Guest Feature: A Room of My Own- with Elizabeth Scarlett Petrides
Elizabeth recently met with Olive Wakefield who runs one of our favorite interiors Instagram accounts, @periodpalavers, and gave her a tour around her seriously stylish Hampstead home as part of #ARoomofMyOwn series - A series, peeking inside the homes of some of Olives favourite ladies!
Introducing Olive... @OlivesW is Talent Editor at Net-a-Porter’s digital magazine, PORTER Edit- commissioning covers, culture and travel content. She is also doing up a Victorian period property and location house over at @periodpalavers - where you’ll find her series #ARoomofMyOwn.
Over to Olive...
It’s really no surprise that Lizzie- founder of her luxury homeware label Elizabeth Scarlett - knows how to dream up the perfect abode. Every corner of her sun-soaked Hampstead home is a nod to her innate creativity and eye for style- from her statement (yet sentimental) art collection down to the perfectly paired fabrics and beautiful trinkets she’s collected on her travels. Thanks to hours spent poring over pantones, colour is intrinsic to Lizzie. She’ll add a psychedelic print to a serene blue wall and use clashing motifs (often her own designs) to pep up a muted corner. It’s only since doing up my own period property that I’ve come to appreciate details like these; obsessing over scatter cushions and contemplating the different feelings a mustard, as opposed to a turmeric, can rouse– a madness Lizzie knows all too well. Earlier this year, nine months pregnant and on a rollercoaster ride of a renovation, I started an Instagram account @periodpalavers to document the do-over. Whilst creating my dream space I became curious about the interior lives- in every sense- of all the fantastic women I know. Just how does their personal space influence their working life? So, A Room of My Own was born: a series peeking into the homes of these highly creative, accomplished ladies (Lizzie a prime example). Because, what is more crucial to creativity than your own space?