December 2009 archive

Abigail Ryan

Before we head into the kitchen I thought we’d take a look at Abigail Ryan’s beautifully patterned teatowels. Sometimes certain teatowels are so lovely, I don’t feel like using them for practical purposes – I’d use these to cover a small side table, or dress up the top of a fridge and as a base […] Read more…

Stately Style

This Baroque manor in Oxfordshire from Fresh Locations fills me with joie de vivre! Brimming with a mix of contemporary and ancient larger than life artifacts, this museum-like stately home feels like it’s positively teeming with life although its permanent inhabitants are inanimate. Grand entrances allow Greek statues to frolic and play on its expansive […] Read more…

Smithfield by Burnt Toast

Sustainable designer Peter Masters and I’m proud to say, clever, clever friend of mine has completed yet another masterpiece in retail interiors. This guy is so clever, all you need to do is spend an hour with him to discover that you want him as part of your team! Master’s brief was to create something […] Read more…

Le Cirque

I found this mysterious wallpaper on German wallpaper distributor Tapeten Agentur’s website, with only the title ‘Le Cirque’ attached. I literally can’t stop daydreaming about its characters – an exotic troupe of brave acrobats and glamorous show-people, with their menagerie of animals navigating across a magical globe. This would be so beautiful simply framed. Anyone […] Read more…

The home stretch

Breakfast from Simply Breakfast Morning! Phew what a week! We are nearly ensconced in our home and it’s so strange to realise that something which seemed so impossible at the beginning of the week [we had a lot of stuff] is now within our reach! Our tree went up late last night [thanks to the […] Read more…

Deck the doors…

On a search for alternative Christmas Wreaths like the one I mentioned earlier today, I found some quirky and some traditional solutions from Not On The High Street… How ‘Little Women’ is the above stunning wreath from The Flower Room? These are made from white roses touched with a hint of green, eucalyptus, hypericum berries, […] Read more…

The Modern House in Highgate Cemetary

I found this house in Highgate via The Modern House and it immediately reminded me of a book review Lauren wrote a few months ago – a ghost story set overlooking Highgate Cemetary. This house in its appearance couldn’t be more different from the house in the book, yet at the same time more similar […] Read more…

Classic Cool

Currently swooning over these quirky Deluxe Editions of Penguin Classics by Fashion Illustrator Ruben Toledo… I absolutely love the strong fashion influences here, all the heroes look great! How rock star is Heathcliff? And Darcy – well… Read more…

A Day With… Few and Far

I am ecstatic to introduce this ‘Day With’ to you as this is hands down my favourite London interiors shops of all time! You must have heard me wax lyrical about the wonder that is Few and Far before, see older posts here and here to find out more. Priscilla Carluccio is my hero, and […] Read more…

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