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Dwell Spring/Summer 2014

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Pippa Jameson Interiors helps to launch George Home

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Dwell Spring/Summer 2014

On April 3rd, 2014 by .

Have you seen Dwells Spring/Summer 2014 collection yet?  It seems they have touched upon all of the leading trends; ‘Geo’ has been covered off with their Hex and Geo Side tables, expect to see pops of colour; including vermillion and mustard with the Valera sideboard, Smoky accessories and furniture; I think the champagne and wine glasses are so elegant, shown below in smoky grey.  I also love their Hobby desk lamp in pretty mint green, a colour that is everywhere at the moment. You can also expect to see an abundance of Scandi influenced products. Take a look at their site to see the full collection.

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I decided to put together a little moodboard of my favourites pieces and why I have chosen them.  For a hit of colour, I went for the Valera sideboard and then introduced other small colour pops with my accessories.  My ‘Sleek’ dining table acts as a neutral base which would allow me to have some fun with the colour and pattern of my chinaware and textiles. The Curve chair is a real design classic and the fluid shape works really well in this soft smoky grey. For lighting, I picked the Hobby lamp in colour of the moment; mint green.  Finally, I chose their lemongrass candle as I am a bit of a candle freak!

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Pippa Jameson Interiors helps to launch George Home

On April 1st, 2014 by .

I am thrilled to share with you the launch of George Home, a project which has kept me busy for the last 6 months.  I worked as the Style Consultant for Photography and styling and when this was finished, I Art Directed George Home’s TV commercial (which is out this week) and can be seen here. This was a huge job but the production company for the catalogue (Hanger Seven) and for the commercial; Ad agency (Fallon) and production company (Outsider) were great to work with.  I am also extremely grateful to Asda for this creative opportunity and position of trust.

This has been a very large project but one that I am most proud of.  It is so rewarding seeing something that started as a sketch on my pin board to an image that is all over the UK.  I think the catalogue cover shot (Sea View collection, image 6 below) that I styled in London is even going to appear as an Ad campaign at Oxford Circus underground – I must take a trip down there to have a look!  Please do check out George Home items as they are so stylish and at unbelievable prices (and no, I’m not on commission)!

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Living It Up

On November 4th, 2013 by .

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!

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Trend: Futuristic Interiors

On April 22nd, 2013 by .

‘Futuristic Interiors’ was the subject of my trend prediction article, which I wrote for a magazine back in June 2012,  almost one year on, we are starting to see this forecast come to light.  Below is a copy of my original article, along with snapshots  from the two magazines who covered the story at the weekend.  If you want to see the full version of my article click this Zest Media link and go to page 55.

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Snapshots  from the weekend magazines.

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My article
Think clean lines, teamed with soft organic shapes on a backdrop of white; and this is the futuristic look that is becoming a firm favourite with designers around the globe.  Fashion collections for Spring/Summer 2012 saw world renowned designers, dressing their models with ‘space-age’ clothes and alien inspired hairstyles, whilst architects and interior designers are having fun with white sci-fi style spaces, teamed with splashes of punchy neon.

“Futuristic Interiors continue to gain momentum as consumers interpret them as cutting-edge and ahead of competitors. Businesses that can incorporate minute elements of sci-fi style will automatically be more likely to be perceived as innovative and effective at pushing boundaries.” Armida Ascano, Trend Hunter.

One designer that is known and loved for producing this style is Pierre Paulin, with his best example being the Ribbon chair, created in 1966.  A beautiful sculptural design, which takes on the appearance of a spaceship and from the 1960s to the present day, has never ceased to be modern.

At a time when everyone is watching the pennies, it is no surprise that we are embracing a refreshing and simplistic style, which is not only achievable but also affordable.

Get the look

Kitchen
For a space-age look, combine curved units in a white gloss finish with bright LED cabinet lights, a great way to illuminate and display modern kitchenware.  Extra drama has been created by hanging a contemporary pendant light over the work surface.
Image credit: Second Nature, Remo kitchen

Living room
A graphic feature wall has been created with a white cubic shelving system, a stark contrast to the soft textures of the rug.  The stylish angular chairs in slate grey and mustard make a confident statement whilst adding warmth.
Image credit: Ligne Roset

Wall art
Graphic furniture has been combined with a unique and innovative, colourful decorative motif concept. Each piece is bicolour (double-sided), and comes in a choice of 3 options. Whether placed on the ground, fixed to a wall (a wall fixing system is supplied with each pack) or suspended from the ceiling via 2 rails (priced separately), they produce a unique tri-dimensional effect that is reminiscent of flying saucers!
Image: Ligne Roset

Dining room
The white furniture in futuristic shapes work well together, with wave plates and ribbon style chairs, the look has a soft fluidity about it.  The lighting has been carefully considered with a delicate ceramic pendent suspended directly above the dining table.
Image credit: Architect Farnosova Natalia, Elena Samarin
Photographer Nicholas Feschuk

Bathroom
The organic shape of the bathroom unit has been mirrored by this vermilion colored stool.  It’s a great example of simple design with dramatic impact.
Image credit: House of Fraser

Furniture
Clean lines, geometric shapes that often take on the look of a spaceship; a good example is Ligne Rosets Pumpkin chair.

Lighting
Often made from new materials and structures, futuristic lighting has a firm place within modern interiors, lighting up and transforming any contemporary décor.

Wallpaper
Futuristic wallpaper along with graphic geometric shapes, has been trending for a few years.  It looks most effective hung on one wall to create a stylish focal point.  Sanderson have just launched a range called Concord, a graphic design in a range of colour options.
Image credit: Concord wallpaper, £38 per metre, Sanderson.

Other picture credits
Pill clock, £260, Rume
Round Muse light, by ERGO for AXO LIGHT
Phylum light, Alessi
La Stanza Dello Al Tramonto light Alessi
Leather Futuristic Armchair, Decoratum
Lime Green Anda Armchair, Ligne Roset
Pink Pumpkin Armchair, Ligne Roset

Stockists
Second Nature: www.sncollection.co.uk tel: 01325 505539
Sanderson: www.sanderson.co.uk tel: 0844 543 9500
Ligne Roset: http://www.ligne-roset.com tel: 020 7426 9670
House of Fraser: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk tel: 0845 602 1073
Rume: : www.rume.co.uk tel: 01273 777 810
Axo Light: www.axolight.it tel: 00 390243905057
Pierre Paulin: http://pierrepaulin.com
Decoratum: www.decoratum.com
Alessi: www.alessi.co.uk

Sunbury Antiques Market (Kemptons)

On March 3rd, 2013 by .

I am often asked where to shop for antique or vintage finds and the answer is Kemptons (Sunbury Antiques Market). Opening at 6.30 am, this is a full day out as there is so much to see. You will find a mixture of gems including; antique furniture, gold and silverware, jewellery, ceramics, kitchenallia, vintage and vintage fashion, garden ephemera, clocks, paintings, cameras books and much, much more!  Not only does the market attract those interested in the Antiques trade but also to general collectors, prop buyers, interior and exterior designers.  I haven’t found anywhere else that matches its diversity. My favourite London antiques market is Alfies, London’s largest indoor market for antiques, vintage, collectables & 20th century design.

In my experience, the most popular items that people tend to go for are ‘old skool’ chairs, armoires, mirrors, armchairs and lighting.  Below are just a few pictures from the markets gallery.  I love the cute wooden shoe fillers below, we used some similar vintage items in a shoot we did a few months back – take a look as it may give you some ideas…

A few tips; Sunbury Antiques Market is very busy and as you will be on your feet all morning, it might be best to go with a packed lunch, a decent amount of cash so that you are ready to do a deal, and finally, a large van, as you will need to take your purchases away with you.  Also, if you are buying furniture, make sure you have taken measurements of how big the item needs to be.

 A few facts: the market has been running for over 30 years and is now recognised as one of Europe’s premier antiques markets. It  attracts well over 700 stallholders with 350 stalls throughout the indoor halls and over 350 stalls (all on hard standings) in the  outside drive in area. PARKING AND ENTRY IS FREE at Sunbury Antiques Market!

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