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… Continue reading Time to escape
Exposed brick + vintage + glass = kitchen envy
This kitchen diner is so beautiful it makes me want to cry. Where do I start as to how much I love this space? Ok...the exposed brick, use of glass sliding doors to the garden, the glass roof, the gorgeous vintage quirky touches, those sinks, The Xavier Pauchard Tolix Stools, the amazing storage wall...'sigh!' All… Continue reading Exposed brick + vintage + glass = kitchen envy
Oliver Hrubiak Design
Some people are just too talented! I love the work of Oliver Hrubiak, who is based in Nottingham. He hasn't even graduated yet and has designed some gorgeous products - definitely a UK designer to watch. 'Finn' is a domestic chair inspired by Scandinavian functionalism. I love its nod to mid century but the design… Continue reading Oliver Hrubiak Design
My latest vintage finds
1960's Chippy telephone seat - a bargain Ebay purchase. The seat tucks away when not in use and I really like the pull-out wipe-clean telephone number notepad. It needs abit of work and I will recover the seat with bright vintage fabric, but what a cool item. It will look great in the hallway. (The telephone… Continue reading My latest vintage finds
Floorboards – dark or light?
It's decision time. Stain our floorboards dark or paint them white? The sanding equipment is booked in, so this weekend we will be taking our battered, paint covered (but lovely) original floorboards in our victorian flat and sanding them back to reveal them in all their glory. But do we go for rich, dark glossy… Continue reading Floorboards – dark or light?
Who says lightbulbs are boring? I love these Calex decorative bulbs, matched with coloured cords. Hang in groups for optimum impact. Buy the bulbs from John Lewis, from £8, and the cords from NUD Collection.
Spring is here! The sun is out in London today, the sky is blue and the birds are tweeting happily outside my window. I have a soft spot for products featuring birds - bird prints, wallpapers, vintage ceramics - in fact anything fun and nicely designed. And owls - owls are cool. There's a distinctly… Continue reading Tweeting