We could learn a thing or two from Vickie Nickolls’s playful and practical design approach, which echoes throughout her work at Interior Therapy.
The playful element reflects Vickie’s belief that we shouldn’t be afraid to experiment when it comes to quirky patterns, bold fabrics and colourful statement pieces. So be brave, design-lovers! (And thank Vickie later).
Here, Vickie shares why Eames chairs and Anglepoise lamps are design classics and how her love of collecting has influenced the design of her family home…
Is there a signature Interior Therapy look? If so, how would you describe it?
Fun yet functional, I like to create a homely and lived in atmosphere for my clients that really reflects their characters and family, that is still functional for everyday use. A house that truly represents you and your style.
In terms of furniture, what design classics standout for you?
I love the classic Eames chairs, this really works well with my style, I also use a lot of of classic Anglepoise lamps, great for so many spaces and a great range of colours also!
What would be your top interior design tip for our readers?
Take risks, try a colour you have never used before or just go for painting the whole room and not just a feature wall. Be brave, don’t be afraid to mix prints and add colours.
What does home mean to you?
Home means everything to me, I spend a lot of time in my home working and looking after my little girl, so I want it to feel homely but with a fun edge. I love Bold prints on the walls and have photos everywhere. I enjoy collecting art and decorative items from when I have travelled and items that reflect us as a family.
What are your three most treasured pieces?
My three most treasure items are my framed Wedding Tea towel invite, that hangs in our bathroom!
Our living artwork by artist Britt Brass Turner and my collection of brightly coloured Glass from charity shop finds!
A perfect Sunday is…
A lazy morning in bed, not that we get this often, relaxing at home as a family and taking our dog Geoffrey or for a nice long walk, followed by a nice home cooked Roast dinner by the husband. Once my little girl is in bed, putting my feet up and catching up on rubbish weekend television!
If you could choose one piece from Layer, what would it be and where would it live?
This would live in my kitchen/living room space as I love the Black with the hits of Brass, perfect for this room, styled with lots of fab bottles and Brass cocktails accessories!
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