So what’s it all about?
Ever poured through the pages of a magazine and been captivated by something particularly beautiful, quirky or unique, only to read through the credits to discover it’s actually the stylist’s own?
Well sigh at this no longer: as a freelance Interior Stylist and Writer and former Assistant Homes & Craft Editor of Woman’s Weekly magazine, I’m here to lift the lid on where to seek hidden interiors treasure and how to make your own home look photo-shoot ready by way of craftyness and clever styling, rather than just splashing the cash. As well as inspired shopping, top styling tips and DIY “craft hacks”, this is a land in which to share my work (both professional and personal) along with all things scrummy from the worlds of interiors, design, craft and vintage, along with a generous dollop of general loveliness, as discovered throughout the blogosphere and interweb.
Essentially my ‘day job’ involves producing imagery and features for magazines, catalogues, broadcast and events: this not only gives me a sneaky peek into the latest products and designers on the market and what’s going on in the world of interiors, but also gives me access to amazing location spaces, teaches me top styling tips from those at the top of their game, and provides constant inspiration on how to take all of this and translate it into top ways to style both a real home and the things within it.
When it comes to my own home (a recently purchased, rundown, tiny two-bed Victorian terrace in East London that I share with the Boyf), budget and space sadly don’t come close to the size and splendour of many of the wonderful shoot spaces I’m lucky to spend many of my days in. This is where being a stylist comes in rather handy, as I am constantly inspired by clever, crafty and thrifty ideas to organise and beautify every inch of my bijou abode for an equally bijou budget. I hope to share my restoration adventures with you all as I go, in all its unedited glory.
Stylist’s Own welcomes all submissions you think may fit with the style of this blog (see categories on the right) but first and foremost it is a personal account of my “off-duty” inspirations and musings, as well as a hub for my professional projects. As such, please don’t be offended if I don’t respond to you right away – rest assured, if I think your content is of interest I’ll have filed it away in my Things I Love folder, ready for when inspiration strikes.
Occasionally, Stylist’s Own takes on sponsored posts and collaborative projects (those trinkets and baubles don’t pay for themselves), but only under the strict proviso that the product/brand/service in question is something I feel fits in with my (rather picky) criteria. If I don’t love/want it myself, it ain’t going in.
As a freelance interiors stylist/writer and blogger, I am uniquely poised to offer guest posts, expert quotes or interviews for any interiors-based business, or assist with copywriting for your own blog/website.
To find out more, visit www.joannathornhill.co.uk or email me at jo (at) joannathornhill.co.uk