pretty in pink

March 22, 2013  in flowers, interior styling

Spring blossom with paper leaves by Sania Pell

With Spring approaching and beautiful sprigs of blossom on sale, I couldn’t resist taking some snaps of them at home. The photography course I am taking has inspired me to take even more pictures and with the arrival of a little Saarinen side table I just bought from Skandium, it all fell into place. I love its classic shape and after years of lusting after it, and several shoots where I had used it, I finally ordered one. The little Rosenthal Pollo vase is another design classic that a friend bought me for Christmas several years ago, one I will always love. I cut some leaves from patterned paper and added them to the blossom stems and placed them in one of my fabric-wrapped vases.

Spring blossom with paper leaves by Sania Pell

Spring blossom with cut paper leaves by Sania Pell

Spring blossom with Rosenthal vase by Sania Pell

Finnish designer Eero Saarinen designed this range of tables in 1956 and they are still made by Knoll (available from Skandium in London). The Pollo vase is by Rosenthal and was designed by another Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala in 1970 (available from Vessel Gallery in London). They sit next to a vintage fibreglass Eames DAR chair that we bought years ago at a New York flea market. They are also available new through stores like SCP.

Rosenthal Pollo vase and Saarinen side table by Sania Pell

I can’t wait for Spring, can you?


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  1. sue says:

    hi, love the pictures, and especially that table. Must be a good photography course. Found your blog via decor8, I think I am going to enjoy this one.

  2. Jo S says:

    Simple and beautiful and pretty and stylish all at the same time! lovely.
    Jo x

  3. Helen says:

    Cannot even begin to describe the spookiness of this synchronicity … just found this post on Twitter … although also lately was introduced to lovely site on a recent decor8 course … bought a book on Scandinavian Design in charity shop yesterday, have only looked at a few pages so far but one of the things I read about and fell in love with was this Pollo vase, which was completely new to me … and I was looking at these vintage-style fibreglass chairs just a week or so ago in SCP … whew. So many new things, all together here. The photography is stunning and the styling beautiful – all wonderfully uplifting, thankyou.

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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, art/creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 20 years, and is well known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for architects and property developers. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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