JLV Design Interview

Meet Josephine Lecoufle-Vinet from JLV Design, a talented interior designer. She talks us through what gives her inspiration and how to add character to a room. If you are starting a project but don’t know where to start, get in touch with Josephine.

‘Declutter first, then bring some harmony with colours, 

textures and patterns’


How would you describe your interior style?

I don’t think I have a style, I thought I had a French style however when I look at French designers I use much more colours and wallpapers than them. I’m a chameleon who adapts to my clients’ requests

What is your most loved object in your home?

5,000 dollars question! 
I have 3 pieces I’m never tired of: my French tobacco sign in a shape of a carrot, offered by my mother for my 40th birthday, my kidney shape Victorian cabinet, a beautiful piece of carpentry and a bronze statuette that belonged to my late father.

Your father was an antique dealer. How do you think that affects your work?

My father has definitely influenced me, unconsciously though. He taught me the love of beautiful objects, furniture and paintings…and how they could enhance a room. I like accumulating quirky items, mixing antiques, vintage finds and designer pieces. There is nothing better than a piece of antique to finish a room, contrarily to a modern one which doesn’t tell any story.

Do you have a project that you are most proud of from your career?

I’m always proud of my latest project until I jumped on the next one. The answer should really be my own home, a former council house that we have totally transformed into a cosy home.

What is a fail-safe way of adding character to any room?

Declutter first, then bring some harmony with colours, textures and patterns.

Do you have any advice for someone starting a renovation?

Do not hesitate to ask for some help before starting a project. Hiring an interior designer is not that expensive and they can help you avoid mistakes and unnecessary expenses.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Colours and wallpapers. I always start a project by selecting a colour and then I build the room around it, step by step.

JLV EDIT

Stockend Woods Fabric | Navy and Ochre | Pure Linen
Stockend Woods Wallpaper | Cotswold White and Maitland Green
Stockend Woods Wallpaper | Salt Ridge and Barton Blue
Stockend Woods Wallpaper | Navy and Ochre
Stockend Woods Wallpaper | Stepping Stone and Cotswold White