Trend: Colonial charm

 A a stylist, I am always drawn in by beautifully detailed and authentic sets.  I take delight in absorbing the way a room is designed and always appreciate the styled accessories sitting on side tables, as well as photos and paintings on walls, all of which are there to help tell the story.  I get quite excited when a trend lends itself to getting really authentic to time honored pieces, and Colonial charm does just that.  With its wonderful imagery of travel, merchants and sense of discovery, it combines earthy tones and raw materials like rattan and linens, with vintage travel wares with scientific curios for an eclectic and spontaneous ‘set up camp for the night’ kind of feel.

I reveled in the chance to create a mood board to inspire an interiors setting and explore for myself all the lovely imagery conjured up by colonial times. Humid days spent in the shade discovering new creatures, the soft lull of palm frond fans, and adventure in the jungle waiting on your doorstep.…

L to R Top Row: {1}Jute twine and {2} Globe seen via  browndresswithwhitedots, {3} Colonial Setting

Middle Row: {1} Peacock seen via browndresswithwhitedots, {2} Insect illustration, {3} Wicker texture

Bottom Row: {1} Leather trunks, {2} Palm frond Wallpaper


Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.