ST TROPEZ YOUR HOME THIS SUMMER
Bringing the style and essence of St Tropez to your wardrobe is one of our key aims at PAMPELONE CLOTHING, and now we show you how to bring this to your home via our favourite interiors designer Elizabeth Scarlett. From the dreamiest of palm tree cushions to bloggers-favourite pineapple pouches, the St Tropez inspired SS16 collection brings all the colour and accents you need in your home. Here we interview Elizabeth herself, and she’s offering our PAMPELONE readers an exclusive 15% discount. Keep reading for further details.
Elizabeth, start by telling us a bit more about the gorgeous Elizabeth Scarlett brand.
I started Elizabeth Scarlett just over a year ago and have grown through beautiful stockists such as Graham & Green, Fenwick and Amara Living. We are also stocked in over 20 luxurious boutiques worldwide in London, St. Tropez, Ibiza and the Caribbean. We offer our customers incremental value in soft furnishings and accessories, most often bought as gifts or personal treats. With a textile heritage and a background in fine art, I use my signature hand-painted designs to uniquely embroider each product.
What are the main inspirations behind the brand?
My collections are inspired by soft lighting, calming colour palettes, the art and wonderful interiors from the South of France where I spent my summers growing up.
We LOVE your pieces and their pop of colour, can you give us your top tips on how to inject some colour into our homes?
I always recommend the 60-30-10 rule. When decorating a room, divide the colours you want to add into percentages: 60% of a tonal/dominant colour… for example the walls, 30% of a secondary colour … the upholstery and 10% of an accent colour…lets call that bit the little extra sparkle to brighten up the room e.g. summer flowers, bright mounted prints on the walls, lamp shades or most importantly CUSHIONS! Following this rule, you can get away with bringing your favourite, vibrant colours into a balanced environment without making it look garish or gaudy.
You’ve already mentioned you grew up spending time in the South of France, but where is your favourite holiday destination?
I’ll never get enough of the South of France. Although I make trips there for inspiration a few times a year, every time I visit I always find somewhere new that captures me all over again.
What are your favourite summer spots in London?
Alfresco pizza at Franco Manca in Belsize Park, Pimms in the The Stag garden in Hampstead or rosé and nibbles in the Ivy Chelsea Garden.
What are your holiday packing essentials?
Gold sandals, my ES washbag, my PAMPELONE Amalfi and Natalia dresses (a maxi & a mini) and my ES bucket bag for all my beach essentials.
What’s next for Elizabeth Scarlett?
World domination and launching my scented soy wax candles in September.
Elizabeth is offering all PAMPELONE readers an exclusive 15% discount using code PAMPELONE at checkout www.ELIZABETHSCARLETT.com