It's International Women's Day!
A day to celebrate women across the world for being their wonderful, extraordinary and powerful selves, we are feeling incredibly inspired by all the amazing women out there today! #InternationalWomensDay
Of course, we dream in all things interior design and so we wanted to mark International Women's Day with all of the amazing women in the interior sphere that have helped us grow and support Rockett St George in recent years.
Before We Start...
Jane Rockett and Lucy St George
Of course, we could not kick things off without mentioning our talented co-founders Jane Rockett and Lucy St George.
Best friends, Jane and Lucy, founded Rockett St George over 12 years ago. At the time they both had young families and so the confines of a 9-5 working job was not working for them.
They both loved interiors, spending weekends 'treasure hunting' at Antique Fairs, constantly rearranging furniture ( much to their partner's annoyances) and so they combined their skills (Jane has a background in PR and Photography and Lucy's in retail) and Rockett St George was born!
Fast forward to today and Jane and Lucy have grown our fabulous online homeware emporium into the place to go for beautiful, unexpected and showstopping furniture, lighting, wallpaper, home accessories and more. They've even written not one, but two books - Extraordinary Interiors and Extraordinary Interiors In Colour.
As a team, we think that working for Jane and Lucy is a daily inspiration. The two of them are an Interior Design Powerhouse and we can't wait to see what they do next!
RSG Products Featured: Curved Back Velvet Bar Stool In Mink Grey £165.00 | Three-Tier Fringe Chandelier - Gold £165.00
| Rockett St George Empowered Woman Fig Candle £34.00 | Palm Tree Floor Light £595.00
#InternationalWomensDay - No.1 Anna Hayman
Print and design artist, Anna Hayman rocks our world.
Incredibly talented, Anna's handcrafts 1970s style patterned lampshades, wallpaper and art prints for Rockett St George and they have become firm customer favourites.
Based very close to Rockett St George headquarters in Sussex, Anna began creating and selling her designs in 2015 and it's so inspiring to see how far she has come. In fact, we were so inspired by Anna that we created a short film about it. You can watch the film and read our blog - Anna's Favourite Things - to discover more about this brilliant woman and her fabulous home.
RSG Products Featured: Anna Hayman Designs Pearl Lamp Shade From: £295.00 | Bespoke 1920’S Style Sloane Sofa £3,750.00
| Anna Hayman Designs Siouxsie Wallpaper £120.00 | Anna Hayman Designs Pearl Wallpaper £120.00
#InternationalWomensDay - No.2. Rebecca Sophie Leigh
Rebecca Sophie Leigh needs no introduction.
With distinctive prints that you would now recognise anywhere, artist Rebecca Sophie Leigh, aka Seeds Of Memory Art, first got in touch with on the recommendation of Matthew Williamson (who also stocks fabulous wallpaper patterns at Rockett St George) after displaying her art prints at a private viewing in Primrose Hill hosted by actress, Sadie Frost. How cool is that?!
Co-founders Jane and Lucy were blown away by her dramatic, dark, eclectic impressionist art prints and so to this day, we are really thrilled that she sells these prints at Rockett St George.
Her impressionist and fascinating artwork is like nothing we have seen before and her talent never fails to take our breath away.
Rockett St George Products Featured: Unframed Fragility Art Print By Rebecca Sophie Leigh - 2 Sizes Available From: £145.00
Unframed Arjana Art Print By Rebecca Sophie Leigh - 2 Sizes Available From: £145.00 | Unframed Angel Art Print By Rebecca Sophie Leigh £250.00 |
#InternationalWomensDay - No.3. Lucy Tiffney
Mural artist, Lucy Tiffney, creates out of this world botanical prints.
From oversized floral prints to whimsical and intricate botanical prints, Lucy Tiffney's style is instantly recognisable. When Lucy and Jane were first introduced to Lucy Tiffney's art they fell in love with her incredible Wall Mural design that we now stock at Rockett St George.
A wonderful woman, with so much talent we are so fortunate to have Lucy working with us.
RSG Products Featured: Bespoke Allium Mural Wallpaper By Lucy Tiffney £50.00
#InternationalWomensDay - No.4. Lottie Davies
Lottie Davies of Cold Harbour Lights instantly appealed to us for her incredible chandelier designs.
Designing incredible feather chandeliers that we are lucky enough to stock at Rockett St George, we adore Lottie's designs.
Lottie's designs are inspired by her background in theatre, expressing her love of theatrics and flamboyant exuberant. Available in a range of incredible colours and styles, the Fabulous Feather Chandeliers are an incredible focal point for every room and instantly wows as soon as you walk into the room.
An inspirational woman for anyone who has an eye for beautiful things, Lottie Davies is a firm favourite at Rockett St George!
RSG Product Featured: Fabulous Feather Chandelier Featuring Chains - Gloria - White £565.00 | Fabulous Feather Chandelier Featuring Chains - Gloria - Grey £565.00 | * Pink & Mustard Yellow Chandelier landing on the Rockett St George website very soon. Watch this space!
No.5. Dawn Hindle
Last, but certainly not least, is the amazing Dawn Hindle.
Dawn Hindle is one part of the magic behind the revival of Pikes Hotel, Ibiza taking over the hotel from the late, Tony Pike, with Andy Mckay.
The hotel is representative of the iconic white isle party spirit that we saw in the 1980s with many famous guests including Freddie Mercury, Grace Jones, Biffy Clyro, DJ Harvey, Liam Gallagher and more. Dawn and her team are integral for keeping the original Ibizan party spirit alive and her work inspires us every day.
We are so thrilled to be able to work with Dawn with our exclusive Rockett St George Pikes Collection of fun-filled homewares that will inject the Ibizan spirit into your homes. We have also designed and decorated Room 9 of the hotel with the quirky Rockett St George pieces that you would expect. To discover more about this collaboration, check out our blog - RSG X Pikes Ibiza 2018.
RSG Products Featured: Pikes At Rockett St George - Club Tropicana Wham Shorts Cocktail Sharer £25.00 | Pikes At Rockett St George - Disco Ball Cocktail Sharer For 6-8 People £495.00
| Pikes At Rockett St George - Gold Rock On Hand Wall Art & Coat Hook £130.00 | Pikes At Rockett St George - Limited Edition Pikes Hotel Wallpaper £110.00
And, there we have it! Some of the most inspiring women in interiors on International Women's Day!
Another post that you may like to read on International Women's Day is our blog Women Who Inspire.
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