Archive of ‘Homeware’ category

Perfectly Plain Rugs from Farrow and Ball

Have you ever seen something so simple that takes your breath away and in the same instance cannot believe that something so simple can indeed take your breath away? A company who have mastered the art of simplicity and attention to colour regularly tknocks me for a six is Farrow and Ball who have just taken their […] Read more…

A New Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden

If you ask anyone West of the city about the perfect way to spend a weekend, the majority will clasp their hands and declare with a rapturous expression that it simply has to be a visit to the now iconic Petersham Nurseries in Richmond (it opened in 2004). Like something sprung from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Nurseries […] Read more…

Watercolour Cactus Homewares from Bluebell Gray

This blog really shows its age when we can track the career trajectory of a well established brand by its fledgling beginnings here on The Beat That My Heart Skipped. Many years ago I used to run a feature called ‘A Day With’ where designers gave me an insight into their work day and studio life. In […] Read more…

Showstopping Autumn Lighting At Rockett St George

It is a universally known fact in the interiors world that eclectic online homeware emporium Rockett St George have cornered the market in show-stopping, original and most importantly affordable lighting. Whenever I am working with an interiors client who wants a statement light I point them straight to these guys – their pieces are always full […] Read more…

A Couple of New Things To Pick Up at Ikea

MYRHEDEN Frame/ Noticeboard £12 We all know that Ikea has nailed the home market for impulse buys. Who amongst us can admit that they have never raced around the aisles (I always seem to be on a deadline) throwing attractive looking items into their trolley like they were a contestant in a particularly frantic episode of […] Read more…

Pitcher Perfect: 8 Pretty Pourers + A Small Favour

Greta Black Jug £25, Habitat I have this thing with jugs. I can’t get enough of them, tall ones, small ones, metallic ones, patterned ones and simple ones. One day I plan on housing them all, graceful and proud all lined up in one big display cabinet – I imagine Martha Stewart has all of […] Read more…

Art History Wallpapers from The Common Room

Before we turn that corner into Autumn, I’m just going to present some items that will help hold on to summer for just a little bit longer – namely a lovely new wallpaper brand discovery with some resplendent jungle prints found in the V&A Archives. The Common Room collaborates with artists to create irreverent vintage inspired wallpapers. […] Read more…

New Shop To Watch: The Apartment

Most days I think I’ve got a pretty good eye – looking at design differently to others, seeing details things others don’t. It gives me cause to feel quite smug about it really. Then, I stumble across another creative who just hits the ball out of the park with their taste level and ability to find beauty […] Read more…

10 Beautiful Office Accessories from Liberty

Kate Spade Rotating Stamp Set, £24.99 If like me you have that ‘back to school’ vibe as the end of the summer holidays (or just summer) steadily approach – then you might consider feasting on what I can only describe as ‘eye-candy’ for your office from Liberty to lift your spirits. We all know that Liberty has […] Read more…

Guest Post: Silversmith Hal Messel

I haven’t had a guest post in a long time but when friend, fellow-journalist and kindred spirit Cosmo Brockway suggested he write about a talented friend of his silversmith Hal Messel for the site – i knew he has an eye for the beautiful and the soulful like myself so of course agreed. Over to Cosmo […] Read more…

House and Garden’s First Collection with Arlo & Jacob

I really have a thing for pattern clash English interiors these days, the likes of which you’d find in The World of Interiors or from traditional brands like Colefax Fowler, swoon over in the home of English interior designer Ben Pentreath – or in House and Garden in-fact. Could this be my ‘grown up style’ emerging? […] Read more…

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