Janey Butler is renowned for her use of natural materials and soft muted calming colour palettes in her design schemes. Here, Janey explains her love of nature and why natural elements play an important part in her work.
Study Nature, Love Nature, Stay Close to Nature. It Will Never Fail YouFrank Lloyd Wright, Architect
As in nature itself, the textures, colours and diversity of products which can be used are vast creating different looks & moods: From the simplistic, minimal Nordic style schemes with their bleached woods and soft linens to the more opulent, glamorous style of London penthouse living with polished concretes, Quartz Marbles and luxury glazed linens.
Nature is a huge inspiration for me. In my spare time I love being outdoors either in our woodland or walking in the mountains, near to our home. With my designs, I love to incorporate natural pieces and textures into my interiors. Natural materials such as rare woods and aged stone have a beauty all of their own and each piece has its own unique, organic, earthy quality. The markings, textures and colours are totally individual and I love that the colours change depending on the time of day or the light source in the room & the fact that materials such as these are naturally imperfect makes them all the more interesting. Being surrounded by nature has a calming effect and using naturally beautiful materials always creates a tranquil and peaceful space and produces a timeless look which is not dictated by fashion or trendsJaney Butler
The connotations for the use of wood in particular are limitless, from incorporating reclaimed oak beams into a barn Conversion extension to sourcing incredible 25 million year old petrified wood pieces to form part of a stunning contemporary interior design project. Sourcing and using these reclaimed or rare woods with all their beautiful markings and imperfections is something Janey loves to work with, as each piece tells a story, adds true character and is totally bespoke for each of her clients projects.