Five Minutes With James Said Designer Bethany James

Five Minutes With James Said Designer Bethany James
MiNDFOOD sat down with 'James Said' designer Bethany James for the inside scoop into next season's upcoming trends.

What is the James Said design philosophy?

We are all about the glamour. We love luxurious interiors however we do them in a very different way.  We describe our  look as ‘Modern Glamour’ and to achieve this it’s all about layers, creating a luxurious feel in an edgy but elegant way.  All of our sales staff are qualified interior designers and our services are complimentary. We are here to help our customers create amazing spaces and we can be involved as little or a much as they would like us to be.  Given that we are a new style we find that some customers are unsure how to create our look and like us to put together whole rooms for them and it is our pleasure to offer this service. But we are about more than just fabulous furniture.  We want our customers experience to be special with us. When we deliver we also unpack for our customers, place the pieces in the home and take away all the packaging. We offer this service Australia wide.

Tell us about some of your current collections

With over 3000 products on offer our products are changing all the time. At the moment we have a large range of new releases in black marble. Some of our new releases break all the rules and mix gold and silver and we love that.  Sputnik chandeliers are right on trend and we have a selection of these available coordinating with furniture and accessories with a meteor theme. It all sounds a little out there but they are incredible.

How is James Said distinctive from other furniture/homewares stores?

Everything we sell has a nod to the past. As you browse through our site you will notice that many pieces have a mid-century feel, some retro, some Hollywood Regency and Art Deco.  We have stayed true to our style and we love that our look is different from most other stores.

Where do you source your collections from?

Our products come from all over the globe. We have products that come from over 20 countries. Many of our products are also sold in stores likes Harrods in London so we are literally sourcing some of the best products in the world. I am seeing some of the most amazing pieces coming in from Portugal. They certainly have an edge on design and manufacture at the moment.

If you could sum up James Said in 5 words, what would they be?

Modern, Glamorous, Edgy, Elegant and Beautiful.

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