We're on to Chapter 7 of the Rockett St George book, Extraordinary Interiors, and this month we'll be sharing Jane and Lucy's tips with you so that you can make your interiors turn heads! All about making a statement with your interiors, we will highlight our co-founders practical advice on how to create the wow-factor in your home as well as exploring the inspirational home of Niki Jones, who worked alongside interior designers, The Vawdrey House to create a home that was unique and personal to Niki and her family. Keep on reading for a sneak peek at what Chapter 7 is all about...
Chapter 7 - Make A Statement
Turn heads! Chapter 7 focuses on creating breathtaking interiors with that added wow-factor! Jane and Lucy pulled together 4 tried-and-tested ways to create simply fabulous features in the home that will elevate your interior from great to extraordinary!
Jane and Lucy's Top 4 Tips...
1. Create Impact With Colour. Boldly coloured furniture or colourful soft furnishings such as cushions and curtains will really pop against your interiors.
2. Giant Artwork. Giant anything creates impact and the oversized artwork is always a talking point, conveying huge amounts of personality, not to mention the fact that it always looks spectacular!
3. Statement Walls. Wallpaper the walls (and ceilings while you are at it).
4. Statement Pieces. Opt for incredible items that surprises, delights and stops you in your tracks. Examples include, a bright red telephone box in the hallway, oversized chandelier in the bathroom or a giant mirrored disco ball in the bedroom.
Inspirational Home: Niki Jones
Creative talent Niki Jones has transformed her home into a dramatic and show-stopping family home. Alongside The Vawdrey House, Niki Jones took on the project to renovate her Victorian Home in Tunbridge Wells, Kent which had been divided into two dwellings in the 1950s, posing a significant design challenge for Niki and her husband when they decided to restore the home to its former glory. Niki's effort and hard work has completely paid off and she has created a home where the Victorian traditional features have been completely restored and are celebrated rather than hidden. Niki does not follow the status quo when it comes to her interiors, believing that weird is wonderful and that you should pour your heart into your interiors. So Niki has opted for vibrant colour pops, vintage furniture mixed with contemporary style and deep, dark walls that scream individuality. Keep scrolling to see more of her beautiful home and to get the look...
We particularly love the Midas Bar Stools which seamlessly combine with the deep navy walls and cabinets. As featured in Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99) Photography by Debi Treloar.
Niki's kitchen is a great example of a well-thought-out design. Not only is it stylish and beautiful, it's also a practical and family-friendly space. As featured in Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99) Photography by Debi Treloar.
The dark paintwork on the glass double doors and the skirting boards/baseboards gives the architectural features definition and draws attention to the height of the ceiling. As featured in Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99) Photography by Debi Treloar.
The use of colour in Niki's kitchen is inspired, with the bright blue door and the odd yellow chair dotted around the table. As featured in Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99) Photography by Debi Treloar.
In the sitting room, interior designers The Vawdrey House kept the decor simple to accentuate the beauty of the large Victorian Bay Windows. As featured in Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99) Photography by Debi Treloar.
We love the minimalist look of this room, as it allows feature pieces such as the cocktail chair and the pineapple wall sconces to really stand out. As featured in Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99) Photography by Debi Treloar.
1.Edith Cushion £72.00 and Glorious Velvet Cushion - Mustard £32.00 | 2. Ink Ribbed Glass Vase With Gold Top £40.00,Beautiful Dinner Candle - Hot Pink £2.95 and Gold Monkey Candle Holder £29.00 | 3. The Orange Pencil Canvas With Printed Frame From: £183.00 | 4. Midas Bar Stool £145.00 | 5. Gallery Velvet Cocktail Chair - Midnight Blue £525.00 | 6. Patina Pineapple Wall Light Sconce £85.00 | 7. Round Marble Coffee Table - Large £200.00 and Round Marble Coffee Table - Small £150.00 | 8. Beija Vinyl Floor Runner - Sofi Antique £125.00