It's St George's Day, which has got us thinking all about the St George in our life: namely, Lucy St George. Not only is Lucy our amazing Rockett St George co-founder, but she is also a mother, treasure hunter, ex-florist and all-around interiors extraordinaire!
Lucy and her family moved into an Edwardian Semi in North London over three years ago and with a lot of hard work (and a little bit of Lucy magic!) they have transformed the property into a stunning curation of treasured items that have been collected over the years from their travels and car-boot sales, styled with a rock 'n' roll edge. The finishing result is a testament to Lucy's creative eye and she has successfully created a home that is bursting with unique personality. So, because it is Rockett St George's tenth year, what better way to learn more about Lucy than to have a little snoop around the co-founders wonderful home?!
RSG Product Featured: Midas Gold Geometric Side Table £95.00 Genuine Sheepskin Rug - Curly Black £59.00 Genuine Cowhide Rug £265.00
1.Let’s start at the very beginning. You launched Rockett St George with co-founder, Jane Rockett, back in 2007. What inspired you to start your own interiors business?
Being shopaholics and "treasure hunters" we were always sourcing items for friends and selling online, we would make one person very happy but disappointed three when the item sold. We realised that friends and customers had an appetite for unique quirky items that are not found on the high street.
2.What featured in Rockett St George’s first collection. Name one item that is particularly significant to you.
The collection was very different to our current range. One of our first items that were new to the market were our wall sticker designs. We had a very cool range of stickers in floral designs and so we were thrilled when one of the stickers were featured in Vogue Magazine.
3.You and your family live in beautiful North London in an Edwardian semi. Describe your home to us in three words.
Sociable, Durable, Full.
Lucy's home in December 2016 Living Etc. RSG Products Featured: Perching White Cockatoo with Yellow Crest Ornament £36.00 Charles & Ray Eames Plastic Armchair £375.00
4.Which room in your home is your favourite? What was the interior inspiration behind the decor?
I love my living room, its a super dark inky blue. With low lighting, sheepskins, oversized artwork and a huge sofa, it's a mix of gentleman's club vibes and a tropical ski lodge!! It's very cosy...
RSG Product featured: The Benni Cushion - Gold £99.00 Black Star Mug £7.00 Genuine Sheepskin Rug - Curly Bone White £59.00 Cowboy Kate Rare Breed Sheepskin Rug £85.00
RSG Products Featured: Glorious Velvet Cushions - Brights from £29.00 Marble & Brass Effect Coffee Table - Rectangular £249.00 Charles & Ray Eames Plastic Armchair Rocker RAR Designed in 1950 - Vitra £399.60
5. Where do you shop for your amazing homeware, artwork and ornaments?
I love unique items so I am always on Ebay, flea markets, car boot sales and online shopping is great for framed artwork.
6.For someone who is thinking of redecorating, what are your top 3 interior tips for a beautiful home?
Lighting: This is key, this can make or break a room's feel. So if you get this right you then you can create a multi-functional room.
Storage: Good storage is a must. It hides the pieces that you don't want on show.
Paint Colours: Go dark. Once you try it you will want to paint every room with a dark hue.
7.We all love a good party at Rockett St George and you are the Queen of Hosting with one of our favourite events being last year’s Christmas in July Party! What are your top tips for hosting a memorable evening?
It's always good to have a theme and get your guests involved. This and starting and ending the evening with shots, usually ensures that everyone has a good time!
RSG Products Featured: Industrial Leather Bar Stool - Brown £140.00 Leather Top Adjustable Stool £120.00
8. What do you think will be hot in homewares in SS17?
We have a lot of our own new designed items arriving for SS17, we are also launching a concrete Chesterfield for the garden. It's beyond fabulous!!
RSG Products Featured: Faux Vertical Garden For Indoor and Outdoor Use £299.00 Chesterfield Concrete Sofa - Coming soon to RSG!!
9.Tell us one exciting thing that is happening for Rockett St George in 2017?
We have an exciting collaboration happening later this month with the very cool Pikes Hotel in Ibiza!
10.Finally, name 3 New RSG products that you love and tell us why it had to be on the RSG website?!
Gold feather wings in Frame - I love bold impactful wall art. The Sheanne hanging shell chandelier - this boho style chandelier is reminiscent of holidays and has been handcrafted from natural materials and shells. Lastly, the Neon Star, I also love a bit of Bling... so the neon star was a must!
RSG Product's featured: Gold Feather Wings In Frame £345.00 LED Neon Light - Star - White £195.00 Sheanne Hanging Shell Decoration £175.00
Quick Fire Questions
- I am happiest when… I'm at a car boot sale, usually, there are a few of the female St George generations there, with the thrill of finding a unique item, a bargain teamed with a cup of tea and a bacon sandwich! Lucy heaven: family, food, shopping!
- My favourite magazine is… Living Etc for interiors, Grazia for gossip and Vogue for fashion.
- My dream holiday would be… Costa Rica
- My ideal day would be spent…. at a spa. I don't do it very often but I do love a good pamper / relaxation.
- My personal motto is… without sounding naff, YOLO! This focuses you to just go for it and not worry too much.
- My guilty pleasure(s) are... Too many to list!
- The last film I saw was… Lion. Amazing Film.
- What's your signature dish? A Greek meze I love a table laden with salads, dips, bread and kebabs of course all in RSG lovely tableware and bowls.
- Where is your dream holiday destination....I love visiting new places and would go anywhere, as long as its sunny !!
- The three things I can’t live without are… Friends, Family, and Food. I Iove them equally.