Posts Tagged ‘Lovely Buildings’

Autumn Exhibition: Rembrandt The Late Works

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to the press preview of ‘Rembrandt: The Late Works’ at The National Gallery which opens to the public today. Each time I visit one of our city’s beautiful museums I never fail to be astounded by the sheer grandeur and rich detail of our galleries. The National […] 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…

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…

One Leicester Street

Last night was the press launch of One Leicester Street – a new hotel and restaurant venture by Michelin Star chef Tom Harris, located at the former St. John Hotel site in Leicester Square, London. Re-designed by interior design practice Universal Design Studio [founded by Barber Osgerby and perhaps most popularly known for their striking re-brand of […] Read more…

Lovely Bones

Anyone with an interest in interior design knows that the most important thing about a home is its bare bones. If you can afford to, the flooring, the walls and the basic constructions should not be compromised on. Use the best wood you can afford, think long and hard about the paint you use and choose any […] Read more…

10 Minutes with Roman Williams

I promise this will be my last mention of Roman and Williams for a while. I will end my obsession with their elegant and distinctive aesthetic by sharing this captivating video and interview from The Scout Mag which gives you a indepth look into their office as well as other work. Just lovely. ‘It’s a shame to […] Read more…

The Story of Ett Hem

Ett Hem Hotel [meaning At Home in Swedish] is a 100 year old townhouse in Stockholm, converted into a hotel by the infinitely inspiring design studio of Ilsa Crawford. Standing tall and invitingly on top of a hill in the affluent Ostermalm district, the hotel looks like something cosy and full of promise sprung to […] Read more…

Roman & Williams beyond the Hipster Hotels

I’ve been researching a feature about NYC husband and wife superstudio Roman and Williams [Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch] – responsible for single-handedly cementing the hipster hotel aesthetic as we know it today. Ace Hotel, The Standard Grill and Hotel and The Breslin in New York are all characterised by their slick atmospheric interiors, exposed […] Read more…

Diwali at Dishoom Shoreditch

Happy Diwali everyone! We visited the newly opened Dishoom in Shoreditch this weekend where they were celebrating Diwali with delicious home-cooked style food and activities which really got me in the mood for our upcoming trip to Bombay for our wedding. Dishoom on Boundary Street [the second of its kind in London] pays loving homage to […] 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…

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