Archive of ‘Interiors & DIY’ category

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Modern Meditation Inspired by Good Earth India

It’s been a pretty full on month in our home on all accounts, winter illnesses all round, lack of sleep, both of us feeling like we haven’t been able to come up for air with work or domestic life to enjoy much of either. You know when you can’t tell anyone what you have been […] Read more…

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Creating a Playful but Grown Up Family Home + the Smallable Spring Catalogue

Last week I worked on styling a house shoot for the first time since I had Aarya. It was a beautiful family home in Shepherds Bush – a townhouse with stunning original Victorian features and striking modern updates by architects McLaren Excell. The style was bright, cosy and artistic and enhanced by the colourful toys, artwork […] Read more…

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By Loom, Kolkata

Kicking off the first in a series of posts from my trip to India, is a shop profile of a unique store nestled in a rambling mansion in the leafy alleyways of Kolkata [or Calcutta]. By Loom – run out of their family home by husband-and-wife team Rumi and Bappaditya Biswas is a treasure trove of intricately hand-woven textiles, […] Read more…

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New Year, New Inspiration

Spending this past month in India kicked off my new year with a wealth of design inspiration. We spent three weeks hunkering down with family in Calcutta – a bustling Indian city nestled in West Bengal – known for its rich history of craft and talented artisans – from embroidery to sculpture and sketching to metal […] Read more…

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New Christmas Opening: Anthropologie Marylebone

Nothing signals the beginning of Christmas in London more than a sparkly new store opening – last year excitement was at its peak with US Homeware brand West Elm which filled a lonely corner of Tottenham Court road with joy and American charm. This year a new Anthropologie joins its Regent Street and Kings Road […] Read more…

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Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Beautiful Gifts Under £20

Christmas season is swiftly approaching, bringing with it not only the big day but catch up drinks, festive soirees and office parties – all tied up with the excitement of the obligatory Secret Santa, gift exchanges with friends and hastily wrapped last minute buys to add to the pile under the tree. We all want […] Read more…

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Things on Strings: Simple Keepsake Mobile

As winter steadily approaches here in the UK, it’s nice to have a glimpse of summer in the form of a Beachcomber inspired DIY guest post from a very clever and creative friend of mine Harriet Cox trend analyst and go-to crafter for hair brained social gatherings. This guest post follows several queries into this […] Read more…

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Faux Succulents for the Blackest Of Thumbs

The spiralling popularity of succulents in the interiors and fashion world seems in part down to their sculptural appeal and in part down to the fact that they are hard to kill even for the blackest of thumbs. Nevertheless without finger pointing [you know who you are] I can attest to the fact that there are […] Read more…

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A Must Visit: The New Craftsmen

Whilst I sort through my piles of business cards and press packs from the London Design Festival to bring you my pick of design talent, here is some eye-candy from the week to whet your appetite. Following an exciting online presence and two pop-up shops, The New Craftsmen, a hub for British craft finally moved […] Read more…

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Party Decor: Pea Green Boat

I have to admit I unashamedly stole this post’s inspiration from my friends at The Women’s Room Blog because I just love a party decor web-shop. The Americans do party decor really well, with design doyennes like Martha Stewart and Grace Bonney making crafting and entertaining a national institution. Across the pond, the online landscape […] Read more…

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A Special Makeover

I have been reluctant to share much baby related inspiration on the blog till now as I have been nervous of jinxing events, but since I am having a baby shower this weekend and our new arrival is imminent I thought it was time to loosen up a little and just embrace being excited! I […] Read more…

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