It’s that time of year when all we really want to do is hide somewhere gorgeous and emerge a beautiful butterfly in the Spring. As pennies are often tight after Christmas, I’m running a short series on hotel interiors and hotel decor, inspired by a recent trip to Switzerland. Read more »
Posts Tagged: Decorating
As a wildlife and nature lover, I’ve always absolutely adored Juliet Travers work and cannot speak more highly of her designs. They are simply stunning – in fact, my Mum actually had some beautiful curtains made from her fabric last year and everyone always comments on them! The company is also fabulously British with the wallpapers and fabrics made in England. Since we last spoke to Juliet about her Safari collection, she’s launched her latest Albion collection that’s inspired by British wildlife, so she’s the perfect guest to have on the blog for our ‘Best of British’ collection. Over to Juliet. (Tip: scroll to the bottom for a code to get 25% off her Safari cushions – great Christmas gifts!). Read more »
I don’t know about you dear readers, but I love a good picnic.
It is hotting up this summer with this season’s tropical jungle trend, evoking sunny destinations and emphasizing nature.
For a person who is not particularly into floral prints and patterns, I have to hold my hands up, and admit, that I have had a major about turn recently.
As the founder of an interiors blog and website, you’d be forgiven for thinking I had an eye for design. I don’t. In fact, so abysmal is my creative flair that I still drag my Mother clothes shopping with me.*
It is official the print of this Spring/Summer is gingham; the classic print is making a revival this season in both interiors and fashion alike, and believe me will instantly make your home appear on trend.
Come springtime, in many homes across the UK, a time honoured traditional is taking place.
Spring has sprung, the holidays are just around the corner, and the shops are all full of seasonally themed motifs. Bunnies, butterflies, chicks and eggs can be found printed on fabrics, stamped on flatware and hung as decorations everywhere you look.
Lisette Voûte Designs undertook a full refurbishment of a Victorian terraced townhouse in Southwest London.
I have always had a passion for textiles, so becoming a fabric designer was a natural route for me to take. I wanted to design and produce fabric that had skill behind it, but would also be accessible and easily incorporated into people’s homes.
Generally, I would say I’m an optimist, a glass half full kind of person. But today, I stepped in something I shouldn’t have.
This Spring take a trip on the Oriental Express, as designers in both fashion and interiors alike are taking inspiration from the cultural Far East.
Compass and Rose were successful in winning this project located in one of the most desired areas in the heart of London. This serviced-residential-new build, designed by Norman Foster, overlooks the River Thames, just a stone’s throw away from Chelsea Bridge.
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.
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.
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.
The fun, exciting part of a New Year is of course being adventurous and trying something, well…new. If you’ve been thinking about trying a new colour in your home then this is the perfect time to make the change.
The first signs of spring are emerging, and this spring it is all about florals and the birds and the bees!
Area rugs are such a beautiful accessory to place in ones home. They add warmth, they decorate a space, they diminish noise and they can complete a look. I think of rugs as artwork for the floor. Here are some tips on how to choose a rug.
I’m so over white walls.
Putty, Taupe, Greige, Ivory and don’t even mention Magnolia….