When it comes to our homes, creating a visually stimulating environment isn’t simply a nice to have, it’s a necessity. Sensitively chosen art paired with inspired interiors creates a 360-degree experience, which is why we’re collaborating with luxury Cotswolds-based interior designers Louise Jackson Interiors.
Just two doors from ArtÓ gallery in Stow-on-the-Wold’s Brewery Yard, Louise Jackson Interiors isn’t a showroom, it’s a showcase. A celebration of carefully selected fabrics and materials, of British craftsmanship and exquisite handmade products, it blends contemporary and country styles to create a living space that exudes warmth and evokes a spirit of home created from the influences of broad and varied experiences.
Scanning the sitting room – because that’s what it is – the eyes alight on the bold prints, each carefully matched to its neighbour to create texture and a sense of the tactile before you even engage your sense of touch. On the wall are three artworks chosen to compliment the aesthetic, an exquisite photorealistic watercolour, a striking oil and a very limited-edition reproduction Belle Époque poster, loaned from the ArtÓ collection.
These pieces have found a natural home amongst the sumptuous surroundings, which features designs by GP & J Baker, Mulberry Home and Colefax and Fowler. Nur Ilham’s intricately detailed watercolour of Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor, Paola Alì’s interpretation (with nods to Vermeer) of a Joanna Kustra photograph and a reproduction of Jules Chéret’s Théâtrophone, seem, in the very best way, part of the furniture.
“Art has always been a huge part of my life,” reveals Founder Louise Jackson, whose creative career was proceeded by an art history degree. Described as the ‘queen of curtains’ by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, her passion for style is matched by her investment in people, an ethos at the core of Louise Jackson Interiors. “We want to know that when you shut the door on a project you’ve made someone excessively happy and helped them get exactly what they want” she enthuses.
A client-centric approach is core for the company which takes pleasure and pride in offering a bespoke service. “People place their trust in us, so collaboration and attention to detail is essential,” explains Jackson. “It’s a very personal experience and you quickly build close connections.” Celebrating 10 years of business this October, Louise Jackson Interiors thrives on its ability to create a curated feel, the home as a story book and reflection of personality.
The marriage with art is clear – the importance of self-expression through style, the value of individuality in taste, the power of the visual to stimulate our emotions, the impact on mood caused by subtleties of colour and pattern. “We’re lucky at ArtÓ that people so often share their memories and hopes for the future with us. Our visitors are often holidaying in the area, reaching a life milestone or moving to a new home,” shares Gallery Ambassador Emma Bovill. “Art provides that link to experience and coupled with exceptional interiors brings joy to people’s daily lives.”
More about the artworks:
The Model - 'Your Soul In Your Eyes' original oil on canvas by Paola Alì
Taylor, original watercolour by Nur Ilham
Théâtrophone, very limited edition poster, reproduction of an original Jules Chéret Théâtrophone poster