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Farrow & Ball and the Natural History Museum have collaborated on a range of sixteen new paint colours inspired by Werner's Nomenclature of Colours. Published in 1814, this taxonomic guide to the colors of the natural world was an invaluable tool for artists of the period, and scientists such as Charlies Darwin. Each colour has an animal, vegetable and mineral reference attached to it. 'Duck Green' evokes the colour of a Mallard's neck, while 'Emerald Green' is drawn from the beauty spot on the wing of a teal drake.


Every colour described in Werner's book evokes a vision inspired by the...
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Farrow and Ball have launched a collection of 25 incredible metallic wallpapers in some of their finest designs and with a color palette of silvers, coppers and enriched golds this will certainly give any room a luxurious feel.Farrow and Ball have brought 9 of the best loved designs to life layering their own richly pigmented paints from there new collection they launched last year. Using a...
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The Shaggy Leather Swivel Chair certainly captured my eyes and would make a statement piece in any room. I love this piece and it certainly got a lot of attention in High Point. The Ngala Trading Co. was launched in 2016 by founding partners Lawson Ricketts and Nick Geimer to promote African-designed and manufactured luxury lighting and curated home décor products.  Having opened and run...
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Having just been nominated for the Sussex country chamber of commerce "Entrepreneur of the year" in March I am made up that Nicola Jane Interiors made it to the shortlist for another award - this time by the NJ Herald for “Best New Business” which is another amazing accomplishment for us just 6 months after expanding to our new studio at The Shoppes At Lafayette.
So please vote........You have to the end of this week, Thank you so much!

The voting period ends at 5 p.m. Friday, April 19 and this years winners will be announced end of May. NJ Herald readers to cast their votes for the best...
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Here is a little background of where it all started. I had a well-established Design and furniture restoration business in the UK but in 2012 my husband got an opportunity to move with his work to New York. My husband and I used to travel a lot when we were younger both having lived in Spain, the Canary Islands and The Balearic Islands. My husband even did a spell in the middle east when he...
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You know I’m a lover of Fabric’s and Wallpaper. For me matching patterns is so much fun but may seem a little daunting. There are a few simple rules you can follow to achieve that magazine look. 
Rule 1: Start with a color. If you have a multicolored pattern that you have fallen in love with pull one of the colors from your selected pattern. Patterns can bring elements of interest to a design. It offers a possibility for creating a space that will suit a client’s personality and visually can make the room look interesting, sophisticated and chic.


Rule 2: You’ve probably heard of the...
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Over the past few months I have had clients requesting animal prints which inspired me to write this blog. After a few years of grey tones what I am seeing more and more is a resurgence of contrast with clients typically looking for fabrics to add a pop of pattern to an otherwise plain space. Patterns don’t have to be ‘in your face’ to make an impact in a room. For example you could add a ‘hint of print’ (which is now going to be my new saying #hintofprint) on a chair, hide rug or scattered cushions.
In past decades animal print was considered a little ‘gaudy’ due to...
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You have heard that saying ‘first impression last’ or ‘curb appeal’. Well,  this is why the front door shouldn’t be overlooked, when it comes to making a statement about your home and is why I think it is a really important feature. People notice! And when I say people it could be a friend or family members waiting to come in to your home or a complete stranger driving past. Think...
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The Pantone color institute has been hugely important in influencing all aspects of color in design for years. For 2019 the Pantone Color Institute has chosen Pantone 16-1546, also known as living coral.



In celebration of the announcement Nicola Jane Interiors presents Farrow & Ball color from the Archive collection 9811.


One of my favorite combination is Coral and Turquoise, this Jellyfish bloom from Thibaut looks magnificent in a powder Room. This color combination can certainly brighten your day. Whist you may think the combination of turquoise and coral is a little youthful it speaks a...
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The Nicola Jane Interiors team just got that little bit bigger. 

Please welcome our newest member to the team - Sabrie. As the studio expands and I need to spend more and more time on projects and at clients houses it was clear that I needed some more support. 

I wanted someone bubbly, great with clients and someone who has a real passion and a keen eye for interior design. I can teach colors,...
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This is the newest addition to our house and now the official mascot of Nicola Jane interiors. This is little Dottie our new toy cockapoo. Dottie is an Old traditional English name meaning gift of god. It seems so fitting given the recent loss of Neville our English schnauzer.

 Little Dottie has made our house and home again and The Shoppes at Lafayette is dog friendly, so she spends half the...
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The Hoildays is a magical time of year - a time for giving, a time to treat those special friends and family members to a gift that has been given thought and consideration... 

As Soon as November rolls around, I start planning my home decorations and have already had several festive coffees from Starbucks.  As well as decorating the home, I really enjoy buying gifts and spending hours...
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Sparta is already renowned for its love of Christmas with seasonal shoppers bustling around the beautiful German Market and we are going to continue that tradition with a uniquely imported Christmas table range from Sophie Allport, England. 

Sophie Allport is a quintessentially British brand famous for its fine bone china and kitchen fabrics. Their Holly and Berry and Night owl Christmas collection epitomizes ‘spectacular seasonal table scape’ and ties in perfectly with our brand and our theme at Nicola Jane Interiors.          
   

Dinner tables are usually set just before family and...
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Fall is a great time to spruce up a foyer or living room in time for the holidays. Summer just about gone and before you know it Thanksgiving is knocking on the door. Frequent readers know I am a huge fan (and now proud supplier) of Farrow and Ball paint (http://us.farrow-ball.com/) so I am thrilled to give you all a preview in to the new 2018 fall color collection available at my studio in The Shoppes At Lafayette  -  www.nicolajaneinteriors.com. And lucky for you all we are experts in all things color, can offer colour consultations and carry samples and stock of all the entire Farrow...
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Retro is Back



In an age of technology where sleek lines rule and everything has value and function, like smart fridges and voice activated remotes, it warms my heart to see the design industry embrace what once was.

Of course fashion and style is a never ending merry go round but I am loving the juxtaposition of old coupled with new - the contrast of pieces with lines taken from the 1950’s or 60’s coupled with current designs, colors and fabrics.


Following a chance breakfast meeting with the associate editor of Design New Jersey Magazine at High Point earlier this year, I was asked to style spot for a...
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The approach to the house and the front door is one of the most important parts of my holiday decor. When family and friends gather I want them to feel festive as soon as they pull up at the house…It starts with as many soft white lights as I can muster across the front. The bushes and trees are draped and wrapped in hundreds of them! Much to my children’s amazement (and my husband’s...
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My inspiration for this powder room was ‘Jo Malone’ - a London based perfume company. Jo Malone reminds me of Shopping trips to London, lunch in Covent  Garden and family Christmas visits. Guaranteed that there is always a very well presented Jo Malone box with exquisite ribbon under our tree every year. The smells are to die for and the packaging screams ‘spoil yourself!’

I...
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Do you ever go to a really good hotel and notice how nice the drapes are? I notice these kind of things all of the time but appreciate the budget doesn’t always allow for ‘R’ rated, fully lined three finger custom drapes.
So I thought I would share with you an interior designer secret by turning some left over MDF, molding, paint and some off the shelf curtains (compliments of Home...
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I love this time of year, the smells, colors and feeling all warm and cosy indoors.    Decorating the house for fall is so much fun and you can get so creative by yourself or having the whole family join in.    I have used upholstery tacks to give the pumpkin a very elegant look, you could also paint the pumpkin white to go with the color scheme you want to achieve in your home. I...
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