When we finally completed on our 1960’s house in August, we knew we had some major work to do. The house had the original wiring, including no fitted sockets which fit our ‘modern’ plugs – it still had the old mini plug sockets – and there were no ceiling lights anywhere in the house. There was a … More Our midcentury living room
We have moved into our new home, and it’s fantastic to have space at last! Now our little boy is super active, to have room for him to run around and play is really special. The house is so light and bright, exactly what we wanted. And all the features are in tact because it hasn’t been touched since … More We’re in!
I’m back from a lovely week in Madeira, and rather than letting the post holiday blues get to me, I’m thinking how we can update our flat with new projects, paint and products. The new Ikea PS collection for 2014 has some really nice items, with bold colours and quirky design features. Here are my top … More Ikea PS 2014 collection
Wow this week has been a manic one, I’m looking forward to taking it easy this weekend hanging out in Crystal Palace, looking around vintage shops and eating nice food. There’s a whole Friday to get through before that though, so here’s a cool and quirky house to stare at for 10 minutes and make … More Happy Friday!
I’m very excited to find out that west elm is opening a store in Tottenham Court Road, London next month. I see lots of lovely items online from this American homeware store, so I can’t wait to go and see it all for myself. Here’s my top 10 favourite west elm items on their site … More west elm opening in London
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
It’s supposedly our last day of Summery sunshine in England today, but my thoughts are already turning to Autumn, and of all the seasonal changes ahead. Zara Home has some darkly decadent shots in their A/W lookbook, which are helping me look forward to getting cosy indoors… All images Zara Home
Habitat’s collection for the new season has some bold, eye catching pieces. My favourite is this Sura chair, made from black rattan wrapped around a steel-wire frame – it looks very retro but with a modern spin. I may have to save those pennies though as they are £300 and up – ouch. There … More Habitat A/W 2013
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
As much as I love Urban Outfitters for their fashion, I usually ignore the small home section full of cute but often pointless stuff to clutter my already full flat. Now though, they’ve extended their range into furniture and other homeware, and from what I can see in the lookbook, it looks pretty cool. It’s … More Urban Outfitters Furniture