at home with jeweller grainne morton

November 18, 2012  in handmade goodness, interior styling

Jeweller Grainne Morton's home by Sania Pell

I had the pleasure of popping over to Scottish jewellery designer maker Grainne Morton’s house whilst in Edinburgh and thought you would love to see it too. Grainne and I were at art college together and although we studied different subjects, we have kept in contact over the years. I bought my first piece of commissioned artwork from her to commemorate graduating from my BA as Grainne completed her MA. It now hangs in my daughter’s bedroom and I still love it. Every now and again at certain times in my life I try and save up and treat myself to commemorate an important event or achievement, and this was the first time. Grainne combines miniature found objects, often vintage and antique collected items, into exquisite unique arrangements set in precious metals – from small items like rings and cufflinks to necklaces, bracelets, brooches and jewellery artworks.

Jeweller Grainne Morton's home by Sania Pell

Grainne and her husband’s home has a lovely feel, full of character and warmth and that evening was filled with flickering candles, kitsch, dark and moody, fun and flippant but sophisticated too. So many unexpected items and objects to give little surprises and pleasures when you saw them. Gorgeous vignettes everywhere you looked, like a giant version of her jewellery. Luckily I had my camera and Grainne was happy to let me take some photos to share as her other guests arrived.

Jeweller Grainne Morton's home by Sania Pell

Jeweller Grainne Morton's home by Sania Pell

Jeweller Grainne Morton's home by Sania Pell

Jeweller Grainne Morton's home by Sania Pell

Jeweller Grainne Morton's home by Sania Pell

It was the Saturday evening when we popped over to her family home, filled with friends for a little bonfire and Halloween party, the children bobbed for apples hanging from strings, there were hollowed out pumpkins, marshmallows toasted over a fire, hot sausages in rolls and a homemade Halloween piñata followed by fireworks – a perfect evening, thank you Grainne!

Jeweller Grainne Morton at home - photo by Sania Pell

Jeweller Grainne Morton's home by Sania Pell

Halloween at Grainne Morton's home by Sania Pell

I also took a few photos in her studio where her window and desk look onto the garden. I loved to see all her materials so beautifully organised, so much to play with and surrounded by inspiration.

Jeweller Grainne Morton's home by Sania Pell

Jeweller Grainne Morton's studio by Sania Pell

Jeweller Grainne Morton's studio by Sania Pell

Jeweller Grainne Morton's home by Sania Pell

The next treat I bought from her was when I had just finished my first book and I saw Grainne at a show in London and bought a flower brooch from her. I love it and it is a beautiful reminder of an achievement I was proud of (you can see the brooch here). For a special birthday my husband bought a gift voucher for me to choose something from Grainne’s collection and while she was exhibiting at the Made London design and craft show I chose a beautiful necklace and ring. I love them and have had lots of complementary comments while wearing them already.

Jewellery packaging by Grainne Morton - photo by Sania Pell

Jewellery by Grainne Morton - photo by Sania Pell

You can find out more and see her work on Grainne’s website and her blog. Grainne’s work is also available to buy online at Seek & Adore. So if you fancy treating yourself to something special or putting it on your gift list this Christmas I highly recommend Grainne’s jewellery.

If you’re lucky enough to live near Edinburgh you can pop along to Grainne’s open studio and sample sale on 1st and 2nd December where there will be 15% off her current collection and well as sale items, and for those in London you can see her work at the Primrose Hill Designer Sale on the 8th December. Find out more here.

I hope you love her house and her work as much as I do.

 

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5 Comments

  1. cocopuff1212 says:

    Lovely home. I especially adore that wallpaper. Swoon.

  2. Jo S says:

    Wow! So many interesting little details to look at in Grainne’s home. I just had a look at her work and love it! I emailed the link to my hubby as a big hint for Christmas (worth a try!!. Thank you for sharing Sania. Jo x

  3. So lovely to see a glimpse in to Grainne’s beautiful home… I used to work at Dazzle, when I was a jeweller, and displaying and selling Grainne’s work was always a pleasure as each piece was so beautifully made and considered. Every collection always contained surprises! Lovely post, Sania. :)

  4. Kirsty says:

    What a beautiful selection of home accessories and jewellery with a vintage theme, I particularly like the range of utensil holders featured.

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