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Stylist Steve Cordony

26/02/2016 5:26 pm

 SUPER STYLIST STEVE CORDONY

STEVE CORDONY

 

James is a stylish man, and has stylish friends like the ultimate Man About Town Steve Cordony. James caught up with the Interior and Event Super Stylist to find out how he works, how he lives, and how he sets the trends. 

Steve Cordony has a fabulous instagram account (followers in the 6 digits), upcoming product collaborations, and an elite client list including Lancome, Country Road, Ralph Lauren and YSL. 

JS: What is a normal day for you?

SC: Up and at em’ in the office by 7.30, I try to get through some emails then usually Im out on the road either sourcing products or in meetings. Then I head to the gym around 6 and then home to cook dinner, or order dinner….

 

JS: Where do you go for inspiration, and how does it translate back into your work?

SC: Definitely the digital world - online, instagram, pinterest etc. but theres nothing better than going to my favourite news agency and flipping through the latest mags. 

 

JS: You work with Belle on creating the “Spy Trends”, how do you develop the concepts?

SC: I start with an idea for a trend which could be based on one great design piece I have seen or a fabulous wallpaper or fabric or even a fashion show. From there I create a mood board to see what the trend would look like and then its onto sourcing, editing, calling in the product and then the final shoot.

 

JS: How do you feel the arrival of Pinterest and Instagram has impacted a stylist’s role now that inspiration and ideas are at the fingertips of the public?

SC: These social media forums have dramatically changed the way I look for ideas or trends as its a constant, daily showreel of inspiration. Everything is so instant now which has its pro’s and con’s but as much as I get inspiration from other pages and social media accounts, I hope I can give the same back from my feed.

 

JS: You travel a lot, where are some of your favourite overseas destinations?

SC: New York is the ultimate for ideas and overall ‘coolness’, India and Turkey for colour and texture and Bali to recuperate and relax!

 

JS: Who is your Design Icon?

SC: I have a few, but Ill choose 2 - Gio Ponti and Tom Ford.

 

JS: Your mother was an interior decorator, do you have a similar aesthetic to her?

SC: We are similar in our love for items and objects that have meaning or have been collected over the years - they are most important. She loves beautiful antiques and I love old design objects and pieces that have been reinvented.

 

JS: What has been your career highlight to date?

SC: I have done some really great collaborations with iconic Australian design brands such as Sheridan and Country Road and when I was interior interior design editor of Belle.

 

JS: What is next for Steve Cordony?

SC: I'm excited about more product collaborations with exciting brands this year.

 

To find out more about Steve Cordony, visit stevecordony.com.

Posted By Bethany James

THE CHAMPAGNE LAUNCH

9/06/2016 12:32 pm

THE CHAMPAGNE LAUNCH

JAMES SAID THE CHAMPAGNE LAUNCH

The Perth glitterati converged in Nedlands to attend the exclusive invitation-only launch party for our new Perth Showroom. Verve Clicquot flowed freely and trays of oysters were presented whilst guests perused our six fabulous room settings meticulously curated from the James Said range by proprietor Bethany James.

JAMES SAID THE CHAMPAGNE LAUNCH 

JAMES SAID THE CHAMPAGNE LAUNCH

One such display was styled using exclusively Greg Natale products, including pieces from the new Hudson by Greg Natale range. The award-winning Sydney based designer was in attendance with style authority and editor in chief of Belle Magazine, Tanya Buchanan who earlier in the day were signing copies of The Tailored Interior by Greg Natale and the latest issue of Belle Magazine. 

james said the champagne launch 

The infamous-but-glamorous drag queen Scarlett Adams made a surprise appearance in a glittering sequinned playsuit, entertaining the crowd with a flawless rendition of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Murder on the Dance floor.

JAMES SAID THE CHAMPAGNE LAUNCH

Posted By Bethany James

SYDNEY GALLERY LAUNCH

26/03/2018 3:00 pm

SYDNEY GALLERY LAUNCH

SYDNEY GALLERY LAUNCH

SYDNEY GALLERY LAUNCH

Bringing the art of ‘creating beautiful’ to Sydney, the crème de la crème of the design scene converged in Paddington to commemorate the launch of our gorgeous new showroom. Delectable canapes paired with free flow of Verve Clicquot and Sample Beer accompanied guests as they journeyed through sixteen dazzling room settings, each uniquely crafted by business owner, Bethany James in collaboration with award-winning Sydney based designer, Greg Natale. 

Greg, alongside style authority and editor in chief of Belle Magazine, Tanya Buchanan were amongst some of the top design elites in attendance that night. 

SYDNEY GALLERY LAUNCH

The opening of the James Said Sydney Gallery stands as a rich tribute to art deco design, with each room setting showcasing a glamourous, yet unique statement style that ties together effortlessly throughout the store. Bold colours and patterns, large pieces of furniture and the multitude layering of lighting illustrates the James Said style: one that is undoubtedly unlike anything that has been seen before. 

SYDNEY GALLERY LAUNCH

SYDNEY GALLERY LAUNCH

SYDNEY GALLERY LAUNCH

SYDNEY GALLERY LAUNCH

Posted By Bethany James

There is no doubt that including a designer chandelier in your home is an excellent way to make a beautiful statement of luxury and glamour, of the fabulous lifestyle that you lead. Chandeliers are not only stunning and eye-catching pieces, but they also provide exceptional lighting and ambience to every room in your home. 

Here at James Said we have one of the most extensive ranges of magnificent designer chandeliers in Australia. Each of the pieces in our collection has been hand-picked by our team of design experts for its expert craftsmanship, premium quality materials and exceptional design. You will be blown away by our selection of both traditional and modern chandeliers online, where we have a chandelier for everyone. Designer chandeliers come in many different shapes, sizes, colors, and designs, and can be used to create a customized and personal touch to your space. Choosing the right chandelier as the focal point of the room will make your home the envy of all your friends. But when it comes to choosing the right chandelier for your space there are various considerations that need to be taken into account. 

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What size chandelier is right for my room?

When it comes to choosing the right chandelier for your space, one of the biggest considerations is what size, and what hape, chandelier will work best in your room. Before you begin choosing your chandelier, you need to assess your space and decide where exactly you want to install your chandelier. It is important to measure the space to determine what size designer handelier you need (in terms of width and height) to create the impact you want to. A good guide is to measure the room’s length and width, add these two numbers together and use the total to determine the ideal diameter of your chandelier. If however you dream of hanging your chandelier over a table or countertop space, a good rule of thumb is to hang it approximately 75-90 cm above the top of the table.

What style of chandelier would suit my space?

Once you have figured out what size of chandelier would work well in your room, you need to next think about the space in terms of color and style. You want the chandelier you choose to not only fit in to the room you choose, but to enhance it. Think about what colour, what material, and what finish you imagine your dream chandelier to be. Is your room styled in a traditional way with lots of dark wood and antique finishings? Is your space modern and contemporary? Or are you looking to really make a statement of luxury and glamour? Whatever your style, the perfect designer chandelier is waiting for you. For example, just look at how the Luisa Modern Brass Chandelier accentuates the Flamingo Room in the above image, tying together all the pieces of furniture to create a beautiful style of pure luxury.

What kind of statement are you hoping to make with the lighting?

As well as being an eye-catching focal point, a chandeliers primary purpose is to cast light through your room. It is important that you ensure that the way the light comes out of the chandelier you choose doesn’t create a glare which will impact the ambience or function of the room. Consider the direction which the light will shine, and whether enclosed or exposed bulbs would be right for your room. If you later decide that the chandelier you’ve chosen is too bright or glaring for your room you can always install a dimmer switch so that you can control the light output at all times.

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When it comes to lighting, choosing the right combination of styles, sizes and light outputs can be a stressful and time consuming processes. There are many different factors that you need to consider when creating a harmonious and beautiful space that all ties together in a demonstration of perfect style. You should think about the different sizes and scales of the types of lighting you include in the room, as well as where you want to place your lighting and how this will affect the light output and ambience of the room.

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When it comes to style in your home, you need to consider what you are trying to say with your decor. Are you trying to make a statement to reflect your glamorous lifestyle and be the envy of your friends? Or perhaps you want to make your home warm and inviting, a welcoming atmosphere where people will feel at ease as soon as they walk in. In addition to the way you’ve decorated the rooms of your home, and the furnishings that you have chosen, one factor that can really make a difference to the overall impact and statement your home will make about you and your life is the lighting.

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What better way to add the finishing touch to your room than with luxury pendant lights. Pendant lights (also often known as ceiling pendants) are a very popular type of ceiling light that cast a beautiful overhead glow which diffuses through the room, creating a luxurious yet classy ambience that will be the envy of all your friends. James Said are proud to display their exquisite range of pendant lights in Australia. All have been hand-picked by our team of experienced style and design experts for their undeniable quality, premium craftsmanship and of course unrivalled style. With a huge collection ranging from contemporary pendant lights to more delicate and intricate designs, we are sure to have the perfect choice for your needs.

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Nothing emanates true luxury more than fabulous finishing touches that bring the entire room together. Yes, it is true that the statement pieces of furniture are usually the focus of the room and are essential in creating the impression of a glamorous lifestyle and a life worth living. But it’s the finer details, the elegant and sophisticated decanter sets and the delicate cake stands, that really set you apart from others and show your guests that your home is truly a reflection of the life you lead.

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There is no doubt that art is, and probably always will be, an integral part making your home stylish and truly yours. Choosing modern art prints to suit your home yet simultaneously reflect the lifestyle that you wish to showcase is, in itself, ‘an art’. But as well as choosing the right picture to display, it is important to take into account other considerations such as the size of your piece and where you plan to display it. 

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Bring life into your home with a wonderful selection of plants and flowers in one of our designer, modern planters that we have for sale. In addition to displaying something wonderful in your home, there’s something undeniably and wonderfully satisfying about nurturing a plant and watching it grow and thrive under your care. Including the right plants in your home can add a unique perspective and personality to your space, reflecting your style and adding depth and life to the space. WIll you choose to grow a beautiful tree, a gorgeous array of colourful and aromatic flowers or something functional, such as a selection of fresh, aromatic herbs that you can keep in our near the kitchen for you to add to and enhance your meals? No matter what you choose to use it for, when you buy one of our modern planters, you can be assured that you will be receiving a high quality accessory that has been created by expert hands with the utmost care to develop a wonderfully stylish yet perfectly practical piece.

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