Lombok casts my mind to pearly white beaches, lapping turquoise waters and palm trees slouched with coconuts. I can almost smell the sun-drenched, salty air. Now amble away from the coast and the lowlands are awash with bananas, cacao, rice and coffee and the highlands are cloaked in a blanket of rich, dense forest. It’s an island dripping with resources and steeped in history and LOMBOK furniture and homeware has captured this far eastern magic and woven it into its spectacular designs.
Monthly Archives:: February 2015
Interior designers work in many different ways. Some have a strong vision and want to see it carried to fruition. Others have a very unique or individual style that a client will buy into. The way I work, is much like making a bespoke suit. Hopefully it will be a perfect fit, that flatters all the good features and disguises the poor. I literally tailor the house to my client.
With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, we’re seeing red everywhere. From the bouquets of flowers, clothing through to home accessories. It might be big business but don’t let that spoil your romantic mood.
I’m cold. It’s freezing outside, and although Christmas is over and January is behind us, my radiator is turned up full whack and much to my husband’s dismay I’m wearing socks in bed.
Bedlinen is such a personal item that comes in so many different styles and fabrics. But let’s face it, how many of us fully understand what Egyptian cotton actually is and what a thread count means? Heirlooms, a maker of luxury sheets, is here to shed some light.
In How To Choose A Rug (Part 1) I covered hand knotted, hand tufted, flat woven and tapestry rugs. In Part 2 I’ll cover machine made and natural fibre rugs.
Getting handymen in to do small jobs around the house can be expensive and deter you from making welcome changes to your living space. At the same time, doing them yourself can seem like a daunting prospect. .
I am a true romantic. I love the idea of love. Grand gestures, hearts, flowers, candlelight, the works.