Simply Natural

This calming natural palette incorporates highlights of white, warming wood and sophisticated metals, like chrome for a fresh update, just a few elements forming part of the new ‘Simply Natural’ range, the second homes trend by M&S. Look out for lovely bed linen with lace and stitching detail, modern Jacquard weaves, all in natural fabrics. Again, vases are my favourite for their simplicity and versatile uses, not forgetting rustic tableware and outdoor lanterns, perfect for summer evenings.

We shot these lovely shots in a fabulous location in South Norwood in late September last year. Gorgeous natural lighting captured by super interiors photographer, Jon Day and styling by me, Theoda Solms Iles, and of course assisted by the lovely Mihaela Berbecar.

Simply Natural Whites flatly for M&S Home

 

Simply Natural Whites Bedroom for M&S Home

 

Simply Natural Whites Lanterns for M&S Home

 

Simply Natural Whites Kitchen Shelf for M&S Home

 

Simply Natural Whites Vases for M&S Home

 

Simply Natural Whites Living Room for M&S Home

 

Simply Natural Whites Bedroom for M&S Home

 

Simply Natural Whites Towels for M&S Home

 

Simply Natural Whites Shopping for M&S Home

 

Styling, Direction, Production: Theoda Solms Iles

Photography: Jon Day

Stylist Assistant: Mihaela Berbecar

Set Builder: Gareth Johnson, from Tim Warren Set Building

for M&S Homes, Spring Summer 2018

 

Artisan Blues

M&S Homes have a new approach to their homeware for Spring/Summer’18 and I’m very excited to show it to you. Instead of having bold definite themes to their trends, the new look concentrates on three different colour looks and within, incorporating all areas of the home. Great upholstery in relaxed styles and quality textured weaves. Simple lined glassware verging on utilitarian becomes stylish in blues and greens. The idea is that customers buy the piece because they can imagine it in their own homes, adding to their existing scheme, rather than redesigning their whole look to fit a new trend.

For this new direction, I was fortunate enough to be the stylist on the shoot. Planning the whole shoot was super exciting and finding suitable locations to showcase the new looks. I even commissioned the build of a blue-concrete wall as a backdrop for some of the more contemporary shots (see below).  And as you’d imagine, the sourcing of gorgeous blooms to adorn the shots, was a certain highlight.

Artisan Blues flatlay for M&S Home

Now more about whats new for Spring/Summer 2018. The latest interiors collection from M&S includes three trends. Here we have the ‘Artisan Blues’ look, a very popular choice for all colour lovers, this look revolves around a tonal palette of soft and vibrant shades of blue adding hints of grey for a bit of sophistication and mood.

Artisan Blues dining room for M&S Home

 

Artisan Blues glass and ceramic vases for M&S Home

 

Artisan Blues Living Room for M&S Home

 

Artisan Blues Living Room for M&S Home

 

Artisan Blues Cushions for M&S Home

 

Artisan Blues Bedroom for M&S Home

 

Artisan Blues M&S Homes shopping

 

Styling, Direction, Production: Theoda Solms Iles

Photography: Jon Day

Stylist Assistant: Mihaela Berbecar

Set Builder: Gareth Johnson, from Tim Warren Set Building

for M&S Homes, Spring Summer 2018