancy dress competition!
On June 5th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
Long established British furniture company, ercol, opened the doors to its showroom and award-winning factory last week and I was lucky enough to be invited along to view their latest furniture collections (Image below: Pinto bedroom, Ercol).
Founded in 1920 by a young Italian designer, Lucian Ercolani OBE (affectionately known as “Old Man” in the company), ercol has long been renowned for its exquisite wooden furniture that not only demonstrates industry-leading design, but also outstanding quality and functionality.
Celebrating its 10th year in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, ercol’s 160,000 square foot headquarters is set in a lush, leafy area, with the factory, showroom and design studio all sitting under one roof. The environment is highly creative and you get a real sense of the pride that is taken in their work. Walking around the factory and viewing the different stages of furniture making (most of which is still done by hand) was an incredible insight into the exceptional quality, care and passion that goes into designing and manufacturing ercol furniture.
I was thrilled to see the craftsmen at ercol demonstrate the art of steam bending which is where they take a piece of solid timber and using just moisture and pressure, they bend the wood into such extreme curves that it’s difficult to believe what you’re seeing. ercol have developed and refined their steam bending techniques over the years and it’s used for many of their chairs including the hugely popular Windsor and Quaker chairsAs well as their iconic furniture ranges, ercol have launched several new collections including the new Artisan Additions. Designed by James Ryan, the new Artisan desk is crafted in solid oak and has subtle detail and clean, sleek lines (below).
Another new addition which I absolutely love are the Originals bar stools. Made from ash and beech, the design is based on the stools used by draughtsmen to sit at their drawing boards in the ercol design studio during the 50s. The design has been brought up to date to make a stool that is ideal as breakfast bar stools, perfect for use in any modern kitchen.If you’re an ercol fan and find yourself in the Chiltern Hills, I would definitely recommend a visit to their showroom to look at the collections, they also have a factory outlet on site which has amazing value offers on ex-display items, returns and seconds.