Archive of ‘Interiors & DIY’ category

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…

The Dean, Providence

Who amongst us hasn’t fantasised about the bookish glamour of elite American colleges and dorms characterised in Hollywood films and TV sitcoms? I know for me it’s the functional but homely interiors featured in these narratives that really set off my daydreaming – nestled in a quintessentially American university campus with green and sprawling lawns […] Read more…

Faye Toogood NY Times House Tour

  I have written about London stylist Faye Toogood many times on my blog, I hugely admire her work and was lucky enough to have worked with her whilst I was an intern at The World Of Interiors many moons ago. She is also a lovely lady! Over the years she has developed an amazing […] Read more…

Organising my life with Muji

You may have heard me mention that we are expecting our first baby in May. From what I gather from others in the know, it is inevitable that our lives will be turned upside down from that day and not return to anywhere far from chaos for at least 20 years! With this in mind […] Read more…

I Love Abode Hotel, Bombay

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, it’s only apt that I dedicate today’s post to the city that has my heart – Bombay. Earlier this week, thanks to the wonderful mind-expanding world of Instagram I discovered a most beautiful new hotel and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. The Abode Hotel is […] Read more…

Sculleries, Pantries and Draughty Passages

I read a lot of historical fiction, especially atmospheric books set in 18th and 19th century England. Tales of lonely Gothic Manors in the English countryside and their curious inhabitants, or imposing London townhouses with their cast of secretive bustling characters. For me, it’s always the descriptions of the interior of the homes that fascinate […] Read more…

Magnet Hero Products 2014

Recently finishing renovating our apartment’s kitchen doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped shelving ideas for my next kitchen [whenever that might be]. I was invited down earlier this week to check out Magnet Kitchen’s new hero products for 2014 and was itching to try out a stylish innovation or two. The first product was Magnet’s new […] Read more…

Steven Alan Stripes for West Elm

Who doesn’t like stripes!? US home-ware brand West Elm just announced a collaboration with American fashion designer Steven Alan known for his fresh and directional clothing collections. ‘Steven Alan Stripes for West Elm’, the first collaboration of its kind for both the fashion designer and the home furnishings brand, includes bedding, vases, rugs and furniture […] Read more…

To Dry For

I’ve slowly but surely been furnishing our new kitchen [photos very soon I promise] and sourcing pieces from my favourite brands. In a shiny new kitchen I couldn’t bear to use regular tea-towels and so turned to the inspiring To Dry For – an online boutique specialising in Online Pokies designer tea towels to brighten up dish-washing! […] Read more…

West Elm Is Coming!

This might just be the singular most exciting thing to happen in UK Home Retail since Anthropologie came to London. US Homeware darling West Elm is due to open the company’s first UK store in London on November 14th, 2013. The 12,000 square foot store on Tottenham Court Road will feature furniture, textiles, accessories and gifts, as […] Read more…

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