Saturday, 16 October 2010

A bit of romance..

If you've not already got your hands on a copy of Selina Lake's new fabulous book then get yourself one asap!

I've had mine for a couple of weeks now and can't stop picking it up and flicking though..

It's even more exciting as I assisted on some of the shoots featured in the book as well as the front cover..

Monday, 27 September 2010

Ikea Love

We had a Friday night trip to IKEA the other night and picked up a rug and some fabulous fabrics for cushion cover making for our lounge..

The Gislev rug is an absolute bargain at £19.99 and some of the fabrics are as little as £1.99 a metre!

Secret Garden

On the way home after my friends wedding the other weekend in Chesterfield, we stopped at Hardwick Hall, one of the greatest Elizabethan Houses in the country..It was absolutely fabulous and a great way to enjoy the September sunshine wandering round the grounds after a tour of the house..I spotted this doorway and couldn't resist taking a snap with my hipstamatic made me think about a secret garden and took me back to my childhood! Lovely colour for the door as well..

goodbye Summer...hello Autumn..

My goodness..where has the summer gone?!

It's gone by in a flash, or at least it seems..

It has been a jam packed summer with all the usual weddings, anniversaries and birthdays as well as a house move thrown in...I've been busy with my house mate furnishing the house and doing D.I.Y and styling which has been great, including taking the lounge window out to get the sofa into the house! It was worth it believe me! :D

All of the Autumn Winter 2010 catalogues are now out and I've been having a lot of fun flicking through them all to see what exciting things are out there in the world of interiors...It's also been doubly exciting seeing shots I've styled for Next, Argos and Homebase in the catalogues as well..

Now onto the Spring Summer 2011 Argos catalogue!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Calling all Stylist Assistants!

Are you a budding interior stylist or existing stylist assistant?
The Home Retail Group (Argos and Homebase) are looking for enthusiastic freelance stylist assistants to assist their team of stylists at their extensive photographic studio based in Milton Keynes.
Experience is a bonus but not necessary as they are looking for hard working, keen individuals with an interest in interior styling. This could be the perfect starting point for a career in styling!
Please email your CV and cover letter to Head Stylist Hannah Wilman:

Lovely weather for a picnic!

It's been fabulous sunny weather recently and what better accessory to have than a funky picnic blanket!
Check out Anorak's super range of picnice blankets as well as numberous other lovely things!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Period Living- June 2010

Here's a couple of images from a lovely feature I assisted stylist Alison Davidson on for the June issue of Period Living..

Photographs by Tim Young

Well done also to Anne Marie at the urban bakery whose gorgeous tutti fruity cupcakes feature on the front page, styled by Carolyn Bailey

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Liberty Fabrics

A while ago I took my lovely Granny out shopping to Stratford-upon-Avon which is a biannual trip we do..Every time we visit we pop to Fred Winters for her to look at the fabrics and to buy some sewing bits and bobs..It's always a great opportunity for me to check out some of the Liberty fabrics they stock..

Last time I went, they were selling off lots of end of roll pieces and I was in my element..I ended up spending a fortune on about 25 samples (which was whittled down from about 40!)..

Here's some of the best ones..Going to make them into cushion covers and use them in some shots..

Lazy blogger

Well, I've been a very lazy blogger indeed over the past few weeks as it has been very hectic to say the least. March started with work on the AW10 Next Catalogue and then onto styling for the Home Retail Group (Argos and Homebase)

It's been extremely busy but great at the same time working with a big team of talented photographers, set bulilders and art directors and using a range of sets and products..

Watch this space for images once the catalogues are out...

Sunday, 14 February 2010

BBC Homes and Antiques, March 2010- Recent Assisting Work

Here's a few images from the 'New Romance' feature in March's edition of BBC Homes and Antiques Magazine styled by Selina Lake. It was a fabulous shoot to assist on-the location was great and the cakes were yummy to much on afterwards!

Particularly love the beautiful quilt by Plumo made from Indian Sari's..the colours and detailing are amazing..
You might recognise the wallpaper from one of my shots from my recent shoot with Sussie Bell..I was lucky to get a bit that was leftover from this shoot so I made good use of it! Love the colours and the large scale floral design. It's from Designer's Guild and is £42 per roll..
Photgraphy by Debi Treloar..

Friday, 12 February 2010

Friday, 5 February 2010

Hurry Up Spring!

I don't know about you but I am desperate for the grey, miserable weather to pass and for the bluebells and snowdrops to start springing through and the fields to be full of lambs and greenery again..It feels so long since we had nice weather..

A lot of the Spring/Summer 2010 Home Catalogues are now out and I have been spending a lot of time perusing them this week..

Here's a lovely new range of kitchen tableware and textiles from Marks and Spencer to brighten up your day!

Cakestands by Anneka Sandher

Here's some more of the lovely handmade cakestands by Anneka Sandher that I used in my shoot last week..Absolutely gorgeous colours and styles of vintage plates used..

They retail at £40 each and are available from 'Kitsch' on Pelham Street in Nottingham, or from Anneka directly.

Perfect for an alternative Valentine's or Mother's Day gift!
Contact Anneka at her email address for more information..

Friday, 29 January 2010

Eclectic Style Photoshoot

Another great day was had yesterday doing a photoshoot with Sussie Bell.

Cupcakes provided by the lovely Anne Marie from The Urban Bakery and the gorgeous cake stand is handmade by Anneka Sandher.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

ID Textile: Textiles for the fashion and interior industries

I love this printed poster called 'Pile and Patch Rabbit' by ID Textile and also these lovely textile rabbits of theirs as well.
ID Textile is a French company who design textiles for the fashion and interior industries. Check out their website here.

The poster is 100x50cm and is available from Easy Art for £22.95.

Recent Stylist Assisting Work- Retreat Home S/S 2010 Catalogue

Here's 3 shots I assisted Selina Lake to style for the new Retreat Home S/S 2010 catalogue.

Photography by Sussie Bell.

Recent Stylist Assistant Work- Prima Feb 2010

I recently assisted on a photoshoot for a romance feature in the February issue of Prima...Here's one of the shots.
Styled by Selina Lake and photographed by Debi Treloar
Lots of gorgeous pastel tone products in this feature and lovely textiles. Always love working with Selina and Debi! Prima is out now to buy..

the urban bakery

the urban bakery is a fabulous supplier of yummy handmade cupcakes and cookies of all shapes, sizes, flavours and colours..I used some of their scrumptious cupcakes on my 'Pretty Things' photoshoot with Sussie Bell and am very pleased that this shot is going to be in the March issue of Vogue featuring in an article about the urban bakery!

Based in Leamington Spa, they not only deliver to the local area but do cupcakes by post all over the UK..I can say from experience that they are the yummiest cupcakes so why not order some and see for yourself!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

More wallpaper love..

I've been helping some friends choose some wallpaper for a feature wall in their bedroom and have used the opportunity to have a catch up on all of the fabulous wallpapers there are on offer at the moment..

wallpaperdirect is a great place to look as they stock a huge variety of brands..

Loving 'Perroquet' by Nina Campbell and 'Peonie' by Cole and Son

Not On The High Street

The fabulous Not On The High Street has a sale on at the moment..I spent a few minutes browsing through to see what they've got on offer and while looking, came across a couple of lovely things..

One being the 'LOVE' print by 'Bodie and Fou' and the other a limited edition 'Lemon' cookery print by 'Paper Alligator'..Check out Not On The High Street for some alternative gift options..