As the weather becomes colder and the winter coats come out, we are all turning towards our cozy home accessories. It’s all about knitted cushions, large cable knit throws mixed with a few of your favourite things. This is exactly what we used in my last shoot for Heart Home magazine which was shot at the end of the Summer. Our main focus was texture, combining the chunky textiles, reclaimed woods with soft petrol blues; just look at the beautiful colour of the thistle! Shot on location in Camber Sands by the lovely Jo Hendesron xx
Tag Archives: Furniture
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 July 16th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
Whether you are thinking about buying a solid wood, metal or maybe upholstered bed frame, it is important that you choose carefully and spend time comparing styles and prices; after all this will be one of the biggest investment purchases for the bedroom. If you are designing your room from scratch then the bed can be a good starting point for the rest of your scheme. For example, if it is shabby chic French look you are after, opt for an upholstered bedstead in faded greys, creams or blue and team this with weathered furniture and painted floorboards, finish the look with faded french linen bedspreads and a droplet crystal chandelier. For a classic French look then visit La Maison on Shoreditch High Street, London, they have the most beautiful antique bedsteads, mirrors and armoires. For antique lighting, try The French House. If it’s a sleek and modern finish then B & B Italia has some very cool and individual pieces, I absolutely LOVE their Lazy Nights bed, combine this with a tri-pod or cord lamp from Design House Stockholm and faded wooden furniture from Hay, if it’s a Scandi look that you are after. Or, consider high gloss cabinets and dressing tables from Camerich for a minimalist feel. For mid-range prices, look at Raft for their classic reclaimed bed frames and Camerich again for their simplistic and modern style (it is a more affordable B&B Italia or Ligne Roset).
On July 13th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
Hello lovelies, continuing with my obsession of grey and mustard, I’ve put together the following colour scheme. I am a big fan of armchairs and chaises in the bedroom, as it’s good to sit and unwind in a room other than the lounge, the chairs below look so comfortable; the perfect place to loose yourself in a good book. The bold rug is on trend, echoing our love for all things geometric, whilst the carafe and lighting are Scandinavian by design. Last but not least, I am in love with this Lazy Days bed – #want!
Lazy nights bed, B&B Italia, Armchair, Chauffeuse easy chair by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani, Concentric rug, Niki Jones, Bogart ceiling light, John Lewis, Art, Illustrated Poems, Parler Seul. Uno Carafe & tumblers, LSA
On July 2nd, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
Last week I was invited to the private screening of ‘Eames The Architect & The Painter‘, at Vitra’s Clerkenwell office. The film was so engaging and I learnt so much about Charles and his devoted wife, Ray. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, they also turned their hands to splints for wounded military during World War 11 (which became the catalyst for the iconic moulded plywood ‘Lounge’ chair) as well as photography, interiors, multimedia exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. I had no idea they were so heavily involved in the IT industry, designing marketing strategies as well as short films. Their most powerful and memorable film has to be Powers of 10, which has been a major influence for many filmmakers over the years. I also discovered that Ray Eames played a far bigger role in the company than I had previously realised, she had a huge influence on not only the introduction of colour to their furniture pieces, but was also responsible for the Art Direction of countless photoshoots, known and loved for her knowledge of style and perfection, Ray was key to their worldwide success. You can purchase the DVD of this screening here.
My favourite Eames chairs
A selection of clocks from Vitra’s office – I’m loving the first one. From left to right: Sunflower Clock, Flock of Butterflies, Star Clock, all available through Vitra, click here to find your nearest dealer.