Posts Tagged ‘Lovely Buildings’

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…

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…

NYC in Colour

Everyone says that London has some of the most beautiful old architecture in the world but as i’ve been walking the streets of New York this week I have noticed the most stunning colour combinations gracing the city’s warehouse style buildings. Rarely in London do I see buildings with complimentary aesthetics sitting side by side […] Read more…

Villa Augustus

Villa Augustus in the Netherlands is a self sustained fairytale environment of a hotel, a restaurant, a market cafe and a vegetable garden. The garden supplies food to the hotel, restaurant, market cafe and for sale. Read more…

Hidey Hole

Isn’t this beautiful woody home in Amsterdam the perfect summer hidey-hole? The farm, near the Wadden Sea belongs to Ina, a teacher at the Design Academy Eindhoven who creates collections of textiles and her partner Matthijs a designer of exhibitions, renovates old homes into contemporary farms like the one they live in. I love the […] Read more…

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