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  inviting spaces
We had a chat to Jenny Quinlan of Studio JQ about how she turns her clients wish list into their perfect home...
We have all been into the ubiquitous ‘beige box’ where magnolia is king and the only splash of colour is in the fruit bowl, and yet the colour palette is so vast – how do you introduce clients to a different colour options?
We tend to ease clients in with different textures first, if they’re apprehensive about colour. Then once they can see how the decorative scheme layers together, we introduce earthy, warm, easy to live with tones, such as mustard yellows, dark greens, porcelain blues and carmine reds.
Shades come in and shades go out – what is top of the
list for 2019?
Throughout history during politically turbulent times, people tend to gravitate towards the colourful & bold, not only for comfort but also self expression. Coral was announced as Pantones colour of 2019, but my current favourites are two of the new Farrow & Ball colours, Bancha and Sulking Room Pink.
As well as colours, we have textures to consider too –
how do you narrow down the options to suit the spaces? Practicality narrows the field somewhat, children and pets don’t mix well with fine silks, and heavy woollen weaves aren’t the most comfortable choice for a headboard. Our homes should be
tactile & inviting spaces so the touch test is crucial. Don’t restrict your textures to just fabrics through, woven linen and grasscloth wallpapers from Phillip Jeffries & Arte are superb.
And finally what is top of your own interior wish
list for 2019?
A really stunning piece of art, it’s important to fill your home with things that bring you joy every day and sometimes these take time to find.
You can join Jenny at her Introduction to Interior Design workshop events running at Marlborough College Summer School this year Book now at
Interior Architecture & Design
Specialists in bespoke residential and commercial interiors with a focus on sustainable design using natural materials. We create exquisite spaces for living and working that are fully tailored to our clients needs
ilf 01672 560237
23-24 The Parade, Marlborough, SN8 1NE

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