Jo Hamilton (interior designer)

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Jo Hamilton
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Jo Hamilton (born in Eton, Berkshire) is a leading British interior designer[1][2] and artist, known for her expertise in colour.[3] She is the founder and creative director of Jo Hamilton Interiors,[4] taking on residential and commercial work in the UK and abroad. Hamilton is also a newspaper columnist[5] and runs interior design courses at her London offices, in Belsize Park.

Hamilton is a show ambassador and key speaker for House,[6][7] in Dublin's RDS, and the Index Exhibition,[8] in Dubai's World Trade Centre. She was also the long-term resident interior designer at Grand Designs Live[9] in both London and Birmingham[10] as well as a key speaker and one of three "show ambassadors" along with Kevin McCloud and Charlie Luxton, and formerly George Clarke (architect).[11]

Further keynote public speaking appointments have included London's Decorex,[12] the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), in New York,[13][14] and the International Property Awards,[15] for which she is a judge.[16] Hamilton also became a What House? Awards judge in 2016,[17][18] with What House? editorial director Rupert Bates stating: “We are delighted to have Jo on board. She is hugely talented and regarded and joins an outstanding panel of judges.”[19] She is a judge also for the Index Architecture and Design Awards.[20]

Hamilton has appeared on Sky Living series Who'd Be a Billionaire?,[21][22][23][24][25] BBC's What To Do With The House (When The Kids Leave) and ITV's 60-Minute Makeover, among others.[26][27]

Hamilton regularly features in interviews about interior design trends and issues by media outlets that have included The Independent,[28] the Daily Telegraph,[29][30] The Times,[31] Irish Independent,[32] Metro,[33] BBC,[34] International Property & Travel,[35] Rightmove,[36] and UAE fashion magazine Elite Monde,[37][38] among others.

Hamilton has worked on interior design-related PR activities with a number of respected companies, including Virgin Money UK[39][40] and First Time Buyer Online.[41] In 2014, she was commissioned by homewares chain HomeSense to open a series of new stores across England,[42] including Cheltenham,[43] Solihull[44][45] and Salisbury.[46] Hamilton has also been a brand ambassador for Bosch Power Tools[47][48][49] - also known as Robert Bosch GmbH - and Dulux.[50][51][52]

Grand Designs Live show ambassadors Jo Hamilton and George Clarke compete in a 'cook-off'

From a young age Hamilton believed she would become an artist,[53] with her "first love" being fashion design.[54] She became an interior designer in 1995 with a brief professional background in graphic design before she had three children.

Her father, Brian Clarke, writes a monthly column for The Times, on fly-fishing and the environment.[55]

Hamilton's agent is Peter MacFarlane, of London-based MacFarlane Chard Associates.[56]

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  1. ^ "50 Best Interior Designers in the UK". Country & Town House.
  2. ^ "Amara - The Lux Pad - Leading designers share their interiors tips". The Lux Pad.
  3. ^ New Homes For Sale Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Jo Hamilton - Twitter
  5. ^ Hamilton, Jo. "The Power of Plants". Ham & High - Homestead magazine (PageSuite).
  6. ^ Neligan, Orla (12 March 2017). "Interior designer to the stars Jo Hamilton shares her top tips for wall-to-wall style". Irish Independent on Saturday - Weekend magazine.
  7. ^ "Colour Advice With Designer Jo Hamilton". Image magazine. April 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Index Dubai News & Media". Index Dubai.
  9. ^ YouTube
  10. ^ Edwards, Samantha (October 16, 2013). "Growing visitor numbers at Grand Designs Live Birmingham". Event Magazine.
  11. ^ "Staircase creative with Jo Hamilton". Grand Designs Live - Celebrity blog.
  12. ^ "Decorex - 2018 speaker Jo Hamilton". Decorex.
  13. ^ "Talk listing for International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) 2018". International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).
  14. ^ "Ivy's Guide to ICFF: May 2018". Ivy.
  15. ^ "Property Awards on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  16. ^ "Hamilton, Jo". Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  17. ^ "What House? Awards 2016 judges' report" (PDF).
  18. ^ "One-on-one interview: Jo Hamilton, Jo Hamilton Interiors". What House?.
  19. ^ "What's new". Jo Hamilton Interiors. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  20. ^ "Index Dubai - Meet the IADA judges".
  21. ^ "Jo Hamilton". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  22. ^ "Jo Hamilton on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  23. ^ "Chris Henwood on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  24. ^ "Who'd Be a Billionaire (Toys) on Sky Living, Tue 31 Mar 8:00pm - TV Guide UK TV Listings". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  25. ^ "Who'd Be a Billionaire | Programme guide | Radio Times". RadioTimes. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  26. ^ 60-Minute Makeover Archived October 30, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  27. ^ Jo Hamilton official website - about Jo Hamilton
  28. ^ Hosie, Rachel (5 July 2017). "Interior design's next six biggest trends from metallics to marble". The Independent.
  29. ^ "Pouffe, tuffet or ottoman? The rise and rise of the ultimate interior multitasker". Daily Telegraph.
  30. ^ "Streamline your home by getting built-in 'furnitecture'". Daily Telegraph.
  31. ^ Ashworth, Anne (March 10, 2018). "The Future's Rosy". The Times - Luxx magazine.
  32. ^ Neligan, Orla (March 12, 2017). "Irish Independent". Irish Independent on Saturday - Weekend magazine.
  33. ^ Metro, Oliver Stallwood for. "Interior designer Jo Hamilton: 'Our homes should express ourselves'". Metro. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  34. ^ BBC
  35. ^ "International Property & Travel Volume 23 Number 5". Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  36. ^ "Jo Hamilton shares her interior top tips for first-time buyersProperty News | Property Blog | Rightmove". Rightmove Property News. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  37. ^ "Elite Monde interview with Jo Hamilton". Jo Hamilton Interiors. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  38. ^ "Elite Monde interview with Jo Hamilton". Elite Monde (Press Reader).
  39. ^ Virgin Money UK Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
  40. ^ Virgin Money Magazine Archived October 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  41. ^ First Time Buyer Online
  42. ^ "HomeSense UK | Facebook". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  43. ^ "60 Minute Makeover host, Jo Hamilton, gave Cheltenham shoppers hints on interior design". Gloucestershire Echo. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  44. ^ Rebecca. "HomeSense Solihull Store Opening". Here Come the Girls. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  45. ^ HomeSense UK (2014-03-12), Interior Designer Jo Hamilton Opens New Solihull HomeSense Store, retrieved 2016-03-02
  46. ^ "FashionFake: Jo Hamilton at HomeSense Salisbury: Tips for Decorating Your Home". FashionFake. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  47. ^ "Creative tips for a warm and welcoming baby nursery". Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  48. ^ "Have a DIY fling this spring with interior design tips from Bosch Quigo and Jo Hamilton". ResponseSource Press Release Wire. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  49. ^ "Bosch gives top home improvement tips for hoilday DIYers'". 2013-10-27. Archived from the original on 2013-10-27. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  50. ^ Bentley, David (2013-10-24). "Houses of horror! Half of all Brummies too ashamed of their homes to invite friends and family over". birminghammail. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  51. ^ "Dulux urges Brits to get back into decorating". Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  52. ^ "Brits avoid inviting people into their house because of embarrassment". Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  54. ^ "Press". Jo Hamilton Interiors. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  55. ^ Brian Clarke column - The Times
  56. ^ "Experts - MacFarlane Chard". MacFarlane Chard.

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