An absolute pleasure to catch up on the podcast with Director and Co Founder of unique homeware emporium Rockett St George this week – Jane Rockett ( left ) pictured he with fellow Founder Lucy St George.
Their store has been online now for 15 years and I always like to describe it as bursting with personality and style. We talk about the funny way in which they met, how they set up Rockett St George and what were the first ‘ magical ‘ pieces found and sold. A product feature in one of the most respected style magazines in the world followed and they they have always stood out from the crowd ever since, now extremely well established and respected in the interiors world.
Although Rockett St George has always seemed effortllessly cool to me, there is no doubt some seriously hard graft that goes on behind the scenes so I wanted to have a nosey to see if in the early days they made a business plan or how things came together to create a strong brand identity. What are the key factors as well that have them going strong after fifteen years.
Where does she go to find her inspiration and which does she find really creative ?
The very exciting news is that just recently, they are not just online but have ventured in to walk in stores too. The flagship being in Covent Garden and the other situated in Redbrick, near Leeds. I was interested to know what inspired them to have physical shops too and the thought process behind the design for each one – and why why did they choose these particular locations ?
How do Jane and Lucky pick their quirky homeware designs with their different tastes and how do they always manage to agree ? Do either of them use trends to schedule ahead ? It is clear that Rockett St George have a strong focus on running the company as sustainably as possible so I ask what does that mean to them ?
We also cover both of their their books ‘ Extraordinary Interiors ‘ and ‘ Extraordinary Interiors in Colour ‘ while working through the Rockett St George paint ranges and where best to use them. Always a favourite topic of mine and we delve in to our favourite hues.
I really had a lot of questions to ask and Jane was really generous with her insight.
Then of course there is Jane’s stunning home. Formerly a pub dating back to the 1500’s with lovely character. It’s always fascinating to know what initially drew someone to their home and how they put their own stamp on it with colour palettes and pieces of sentimental value. She talks me through how she put together her scheme and the ideas behind it, working with the age of the property.
The copper bath really caught my eye – just one of the many gorgeous features.
Running Rockett St George and four dogs and some family still living at home, it is a busy life for Jane. We discuss what and where a perfect weekend away would be and why.
She tells me all about Lucy’s decor too and it sounds absolutely divine.
Hope you enjoy listening as much as I did talking with Jane about Rockett St George. I love her optimistic nature and passion for interiors – it’s infectious ! Jane and Lucy to compliment each other and come up with winning pieces. It’s really interesting to see how a company they brought their brand to life.
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