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Perfect Prep
13/09/13

Perfect Prep

When the leaves start falling for many it’s back to University and we’ve got everything you need to achieve the perfect preppy style. Forget the days of damp student digs – Jack Wills provide a winning combination of casual and traditional that we can’t get enough of. Our designers are no stranger to their signature stripes and fresh, young colour palette.



If you’re new to the booming British brand Jack Wills then let us give you an easy way to recreate their famous blue and pink stripes. Take Candy pink wallpaper from Harlequin, and use wide strips alternated with a plain navy blue from Brian Yates. This makes a great feature wall behind a metal frame or heavy wooden bedstead.



Leather or antique furniture will offset the striking colour contrast, or take inspiration from Jack Wills stylists by gathering an eclectic mix of vintage trinkets. A touch of tweed won’t go amiss – try cushions in Designers Guild, Cheviot Tweed or Eton. Keeping with the old-school theme, Osborne & Little’s, Tarva Needlecord in Sapphire is the perfect velvet fabric for this look.



For a girly take on this iconic youthful style, we think Gentian wallpaper from Designers Guild with its ditsy floral print creates classic Jack Wills style.



For a preppy schoolboy bedroom, take the Jack Wills Union flag accessories and pair with strong bold red geometrics for headboards and blinds. For the walls, take the brand back to its coastal Salcombe roots with Rope from Cole & Son.



Posted by: Susie Cochrane Tagged as: Industry Insider