Loving your work

Posted by Suzi | April 12, 2012

A frantic London fashion PR friend contacted me last month looking for ideas for their new office. Having recently acquired a run down muse studio in west London, they need to refurb. And fast.

With a mini budget and a pressing need to entertain clients/ display stacks of jewellery, I gave her a hand in the shabby chic direction (yes, working remotely from Sydney).

Making the most of the distressed shutters, which already graced the windows,  we went a contemporary feminine palette. To avoid being sickly sweet, I suggested a colour scheme of strong nutrals and faded pastels. Then we threw in a whole heap of girlie accessories- chandeliers, armoires, gilded picture frames.

With the company having a strong creative ethos, we choose office furniture that evoked a sense of home rather than your atypical work place. Weathered desks, vintage display cabinets, upholstered chairs.

I do hope you like this sneak peek at the mood board….



Picture credits (from top left): Shutters; clients own, Tea-cup vase; www.etsy.com, Tree jewellery hanger; www.etsy.com, Phone; client’s own, Wall frames; Albert Hadley, Chairs; www.littleparis.co.uk, Mirror; www.grahamandgreen.co.uk, Chairs; www.eclecticrevisited.com, Chain chandelier; www.sweetpeaandwillow.com, Wardrobe www.littleparis.co.uk, Model/Wardrobe; www.french-country-decor-guide.com, Wall-plates; apartment132.blogspot.com.au, Hand display; www.junkandfleamarketstyle.blogspot.com, Paint samples all Farrow and Ball; Elephant’s Breath, Oval Room Blue , Borrowed Light, Tallow, www.farrow-ball.com.








  1. Gorgeous!!! LOVE those pale green tones and want that mirror!

    Comment by Jessica — April 12, 2012 #

  2. Stunning!! Love your choice of strong neutrals and faded pastels… always my favourite.

    Comment by Eileen — April 14, 2012 #

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