Creative displays by Pippa Jameson

This shoot is from the archives and dates back to 2011, I predicted that we would be painting our walls grey, accessorising with mustard and loving all things reclaimed…it’s great when you get it right. Enjoy x

Last month, I worked on a great shoot with photographer Jemma Watts, looking at creative ways to display pictures and home accessories, using a selection of 3M’s Command products.

When it comes to wall displays you don’t have to stick to conventional set-ups, think about what you are hanging and try to have a little fun. Our styled collection has a retro feel, with most of the items having been up-cycled or restored. We started by painting the wall in a rich grey, this created the perfect backdrop to the punchy reds and bright mustard. It may not be your obvious choice for the wall, but this demonstrates that with the right light and accessories, slate grey can look striking and above all, warm.

My favourite item is the handmade peg rail which has been made from old yard sticks, genius. We used the Command picture hanging strips to attach it to the wall, just make sure you check the weight of the products against the back of the Command packet. All products wall are from the fabulous Home Barn, they sell a mixture of home accessories that have been lovingly restored and transformed into very cool and individual pieces.

Creative displays - 3M
Credits from left to right: Wall painted with Railings, Matt emulsion, Farrow & Ball. Tom Collins red chair, Sofa Workshop. Crystal stool designed by Marcel Wanders for Kartell, £133, Lifestyle Bazaar. Smoke bottle vase, £29, Ebury Home & Garden. All wall decoration including letters & pictures, wooden shoes, vintage bottles, coat rack & vintage flags, all Home Barn. Yellow throw, Just Blankets. Mathew Williamson Cushions, £20, Debenhams.

Credits: Crystal stool designed by Marcel Wanders for Kartell, £133, Set of 3 Delft flying ducks, £45, Lifestyle Bazaar, Ben de Lisi Red table lamp, Debenhams.

Credits: Wall painted with Railings, Matt emulsion, Farrow & Ball. Vintage American clear colour Balls jars, £22.00, Antique Apothecary / Chemist Bottles Medium, £25.00, Vintage Baby Shoe Lasts, £55, Distressed letters and numbers, £10 each, all Home Barn Ben de Lisi Red table lamp, Debenhams

Credits: Letters and numbers, shoe lasts as before. Note book, V&A.