Karlie Kloss’ 1st home was featured in US Vogue’s March issue – a house in NYC’s West Village which was decorated by the legendary Nate Berkus. There are several of Nate’s signature looks throughout – plenty of brass, a gorgeous etagere and statement lamps and a mix of furniture styles – but the end result seems to reflect Karlie perfectly.
The 21 year old supermodel said that she wasn’t really sure how to begin with the decorating but Nate helped her mix high end with low end to achieve a youthful layered mix:
“I wanted to mix and match the same way I do with fashion—wearing, say, a beautiful Saint Laurent tailored blazer with an H&M T-shirt”
And what a great result! I love the sconces, and that fabulous mirrored wall & brass etagere…..
I absolutely LOVE Jemma Kidd’s country house which was featured in the latest edition of Elle Decor. It is simply beautiful – much like the lady herself. The house is in Hampshire, in the grounds of her husband’s family estate – and it is really lovely.
What makes it even lovelier is the interior design which was carried out by the talented Penny Morrison. I adore Penny Morrison’s signature style of indian cotton prints mixed with ikats and kilims and glorious colours all piled in next to each other (her fabric range is to die for: I just bought some stunning fabric for some cushions in my bedroom – stay tuned).
She has a magnificent sense of style as you can see from these beautifully composed rooms. The look is typically English – somehow mashing together colonial & exotic influences in the colourfully patterned textiles with the subtle & muted colours of the chalk paints on the walls. I especially like the quirkiness of having uber-modern polished concrete floors in the otherwise traditional kitchen & breakfast room – it’s perfect a juxtaposition of new & old. And a house with a drawing room, a sitting room and a library all decked out in squishy comfortable sofas and beautiful textiles? What a dream…..
Good morning! I hope you had a nice weekend….
It was lovely weather here in Edinburgh this weekend – bright & sunny and signs of Spring showing everywhere with crocuses, daffodils and snowdrops blooming in the parks and gardens. So pretty to see flowers coming up after the winter months.
It’s been nose to the grindstone over the past few weeks at Jessica Buckley Interiors HQ as I push to finish client schemes and finalise the last bits & pieces in my own place. Just when I think I am getting close to finishing there’s something else that I feel needs tweaking….. bear with me & I will have photos to show soon, I promise!
On another note – I have been thinking about scale in interiors a great deal recently and how important it is to have a mix of really big over-sized things as well as small items – anything goes other than having everything mid-sized and safe. I spotted this amazing dining room on Pinterest recently and loved the scale of the lampshade that hangs over the table. What a style statement!
It just goes to show that playing with scale can really pay off – have a go by selecting over-sized cushions, lampshades or huge vases to make an impact & give a room the wow-factor.
I have *finally* tracked down the most perfect ceiling light for my sitting room having been on the hunt for the past 12 months. When I saw it I pounced on it immediately and it should hopefully be delivered in the next month or so (they haven’t yet been released so I’m buying it as a pre-order – fingers crossed it’s as good in the flesh as it appears). I will of course show you what I’ve got once it arrives – I promise!
In my hunt for the perfect ceiling light I came across quite a few other options, and although not quite right for my sitting room, I rather liked the idea of a vintage Murano glass chandelier in a pretty colour.
I’d spotted one recently for sale (a pair actually – as you can see here), and then I found a modern replica version in bold red which I also rather liked. Then I saw this photo of a rather minimal bedroom recently and was immediately drawn to the beautiful blue Murano chandelier. They are just lovely – I think new or old, colourful or muted, they are just so classic & pretty.
One of my closest friends & I have been discussing possible ideas for her kitchen makeover. We are both rather fond of the idea of some beautiful full length curtains (what other length is there for curtains?) for the new enormous french windows which will run the full width of the room by the dining table.
We’re loving the Nympheus fabric from GP & J Baker for the curtains – the stunning water lily & bird print is just so fresh and pretty but has a genteel old world charm about too it which I really love.
Here’s how the fabric looks made up into curtains – gorgeous, yes?
And here’s a sneak peak of some ideas I put together for the scheme…. I think it would be rather fabulous!