Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Jane Mcintyre Design

Jane Mcintyre Design on Southgate Street, Winchester was unveiled this year by interior designer Jane Mcintyre. 

Jane provides two floors of beautiful and sort after high quality interior accessories, bed linens, lighting, clothing, gifts, furniture, art, fixtures, tableware sourced from around the globe that you will struggle to find else where.

The likes of Bella Notte Linens from the US and Astier De Villatte tableware from France! As pictured here in the shop...

Also ibride – I was most impressed by the ibride cabinet at Jane’s – I had only ever seen their trays in the press or at Liberty.

Jane inimitably styles and fuses her finds to create an inviting and evocative interior in which to shop and browse. You are likely to fall in love and want to maintain regular sojourns to Jane’s romantic place! 
Jewellery by Lily Gardner

Jane and her staff are of great assistance as required. Visitors really are fortunate to have her on hand, how often do you meet both an interior designer and retailer in one sitting!

This rare combination sets her shop and services apart. To find out more try a visit to Jane’s Website

where Jane spends a little time introducing her skills in engaging with a customer brief and revealing her passion through a very unintimidating approach to Interior Design

I enjoyed one or two posts, March for e.g. where Jane is required to tackle the necessaries of plumbing and clearing a listed site before making it beautiful!

Snapshots of some of Jane’s projects and Jane’s shop are available on the home page of her site with links together with a round up of latest projects.

Above:'Exotic Flora' Light Shade by Urban Bird Design, 'Exotic Flora' Wallpaper will be arriving to Jane's soon!

Above: 'Popora' Photo Scarf by Lily Gardner

Jane has been a designer, for the last 20 years.

I asked Jane one or two questions for fun as follows:

Favourite quick cuisine or recipe book? 

Nigella Lawson "Nigella Express"

because she gives you a store-cupboard basics shopping list then allows you to  marinade food in a freezer bag and stick it in the fridge until you remember to cook it.  She is brilliant at short cuts, my type of cook!

Favourite movie?  Gone With the Wind, almost know it word for word,  closely followed by every version of Wuthering Heights, though hard to beat the original with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon.

Above: Actress Vivien Leigh in 'Gone with The Wind'

Favourite song? When I Fall in Love by Nat King Cole and everything by Elvis.
Would most like to meet? Elvis Presley

1 or 2 future plans... To finally finish my house and then conquer the world of design.

When not designing & retailing what is your favourite thing to do?  Be outdoors with my dogs and horses.

One of your favourite style era's when not in the present! Prairie style,for clothes and buildings. (Eternal cowgirl!)

Favourite architect or fashion designer? English architect Edwin Lutyens, one or two examples of whose work can be seen below, he worked with the Sitwells and is famous for his landmark scheme in New Delhi...

Above: Edwin Lutyens, one or two examples of his work.

But this is not the end of the story, Jane’s interest in historic buildings and the preserve of history and it’s relationship to interior design are perhaps what informs the journey from the New Forest to Winchester for Jane.

Also an interest in what follows once you have a space and this careful and skilled measure and placement of decoration, furnishing and immersing in order to transform a place and space in to a home you value. 

I am delighted to have Jane as my Winchester stockist. 
Visit Jane’s shop & get talking! :>

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