Category: Emma Jane Pilkington

Emma Jane Pilkington UPDATE

Just found this on 1st Dibs, as I’m sure most of you have. But, just in case….enjoy reading this interview with the girl from down-under.

Emma Jane Pilkington

After spending much of the weekend browsing my new magazine editions – House Beautiful, House & Garden and Elle Decor, I was obviously not sated as I spent a few more hours flicking through some old Vogue Living’s – which is where I found this. I know there a few others like me in the Blogosphere who are looking forward to the actual launch of Emma Jane Pilkington’s website. I think it’s as much her talent as the fact she’s originally from Melbourne (like moi) that I find it interesting to watch her career. Either way, I think the home she has designed for herself and her husband in her adopted home, New York, is très chic.

Pilkington sits on a sofa by Anthony Lawrence-Belfair, covered in an Ulf Moritz fabric, “Nimbus” from Sahco Hesslein. The marquetry flooring is actually a painted effect.

I adore this room. It has such a quiet elegance about it, and shows that Pilkington has a very discerning eye. A regency chair and a Louis XVI mahogany and leather desk sit atop a 1940’s fan-shaped rug made from vintage kilim pieces.

A 1920’s desk and a directoire period daybed mixed with an Arne Jacobsen “Egg” chair covered in silk leopard in the media room/office. A very unexpected combination, but I like it.

The Master bedroom’s 19th Century English light was the inspiration for the rest of the decor. The 19th Century bed was enlarged to King-size in France.

Ebony and marble table with leather campaign chairs and 19th Century gilded sconces in the living room. I like the use of subtle contrasts in colour and style – it makes for a very captivating interior.

Images from Vogue Living (Australia) November/December 2006.