'Whether it’s zips on my clothes, stars on my jacket or snakeskin on my boots, my personal style is always a bit rock and roll,’ says Jane Rockett, co-founder of the online interiors haven Rockett St George. She invited us to her house for a quasi dark-meets-light masterclass on how to decorate for the festivities. ‘I’m drawn to a clean, tailored look with a dash of punk thrown in, and it’s a look that is very much reflected in my home, and also in how I decorate.’ 


Jane’s kitchen is a unique mix of modern meets rustic. Clean white walls, smooth floors and ceramic pendant lighting juxtaposes industrial metal cabinets and an exposed brick wall, while glass cabinetry displaying decorative pieces such as pineapple-shaped jars, chopping boards and quirky teapots, keeps the look lived-in and relaxed. There’s a walk-in larder area for dried goods and other kitchenalia such as small appliances. 

‘Kitchens can be challenging rooms to design and the reason for this, I think, is the expense that’s involved,’ says Jane. ‘The decisions that have to be made involve high value spending and therefore it feels better to play it safe. I like to change things in my home regularly and even though the worktops were relatively new, I have already had them re-covered in a black resin and am now thinking of covering the island surround in polished metal. It’s good to change things gradually so the look develops and grows.’ So, were there any design mistakes Jane made while renovating? ‘Actually none,’ she says. ‘I really do love it, and not just for Christmas and New Year’s, forever.’

Photography by: Cathy Pyle

Article by: Ciara Elliott