In the event you’ve ever questioned what you are able to do with odd scraps of material, then Jules Haines’s home is the place to search out inspiration.
Her Victorian terrace is full of examples of the right way to use leftover textiles: lampshades produced from remnants of costume material, a enjoyable cover over her daughter’s mattress, a patchwork quilt from scraps and curtains from a charity store, reworked for the pantry.
She is the founding father of her eponymous Haines Assortment, which sells surplus designer materials, cushions and residential equipment from high-end manufacturers together with Christopher Farr, Fermoie and Pierre Frey. She is an skilled at repurposing preloved materials.
‘There’s a lot stunning material on the market that goes within the bin. I wished to get it to individuals who may make use of it,’ she says.
Classic material is the star attraction within the Haines household house, however the place accommodates treasures of all types, discovered all over the place from Fb Market to charity retailers.
The couch is stacked with cushions manufactured from salvaged materials from Haines, together with examples by Nicky Haslam and Susie Atkinson. The curtains and the overlaying on the ottoman are additionally from Haines
The hanging upcycled hearth was painted by the artist Josephine Blanchard utilizing outdated Edward Bulmer Pure Paint samples (edwardbulmerpaint.co.uk). Plates above it have been collected from charity retailers through the years. The desk is produced from outdated railway sleepers
Glass jars inherited from Jules’s grandmother have delight of place on outdated scaffolding boards. Colored in pink ochre by Edward Bulmer Pure Paint (edwardbulmerpaint.co.uk), these work completely with the leaf motifs – the work of wallpaper and material artist Anna French. The under-shelf curtain originated as a classic pair, purchased in a charity store and repurposed
Haines and her husband Ollie moved into their four-bedroom home within the centre of Tunbridge Wells in Kent in 2017, when son Edward was 18 months outdated and daughter Jemima six months.
‘I wished to stay in the home to get a really feel for it,’ she says. ‘Additionally, when the kids have been little or no, we thought we’d let the place get a bit trashed whereas they have been studying to stroll, wiping arms on each floor and that sort of factor.
‘However it’s additionally good that we’ve waited to see how they wanted the area to evolve as they’ve grown up.’
The home was structurally sound however had been modernised – interval options had been stripped out and jarring new fixtures and fittings added.
‘We wished to take the home again to the place it ought to have been,’ explains Haines.
That included stripping black paint from the marble fireplaces, reintroducing dado rails and built-in cabinetry and utilizing a period-sensitive color palette all through.
Haines shouldn’t be a educated designer. She plans one area at a time, utilizing a Pinterest board that she has constructed over a number of years.
‘By the point I sort out a brand new room, I’ve years’ price of concepts in there,’ she says.
A classic saddlebag discovered on Ebay and framed is now a bit of artwork above the mattress – itself an outdated design by Loaf (loaf.com), a Jules reupholstering utilizing remnant materials by Natasha Hulse
The household lavatory is adorned with a classic bamboo mirror sourced on Ebay and a aspect desk purchased on Fb Market. The material for the yellow blind was a remnant from Haines Assortment
Jules made the striped hanging canopies in lockdown utilizing material from Blithfield (blithfield.co.uk), equipped by Haines. The marble desk lamp and the pendant have been each charity store finds, the curtain material a Haines remnant by Christopher Farr (christopherfarrcloth.com)
She additionally has a hoard of material to select from. ‘I retailer up particular issues, usually with no quick undertaking in thoughts. For the bathtub chairs [both unearthed on Facebook Marketplace] in my bed room
I used a classic John Stefanidis material I’d had for about three years. I collect, collect, collect, after which, once I’m prepared, I’ve obtained issues at my disposal.’
Along with her knack for reusing outdated furnishings there is a component of pot luck to her design.
‘You do have to remain fluid for those who’re utilizing second hand, however I all the time know what my finish aim is, and what feeling I wish to create in a room,’ Haines says. ‘How I get there may change, however that’s a part of the enjoyable.’