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July 12, 2011  in news


I was honoured to be contacted earlier in the year by the lovely team at Elle Deco Norway for an interview with me and feature on my home. It arrived through the mail this week and looks fab – though I can’t understand any of it unfortunately! It’s a great issue and I always love getting a peak inside the homes of people in other countries. Thank you to everyone there!


The photos are by the talented team of photographer James Merrell and stylist Melanie Molesworth who I used to assist. Melanie also wrote the book Junk Style which was one of the first books about flea market style.

I would love to visit more of Scandinavia in future, it’s on my ‘must go to’ list. I’ve not made it further than Copenhagen in Denmark (which is beautiful) and my husband has been to Stockholm in Sweden but Norway is a definite must-visit, especially after seeing the lovely things in Elle Deco Norge!


I’m a big fan of embroidery and love stitching so it was great to hear that the UK’s Embroiderers’ Guild liked my book and wanted to feature it in Embroidery magazine. The new July/August issue has an interview with me and features the stitched portraits project from The Homemade Home. I even got a mention on the front cover! A big thank you to Jo and the team.

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  1. Congratulation. Your home looks lovely.

  2. Elizabetta says:

    Oslo is in Norway 🙂
    Stockholm is in Sweden.
    I like your blog, it’s different from all other blogs I know.

  3. Heather says:

    Many conrats! This is fantastic, and what a beautiful home you have. I just painted my bathroom that dark pewter gray color, I love it. It gives such drama. Your home is so inspiring, I’m in the midst of my own mini home makeover. I love scandinavian style as well! You’re closer than I to ever getting there!~

  4. Liberty Stalks says:

    I love your stitched portraits,great to a craft idea looking so hot. More please!

  5. The magazine got your house’s good side too!

  6. ornaments says:


    elle decoration and embroidery – Sania Pell – Freelance Interior Stylist, Consultant and Creative Director, London

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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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