Meet the Content Creator and their Weather Clock - Frank Newbold
This week we are meeting interior stylist and Interior Design Masters runner up - Frank Newbold
Can you tell us about yourself?
Hi! I'm Frank, an Interior Designer, stylist and all round creative sort! I’m a colour lover at heart and like to blend and mix in my schemes for a real curated look! Great design is something I’m always on the look for and when product and spaces are beautiful engineered, as well as gorgeous on the eye it truly makes my heart sing.
What have you been doing since Interior Design Masters?
Since Interior Design Masters, I’ve taken on several residential and commercial projects both in the UK and abroad. 2020 was a really diverse year for sure with some really exciting opportunities whilst being challenging at the same time. As well as work I lived in India for six months - taking in the beautiful, sensory filled country really inspired me and re-ignited a passion for pattern and colour.
What's your favourite room in your house?
Currently I’m in a rented property in Brighton and so with a mix of my own furniture and existing pieces it’s been a challenge to really make my own. My bedroom however is a real sanctuary, one of my favourite spaces to design it's layered with texture, colour and comfort. Small but perfectly formed the high top bed with excessive amounts of cushions and pillows makes for the perfect retreat!
Where do you hang your Weather Clock and why?
My Bramwell Brown clock sits in the studio at work. It’s a space I've not fully revealed yet so you're getting a sneak peak. It hosts a dried flower wall where tumbling orchids, poppy heads and dried eucalyptus hang and frame the clock beautifully. I love how the softness of the flowers contrasts with the graphics of clock - it makes my heart sing!
Can you sum up your Bramwell Brown Weather Clock in three words?
British, Bold, Beautifully engineered! (That’s four I know, but engineered needed the adjective with it! I say British for one stand out reason… did you know that the average British person spends the equivalent of four and a half months of their life talking about the weather and that the subject comes up on average three times in a typical day – that’s a lot of time talking weather and I just love how Bramwell Brown incorporates this feature so beautifully in the clock.)
Finally, we love mechanical/analogue objects (as you can probably tell) what mechanical/analogue items (record plays, analogue cameras etc) do you have in your home or remember from your childhood that you love(d)?
The standout Mechanical item for me is the record player… my uncle whom I spent much time with growing up was into music in a big way! We would spend evenings listening to his new ‘finds’ and the living room centred around the music really was the heart of the home!