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!
Wow what a beautiful house. It’s for sale for the first time since it was built in 1967, and the owners have carefully maintained it’s original details. Designed by the renowned architect Peter Aldington, the four-bedroom property was given a rare Grade II listing by English Heritage in recognition of its outstanding design. It’s in South … More 1960’s house envy
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
How great is this wallpaper? Osborne and Little have produced this colourful wallpaper which is a collage of front covers of the early Penguin paperbacks. A really fun conversational piece for bookworms and fans of vintage design, take a look at Osborne and Little’s site here.
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
It’s been so long since I put up a post I’ve almost forgotten what to do! I’ve been consumed by Christmas and New Year fun, and planning our wedding! All very exciting, but it’s about time I shared some pictures of our bathroom, which is now finished! The bathroom in our London basement flat before … More Our before and after bathroom makeover
This South East London house was designed in the late 1960s by the architect Royston Summers. It is available to rent (if you have a spare £3,900 per month!) I love the full height windows, the use of wood and the massive rooms. Amazing! All images The Modern House
I went to check out 100% design at Earls Court in London on Friday, and came away feeling inspired and excited about British design right now. One of the stands at the show that impressed me the most was James UK, a contemporary British furniture brand launched in 2006. They produce lovely vintage inspired furniture and interior … More James UK