Life in Design - Jojo Chantler
We chat to the Owner and Interior Designer at Jojo Bradley Interiors, Jojo Chantler.
What inspired you to create your design business?
Whilst renovating our house I saw a gap in the market, the business started in upholstery and soon evolved naturally into full-scale interior design.
How would you describe your design style?
That’s a difficult one as every project is unique. Our family home is elegant, yet exciting, fun and ultimately a livable space. Working with clients we take into consideration their personal taste, lifestyle and vision.
What is the easiest way to transform a space?
For a simple change; amending furniture layout or changing a wall colour. If the budget allows adding depth with fabrics, rugs and wallpapers can make a real statement.
What do you see as being the design trends this year?
Intense hues of plum and midnight blue paints with brass accents, also bold wallpapers - clients seem to be getting braver!
What’s your favourite architectural style?
Georgian - as a quintessentially British architectural style I have worked with many beautiful Georgian properties, including my own. I love the high ceilings, proportions and period characteristics. I’m always also drawn to Georgian antiques for the same reason.
Can you describe your average weekend?
Weekends are usually a chaotic mix of friends and family which is a great respite from a busy week at work. Alongside running around after our two little boys and their social diaries, it doesn’t allow time for much else!
What’s your favourite colour and why?
Blue - there are so many tones from powder to navy, it’s a palate which can be both beautiful and is easily enhanced with other accent colours.
If you had just one item in your design toolbox, what would it be?
A tape measure, it’s essential for what we do - you will always find one in my handbag!
If you could banish something from the world of design, what would it be?
Mass produced furniture, it not only has a short shelf but is bad for the environment.
Jojo Bradley Interiors Stretton Hall Farm, Stretton Tilston, Cheshire SY14 7JA