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12 ways to create the ultimate maximalist interior

7th August 2018

With the online store flooded with fantastical homeware treasures, we thought it was about time that we put together the ultimate interior guide for you to indulge...

Since our first venture into homeware with the introduction of our silk cushions in 2016, the EJS store is now home to a huge range of enchanting interior pieces, from fabric and wallpaper to placemats and coasters - and, of course, our brand new statement chairs. Featuring Emma's signature designs, all of our home pieces flaunt a magical maximalist charm that is undeniably unique to us. Brimming with colour, intricate design and tactile textures, EJS homeware treats will transform your home into a different world.

To celebrate the launch of our Animalia upholstered chairs, made in collaboration with Clarke & Clarke we've curated 12 beautiful interior schemes to inspire you and help make your maximalist dreams a reality... 

1. Audubon Antoinette

The first of our magical homeware design schemes featuring many Emma J Shipley interior treats. Discover our Animalia wallpaper and fabric, occasional chairs, silk cushions and more...

Inspired by the beautiful teal Audubon Antoinette Chair, this selection of EJS treasures is full of soft golds, tonal teals, emerald and lime, with highlights of neutrals and pale pink. The Audubon Antoinette Chair is a modern interpretation of a classic French dining chair, and will complete any bedroom, hall or dining room. 

Pairing the Antoinette with the golden Kruger Wallpaper will create a truly luxurious colour combination. Our best selling Giraffe Cushion is the perfect companion to this colour scheme - a mix of vibrant teal, rich gold and a splash of pink mixed with a classic neutral background will tie together all the tones beautifully. EJS placemats and coasters all come in a brilliant range of teals and blues, making them the ideal finishing touches to this interior scheme, particularly these imaginative Kruger Coasters and Audubon Placemats...

The Audubon Antoinette Chair is a striking modern take on a classic French dining chair. Team it with other exotic homeware delights designed by Emma J Shipley to create a maximalist statement in your home

Click here to shop the Audubon Antoinette scheme... 

2. Kruger Soho  

The Kruger Soho Chair exudes a tropical energy unlike any other. This stunning chair designed by Emma J Shipley will light up any room, particularly when paired with a selection of our trays, placemats and cushions

The Kruger Soho Chair features a beautiful contrast between a vibrant lime upholstered back, and a plain charcoal buttoned front. This simple fact makes it one of the easiest chairs in the range to fit into a range of interior styles. While this chair could easily be a single bold, focal point of a neutral room, we've decided to embrace the palette of the lime Kruger fabric to create an enchanting scheme of striking limes, greens and teals with bold pops of orange.

The lime Amazon Wallpaper is irresistible and will transform your home into a jungle dreamscape, particularly when paired with the Kruger Soho Chair. The Soho is a popular style for studies and home offices, where one of our silk notebooks would also fit right in...this lime Caspian Silk Notebook ties this vibrant homeware selection together beautifully. Our classic Shadowcats Cushion offers a magical balance between neutrals and bold colour; it would make a wonderful complimentary feature on a sofa in the same room as the striking Soho Chair.

The Kruger Soho Chair, designed by Emma J Shipley for Clarke & Clarke, features our signature Kruger design - inspired by a magical safari adventure

Click here to shop the Kruger Soho interior scheme...

3. Audubon Dalston

Discover our pink paradise - Team this exquisitely exotic wallpaper and cushion with Emma J Shipley's Audubon Dalston Chair, created in collaboration with Clarke & Clarke

Inspired by the clean lines of Audubon Dalston armchair, this stunning interior scheme is a show-stopping selection of glorious pinks across a plethora of textures. The Dalston Chair would complete any dramatic bedroom or living room environment, particularly when paired with a selection of EJS homeware delights.

The unique and modern metallic 'gilver' background of the Extinct Wallpaper contrasts with the deep, inky velvet of this beautiful chair. Our bolster cushions look sublime propped atop the Dalston chairs, and this Kruger Double Bolster Cushion is no different. Mixing various shades of pink instantly creates a bold tonal statement, and when combined with soft paint colours, your interior could easily be transformed with some EJS pink treats and a lick of paint. A great way to start your journey into a maximalist paradise is to begin by introducing smaller pieces, like this Kruger Tray and Amazon Coaster. These delights may be small but they certainly make a big design impact.

The pink Audubon Dalston Chair is a show stopper - transform your home with this tropical delight, and why not pair it with an Emma J Shipley bolster cushion?

Click here to shop the Audubon Dalston interior scheme... 

4. Kruger Antoinette

Explore the next interior scheme featuring Emma J Shipley's navy Kruger Antoinette Chair, Tigris Wallpaper, Kruger Jacquard Cushion and a selection of smaller EJS treats...

The Kruger Antoinette Chair is arguably our most dramatic decorative chair of the range. With it's deep navy background, striking Kruger design and ornate wooden frame painted in Farrow & Ball's 'Railings', it is a stunning way to add rich exoticism to your home. 

The nude Tigris Wallpaper is the perfect pairing to the Kruger Antoinette - with its neutral background and unique metallic gold detailing, the contrast between the chair and the wall will make a striking feature. This interior scheme is ideal for a dramatic bedroom - a bed topped with this Kruger Jacquard Woven Cushion would work superbly. Our new range of coasters are not only made for dining and coffee tables, but also make a simple style statement on any bedside table. Embrace the dark hues of this theme with the teal Kruger Coaster or go for a lighter choice of the blue Audubon Coaster.

This stunning French dining chair was created in collaboration between Emma J Shipley and Clarke & Clarke; the signature Kruger design covers this occasional chair while Farrow & Ball's 'Railings' colours the wooden frame

Click here to shop the Kruger Antoinette interior scheme...

5. Rousseau Antoinette

The tropical fantasy continues...inject your home with jungle charm with this combination of striking homeware accessories from the Rousseau and Amazon collections, all hand drawn by designer Emma J Shipley

Inspired by the colour and print of the Rousseau Antoinette Chair, this is another of our vibrant lime interior schemes for you to try. This chair has the same ornate wooden frame as the other Antoinette chairs in the collection, but the frame is painted in the stunning 'Hague Blue' by Farrow & Ball. This unique blue frame makes it a wonderful statement piece, perfect for pairing with other tropical EJS delights.

An obvious pairing for this exotic occasional chair is the Amazon design - featuring an array of jungle creatures. Transform your dining area into a jungle world with the new Amazon placemats and coasters. With the Antoinette being a modern French dining chair, you could create a show-stopping dining room full of magical EJS accessories. Alternatively, this would also suit your sitting area perfectly - add the Amazon Palms Cushion to your sofa to tie it all together, or make a truly bold statement with the Rousseau Wallpaper...

The Rousseau Antoinette Chair makes a bright statement, and when combined with Amazon dining delights it will transform your dining room in an instant

Click here to shop the Rousseau Antoinette interior scheme... 

6. Rousseau Langley

The best selling Emma J Shipley Cheetah Cushion in pink will bring the Rousseau Langley Chair to life! And add in a dramatic navy Animalia wallpaper for good measure...

The Rousseau design also adorns the Langley, this time with a soft background and details of tonal blues with pops of warm pink. The classic shape of the Langley makes it the accent chair of your dreams for your bedroom or dressing room.

Light coloured furniture always looks divine with rich, dark wallpaper. The Kruger Wallpaper and Tigris Wallpaper, both in deep shades of navy, are the perfect pairing for the Rousseau Langley Chair. This sophisticated chair would also compliment any neutral interior with its bold colouring and sumptuous shape. With its hidden pops of warm pink, it's fun to tie in other EJS pink accessories with this interior scheme; the Cheetah Cushion is a perfect example. Hosting a similar colour combination of neutrals, blues and pink, this best selling cushion might as well have been made to compliment the Langley. With the Cheetah Cushion on your bed and the Rousseau Langley Chair beside your dressing table, you could transform your bedroom in an instant...

Emma J Shipley and Clarke & Clarke collaborated on the Rousseau Langley Chair, a stunning occasion chair perfect for adding a touch of exoticism to your bedroom, dressing area or sitting room

Click here to shop the Rousseau Langley interior scheme... 

7. Kruger Antoinette

Create a beautiful combination of light and dark interior pieces with this homeware colour scheme, curated using our favourite Emma J Shipley treats

The signature Kruger design is so popular that we've not only created the dining Antoinette chair in deep navy, but also magical pink.

Create a truly impressive dining experience with these incredible decorative wooden frame chairs, matching coasters, placemats and even trays. To balance out this dainty pink palette, introduce some contrastingly dark features to your interior, in the form of our Silverback Cushion - also available here as a bolster. The striking hand drawn Silverback cushion features the same pencil-grey tones as the Kruger, tying both of these animalistic delights together wonderfully. The dramatic Audubon fabric in both cotton satin and velvet offers even more depth to your interior - curtains made out of this stunning fabric would create a magnificent display in your home.

The pink Kruger Antoinette Chair matches the Emma J Shipley coasters, placemats and trays perfectly. Don't be afraid to create a statement by mixing it with much darker pieces too, such as the Audubon Cotton Satin Fabric, created with Clarke & Clarke

Click here to shop the Kruger Antoinette scheme...

8. Audubon Dalston

A golden touch...Indulge in this luxurious interior scheme full of warm tones and magical gold features with pieces designed by Emma J Shipley

Inspired by the luxurious Audubon Dalston Chair - this time in irresistible gold - this divine interior scheme offers a warm, golden theme for your living area. Warm neutrals, dusty gold, charcoal grey and vivid burnt orange build an opulent colour combination, perfect for your living room.

Combine lavish textures with the Dalston chair and the Tigris Wallpaper - not only does this wallpaper flaunt a dramatic charcoal background, but it includes eye-catching metallic gold touches. It's small details like this that make EJS home accessories so unique. The Drakon Large Cushion hosts the same beautiful golden tones as the Audubon Dalston armchair, and would look stunning on a sofa beside this homely Animalia delight. Take your living area to the next level by making stylish blinds from the Audubon Cotton Satin Fabric to match this enchanting occasional piece.

The show-stopping Audubon Dalston Chair in irresistible gold would make a stunning focal point in any living room space. This range of animalistic chairs were created by Emma J Shipley and Clarke & Clarke

Click here to shop the Audubon Dalston scheme...

9. Extinct Soho 

Embrace a subtle pink interior scheme with this selection of stunning tonal delights designed by Emma J Shipley

For a softer, more subtle choice of chair there is the stunning Extinct Soho Chair. Featuring the sophisticated Extinct design on the reverse, and a deep charcoal upholstered front, this piece is perfect for those who prefer a softer colour scheme

Tuck the Extinct Soho in front of your dressing table or home office desk to not only serve as a practical seating solution, but to also show off the enchanting back design. The Neptune Cushion is arguably the perfect pair for the Extinct Soho Chair. The same soft pink and grey theme features on this underwater scene, another beautiful match for interiors with cool neutrals. To keep this soft pink and grey theme going...the Kruger trays are a stunning way to improve both practicality and style in your home. We love using the small Kruger Tray as a dressing table organiser, and the round Kruger Tray is perfect for displaying perfume and jewellery. Of course, this magically subtle interior scheme can also be turned into a dramatic combination of light and dark with the introduction of the opulent Audubon Wallpaper...

Pair the Extinct Soho Chair with the beautiful neptune Cushion - pale pink and grey are a classic colour combination and will create an air of style and luxury in your home

Click here to shop the Extinct Soho scheme.. 

10. Amazon Langley 

Lose yourself in this divine interior plan featuring a striking colour combination of reds and blues. The Amazon Langley Chair designed by Emma J Shipley acted as the main inspiration for this homeware scheme...

If you're not afraid of bold colour combinations then you'll love this interior scheme we've put together, inspired by the Amazon Langley Chair. This selection of EJS treasures is full of vivid reds and brilliant blues based around the unique colour clash of the Langley.

The Langley chair is a beautiful accent piece, perfect for making a statement in your bedroom or sitting room. Embrace the magic of the animal kingdom and combine the vibrant jungle scenes of the Amazon with the frozen fantasy of the Expedition Cushion. Both EJS pieces feature the same unusual colour palette - a scheme which is mirrored in the beautiful blue Jungle Palms Wallpaper. The soft blue background of this wallpaper will provide a sophisticated backdrop for the Amazon Langley, while enhancing each stunning blue tone in the luxurious velvet chair. The blue Amazon tray and coaster range is a superb match for this scheme with the same beautiful blue and teal tones with a pop of warm orangey red.

The Amazon Langley Chair is upholstered with the sumptuous red Amazon velvet fabric from our best selling Animalia range, in collaboration with Clarke & Clarke. Discover what EJS homeware pieces we'd pair it with...

Click here to shop the striking Amazon Langley scheme...

11. Lemur Langley

This homeware scheme is brimming with jungle charm and exotic style. Combine signature designs from Emma J Shipley to create an animalistic design theme in your home

If you love the idea of an elegant occasion chair in a rich, deep velvet then look no further... The Lemur Langley Chair features one of our most loved Animalia designs upon this dramatic navy background.

Play with colour and design by mixing this striking furniture piece with the fun lime Kruger Wallpaper - a true statement maker! The bright lime will highlight each glorious golden tone in the Lemur velvet fabric, while creating a stunning contrast with the deep navy fabric. To keep bringing out all of those eye-catching gold tones, team the Langley with our best selling Cheetah Double Bolster Cushion. This prowling cheetah and curious lemur pairing will transform your living room into a jungle world. As well as striking gold and lime, the Lemur design flaunts an array of magical teal tones, just like the Audubon Round Tray. This generous-sized tray is perfect for entertaining and finishes this wonderful interior scheme perfectly...

Create a beautiful interior statement with the Lemur Langley Chair and the lime Kruger Wallpaper to transform your home into the jungle paradise of your dreams

Click here to browse the Lemur Langley scheme...

12. Tigris Soho

For all the cat lovers out there... jaguars and tigers make the perfect interior design additions! Match the Tigris Soho Chair by Emma J Shipley with the Tigris Wallpaper to impress your guests

As self proclaimed cat lovers here at Team EJS we couldn't help but have one of our 12 magical interior schemes dedicated to our feline friends...

The prowling tigers of the Tigris Soho Chair climb up the reverse of the chair in rich gold and orange tones upon a striking, charcoal velvet background. Make this chair the focal point of your living room or home office and embrace a more neutral palette for the rest of the room with this selection of EJS treasures. Monochrome but still exquisite in its design, this Tigris Wallpaper is more like hanging art than regular wallpaper. The beautiful Jaguar Large Cushion is a breathtaking tonal delight, perfect for adding some extra animal magic (specifically cat magic!) to your space without adding a whole lot of colour. These homeware treats would look fabulous with a range of neutral paint colours, and will really come to life if you introduce pops of warm orange and gold elsewhere...

The enchanting Tigris Soho Chair is truly a unique piece to fit into your home. With a plain front and a stunning upholstered reverse, this chair will add an air of luxury to your home

Click here to shop the Tigris Soho interior scheme...

We hope that this in-depth guide to the world of EJS interiors sparked some inspiration, and has given you some new ideas on how to add maximalist magic to your home.

As ever, we absolutely love seeing how you style your #EJSHome treats; keep tagging us across social media and you could be included in our next Your EJS blog post.

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