Sunday, January 17

Bedrooms

Bedrooms showing some of our - Art Direction, Styling, Props & Locations.
Working with/alongside/for- Selina Lake, Debi Treloar, Nick Carter, Simon Whitmore, Ryland Peters & Small
Published in - Romantic Style, Winter Living, Harlequin Wallpapers & Fabrics, 25 beautiful Homes,






Harlequin Wallpapers & Fabrics

Harlequin Wallpapers & Fabrics
Harlequin Wallpapers & Fabrics

Sunday, March 1

Not just props

My last post was about how Powder Blue is not just a shop to here showing we are not just a prop house.

My clients don't always need me as a stylist but do hire my props & locations. When hiring out my props I ask what the brief is and requirements, this helps me to show props that I feel will fit the look of the shoot.  I can't help myself and love to give my input; often coming up with ideas or suggestions to give the image a little twist of interest.

On this occasion that Harlequin hired our props, I thought of an old French head board; battered up and broken apart, the inner panel had come away.  I like things that are not always obvious and I could see the potential of this and suggested this to the stylist to use the wallpaper or fabrics they were launching as infills instead....




















Harlequin will be launching the brand new Purity Fabric and Wallpapers collection at London Design Week 2015.  I certainly will look forward to spotting our props and sharing more images of the new collection.
Debbie x

Friday, February 27

Not just a shop

I am very proud of Powder Blue and all it has encompassed over the last 15 years... From the tiny beginnings at Wistow to Loseby Lane to here at Francis Street. 3 shops running along side our website was hectic, reflecting back on a monetary basis, I probably should have pushed harder and carried on with the 3. I look back now and wonder how the hell did I manage?




















Running things solo was very stressful and a management role was not what I had signed up for, I needed to get back to being more creative.  Slowly Powder Blue began to hire mine and it's collections of stock to companies, I was asked to do more work as a stylist, my homes had all appeared in Magazines & Books from the very beginnings of Powder Blue so Location Hire became part of the equation too. I now find myself being in the shop less and less and as a few will know even asked to write a book of my own !!!

So here I am Powder Blue & Me... not just a shop but a resource for props, locations, ideas, inspiration, and styling too. For now I have decided to close the retail branch of Powder Blue at the end of March, and with Spring new beginnings.

Not quite getting back to being an illustrator but at least the styling is creative and I do love that.

Debbie x