Budget Minimalist Garden Makeover

June 23, 2022

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We live on the outskirts of London, a London-borough-but-only-just, and as a result I’ve always felt our garden should be pretty natural and wild. Not in a country garden style, but the idea of Astro turf or concrete slabs in the main part of our garden felt a step too far, and not great for ecology. However, the main section of our garden has always presented us with two big problems.Read More

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Simple Styling Ideas for Summer Dining

May 30, 2022

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One of our favourite rituals in our home is the evening meal. My son and I are both vegetarian (he quite recently) whilst I’m married to a devoted carnivore, our meals don’t always look the same, but we do all love to sit around the dining table and share moments together in the evenings, especially so as we head towards summer and the days dimming light floods into our eating space. Read More

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New Furniture Launches at Clerkenwell Design Week 2022

May 25, 2022

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It was lovely to be up in London looking at design again yesterday where Clerkenwell Design Week recommenced for the first time since 2019. It was great to drink up inspiration from the new launches, and note which design themes are sticking around and which colours are being used in them. Read More

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Small updates in the home

May 23, 2022

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At the start of the year, during the New Years sales, I decided to invest in some long term pieces for the home. I have been very minimal and restrained and have bought very little for the home over the last few years, but I decided to invest part of the payment from a big job back into the home. Read More

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Summer Blues: Best Bright and Neon Blue Homewares

May 11, 2022

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I don’t like to play favourites, but you have to hand it to blue, it is a very versatile and persuasive shade! I usually gravitate towards the blue-green hinterland, but lately I’ve been attracted to a different blue – a more immediate and shocking shade. Dark-almost-neon blue, vivid blue, Yves Klein blue, sometimes Matisse blue, the kind of blue that pops and creates energy instead of calming. I have been drawn to bright blues in my clothes over the last year, and as with everything, where fashion leads homeware follows! Read More

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