Colour and Style in store at Jonathan Adler

American designer and hottest name in interiors, Jonathan Adler, recently opened his 2nd store in the UK. I first came to know his work though decorative pottery and ceramic pieces. Quirky objects like half peeled bananas, naive styled lions and rather stylish muse-like ladies appearing on vases. Suddenly menagerie became fashionable and brought to the masses by being stocked at places like John Lewis. Just a few years later, and this American Interiors Hero, opens his first store on Sloane Avenue, and with that, creating a real buzz with everyone in the know, gushing about his fabulous style and flair for fun and colourful design. His latest interiors boutique is situated in trendy Notting Hill, west London. Last week I paid this hot spot a visit to see what’s in store at the moment.

Jonathan Adler Notting Hill store

Lover of bold colours, Mr Adler made it ok to add splashes of bold hues throughout the home, start small with colourful accessories. Photo frames and geometric print cushions jazzes up this cream Rutledge sofa. I have always got the feeling that turquoise might be his favourite colour? I’m just guessing here…

 

Jonathan Adler Notting Hill store, canisters on turquoise side table

Don’t you also just love the turquoise upholstered Rococo side table? Never one to shy away from fun, these canisters have become a bit of a trademark, and probably one of the most featured pieces. These ones seen above, are the more PG rated ones, the rest of the collection include holders for all your ‘ingredients’ like Gunja, Poppers, Uppers, Dolls, Prozac and more….

 

Jonathan Adler Notting Hill store

Ice-blue velvet adorn this stylish Lampert sofa, complete with bolsters, buttoned back and seat, I have feeling that this sofa could become my soul mate.

 

Jonathan Adler Notting Hill store

The Rider lounge chair takes inspiration from mid-century California style, the turquoise velvet softens the hard metal elements and makes this the perfect occasional chair.

 

Jonathan Adler Notting Hill store, gold accessories

Jonathan Adler Notting Hill store, gold accessories

Jonathan Adler never seem to shine away from injecting a bit of glam with the use of golden highlights. Here he goes full-on gilded with vases, cushions, side tables and metal lighting, all being treated to the Midas touch.

 

Jonathan Adler Mrs Godfrey chair

More gorgeous accessories to fall in love with. Cushions in neutral tones don’t have to be boring, by sporting a classic Greek-key design and a bright trim, they bring a sophisticated fun factor. The Mrs Godfrey armchair in Brighton clay is lovely and will suit most interior schemes.

 

Jonathan Adler vases and animal objects - dogs and lionThese matt white (and black) decorative objects above, were my first introduction to the Jonathan Adler brand.

 

Jonathan Adler Notting Hill store, sofa, coffee table, cushions, rug, accessories

Mid-century inspired vases and objects; grey pottery comes to life with focal areas in colourful glaze. With this love of two-tone geometric patterns, this rug and throw are key to his style and brings the pale Malibu sofa to life. I love the Scalinatella coffee table, a white marble top held aloft by super sexy golden curves.

 

Jonathan Adler Notting Hill store, sofa, coloured glass bottles

Brand new colourful bottles, delicate and decorative.

 

Jonathan Adler Notting Hill store, sofa, coloured glass bottles

The storefront of Jonathan Adler in Notting Hill, West London.

 

Feature and Photos, Theoda Solms Iles

 

Jewell Colours – Friday Flowers

The deep regal purple and emerald-green of this flower got my attention straight away in the flower shop. The vibrant colours reminded me of a jewels and I knew I had the right vase for them. The Japanese Gentian is a very striking looking plant with purple flowers budding between the leaves and then springing from these long green stems.

Purple Japanese Gentian in vintage jewel coloured vase

Purple Japanese Gentian in vintage jewel coloured vase

Just two stems was enough to make a real show in this vintage vase, an old emerald and turquoise handblown glass vase I picked up at the local charity shop for £1, one of my best bargains ever.

Purple Japanese Gentian

Purple Japanese Gentian

The luscious greens shading into turquoise is so mesmerising and because of the age of the vase it reminded me of another heirloom piece, a neckless I got from my mother, one she wore in days gone by. The turquoise crystal necklace with the gold and green stone clasp is just so pretty and special to me.

Vintage emerald & turquoise vase with antique necklace

Vintage emerald & turquoise vase with antique necklace

Fotos, Styling & Feature, Theoda Solms Iles

A Colourful Explosion

Show-stopping patterns and vibrant colours are the main ingredients of the latest fabric and wallpaper collection form Scion. This new range make it so easy to create a statement with oversize florals or geometrics on walls or giant zig-zag patterns for curtains. If this is your first dip into colour, then start with the gorgeous colour-blending stripes, keep your neutrals as your safety-net but branch out with bold colour injections here and there in the form of cushions, a wallpapered focal wall or a brightly upholstered armchair. Perfect for summer, these uplifting colours combined with funky patterns could be just the colour injection your home needs. My favourite has to be the turquoise zig-zag walls and Ikat design cushions with hints of lime and cobalt.

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Wallpaper: Diva 110860 £34.00/mtr.  Chair: Plains Six 131210 £33.00/mtr.  Cushion: Diva 120277 £27.00/mtr.  Lampshade: Diva 120277 £27.00/mtr.  Rug: Navajo 26402 (170 x 240cm) £480.

 

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Wallpaper: Khadi 110876 £34.00/roll.  Fabric Panels (l-r): Pivot 131120 £25.00/mtr, Groove 120285 £27.00/mtr, Pivot 131125 £25.00/mtr, Plains Five 131186 £35.00/mtr.  Chairs (l-r): Plains Six 131224, 131210 £33.00/mtr.  Sofa: Plains Six 131227, 131236 £33.00/mtr.  Table: Groove 120285 £27.00/mtr.  Cushions: A selection of fabrics from the Soul and Rhythm Weaves Collections.

 

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Wallpaper: Khadi 110876 £34.00/roll.  Curtains: Zing 120293 £27.00/mtr.  Chair: Plains Two 140496 £19.00/mtr.  Cushions (l-r): Groove 120288 £27.00/mtr, Diva 120281 £27.00/mtr.

 

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Wallpaper: Axis 110832 £45.00/roll.  Rug: Patch 25107 (170 x 240cm) £480.  Cushion: Diva 120279 £27.00/mtr, Pucci 120284 £27.00/mtr.

 

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Wallpaper: Groove 110853 £34.00/roll.  Cushions: A selection of fabrics from the Spirit Collection.

 

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Wallpaper:Axis 110836 £45.00/roll.  Curtains:Axis 131141 £30.00/mtr.  Sofa:Plains Six 131219 £33.00/mtr.  Cushions:A selection of fabrics from the Rhythm Weaves and Plains Five and Plains Six Collections.

 

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