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 January 8th, 2013 by Pippa Jameson.
On October 18th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
Mr J Designs, is a furniture and product design company based in North Wales, who sell a small selection of unique and stylish items. I wanted to include the working drawings of the products as it’s fascinating to see someones design process, from an idea right through to a prototype and then the finished article. The design below is called ‘Sideboard ‘ from the Smith Range and it is one of my favourites. The colored panels and pale wood make this a very on trend piece. Mr J Designs also offers a bespoke furniture design service.
On October 11th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
You may have seen the large banner that we have placed on our site, this is for Breast Cancer Awareness month, something that Pippa Jameson Interiors is very keen to support. Breakthrough Breast Cancer have teamed up with various companies to create products which will raise awareness and vital funds for breast cancer and the research which they carry out. Please take a peek at the Lookbook as there are some gorgeous bed linens and sheets which Laura Ashley and M&S have designed respectively.
On August 22nd, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
I wanted to share with you a couple of my favourite pictures from Norfolk, it’s such a pretty coastline and I always feel relaxed when I’m there. We spent most days on the beach or at the really old fashioned fairground (70′s stylie!) but the kids love it. Now that I’m back at work, I’m trying to recapture some of that magic – more holidays please…
On July 16th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
I received a selection of samples today from the new Martha Stewart Home organisation range and I have to say, they are gorgeous. The collection includes 130 items, designed to bring function and style to busy homes and perfect for areas such the home office and kitchen. Expect to find; Stack & Fit desk accessories; including files, drawers, organisers and desktop holders. You then have other ranges including Kitchen Planners, Kitchen Organisation and Labels, Tabs & Tags with; labels for your food jars, durable no-iron labels for your children’s clothes as well as chalkboard labels. Best of all, the collection is finished in colours and tones that bring perfect harmony to your work and living space, the soft blues and chocolate brown add a touch elegance to a once dull stationary & larder cupboard! For the full range visit a Staples store or look online
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.
On April 23rd, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
Here are a few pictures from the showroom of the One 57 building, a tour carried out by Miele as part of our BlogTourNYC. Located at 157 West 57th Street in New York, this 90-story condominium tower will boast spectacular views of Central Park. One 57 will be one of the highest mixed-used towers in Manhattan, where residents will enjoy exclusive 5-star services provided by the Park Hyatt hotel, which will be located on the lower 30 floors. Christian De Portzamparc is the architect and Thomas Juul-Hansen will design the interiors.
Commissioned by Smallbone, the kitchen spec was first class with the all the latest mod-cons and appliances. I particularly liked the furniture they had chosen, the wooden textures made a refreshing contrast against the dramatic marble work surfaces. The lighting was simplistic and used in a way that created drama and elegance. The bar stools were also very cool as they were completely hidden and integrated into the island.
After the One 57 building we headed off to Miele’s stylish showroom where we had super
cooked for us by the fantastic Adam Schop, Miele’s Table Artist.
Stacey and Katie waiting for all the bloggers at the bar.
On March 20th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
Rotsen Furniture, another of our sponsors for #BlogTourNYC, is best known for making one-off high end pieces for luxury hotels and aspirational residential dwellings, but the thing that makes their furniture even more beautiful, is their origin. Rotsen melds wood from decaying bridges, old barns and demolished structures, harvested from fallen, well preserved trees, or from sustainable plantaAons, allowing the wood to be regenerated into something simply stunning. Above is their Ibocai Wood Side table with a brushed stainless steel base; usually you would associate textured and grainy wood with a rustic piece of furniture but due to the simple shape, clean lines and brushed stainless steel base, Rotsen Furniture have created a contemporary piece with style and charm. Another favourite of mine is this Single Tamburil SlabDesk and as it says, it has been made with one single slab of wood. Again, I love the combination of reclaimed wood teamed with a contrasting metal base; a great way to add warmth and depth to a contemporary piece. As with all of their furniture, you have Customization options with wood Sizes, Woods, Base Finishes, Legs Design and Material. Furniture can also be customized to the clients particular specifications.
Foe more information you can visit their website or find them tweeting @rotsenfurniture
On February 24th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
On January 26th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
This is the beautiful work of Tina Frey, who was one of many talented designers exhibiting at Maison. Tina started her career in finance but decided to take a leap of faith and follow her passion of design; that was 6 years ago and now her company, Tina Frey Designs, distributes her products all over the world.
The colourful yet simple range is hand made from resin and incredibly, it’s all dishwasher safe, as well as having anti-bacterial qualities which makes it perfect for food. You can purchase Tina’s products from her UK outlet – Mint.