So, the time has finally come! The first series of The Hotel Inspector airs tonight (Thursday 6th February) and I can guarantee that it’s going to make fantastic Television. The hotelier is Patrick, who certainly had his own ideas of how things needed to be. Alex desperately tries to get him to change his ways and create a business that actually works. We have arguments, tantrums, tears (!) and finally a dramatic makeover, created by me! It was one of the most challenging spaces I have ever had to redesign, not only due to the budget and scale of the project, but also the constant battles with the hotelier to try to make him see our vision. We were thrilled with the end result and I am very proud of what we achieved. Thank you again to my amazing assistant Eleanor and to all the contributors. Now watch the trailer and be sure to tune in tonight, Channel 5 at 9pm!!
Category: Interior Styling
On November 4th, 2013 by Pippa Jameson.
I recently worked on the hit TV show The Hotel Inspector, with Alex Polizzi, where I was responsible for the makeovers and styling. This meant that I had to change the existing decor, giving the space a complete transformation. The next task was to find some fabulously stylish and generous interior companies to work with us. One such contributor was ‘Living It Up‘, an online retailer selling contemporary home and garden products. They were extremely kind and donated several items for the first show. I’m afraid I can’t reveal the particular products they loaned until the programme airs, in early 2014, but the items below give you a good idea of their range. The cushions have to be a favourite of mine as they cover off almost every trend; butterflies and owls, geometric stripes, Monochrome and bicycles. They also sell some lovely furniture pieces and new to their Autumn season is the Vintage Range, all the designs are available in eye-catching finishes as well as classic neutral colours. Whether its shabby chic storage units or vintage consoles and bureaus, their modern takes on classic designs are beautiful. Their Sunburst clock is also a steal at only £49. In fact, if you have a good look at their website, you’ll find that Living It Up are really competitively priced!
On September 18th, 2013 by Pippa Jameson.
I am now back in the land of blogging, after working away as the Interior Stylist for hit TV show, The Hotel Inspector, for the last 3 months. The journey has been great fun, very challenging and extremely time-consuming. I’ll be blogging about this soon and will be able to show you a sneak peek from the first two makeovers (which are going to be so much fun to watch on TV) but in the meantime, I thought I would show you my last shoot for Next Homeware. It’s in the current issue of Ideal Home magazine (October). The 3rd shoot we have done for them will appear in the December issue of Living etc – very excited to see that one. Also appropriate as the lovely team at Next are taking myself and a few fellow bloggers to lunch tomorrow at The Boundary!
On June 4th, 2013 by Pippa Jameson.
My interior styling work for 2013 has been a bit of a shoot marathon but I have loved every minute of it. From Look Books to magazines, short films and cook books, the work has definitely been varied! Some of the projects have been months in the planning and have allowed me to have complete creative control, this part is very special, being able to see an idea transformed into a set and then a photo.
The first image is from the cook book we shot in Feb & March called Children’s Party Cook Book by Kyle Books. It’s due to be published in September 2013 and so I can talk about it a lot more then.
The great team behind Children’s Party Cook Book.Vicky, Hatty, Bella, Jemma, and Dee! Thank you also to my two assistants Abi & Eleanor. We had a very tight schedule but it was made so much easier with such a creative team. I can’t wait to see this one on the shelves, only a few more months to wait!
I went straight from the book shoot onto Asda A/W – 13 moodboards in total. I am now an Asda specialist! Some fab products on offer this season and at some amazing prices, you won’t believe it’s Asda….
Above is an image of my shoot for Next for the May 2013 issue of Ideal Home. It was a great day with lots of laughs. What a lovely group of girls to work with ;0)
Some gorgeous pieces from Anthropologie for my 3M shoot – thank so much for the loan!
The images above are a few pics that I took from my shoot with the fab 3M Command. They have some fantastic new products available and all will be revealed in the next few months. Thank you to Christina, Leanne and Nicole for an enjoyable shoot and Jemma for the pretty pictures – can’t wait to see them.
The Dream team! Jon Day and the lovely Russell on my Asda Christmas Look Book shoot, what fun that was! Many many shots to get through but lots of laughs along the way…
On May 16th, 2013 by Pippa Jameson.
As ever with interiors, we see constant parallels with the world of fashion. You can guarantee that what you see on the catwalk will ultimately filter down onto the high street, albeit a few seasons behind. We saw this happen with colour blocking, coastal style and utilitarian design, the list goes and will continue to do so.
I know flowers and design have been around for decades, but ‘modern florals’ have bigger and brighter flowers with a more painterly feel, great for companies such as Designers Guild, who are one of the best when it comes to pattern. I have picked out a few images from the catwalk and high street, including Next and House of Fraser, who have both mastered the look, but first, a few hints and tips on how to pull the look together.
The key to any successful scheme is balance, not too much of one thing, if you are going to go crazy with a busy pattern, you will need to calm the look down with plain blocks of colour. My advice would to pick one large area for your floral pattern, this could be your large furniture pieces such as the sofa or armchair or, it could be your walls. Then, pick a few colours from the pattern and use these for the rest of the room scheme. Below is a good example of this rule. You can see that the beautiful vermilion colour (pinky/red) has been used for the chair, the oatmeal background colour from the pattern has been used for the lamp and the pale grey flowers from the design have been matched to the wall panels, thus making the picture perfectly balanced. If you follow this rule of thumb, no matter how big your room, your scheme should feel confident and pleasing to the eye.