Articles by Jill Macnair

Jill Macnair

Jill Macnair has worked as an interiors journalist for 13 years, contributing to titles including Elle Decoration, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. She set up cult interiors blog My Friend’s House in 2009 with Ros Anderson and continues to run the forum daily.


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The Paris basketball court using a vibrant palette to merge art with sport

Nudged in between a row of buildings in the suburbs of Paris is a striking fuchsia pink, purple, orange and blue public basketball court. The result of a collaboration between French fashion brand Pigalle, whose founder Stéphane Ashpool is a big basketball fan, and Nike plus Parisian creative agency Ill-Studio, whose clients include Louis Vuitton, Pigalle Duperré makes a compelling… read more

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Get the look: Topiary

Let’s all get into…Topiary. The horticultural practice of training evergreen plants into geometric-shaped oddities, or just about any other themed sculpture the mind can dream up, has fallen under the gaze of several contemporary photographers. And they’re making the all-green horticultural art look like the next logical next step for plant-loving homeowners. Got a European box hedge (Buxus… read more

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The new yellows

Remember when we were suddenly informed that Magnolia walls in the home was social suicide in decorating terms? There’s a new family of yellows cropping up in interiors that boast a similar buttery undertone, only, unlike Magnolia there is nothing sickening about them and they are instead delicious. Often quite brown-based, these yellows feel super fresh, unusual and startlingly… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist