Pure Picks: Emma Jane Pilkington

Emma Jane Pilkington of Emma Jane Pilkington Fine Interiors shares ideas for blending repurposed treasures into modern aesthetics.
Photography by Simon Upton
“I designed this garden bathroom around a mossy antique marble sink, and repurposed the zinc olive basket to hold towels,” says Pilkington. “Reimagining antiques helps to preserve the planet’s finite resources.”


“This 18th-century limestone piece is the perfect size for a garden stool. The neoclassical design of the finial references French, Italian and English gardens.” Large limestone garden seat, Louis XV, $2,750, offered by Bermingham & Co.; incollect.com
“Amy Pilkington uses antique French linen and pure indigo to create her exquisite custom bed linens. Each is entirely unique and so incredibly soft. Who says art shouldn’t be slept on?” Amy Pilkington custom bed linen, price upon request, Guillherme et Chambron; contact Maison Gerard at 212.674.7611 to purchase
“This Generaux D’Empire candle features sweet rose, rosemary and fresh blackcurrant notes, poured into a chic architectural marble holder that can be repurposed as a vase.” Scented candle Generaux D’Empire, $128, Buly 1803; buly1803.com
“Old concrete tiles make a fabulous table surface. When set upon simple linear metal legs, they have a soft modernity. I also use them individually as coasters for platters in the summer, alfresco.” Reclaimed colored cement tile, price upon request, Chateau Domingue; chateaudomingue.com
“These reclaimed Provençal terra-cotta tiles lend a soft, romantic patina to new construction. I love the dusty rose colors and hexagonal shape against pure-white lacquered surfaces.” Hexagon rose flooring, price upon request, Authentic Provence; authenticprovence.com
“For a cool, eco-friendly alternative to stone and acrylic, Ice Stone countertops are made entirely of repurposed glass, Portland cement and nontoxic pigments at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.” Sage Pearl, samples from $5, IceStone; icestoneusa.com