A couple of years ago, when Lisa Dawson and I were launching our ‘No Rules Interior Cool’ workshops, we were looking for a few cool, quirky interior brands to sponsor our goody bags. One of those brands was Woodchip and Magnolia, a wallpaper and textile company founded by uber talented and experienced designer Nina Marika Tarnowsk. We instantly loved Woodchip and Magnolia’s vibe and their mantra ‘we like to do things differently. We don’t follow trends or have a signature style. We do what we want when we feel like it, together with creatives who share the same passion and ethos'. it resonated hugely with us and our belief that there are no rules with interior design either.
We are also longtime admirers of Pearl Lowe who - although she needs no introduction - is a one time pop singer, a fashion designer and an interior designer with an effortless signature style that encompasses all things vintage and chic faded glamour. Her clothes and interiors and instantly recognisable and her kitchen is one of the most liked on Instagram.
So, imagine our delight when we learned that Pearl had designed a range of wallpapers and textiles for Woodchip and Magnolia - definitely a meeting of like minded creatives - and that they were launching the wallpapers at London Design Fair.
We met Pearl at London Design Fair for a good old chinwag about all things interiors and discuss Pearl’s excitement at launching her own textile range. ‘I’ve been designing these prints in my head for years, drawing on the many influences in my life. It’s really a dream come true for me!’ We also couldn’t help but meander into other topics - she was so easy to talk to about anything. We talked about how you often only work out how your career path has evolved by joining the dots backwards and about the difficulties of balancing an often unpredictable career in a creative world with the equally unpredictable demands of motherhood - and loads more! We recorded the chat as a podcast here. if you fancy a listen.
The wallpapers and textiles are all absolutely gorgeous and unmistakeably ‘Pearl’ in style. They reflect her lifelong passion for vintage, faded glamour and country house opulance, a;ll mixed in with a splash of rock ‘n’ roll.. The designs are an eclectic mix of vintage inspired florals and geometric prints and come in a variety of colourways. So inspiring and beautiful and make me want to redecorate my house immediately!
Va Va Frome
It was great to meet Pearl - her collaboration with Woodchip and Magnolia really is the perfect match and I can’t wait to see what else they come up with!