Posts Tagged ‘A Home of One’s Own’

MADE.com and The Story of My Home

A few months ago, I was approached by Made.com to take part in a Home Tour for their Made Unboxed platform that shows Made products in real homes. They wanted to come interview me and film my home. As soon as I saw the other beautiful videos they had created – I knew I had […] Read more…

Introducing A New Kid’s Section!

Today it is with great excitement that I launch The Beat That My Heart Skipped’s ‘Kids’ category! As I trawled trade show halls, researched emerging brands and explored the best interior stores in every city my job has taken me to over the years, I always hovered tentatively around the edges of the children’s collections. I knew I […] Read more…

New Book! The House Gardener

For anyone that follows me on Instagram, you will have noticed that I have been a little preoccupied with arranging succulents of late. It all began when I visited the new Ace Hotel in Shoreditch and spotted beautiful arrangements of cacti and succulents of all varieties potted in single vessels creating sculptural displays [see first […] Read more…

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…

Creature Comfort

I noticed I had quite a collection of creatures in my home the other day… here is a small selection. – A pair of brass mice candlesticks, a hand-me-down from an eccentric animal loving Aunt in Calcutta. – A stork that keeps watch of my treasures from Anthropologie – A gulping guppy I couldn’t resist […] Read more…

PLATTA Decking: Well Played Ikea

Apologies for being lame on the blogging front these last few weeks. Milan Design Week took over my life for a while there and I found myself drowning in an unstoppable tsunami of trends that just had to be tamed! [dramatic?] Anyway, now I am back, refreshed and enjoying this life-changing warmer weather we have […] Read more…

2013: Living in the Moment

I guess it’s apt that my first post of 2013 should be one of reflection… You may or may not know that the song ‘Auld Lang Syne’ – traditionally sung to usher in a New Year [written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788] is generally interpreted as a call to remember long-standing friendships, loved […] Read more…

A Home of One’s Own: A New Dawn

I know i’ve been quiet on the blogging front lately but we’ve been buried under the rubble of restoration – our hands are raw from hard work and our hair is perpetually covered in a fine layer of dust and i think we’ve lost or put on weight [i cant really tell which as we’ve […] Read more…

Setbacks and Progress

So remember my last post – “Stripped”? Oh how naive I was… Soon after and I don’t quite know how this happened, we found ourselves stripping off all the wallpaper that lined the rooms late late into the evenings… [I cant even bear to think of those cold exhausting evenings now they are passed]. I […] Read more…

Stripped!

Well… kind of… it is week three and we still have a LONG way to go with the prep… our bathroom work starts next week [3 weeks behind schedule] – you always hear that phrase on renovating shows and I always wonder “how??” – but it’s reality I guess… decisions take longer than you think […] Read more…

A Home of One’s Own

Finally, after a long six months of anticipation, disappointments, excitement and stress we have the keys to our very own home!!! I’m sure anyone who remembers buying their first home will remember the sense of achievement and relief felt when they step through that door for the first time. It has been a long time […] Read more…