From today’s You magazine, in a piece entitled “21st century problems? There’s a MENTOR for that…”
The BBC Radio2 feel good gardens have been designed to calm the body, relax the mind and feel good.Each garden is named after BBCRadio2 DJs including Anneka Rice-colour garden, Chris Evans-taste garden, Jo Whiley-scent garden, Jeremy Vine-tactile garden, Zoe Ball-listening garden.
The amazing gold medal winner of the urban garden design RHS Chelsea show Love love love!
Artisan gardens at RHS Chelsea show. Sometimes the artisan gardens are more creative than the big show gardens
Amazing colours at RHS Chelsea! Loving the orange tulips and the floral arrangements created on a Tuk Tuk taxi
There’s an urban wild animal theme happening, not just at RHS Chelsea but also around Sloane Square shops in Chelsea London
My favourite of all the show gardens at RHS Chelsea 2017
My favourite views of the prize winning show gardens
This article is on how to present your home to its best advantage with home staging.
This can create best first impressions for an aspirational lifestyle
to prospective home buyers. They can see how the interior spaces can be best used
and also imagine themselves living there.
Loving this infographic from Wayfair.co.uk on home staging
Great way of describing how to present your property in the best way possible.
“You only get 1 chance to make a 1st impression”
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My beautiful Isle of Wight seaside house is featured in the August issue of “25 Beautiful Homes” magazine which is out now in July.
I have lovingly interior-styled this family home over the last few years, and completely re-designed the garden into a tropical oasis around the swimming pool and poolside cabins,
But the time has now come to sell up and move on and to find a new design and build project in Bembridge,IOW for my family and I to live in.
This property is also featured on Rightmove and Zoopla and Jenny Turnbull Estate agents
Under detached 5+ bedroom properties for sale in Bembridge Isle of Wight
With the success of my Ceril Campbell, Style Your Life, lifestyle and celebrity style business spanning 30 years, where I created style transformations for A-list stars including Ringo Starr, Darcey Bussell CBE, Zara Phillips and Serena Williams and consulted for style projects to worldwide brands such as Sony, Schwarzkopf, Deloitte and the BBC, I found clients were asking me to add Interior design, Property build transformations and Home-staging to my lifestyle services. So I did!
The same design criteria apply in creating a stylish lasting first impression that wows.
Whether it’s for the actual client personally, or for their property.
Their home is an extension of their personality.
I like to understand clients’ lifestyle, budget, goals and aspirations.
Their requirements in what they wish to achieve with my expertise and within budget.
I work with proportion and balance, light and shade for a successful end result of best first impressions.
First impressions are all important.
The art of Illusion is also key.
Room interiors and body shape proportions both need clever tricks to enhance and disguise and create balance in designing the overall look and the final dressing.
North or South facing rooms, and our facial skin tones both require specific colour choices to reflect light and enhance.
I also take the following into consideration:
A property’s current value and likely end value before and after build or staging.
A property’s location. It is pointless to overspend on building works if the property value is capped, due to where it is situated.
I can improve a property’s value with a small or big transformation, according to budget and time,
working with an architect and builders on a design and build project
with an instant style makeover or simply a de-clutter.
with home staging, and creative use of furniture, furnishings, artwork and accessories,
I can make a dull space interesting, demonstrate how a large empty space can be divided into living areas, how a tired unloved ex-rental property can be shown to be once again to be a desirable comfortable family home that is attractive to buyers, at a premium price.
Home staging, furnishing and styling an empty property to sell, offers prospective purchasers a glimpse into how they could live in this property.
My transformations are never impersonal or formulaic, but offer warmth and individuality, showing an aspirational lifestyle appealing and targeted specifically to the likely property applicants in each area.
From Good Housekeeping, June 2015 (original article here)
These are the before and after photos of the ground floor of my client design and build project in Fulham.
From one big unloved open plan space, mostly used as storage rather than for living, the Architect and I created 2 double bedrooms with a master bathroom and cloakroom/shower room
The after photos are not styled or furnished by myself, but simply photos of the not-yet cohesively furnished interiors.
This is the area which was turned into a shower room/cloakroom on the left hand side and the master bedroom on the right hand side in front of the window
The master bedroom area beforeThe beginnings of the passageway off which is the master bedroom on the left hand side and the 2nd bedroom at the far end. The bathrooms will be on the right hand sideThe far left of the photo is where bedroom 2 will be
The beginnings of the master bedroom and passageway.The ,master bedroom will on the left and bathrooms will be on the right and the 2nd bedroom at the far end of the passage
The nearly finished master bedroom with engineered oak wood floorThe master bedroom with the new shutters and radiator with the client’s own furniture, but not yet finished with a proper headboard etc
Here are some before/after views of the ground floor
It was similar to finishing a difficult jigsaw to create and design small spaces that felt roomy.
The toilet changed position quite a few times to accommodate the client’s Purbeck stone vanity unit worktop
and to become the guest shower room/wet room as well as the main guest cloakroom for the house.
This is before the wet room is finished with a glass screen that folds back against the wall to give more space
The angled mirror is not part of the final room design, just temporarily placed there for safety.
Other wishes were storage, neutral colours, classic, functional, with mood lighting that can be dimmed throughout.
This is the master bathroom/shower after build with a free standing roll top bath at one end of the room.
With a generous sized walk in shower at the other end of the room.