Stylists are to homes and interiors media as elves are to Christmas. Okay, that’s a terrible analogy, but it kind of makes the point. You don’t see them – you only see their work.
They’re like special forces ninjas, existing in the shadows, moving with purpose and poise, subtly arranging everyday objects, fabulous fabrics and statement colours into inspiring tableau partnering with photographers to deliver serious eye-candy for the page.
And their Instagram feed can give you an insight into their work as well as inspiration for your own styling. And here are ten of our favourites.
Lucy Gough: Having worked for titles such as LivingEtc and Sunday Times Style magazine, Lucy counts brands such as M&S among her client list.
Susie Attaway: A self-confessed propaholic Susie has 15 years’ experience designing, crafting, propping and styling for photoshoots and PR events for clients including Waitrose, Tesco and Hobbycraft.
Laura Fulmine: Resume reads like a Who’s Who of media and clients. Former Interiors Editor for Grand Designs. Constantly blows us away.
Kiera Buckley-Jones: Kiera was the first stylist we ever worked with and is now the Style Editor at Elle Decoration.
Sally Denning: Formerly Style Director on Ideal Home magazine, now freelancing for a wide range of clients including: Little Greene, Pooky Lighting and James Hare Fabrics.
Charlotte Boyd: Interior Stylist and writer with over 15 years’ experience working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines.
Pippa Jameson: Former Deputy Interiors Editor for BBC Good Homes magazine, Pippa works with some inspirational brands including John Lewis and Molton Brown and has many TV credits including Room Designer for hit show, The Hotel Inspector.
Theoda Solms-Iles: Over 13 years organizing, directing and styling photo shoots and events, for clients ranging from M&S to eBay and working with key interiors media.
Sophie Warren-Smith: Works regularly for Good Homes, Country Living, Grand Designs, KBB, Real Homes, House Beautiful, Ideal Home and Period Living. Does fabulous things with flowers.
Sarita Sharma: Learned her craft shooting the Habitat catalogue under the guidance of Sir Terence Conran, now works with a wide range of media and brands.