Thursday, 1 May 2014

featuring...



out of the dark...


Just ten minutes away from me is a very special charitable organisation, run by an incredibly dedicated and hard working couple, the quite fabulously named Jay and Jade Blades! Out Of The Dark's premise is a working extended family who employs, trains and educates young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Equality, trust, creativity, a huge amount of hard graft and long hours, but also a lot of fun, all add up to the ethos created by OOD.

I finally met Jay and Jade for the first time last year at 'Heals Discovers', an initiative where Heals produce exclusive collaborations with established designers alongside emerging talents. I then visited their workshop last Summer to see for myself where vintage and mid-century items, purchased or donated, are re-cycled, restored and rejuvenated. OOD is an organisation going from strength to strength, working alongside not only celebrated designers such as Naomi Cleaver and Kevin McCloud, but with the same energy and dedication, also running a youth club after hours in near-by Beaconsfield, and not to forget, bringing up their own family at home. Not much then...

Feast your eyes on Jay and Jade's very unique and creative home-each room decorated with a budget of just £500. You can see the full story and all the pictures in the Spring 2014 edition of Heart Home Magazine.

out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch






3 comments:

  1. I met Jay the other day at the #MayDesignSeries event in Pitfield. I think Jade was briefly there but left. Having read so much about OOD, it was really nice to meet Jay and witness the passionand total professionalism he applies to everything. What a great enterprise that will only go from strength to strength. Great home. Thank you for featuring.

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  2. hi carolin, you have such a beautiful blog, and this post is so inspiring! great examples of how to use colors in a modern and elegant way!

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  3. My sister loves colorful, I'm sure she'll get jealous when she gonna see this decor. I love them too! :)

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