Great news – Pippa Jameson Interiors has been nominated for My Deco Design Democracy Blog Awards. So thank you to all of my raeders who voted for me! As part of the process, I have been asked to write a blog post about what design democracy means to me.
I guess it means that ultimately we all have the freedom and right to design and decorate in a fashion that suits ourselves without having to conform to a particular look or style.
Everyone looks to creative bodies for design advice, guidance and inspiration and may even copy an exact style to reproduce in their home. So even though we have the freedom to design what we like some still choose to conform, but the difference is, it is their choice.
Even though I am an interior stylist I am always looking around for inspiration and I love the fact that we can feed of other peoples designs and creations to give us an idea for a totally new project. Take my desk space at work as an example, it is covered with tear sheets, fashions images, fabrics and ribbon, old photographs and much more. They are not necessarily pinned up for a job, I just like to be surrounded by images that inspire me.
I am sure that all stylists, painters, fashionistas and pretty much any designer you meet will feed of others peoples designs as well as other elements around them such as travel and nature.
London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and we are surrounded by the most incredible talent. I feel very lucky to be in the middle of it all with untold exhibitions , galleries, fashion shows, you name it and London is showing it.
Coming back to design democracy briefly; I think as a nation we have never been more individual and creative. People are more willing to experiment and have the confidence to have a go themselves. This in turn has created an eclectic trend that can be seen in interiors and fashion. A kind of ‘anything goes’ that has to be convicted with confidence for it to work and some how, it does!
If you like my blog then please vote for me here ;0) click this link