After a long non-Spring-non-summer in England, we have just come to the end of one of those mythical Indian summers where cynicism gives way to the joys of sunlight even as the days shorten around you. I have been so glad of the sunshine, if only because, like a squirrel storing it’s nuts, I need to drink up every last drop of light before the long dark autumn and winter ahead. Read More
When you are out and about, or on holiday, do you take pictures of things you find inspiring? I am always a little torn between wanting to take snippets of inspiration and also wanting to be in the moment. Read More
Reader, meet Vera, my newly-pink blousy downstairs bathroom, if she had a name this would surely be it. Equal parts Barbara Cartland and Milanese cafe, she is bold and beautiful, a tiny bit stylised, and arriving fashionably late.Read More
September, it’s the start of a new school year in England, and for me, a time that always signifies fresh starts and new opportunities. But before I descend too far into cliche, I absolutely am not going to use that well used estate-agent-adage and tell you that this piece is about adding curb appeal to your home. Except, as much as this pains me to admit, I kind of am! And although I completed this little refresh of our front door just before the summer holidays, taking an online break over August, will you allow me to pretend it has just been finished so that in the flush of a new school year I can celebrate its new-ness?!?Read More
I often think that children’s spaces can be amongst the most difficult to get right in the design stakes. It can be such a balance between something that suits your child’s personal style and interests with something that is a pleasure for adult eyes too. And nowhere is this more apparent than where I am turning my eye this morning – the playroom, particularly one downstairs where the space tends to be more communal, sociable and multi-functional. So today, I am sharing some of my favourite examples of stunning papers that really work from wallpaper website I Love Wallpaper.