Monday, 29 June 2015

styling details...



my styling for the launch of blue gigi...

Meet Leila Brink, Mum of 3 and owner of brand new Moroccan rug emporium Blue Gigi. A few months ago, I had the pleasure to work with Leila and photographer Paul Craig on her very first shots for the launch of her new brand. Leila turned up at the fabulous Brixton East Studios with her 4x4 laden from top to bottom with rugs and props and we literally got stuck in!  We had great fun putting the shots together in a pretty tight timescale, which makes you think on the hoof and gets the adrenalin running!

Having travelled to Morocco and Egypt many times as a child with her parents, Leila grew up with a love and appreciation of the decorative beauty in the painstakingly and lovingly handcrafted pieces that adorned people's homes. It was during a holiday on the Ile de Re that Leila met Vincent Bas, and so began the story of Blue Gigi. Vincent introduced Leila to the historical traditions, methods and meanings of tribal rugs in Morocco from his home in Marakkech and together they now source the best they can find for clients' homes here in the UK.

Blue Gigi is a truly personalised rug-finding service, where the client's needs, tastes and home are carefully considered before recommendations are made by Leila. And if she doesn't have in stock exactly what you need, she and Vincent will source it for you. Each piece is chosen for its 'meaning, history and beauty,' and what I loved about them was that each one is truly individual and unique-real investment pieces and family heirlooms.

I hope you like the shots we put together and do jump over to Leila's brand new website!






blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

blue gigi, moroccan rugs, styling details, home decor, soft furnishings, floor rugs, trend daily blog, stylist caroline davis, paul craig photographer, brixton east studios

Thursday, 25 June 2015

launch...



murmur a/w15...

I was recently sent some lovely photography from brand new home and lifestyle brand 'Murmur'. I loved the look of their products and gorgeous muted palette, so I thought I'd share it with you!

Designed under the UK's leading bedding and bath brand Bedeck, the range has been put together by Bedeck's head of design Julie Hall. Formerly a freelance fashion artist in London and New York, Julie moved back to Ireland in the 1980's where she became involved in the traditional linen industry, helping to move it forward in the design and development of contemporary linen products. Moving to Bedeck as head of design in 2006, she has now established a dynamic in-house creative studio, also responsible for their other licenced brands, including Harlequin and Designer's Guild-quite an achievement. And if this wasn't enough, Julie still finds time to paint, walk and is training to become a yoga teacher!

Murmur is Bedeck's first homeware collection, designed in-house, with pieces crafted and sourced from Portugal to Thailand. The comprehensive range showcases a combination of modern and rustic, in ceramics, glassware, kitchen textiles and accessories, bedlinen, towels, soft furnishings, basketware, stationery and even fragrance.

The colour palette is soft and natural, with materials such as sea grass, ash, acacia wood, wool and linen, all working beautifully together to produce a hand crafted look which I really love. The range launches on September 10th 2015 and will be available from the following retailers:

selected Fenwicks and Bentalls department stores

Prices range from £4 for the stem napkins, £6 for small speckle bowls, £7.50 for Acacia spoons, from £17 for the Dune bedlinen, £35 for the Bud Grey cushion and £85 for a pinstripe robe.


a/w 2015, bedeck, trend-daily blog, caroline davis, home and lifestyle accessories

a/w 2015, bedeck, trend-daily blog, caroline davis, home and lifestyle accessories

a/w 2015, bedeck, trend-daily blog, caroline davis, home and lifestyle accessories

a/w 2015, bedeck, trend-daily blog, caroline davis, home and lifestyle accessories

a/w 2015, bedeck, trend-daily blog, caroline davis, home and lifestyle accessories

a/w 2015, bedeck, trend-daily blog, caroline davis, home and lifestyle accessories

a/w 2015, bedeck, trend-daily blog, caroline davis, home and lifestyle accessories

a/w 2015, bedeck, trend-daily blog, caroline davis, home and lifestyle accessories