My favourite things at the moment: Thornback & Peel festive tea towels, Jacques Etagere bookcases, Ikea hacks, Christmas songs, Liberty of London, Sophie Allport textiles.Read More
It’s that time of year again where everything re-launches, there’s a green glint in my eye, and I am looking longingly at everything. Forget the September issue of Vogue, or the edit from London Fashion Week, it’s the new season in home design and I feel like a child in a sweetshop! Although I can’t actually justify buying any of these items I am vicariously browsing the online emporiums, I believe I have mentioned this before, but I am indulging in what the French term window licking – far closer to the truth than the banal English term window shopping I think! This is my personal edit of the best of the new season, no trend alerts, just a long and fabulous list of over 20 covetable things.Read More
When we bought this flat over a year ago it was this room that sold it to us, it had wood-chip walls and ceiling (ok most of the flat had that) hideous blue carpet (ditto), plastic air vents, bright orange polyurethane doors, mahogany shelving and a particularly hideous mock Victorian fireplace. Past all the hellish design choices made by the previous owner (& the fact that he was either a dangerous D.I.Y enthusiast or the employer of the original cowboy builder) this room had the most potential.Read More
How many ways are there to fall in love at Liberty of London? Too many by far. When in Liberty I feel rather like I may enact the French term from which window shopping derives – window licking! Liberty is such a sensory experience that I find window licking the only appropriate term to describe the greed that fills my eyes. However, it is only January so I swore to myself I would only purchase items from the stationary department and low and behold these magnificent alphabet celebration discs. So in homage to Valentines day – voila.