The Bramwell Brown Blog

Meet the Blogger and their Weather Clock - Jess from Gold is a Neutral

This week we are meeting interiors blogger Jess from Gold is a Neutral

Can you tell us a bit about your blog please?

My background is as a journalist so I treat my blog a bit like a magazine with a mixture of trend based features, renovation stories and interviews with people I’m interested in, all with an interiors angle. I can’t resist a touch of brass or gold but I like to think it’s always done tastefully.

What's your favourite room in the house and why?

Right now it would have to be our recently finished bathroom. We saved and waited a long time to do it and it’s exactly what I envisioned. It’s my dream bathroom and I still can’t believe it’s mine to be honest.

Where do you hang your Bramwell Brown Weather Clock and why?

We hang our Bramwell Brown clock in the hallway which is nearing the end of renovation. We’ve painted the staircase and spindles a very dark grey so the black clock works perfectly with that. It’s the centre of the house so we can see it from the kitchen and the living room and it’s the last thing we see before we head out of the house so we know what weather to expect.


Can you sum your Bramwell Brown Weather Clock up in three words?

Oooh I’d say charming, clever and innovative

Any tips for incorporating clocks into your interior design?

Clocks are a beautiful feature in themselves (especially if it’s a Bramwell Brown clock) so don’t tuck them away out of sight. Choose a spot where they can be seen and treat them like a design feature and make it as much a part of your décor as any other accessory in your home.

What are the big interior trends that we should be looking out for in the second half of 2018?

Colour wise shades of ochre, turmeric and mustard are going to be huge, and fringing is still going strong whether it be on cushions, chairs or lampshades. Neutrals are also growing in popularity and the trend for gold, marble and brass isn’t going anywhere fast.

Finally, we love mechanical/ analogue objects; what mechanical/ analogue do you have in your home or remember from your childhood that you love(d)?

I had a cassette player which I loved and I can remember the sound of rewinding and fast forwarding the tapes and sometimes getting them tangled. The other thing that strikes me is how different it used to be taking photographs. I take a lot now and it’s so instant and you can delete the bad ones and start again but before we’d have to wait until we had them developed and the excitement of opening them up and going through them all.

Thank you to Jess for speaking with us.