Decoration, Design, Home, Interiors, Vintage

Midcentury inspired lighting on the high street

So this is the object of my desire today - George Nelson's Saucer hanging lamp. It's a design classic, and is part of the permanent collection at MOMA, but *sigh* I can't afford it. Also I'd need two to hang in our lounge so I definitely can't stretch to that right now! So I'm on the hunt for… Continue reading Midcentury inspired lighting on the high street

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Decoration, Design, Home, Interiors

Ikea PS 2014 collection

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… Continue reading Ikea PS 2014 collection

Home, Interiors

west elm opening in London

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… Continue reading west elm opening in London

Decoration, Design, DIY, Home, Interiors, Vintage

Our before and after hallway makeover

Our one bed basement flat may be small in many ways, but we do have our own front door and a really good sized hallway (both plus points in small London flats). When we moved in it was a damp and dark space, with dodgy floorboards and dirty magnolia walls. It had one sad looking… Continue reading Our before and after hallway makeover

Decoration, Home, Interiors

Ikea Christmas 2013

The nights drawing in mean I'm already looking forward to transforming our flat into a twinkly fairy light Christmas extravaganza! I'm looking to update some of our decorations this year, and Ikea is my favourite place for inspiration and ideas... I'm loving the metallic looks. And it's not a proper Christmas without some new lovely lighting...… Continue reading Ikea Christmas 2013

Design, Home, Interiors, Vintage

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… Continue reading Friday house envy

Design, Home, Interiors, Retro

Habitat A/W 2013

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… Continue reading Habitat A/W 2013