Have you all had a chance to see French Connections latest Homeware for S/S 2013? After the successful launch last year, their latest collection doesn’t disappoint. It’s all about texture and raw materials combined with a faded coastal palette of soft white, light greys and oatmeal. Expect to find pale and interesting ceramics with a hand finish appeal, textiles in denim, jersey and linen, and furniture with a painted and weathered look. I love it all! To see the full collection, visit any store or go to the French Connection website.
Category: Design post
On March 18th, 2013 by Pippa Jameson.
I am currently the prop stylist for a gorgeous new book called ‘Children’s Party Food’, published by Kyle Books and shot by the talented Jemma Watts. If we stay on track, it should be on your shelves by September 2013. The very delicious recipes are by Hats & Bells (Hatty Stead and Annabel Waley-Cohen) and tried, tested and produced by Gee Charman.
We are half way through the book and my waistline is fast expanding, on the plus side, my children are beginning to LOVE my job, never before have they received such delicious treats on a daily basis! Below are just some of the gorgeous homeware accessories from my vast prop room! Many thanks again to VV Rouleaux for your gorgeous ribbons and China & Co for your endless props!
Click here to take a look at our last book with Kyle, Cook on a Shoestring by Sophie Wright.
On February 12th, 2013 by Pippa Jameson.
Jansen+co is a young Table Top Design Company which was founded by Anouk Jansen and Harm Magis. Their USP is ‘functional table top products that are both contemporary and original’.
Their collection is a fusion of industrial production combined with a hand finish, and what a gorgeous finish it is. The bold colours of the collection scream out at you, but the simplicity and organic style of the ceramics makes the products extremely pleasing to the eye. I hope you enjoy looking at the collection as much I did.
On January 8th, 2013 by Pippa Jameson.
I absolutely love this collection by Sian Elin, inspired by Scandinavian style with Moorish and Mediterranean design influences, the patterns and colours she encompasses are right on trend for 2013; graphic shapes, repeating patterns and strong blocks of colour including; vermilion, mustard and grey, all of which are strong for the coming year. The collection features bold hand drawings which combine colour and pattern together beautifully. Sian says her inspiration for the collection came from Moorish architecture which she saw while travelling throughout the Mediterranean, and you can clearly see those influences coming through. For an ‘on trend’ look, combine Sian’s cushions with a soft grey or classic mustard sofa (similar to my shoot with Heart Home Magazine which you can see at the top of the page). Price: Cushions: £59.99 – Tea Towels £11.99.You can see the full collection over at Mocha’s website.
On December 31st, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. If like me, you feel a little flat after all the festivities, then try to think about things that make you happy for 2013, through images…
Image 1: A long walk always blows away the cobwebs and is often where I find so much of my inspiration. Image 2: I love throws; cashmere, mohair, silk and wool, I think I have one in every material! I see it as an essential accessory for every bed and sofa ;0) Image 3: I will try to be as creative as I can at home and at work, I thought this picture demonstrated how something so simple can look so stylish. Image 4: A log fire makes me feel so happy, the crackle and smell of the burning wood brings back Childhood memories from the house I grew up in. It’s amazing how something can bring so much comfort. Image 5: Spring planting, this is the year when I plan to start my vegetable patch, a little way of I know but I love the idea of using these little sticks in the ground. 6: My family inspires me every day xx
Credits: Winter photo by: Haute Faves Deux. Selection of throws by Pale & Interesting. Creative Art by Sarah & Bendrix. Rustic log baskets by Pale & Interesting. Spring planting: Image by Brenda Hillenius. My family
On December 19th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
As we reach the end of another year, I can honestly say that I have never felt more in need of a holiday! 2012 has been the busiest and most rewarding, of my 15 years of styling, and has seen me working on some of the most exciting and challenging projects.
Thank you to ITV for using me on the ITV Day Break & Lorraine show, this was a very busy production with two shoots running straight after one-another (snapshots from shoot set-up below) The team at ITV were great to work with and my assistant, Holly, was amazing!
I then went straight onto shoot at Battersea Power Station. I can’t say too much about this other than it’s the most amazing space! We were shooting in the engine room which is where they filmed the Kings Speech (and where Colin Firth delivered THAT speech). The Grade 11 listed building is so special and so to get a peek inside was great. We were faced with many challenges and were filming in temperatures of -1 but, it was worth it as the end result was magical. Thank you again to Holly and to my two runners, Abi and Eleanor.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
On December 3rd, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
I am always on the hunt for new and exciting interior finds, so when this email popped into my inbox, I had to share it with you. Launched by Joe McIntyre, the previous Art Director of Coast magazine, St Aidan’s is an online homeware store selling a collection of quirky and cool finds. Having had a life long passion for interiors, when Joe was faced with redundancy, he this felt like this was the right time to fulfil his dream of a homeware business.
“I set up St Aidan’s as a place to help source those quirky, cool finds that help give our homes a bit more personality. There’s some great Bloomingville products in the store as well as original works from artists and ceramists along with some fantastic vintage finds.” Be sure to take a look at his site as I am sure you will love the collection as much as I do.
On November 30th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
Colour, colour and more colour, there is no escaping this trend that is set to roll into 2013 and beyond, and just in case you need some help on how to apply this look in your home, look no further than Habitat’s S/S 2013 collection. Some key words from this range are: texture, organic, blonde wood, textiles and COLOUR! I’m particularly in love with their textiles, especially the throws, #want…!