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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Art (and rooms) imitating birds – decorating tips from our feathered friends

This month our enduring fascination with colour has been piqued by French Feather artisans Plume de Panache.  The outfit, run by founder Caroline Mesellaty in Paris, works with artisans to create artworks using bird feather, whose simple beauty is all about the fine balance of colour, pattern and texture.   The process of creating each one-off art work begins with bird… read more

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The surprising rise of….Mushrooms

Last Autumn, we covered an Instagram sensation concerning mushrooms and in a strangely timely coincidence we’ve just stumbled across another amazingly colourful tribute to world of funghi. The work of artist Jill Bliss, this series focuses not just on individual mushrooms but rather group compositions that Bliss has created herself with a strong eye for colour combining. Bliss calls her works… read more

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Talking colour and plants with London Terrariums’ Emma Sibley

A stone’s throw from south London’s congested Old Kent Road is a colourful little haven for people who love plants. London’s only terrarium shop – aptly called London Terrariums – began life on owner Emma Sibley’s kitchen table, before migrating to a studio in Bermondsey and finally putting its roots down in one of London’s most urban corners. The… read more

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Gucci’s new homewares – plus 5 fashion and interior crossovers

Italian fashion powerhouse Gucci is launching a homewares collection this month, joining a long line of major brands to have made the crossover before them – to varying degrees of success. Without naming names, at this point we’d like to acknowledge the animal print dominating nightmares that have been unleashed into our universe before (from a label that also… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist