Growing up I spent a lot of time on the Norfolk coast, a place notorious for its beautiful beaches and countryside. The houses around the coast are often heavily influenced by this and the nautical theme sometimes a little too present. With that in mind I’ve put together this inspiration board in an attempt to bring the nautical trend a bit more up to date – and there’s not a model beach hut in sight…
1.Olive Wood Bowl, John Lewis £55 || 2.Eggshell Laundry Rack, Anthropologie £800 || 3.Gradient Vase, Holly’s House £180 || 4.Small Jug by Sue Binns, The Conran Shop £40 || 5.Grey Herringbone Throw, Heal’s £128 || 6.Recycled Glass Vase, Habitat £30 || 7.Andrew Martin Coffee Table, Occa-Home £2695
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A couple of months ago I contacted one of my favourite Interior Stylists, a lovely lady called Hannah Deacon, and asked if I could come and do some work experience with her. After a few emails it was all arranged and I went along to help on a three day stripe-themed shoot for the August issue of House Beautiful Magazine.
When I arrived it was straight into unpacking the vast array of props. For every item used in a shoot there are multiple other options so it’s important to label where everything comes from and remember which box or bag it came in so that it can be returned to the correct place.
The shoot was held in a beautiful location house in Streatham and over the three days various rooms (or the parts of the room that would be in shot) were painted and new floors were put down. It was a great shoot to work on and I was even asked to make a few pictures that were used on the walls. You can see one below which I made out of ribbon and a little drawing of a boat.
At the end of the shoot everything got packed away and the house got painted back to how it was before we arrived. It’s quite surreal to see the process a location house goes through and the owners must be constantly living with the smell of wet paint!
I’ve been lucky enough to have since worked with Hannah as an assistant and it goes to show how worthwhile it is to do work experience and internships. Not only do you learn tonnes but it’s also such a good way to make contacts!
Here’s a few of my favourite images from the shoot…
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