Revealed: shopping secrets from a home stylist

Every month we speak to interiors and homes Instagrammers to get the inside track on what to buy where. This month, we chat to stylist Pippa Jameson about her shopping secrets

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Have you discovered our #sorealhomes Instagram community (if not, check it out @real_Homes, it's fab)? Just one of the way we're expressing our Insta-love is by calling on the hottest homes' bloggers and Instagrammers for their insider secrets – from the best hidden gems to find a bargain to how to style every room in your home. 

This month we spoke to a stylist, consultant, art director annnd TV designer Pippa Jameson. Oh and on top of all that she also founded pippajamesoninteriors.co.uk. Her are some of her shopping and style secrets...

What are your tips for a quick spring refresh?

Choose a key accent colour that’s hot for 2019, such as coral. Invest in three or four items, like cushions, a candle and some fresh or faux succulents. This will inject some spring/summer colours and the plants will bring the space alive.

living room with red or terracotta coloured walls and shlevs decorated with cacti by cuckooland

(Image: © Cuckooland)

What is your best styling secret?

Shop thrifty. You can find some absolute treasures if you hunt around at reclamation yards and online. I hardly ever buy new; you just need to know where to shop.

Which shop do you think is one to watch this year?

I think Amazon is going to up its homeware game. I hope we’ll also see more of Made + Good, an online marketplace selling the work of independent makers/designers

stylish contemporary garden furniture in white outroom by john lewis & partners

(Image: © John Lewis & Partners)

What are you biggest inspirations?

Fashion and travel. I’ve always looked at spring/summer fashion shows to gain my inspiration, and I have my camera at the ready when I travel to take snaps for ideas for my shoots.

What is your fail safe shop?

Rowen & Wren – the items are great quality and I love the naturalness of the materials they use, such as brass, linen, galvanised metals and wood. I also love Oliver Bonas!

contemporary outdoor furnitur with slight rustic feel by john lewis & partners

(Image: © John Lewis & Partners)

What is your favourite shop for unusual items?

If money were no object, it’d have to be Liberty. They have such an eclectic mix of fashion and pieces for the home.

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