Name: Jazmin Clark / Lois Street
Company: Thirteen Interior Design
Position within company: Co Founders & Creative Directors
Tell us a little about your background in design:
Specialising in the luxury property market, founded by Jazmin Clark and Lois Street. Qualified in Interior Design and Textile Design, collectively they share 16 years of experience, working domestically and internationally within the luxury property sector.
They believe the most important step in their work is getting to know the customer. Their uncompromising, creative approach allows them to deliver exceptional and inspiring designs that are tailored to each and every project.
Lois has a true passion for interiors which began whilst studying at the Central Saint Martins where she successfully achieved a BA Hons degree in Textile Design. Lois has a vast and interesting experience within interiors and has a broad understanding of different industries. She started her career as a Set Designer styling spaces for retail, editorial and TV. Lois then went on to become a Senior Interior Designer at the UK’s largest interior company.
Over the past few years Lois has worked with private clients, developers, agents and pied-a-terre dwellers. Her projects included the award winning development, The Olympic Village, where Lois teamed up with Wayne Hemmingway and Qatari Diar & Delancy to design bespoke products and show homes.
Her more discreet and bespoke works are with private clients from around the world. Creating unique homes within London and other national prime residential markets, these have been featured on TV, in top interior and property publications and won industry awards.
Jazmin has grown up in a creative environment, living and breathing interior design and sharing her family’s love for design, going on to study and qualify as an Interior Designer. Jazmin started her career at a high-end interior design business specialising in family homes and show homes across the Home Counties.
She then went on to become an award winning interior designer working in the heart of London, specialising in interior design for Home Owners, House Builders and Private Clients including some A-list stars! Her projects have won a variety of awards including the Evening Standard Property Award and Best London Home.
Jazmin’s passion is creating beautiful homes which reflect their owner’s lifestyles and will withstand the test of time.
How would you describe your personal design style?
We aim to not have a signature look because we want all of our projects to be unique and reflect our customer’s lifestyle taste and requirements.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
We take inspiration from a variety of different sources such as art, films, travel, fashion the architecture of the project, history of the area or building and the client’s own story.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
We have seen a move away from the manicured minimalist look and a shift towards a more relaxed eclectic, colourful and playful look and feel. Natural, organic materials have also been popular. Clients also seem more keen on investment pieces that will withstand the test of time.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2019 and beyond.
- Natural and organic – Texture rich, bamboo, wicker, cotton linen, raw wood and raw wood finishes.
- Eclectic / clashing patterns – Old meets new, vintage and heirlooms.
- Colour – Braver colour choices, less wallpaper and lots of warm terracotta, earthy tones.
- Curves – Less angular shapes, smooth curved furniture pieces, such as bent wood chairs, oval rugs and tables.
- Loft Style – This theme has developed from the industrial theme that was popular a few years ago, its more refined, the material are more lux giving a warmer feel.
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Proportion and scale are the most important elements when designing a space. You need to consider the scale of the furniture against the space for it to feel balanced and harmonious.
How important are The International Design & Architecture Awards?
The International Design & Architecture Awards recognise creativity, hard work and talent. The accolade gives confidence to potential clients and we feel honoured to have been shortlisted.
What projects are you currently working on?
We seem to be very busy working on a number of show homes in London this year which has been exciting and enjoyable as we’ve been able to use the latest trends and ideas. We are also busy with a large refurbishment project in the home counties working with a family which requires a completely different approach. We really enjoy the variety, no two weeks are ever the same.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Our goal is to continue working with some of London’s finest agents and developers as we feel we make a strong partnership. We’d also like to take on more home owner projects both in the UK and overseas.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession?
Wedding Rings / photographs and Christmas decorations which have been collected over many years.
Your favourite holiday destination?
California / Italy
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?
Kimpton Fitzroy / Rock House Jamaica / Leo’s Oyster Bar San Francisco / Bar Mutt Barcelona
Your favourite book, film & song?
The Twits by Roald Dahl / Notting Hill / Into my Arms by Nick Cave and the bad seeds
Your favourite food and drink?
Ravioli in Italy, Grandmas custard biscuits. Ammertto sours with Lots of lemon. Whispering Angle Rose.
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
With friends outside in the sun with food and wine.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
Florist / Food writer and stylist
Anything else interesting?
Lois and I met as next door neighbours when we were children, Thirteen was the missing door number between our house so although some people are superstitious about the number 13 it has always been lucky for us!