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Alex Kristal

Some of our favourite stylists gave a little window into their beautifully curated world. Snapping a vignette of treasured items, grouped together to inspire...

Sania Pell

‘This is a corner of home, featuring a few of my favourite handmade objects. These pieces on my living room mantlepiece bring me great joy every time I look at them. saniapell.com

vase and white ceramics styled by sania pell
Pictured left to right: Vase by Matthias Kaiser at Flow Gallery. The dried twig is from ‘Scadenese’, an ELLE Decoration shoot many years ago, supplied by Simone Gooch at Fjura. Jug and platters by Kaori Tatebayashi, one of my favourite ceramic artists. The textured bowl is by Akiko Hirai from Flow Gallery and Maud and Mabel. The round ball was purchased from a flea market in Tokyo, it has a wonderful textured surface. The trinket dish by Malgorzata Bany is from The New Craftsmen. The painted Shapes are from a previous shoot about paint.
Sania Pell

Olivia Gregory

‘Nature, be it sunshine or blooms, have kept me positive during this lockdown period. It’s also a good reminder that this time will pass!’ oliviagregory.com

flowers in vase on chest of drawers
The lilac from my garden in a celadon art deco vase. The vintage cloisonné vase is from Ceraudo and the fluorite crystal was a birthday gift. The lamp is Czech, mid-century and the chinoiserie commode is English, circa 1880. The wall is bare plaster, this soft colour is a flattering background I find, for many styles of furniture and most colours.
Olivia Gregory

Hannah Bort

‘When we renovated our home I knew I wanted a bespoke shelf in the kitchen specifically for little still life arrangements that could be switched up depending on my mood and what I’d collected. I’m very fortunate to get to travel to some amazing countries for my work and I always make time to search out new homeware shops and designers as part of my downtime. This is a small curation of objects and ceramics I’ve picked up over the years.’ Hannahbort.com

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From left to right: a beautiful gift from Italian ceramics brand Kose Milano, stone from the beaches of Lake Michigan, organic ceramic vase from Saigon, a classic jug I never tire of from Another Country, brush from Seoul, bowl by ceramicist Lisa Ommanney, hand-painted plate from a market in Seoul, iron teapot from Kyoto, cylindrical vase by Mizuyo Yamashita and a metalwork sculpture made by my father.
Hannah Bort

Laura Fulmine

‘I am in the middle of a huge home renovation so all my treasured pieces have been packed away for almost two years now. I got these out to create a lovely image and actually feel like keeping them out now just to remind me just how great it will be once we have finished and I can properly style the house rather than living in piles of dust and out of boxes.’ laurafulmine.com

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The light is from Kalmar, the brass candleholder is by Minimalux from Viaduct, the candle is Cire Trudon, the little trees are by Aamu Song from The Conran Shop, the little feet are from Lassco.co.uk
Laura Fulmine


Katie Phillips

‘Moving things around my tiny east London flat, switching up the candles, plants and cushions has really kept me sane during lockdown. It’s important to find inspiration wherever we can at the moment and I feel most relaxed surrounded by the things I love, candles lit and the lighting levels low – it gets me ready to take on a new day.’

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The chair is Pierre Paulin and was sourced by Béton Brut for me, I had the cushion made using vintage fabric from Kempton Market, the table is a London auction house purchase, the lamp is by HAY, the black ceramic vase is by Noe Kuremoto, the brass bowl is H&M Home and the candlestick is by Skultuna
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sition. During lock-down, I'm particularly enjoying tending to my garden and nurturing house plants.’ finolainger.com


Alex Kristal

‘I’ve been plotting to redecorate my home forever, so with more time than I would like within these four walls, I’m taking the plunge and doing it myself. This is the palette that I’m sampling for my studio space, calm and like all of my work, inspired by the textures and colours found in nature.’ alexkristal.com

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On the wall is ‘Fresco Blue Reef’ limewash by Pure & Original, with the woodwork matched in matt eggshell. Fabrics shown include linen from the Cloth House (large drape), and small linen samples (in the frame) ‘Sunset linen’ in ‘White’ and ‘Green Tea’ by Barbara Osorio, Bracken – Mushroom & Fox – Moss by De Le Cuona and a sheer, Gem by Sahco 004 by Kvadrat. The frame is by Nkuku, the Sycamore vase by Hope in the Woods, the ceramic bud vase by Marta Bandeira, plus a bunch of foraged and found objects.
Alex Kristal

Finola Inger

‘I’m a bit of a magpie, a keen collector of objects and props so I do tend to have vignettes of objects dotted around, on any spare surface in my home, which I share with my husband and son. However, I’m keen that our home is a calm environment, which means I want to avoid too much clutter. So do an edit and have a clear out every year or so. I love objects that tell a story or hold a particular memory, having that human element is very important to me. I have a passion for ceramics and porcelain. When grouping objects, I particularly enjoy mixing textures, silhouettes and patterns. For me what makes a vignette interesting is all about the way objects are mixed together; the juxtaposition. During lock-down, I'm particularly enjoying tending to my garden and nurturing house plants.’ finolainger.com

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The postcard features a screenprint called ‘Ripple’ by John Walker. The German and Scandinavian vintage ceramics are from Rosenthal, Lyngby Porcelaen, Bareuther Waldsassen and the candlestick is from Robert Welch
Finola Inger

Hannah Simmons

‘Lots of the pieces I have featured are artwork I've created, collections I’ve gathered over the years whilst propping and personal treasures, and anything that my magpie tendencies are drawn to. I love including natural elements to ground my space, using plants, and cuttings from the garden. The coffee table in the living room is a constantly evolving canvas where I play with objects that have meaning for me and lift my mood, especially pertinent during lockdown at home.’ hannahsimmons.com

coffee table with items by hannah simmons
Glass vase from H&M, White jesmonite cakestand from Tate Modern, White marble and black stone candleholder from West Elm,White tealight holder from Designers Guild, bowl from The Foundry Minneapolis, Circular tray from H&M, White Kubus candleholder by Lassen from Skandium, black plant pot by H&M
Hannah Simmons

Flora Bathurst

‘We are up in Scotland and have been so for six weeks. The house that my sister Lucy Bathurst (Nest Design) and I inherited from our mum is full of old treasures, books, quilts, pictures etc. Not much dates from this century in fact, however as Lucy is a extremely gifted curtain maker and whiz with vintage fabrics she has added some wonderful textiles, curtains and colour to the old place. The shots are all in her room with stuff found around the house. ’ florabathurst.com

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The huge book Needlework Through the Ages is dated 1928, the quilt is one of many that my Mum collected. The extraordinary wall hanging is a collected piece that Lucy transformed. She won’t reveal her sources….
Flora Bathurst


Despina Curtis

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The blue artwork is by Tilde Grynnerup, the vase and bowl are both by Raawii, flowers are Kitten Grayson Flowers
Despina Curtis

‘Here is a snap of my working from home space in my dining room. I move around the house, but the dining room has the best light in the late afternoons. Kitten Grayson flowers on the table brighten my day. As shoots are on hold, I’m offering zoom consultations. I have three clients who are totally renovating their homes and need advice on colour, textiles and hardware. It’s working really well !’ @deechops


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