Huw Griffith


I couldn’t leave it any longer without featuring my lovely friend Huw Griffith’s beautiful work. I first met Huw years and years ago when we used to go hunting for beautiful antiques together in my mother’s van. Huw is a London-based designer and stylist who has found success through his innovative ideas and redesigns for antique and vintage finds. Huw has a unique aesthetic and a wonderful eye for pattern and form. His work can be found at Paul Smith, who recognised Huw’s talent early on,  and he has also produced commissions for Gordon Ramsey, Russell Sage and many private clients.

Pictured below are Huw’s 19th century mirrors, into which he inserts vintage fabrics so that the faded beauty of the florals can be glimpsed behind the mercury of the antique mirror.

 

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Below is a private commisssion…

 

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You find out more about Huw and view images of his work at http://www.huwgriffith.com.

Elle Decoration, July 2009


This shoot from the UK version of Elle Deco is aptly titled ‘The garden of earthly delights’, and that is exactly what it brings to mind. I was blown away by the beauty of this shoot, by stylist Finola Inger with photographer Craig Fordham. The shoot evokes a bygone era with the models’ pre-Raphaelite hair and styling combined with vintage style dresses and corsages. Shot against a back drop of antique architectural pieces and bright grass and flowers, the images are other worldly. Florals are huge right now both in fashion and interiors and the whimsical Gibberd Garden provides the perfect backdrop.

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Faye Toogood – stylist


Faye Toogood is a freelance creative director and stylist whose work I find very inspiring. Faye has worked as a stylist for ten years, seven of which she was the Senior Stylist at World of Interiors, and has carried out editorial work for Elle Decoration, British and French Vogue and Wallpaper* to name but a few.

 

I wanted to add some examples from Faye’s huge body of work to my blog as her images are so striking. Faye uses strong colours and shapes to create stunning scenes and places objects and products in unexpected settings to create visual drama. There are so many images to choose from but here is a selection…

 

 

These sensual images were for Elle Decoration.

 

 

 

The dressing tables were for World of Interiors – playing with scale and contrast.

 

 

 

Faye is very clever at using dramatic colour and scale to produce arresting images.

 

 

 

Here the unexpected combined with everyday objects produce images that tell a story.