So this post has been a really long time in writing, and even decorating. Partly because we had a bit of a damp problem, then because bedtime routine changed along with furniture and lots of new decisions to be made, and if I’m honest I’ve spent quite a long time faffing with the decoration in this roomRead More
I’ve been really flattered to be asked to do half a dozen or so interviews recently for other websites and publications and one thing that’s pretty standard in pieces of this sort seems to be questions on where one finds inspiration. I find that whatever other factors I mention, London is always the one I settle on most firmly, sometimes it’s cafes or what people are wearing on the tube, but always present at the top of mind when I’m thinking about this is the architecture. We are so lucky in this city to have such a diverse cultural range of architectural styles. There are no grand boulevards of the nineteenth century like Paris here (though I feel slightly uneasy that the property market is beginning to socially cleanse the inner city population along the same lines of Paris 150 years ago).
William Morris, as well as being a famous artist and producer of artisan arts and crafts wares, once said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful” and for this he has been remembered in modern times on everything from tea towels to posters which probably would have given him a complete apoplasm, but that’s a topic for another article.Read More
Good morning friends. Today is a post all about my favourite crush of the last year. Each time I see a piece of furniture from French design house Petite Friture‘s range, or a set design from their latest trade show, my heart sings a little. Read More
Good morning, and happy bank holiday for those of you also in the U.K. (don’t feel too badly if you’re not, the weather has been pretty awful and, well, British). Now I’m not expecting to set the internet alight with this piece, but in the first of a few posts I have planned in the coming month or so I’d like to concentrate today on one of the design basics, the bits that can seem less fun but really transform the feel of a room – today, window options. Read More