George Home: Monochrome kitchen

Make way for George Home

Bright_bazaar.2

Bright Bazaar - debut book!

Terrance_Conran

Introducing Paint by Conran

Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 09.50.37

Dwell Spring/Summer 2014

Category: My Styling Diary

How to create a 'Scandi' Christmas

On November 29th, 2013 by .

As we are only a stones throw away from December, Pippa Jameson Interiors are going to start the festivities by showing you how to create one of the most popular Christmas trends; ‘Scandi’ style. With a key palette of red, green and cream, Scandinavian style has been surfacing at Christmas time for the last few years and is growing year on year, so much so that you can now shop for the look at all of your local high street stores. The image below is from one of my Christmas shoots and best of all, every piece is from Asda which means you can decorate your home with an ‘on trend’ look at a price that won’t break the bank.

Pippa_Jameson_Interiors

Image by Jon Day & styled by yours truly

There are lots of ‘makes’ you can do that will help to creative a fun and festive scheme. One idea that works well with the Scandi look is to hang your decorations from a large twig or branch. The log in the image below is too big, but demonstrates how pretty the rich red tones can look against the natural bark and textures of wood. Once you have found a branch that’s a suitable size, attach it to the wall with a couple of hooks (I would recommend 3M hooks as they can be stuck to any wall, can take large weights and don’t leave any sticky residue, click the link to find your local worldwide stockists. Uk residents can find them in B&Q) Hook your baubles onto the branches and hang above the mantlepiece, over a dining table or above a doorway but be sure to secure it properly and out of reach of the little ones!

image

Image by Jon Day & styled by yours truly

The below image is from a shoot I did for 3M and is another great example of how to style your home without it costing a fortune. If you don’t have a fire or mantlepiece at home then you can still hang your traditional wreaths and stockings. They look just as good on the wall as they do above a fireplace, you can even add your own little touches with pretty accessories such as wooden hearts and ribbons, like we have done in the image below. If you’re feeling really creative, you can make your own wooden shapes including hearts and stars; they make great gift tags too (a little post to follow about this soon).

The small trees on the side table are actually fake (SSsshhh) which means you haven’t got to worry about the care and maintenance, and you can bring them out year after year, try shopping at Dobbies for ones below . Nearly all of the decorations are from Tesco, which just goes to show that you really can have an affordable AND stylish Christmas. The other small pieces such as the cushions and side table are from House of Fraser, click here for something similar.

PIppa_Jameson_Interiors_3M

Image by Jemma Watts & styled by yours truly

Prop Styling

On January 9th, 2013 by .

I cannot tell you how exciting it is when a shoot you have styled, is finally published.  The following images are from ‘Cook on a Shoestring’ the second book by the very talented chef, Sophie Wright.  We worked on this project in 2012 with Kyle Books, and one of my favourite photographers, Jemma Watts.  The book design was by Laura Wousson.  This was such fun to work on and a real contrast from the job before - Asda’s Christmas shoot!

Sophie’s book (which is available through Amazon now) has received some fantastic press. The recipes are achievable, quick to make and above all, tasty (I can vouch for this as we sampled each one on the shoot days!)  I have cooked quite a lot from the book now, most recently the Slow Roast shoulder of Lamp for NYE – delicious! Well done Sophie – it was a pleasure to be involved x

Battersea Power Station & ITV

On December 19th, 2012 by .

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!

20121231-072326.jpg

20121231-073114.jpg

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!