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 »
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I’m a keen adventurer with a passion for exploring foreign cultures and seeing how other people live. There’s really no better time than gloomy January to go for a walk on the wild side, so let’s forget reality and send our minds to Myanmar to explore Burmese homes.
Now that Christmas is just around the corner, I can’t help but notice that everything (really, everything) is lit up! I mean, what is Christmas without Christmas lighting?
Now that Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night has wistfully skipped by, it feels like everything-pumpkin flavoured is over and it’s like, suddenly everything has gone full on turkey Christmas mode!
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 »
What is science? I’d say it’s the process of discovery, of finding out how things work. It involves predicting, experimenting, analysing and theorizing, all in the pursuit of knowledge. Read more »
I had a gorgeous morning at the OKA showrooms in London yesterday, and I was so inspired by some of their beautiful festive sets I thought I’d share a couple of videos alongside a few of my favourite picks for gifts and for creating a warm, wintry home. They’re expected to offer a site-wide discount this weekend, so now is a great time to plan your buys.
For this week’s Best of British I spoke to Robert Welch, makers of english silver cutlery that recently made an appearance in Bradley Cooper’s latest film, Burnt.
Did you know Newgate Clocks is based in an old renovated Laura Ashley unit? Everyone has a 1940’s style desk with a vintage alarm clock by their side (jealous, us?) and there’s an office dog called Badger.
A smooth-running Christmas is all about preparation and organisation. This means….lists! Print them out, stick them on all the wall and work your way down. Before the big Black Friday (27th November) extravaganza, let’s work out what we have, what we don’t have and what we need. That way we know what we’re targeting in the sales and can get the most out of those discounts coming our way.
This week we’re drooling over Jules Hough’s breakfast routine. Though maybe we’d add some waffles to those berries.
With Thanksgiving creeping closer we picked the brains of Kristina, the founder of Lexington, for some ideas on how to create magical festive spaces. She tells us how to use colours and layers, foliage and candles to weave charm and character into our homes for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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I’m a highly visual person when it comes to this game of matching-and-pairing. I’ll buy an entire outfit if I think the mannequin looks hot, and deck an entire room based on a magazine clipping.
One day, more than 16 years ago, three friends embarked on a great adventure over land and sea, to the farthest corners of the earth, in search of treasure. They scoured markets and factories from India to China, hunting high and low. What did they find?
As our evenings are officially getting colder and darker earlier, it’s only fair to say Winter is trudging along quite quickly. Much to others disapproval, I actually really don’t mind Winter, it’s my favourite season and it’s THE perfect time to get cosy and wrap up warm!
I’m not a great lover of investing too much money in trinkets that come out just once-a-year. Instead, I prefer to invest in classic items that evoke a stylish and seasonal ambiance throughout the Winter and dot a few token festive pieces in-between.
What a little dude.
Mindfulness is becoming something of a buzz-word these days. We’re encouraged to be mindful of what we eat, mindful of our bodies, mindful of our mental state. It’s a trend I’m a huge fan of. The rise in mobile devices and mass-made produce is playing havoc with our wellbeing, and I strongly believe in the importance of looking inwards and adjusting our behaviour to enhance our mood.
Hello. Nice to meet you! My name is Samantha and I’m an Interior Architectural Designer.
I love a good bargain and no more so that at this expensive time of year. Not only do we have Christmas hurtling towards us, but I have a ton of birthdays in November and December to cater for too. Total bank balance, racking-my-brains for ideas nightmare.
Whether you are looking to add instant contemporary glamour and elegance to your home this autumn/winter or for the perfect homeware gift, look no further than Artisanti.
Instead of trudging into work on this cold, wintry morning, what would you give to be heading to a luxurious spa? A blissful retreat from the world, where you can unwind, shed your woes and recharge your batteries.
I’ve been wittering on for weeks now about how to spruce up our spaces ahead of the festivities. But let’s face it, it’s another story when it comes to splashing the cash. That’s why I’ve waved my wand to offer you all a fantastic 20% off Artisanti products, starting today.
This week on Instagram, the beautiful bunch gave us cheeky glimpses into their spaces.
Hands-up whose starting to tire of mega-store domination? As the world’s giant chains increasingly seep into every sliver of our sphere, we’re pushing back. We want to buy local, support local.
There’s nothing more relaxing than curling up by candlelight. And nothing more zen than the fresh smell of fragrance. I’m a huge fan of Branche d’Olive candles, so in keeping with this month’s zen and magic theme, I asked them to give us a flavour of their fragrances. Read more »
Weave calm and peace into the home as well as restore your energy and recharge ahead of the festive season.