design for life
A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Hannah Judah, a soon-to-be single mother who was launching her own interior design business, Scarlett Create, whilst raising her young daughter, after whom she named her new venture.
Hannah says: ‘I want to design spaces with heart, soul and individuality over and above meeting practical and functional needs; having done it in my own home, I know the difference it can make to the way you live your life, and I’d like to think that my spirit of excitement and enthusiasm is infectious so my clients will understand what I’m trying to achieve for them.’
This shoot was a joy to work on with photographer Robert Sanderson, and lighting designer Saul J Grant… Hannah’s determination and spirit are so strong, she’s a woman I would always want to champion, so I was delighted when last year Psychologies magazine ran our feature on her home and work… and I can’t wait to see more of Hannah’s projects in the future…
‘The sitting room is where I unplug from technology and enjoy the company of good friends’
‘I’m a big fan of velvet, for upholstery and cushions, it adds a real feel of luxury and is so soft to snuggle up to’
‘I love seeking out beautiful antiques, vintage objects and unusual handmade designs’
‘I painted the snug Brassica by Farrow & Ball to create a cosy space for relaxing with magazines, music or a good film.’
‘With the warmth of the Aga and plenty of light from the pretty French doors, the kitchen table is unsurprisingly the centre of work and family life.’
Cushion in foreground by Daniel Heath
‘Enjoying everyday pleasures like a good cup of tea is a vital part of my day.’
A pair of pretty velvet chairs creates an informal seating area in the kitchen, with a screen-printed linen cushion by Daniel Heath on the left seat.
‘The hallway is one of my favourite spaces, with its double-height ceiling and bespoke staircase, above which is a 17th century chateaux clock.’
Walls painted Farrow & Ball Pigeon
‘I like to think my bedroom has a New York loft style vibe with its exposed brick, luxurious linens and metallic accessories that celebrate the best of old and new.’
‘I contrasted the warmth of the wooden floor with a cool and calm blue on the walls.’
‘I wanted an opulent feel in the bathroom, so chose a gold-leaf bath with high, enveloping sides and floor-standing taps’
The bath is the original ‘Midas’ prototype by Fired Earth
‘I just love portraits and silhouettes.’
The guest room, with an imposing four poster and Hexagon wallpaper by David Hicks (available at Jane Clayton).
Note from Naomi: I’m always looking out for homes that are full of colour and collections to shoot for interiors magazines, so if you’d like to see your home in a magazine to help promote your small business, or for the sheer fun of it, please do get in touch. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the About Me page.