Time to escape

We’re going on holiday this weekend to Madeira, for a week of relaxation.  We chose Madeira because it looks peaceful, which is exactly what we want for a week. We’re staying in a lovely hotel overlooking the sea. I can’t wait! If I was to book another holiday anytime soon though, I’d like to stay … More Time to escape

Friday house envy

Happy Friday! To help us through the last day of the working week, here’s an amazing midcentury gem to swoon over. This house  in Wales looks as it would have done when it was built in 1966. I love the coloured bathroom suites (I am convinced these will come back into fashion soon!), built in storage … More Friday house envy

Friday apartment envy

The renovation work in our flat has slowed to a complete stop at the moment, as all things wedding-related seem to be taking up our free weekends. So for now, I will have to make do with looking at other people’s lovely homes. This 1960’s flat is in the Barbican, London. The owners have kept the … More Friday apartment envy

Labour and Wait

My friend told me about the shop Labour and Wait, and I’m really pleased they did. It’s quite hard to find the sort of vintage utility items in the UK that American shops, like Schoolhouse Electric, do so well. Based in East London, their homeware and stationery products are lovely – simple, functional and a little … More Labour and Wait

Moody Tuesday…

Metro tiles from Walls and Floors Lamp Room Grey paint from Farrow & Ball Calke Green paint from Farrow & Ball Classic exposed shower from Fired Earth Fratello basin from Fired Earth

Bathroom blues

After a couple of weeks of madness trying to get the flat in some sort of state worthy of people coming over for our housewarming parties, we were quite looking forward to having some time off the DIY. Picnics in the park, bit of shopping, galleries, that sort of thing. And then I noticed yesterday … More Bathroom blues

Roll up!

Ah, roll top baths. So pretty and luxurious, they can make a real statement in a bathroom. You can find original cast iron ones on Ebay quite cheaply. Fit some new feet on if needed and get it re-enamelled, and nobody would ever know what a bargain it was. It’s great if your bathroom has … More Roll up!