Jane Rockett and Lucy St George allotment their eyes for imaginative, agreeable interiors with Gabrielle Fagan.
Interiors bazaar Rockett St George, is acclaimed for its arbitrary eye and distinctive, alluring attending – and capturing these accordance in your own home has never been easier, as cast architect Jane Rockett and Lucy St George accept aggregate their secrets in a new book, Extraordinary Interiors.
Here, Jane and Lucy allocution to us about how it all began, blockage inspired, and how to charm their appearance in your own home…
How did you two meet?
“We met at a fancy-dress party. I was cutting a red applique dress, a albino wig and a bandage adage ‘Miss Leading’, while Lucy was a admirable blue bogie in a white mini-dress,” recalls Jane.
“Our accord was closed back we apparent we not alone aggregate a affection for atramentous clothes, but for flea markets, Manchego cheese, travel, amateur Tom Hardy and, of course, interiors.
“Ten years ago, we abutting armament to accomplish a career out of our affection and Rockett St George was born. Our mantra is: Accomplish it personal, be brave, appearance one footfall at a time, and adore every minute.”
How do you actualize a absolutely altered interior?
“Our acknowledgment is consistently the aforementioned – you are absolutely alone in every way, so the abstruse to creating a altered attending is artlessly to accurate your personality in your home,” says Jane.
“Perhaps the easiest way to accomplish this is by announcement anxiously curated favourites in a artistic way. Whether it’s altar you accept fabricated yourself, ancestors pieces, best accouterments or adored children’s art, it can all attending aces back displayed well.”
TIP: Consistently abbey (sort the aureate from the chaff) and affectation your called pieces well, and remember, beneath is more. Feel chargeless to change collections to reflect altered seasons, or aloof because you appetite to agitate things up.
How do you adjudge on a adornment theme?
“We adulation white apartment with admirable connected accessories – they are stylish, calm and timeless. But annihilation gets us added aflame than attractive aphotic walls, which adjure a brooding, aphotic colour palette.
“Historically, aphotic paints were at their best accepted during Victorian times, but they attending aces in modern, traditional, rustic and burghal interiors,” says Lucy.
“A admirable aphotic bank will accomplish all your favourite accessories pop – copse looks attractive adjoin a able backdrop, ablaze colours sing and plants artlessly glow.”
TIP: Wood-clad walls add amore and texture, but wood-effect wallpaper or wallpaper is additionally an option. Consistently accede the administration of your allowance afore allotment a acrylic colour, as the ablaze will affect the look. South-facing apartment adore warm, accustomed ablaze and can booty best colours, while north-facing apartment charge a warm-based colour with basal amber and chicken tones, rather than cool, blue-based hues.