Broadcaster, author and Hoste founder Laura Jackson has partnered with Next Home on a fun interior edit of affordably priced stylish homeware, furniture and lighting.
Laura Jackson, domestic goddess and Instagram sensation, has always had an eye for interiors, and now she has brought her eye to curate an edit of the items she loves for her own home.
The Laura Jackson Home Edit includes on-trend rattan furniture, a sumptuous velvet chair, stone dinnerware, ruffled bedding, basket storage and even a bar cart, all styled in her colourful London home.
Why do we love it? The range is packed with affordable pieces that tap into the biggest interiors trends of 2020, including vintage-inspired rattan and wicker accents, plush velvet furniture, industrial chic floor lamps, and a seriously cool bar cart. Plus, the styled shots also offer a glimpse into her Victorian terrace home, offering up some cool colour inspiration.
Her front door opens into a blush pink hallway, styled with Next Home's woven jute runner and the Noah console. The console is stylish but compact, suiting this narrow space and offering handy storage for things like post, keys, and bits 'n' bobs.
She offers a peek into the bedroom of her one-year-old daughter, Sidney, which features an enviable floral mural. She styled this colourful space with a striped pastel rug, a mustard armchair and a fun bobble cushion. Bear storage baskets add a whimsical touch.
Meanwhile Laura's powder blue bedroom is a soothing space, which she styled with white ruffle edged bedding against a striped headboard. ‘There is nothing nicer than fresh, crisp bed sheets. There is lots of colour in the bedroom, so a simple white bedding set works perfectly to balance out the room. I particularly love the ruffle detail on this bedding: it's just a little nod to something a bit more playful and fun,’ Laura explains.
Opposite, there's a chest of drawers which features the same washed-out, natural cane look as the hallway console, adding to the restful scheme.
But as a cookbook writer, the kitchen is unsurprisingly the heart of her home. In her open plan kitchen, she created a cosy corner with a velvet armchair and industrial inspired floor lamp. ‘My dog Barry loves a good snuggle on the kitchen chair, we often watch my husband cook while the radio is on and sit and soak the day in. I love little corners of rooms where you can make them cosy. By adding a floor lamp and rug to a corner can easily create a little 'zone' which is part of a bigger room. I love having lamps rather than overhead lights in the evening, and it creates a much cosier atmosphere.’
The kitchen dining area features the bistro chairs, and the Sandham dining table and dining bench. And Barry the whippet!
‘The hub of my home is the kitchen, and my dining table is central to this. A dining table means so much, for me it's where I gather with my family for special occasions, where my daughter paints, where I work from home, where I share intimate secrets with girlfriends over a glass of wine: I mean if my table could talk! I love entertaining, creating a tablescape brings me such joy, and I loved layering up the table for the edit with an Italian theme in mind - you can transport yourself to anywhere in the world with a tablescape. You don't even need to leave the house. I love the ribbed glassware as it adds texture to the table and the pom poms make the whole table playful but still chic,’ she says of the collection.
Her kitchen also features stylish storage. ‘The wicker basket could be used to display fruit on the countertop, or it could be used as a bread basket on the dinner table. I like to be creative with accessories and get the best out of them.’
And last but not least, a drinks trolley for late night entertaining. ‘I mean, everyone needs a drinks trolley in their home, right?! My favourite thing to do after dinner is to take the trolley around the dining table and make espresso martinis for everyone. It's such a beautiful way of displaying your glassware and is a real ice breaker when friends come over. It's incredibly stylish, but it's also a timeless piece to add to your furniture collection at home.’
Livingetc's top picks
Here are our 7 favourite pieces from the collection...
1. FLOOR LAMP
We love this chic, simple floor lamp design with it's conical lampshade and slim brass frame...
2. STRIPED RUG
We love the ice cream colours of this pastel striped rug – colourful, but at the same time not overbearing.
3. RATTAN PIECES
We love the on-trend rattan furniture pieces, from the bedside tables to the large console and chest of drawers.
4. STRIPE THROW
Because you can't go wrong with classic stripes.
5. BISTRO CHAIRS
Light wood chairs for a neutral, rustic and relaxed kitchen scheme.
6. STORAGE BASKETS
Basket storage is stylish and practical, whether it's for log storage or for keeping knick knacks and bits 'n' bobs tidy.
7. VELVET CHAIR
And last but not least, some sumptuous velvet seating.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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