Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Illustrating Dutch Interiors: Saar Manche

Something you didn’t know about me. I have been an amateur illustrator my whole life. I drew spidery sketches of fashionable ladies from the moment I could hold a pen, i filled pads with drawings of detailed faces with large eyes and long flowing hair well into my teens and as I developed an interest […] Read more…

Soulful Interior Design: No 8 Project

Lately I’ve become besotted with the elegant and soulful Facebook and Instagram feed of Swansea based interior design service the No 8 Project which has been like stepping into the cosiest of Toast catalogues. Thrillingly it is in-fact the creation of Toast’s ex-senior designer Tamsin Leech-Griffiths (she has also designed for Loxley England and Paul Smith). Tamsin has […] Read more…

Home Office Goals

2017 has got me thinking about my own space. As a freelancer in my twenties I would hot-desk, work on the dining room table and then when we moved into our own home our guest room doubled as an office. Somehow renting an office space or a desk never appealed to me it never felt like […] Read more…

New Show! BBC 2 Versailles

Versailles anyone? Based on life in the French Court during Louis XIV’s reign and his strategy for strengthening his hold on the country by the moving of political stronghold from Paris to the then tiny village of Versailles. The show’s luscious production reportedly cost 20 million, was partly shot in shot in the staterooms, bedrooms and gardens […] Read more…

New Book! The Making of Home

“In 1900, a young girl in a strange land was asked by a resident why she wasn’t content to remain in their ‘beautiful country’, but instead longed to return to the ‘dry. grey place she came from. She was astonished. She wanted to return there, she said simply, because there was ‘no place like home’ […] Read more…

City Break: Long Weekend in Lisbon

I have just returned from a short but sweet first trip to a city that has experienced a renaissance in recent years. Lisbon – Portugal’s capital city boasts a year round Mediterranean climate [it was a cat in the sun stretching 20 degrees this past weekend] old world European charm with cobbled streets and traditional […] Read more…

My Ebay Collection

At the beginning of this year I took part in the launch of a revamp campaign for eBay UK ‘s new bring together pieces they have spotted on eBay. Users can also follow other people — such as expert curators, buyers and sellers from across the community — to get inspiration from their Collections. I […] Read more…

Picture Perfect: Magazine Spread Walls

Ever since I began dreaming about decorating my own space I have been fixated on the idea of curating the perfect picture wall. Isn’t it the ultimate confirmation of a magazine-spread home? The above image is picture perfect from the January issue of Elle Decoration UK. Technically I’m torn between the notion of a curated wall looking […] Read more…

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