Homewares, interior design, colours and textiles

Springtime refresh

It is absolutely the time to throw open those curtains, pull up the blinds, clean those windows (I hang my head in shame) and let that glorious light in! It’s officially British “summer time”, the days are getting brighter so the annual springtime refresh is due. Time for me to finally get rid of all […]

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Playing with Heal’s fabric

Heal’s recently launched their first fabric collection since the 1970s. Heal’s fabric range ’1810′ has been created by emerging and established designers – designers such as Zandra Rhodes, Hannibal and Malika Favre to Hvass and Cressida Bell. The collection is what they call “a celebration of classic and modern designs”. I was sent a fabric bundle […]

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IKEA Brakig collection

If you’ve been reading here for a while, then you already know how I feel about IKEA (remember I talked about it a while ago). Well my affection for them continues – have you seen their Brakig limited edition collection? I’m not usually the biggest fan of pastel colours strictly speaking, but this lot of […]

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REMIX decorating with culture, objects and soul

FINALLY!!! Finally, finally I have my very own copy of the book. Which book? This book: ‘REMIX decorating with culture, objects and soul’  is written by one of my favourite bloggers turned designer, Jeanine Hays (and her husband Bryan Mason) aka AphroChic. Hers was one of the first blogs I started reading religiously waaaay back […]

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Workspace Wednesday

Workspace Wednesday is back and I hope you’ve brought your sunglasses. It’s all white every thang! This workspace should be on a toothpaste advert or something shouldn’t it?! It just looks so fresh and sparkly. I’m a big fan of trestle tables because they’re solid you know, really sturdy and give great space (doesn’t take […]

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Furniture revamp

This weekend I finally had a spare few hours to do something fun. What does fun look like to me? Furniture revamp! Yes I know how to party. My revamp subject – a terribly tired set of drawers that I’ve disliked for a loooong time. My apologies if I about to offend anyone, but I […]

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Print Club London and Pinterest

Last week the lovely UK PR team from Pinterest invited a handful of bloggers to try out a spot of screen printing at the (achingly cool) Print Club London studios.   Now, I own a screen printed print (which coincidentally is by a Print Club London artist) and I love it, but before last week […]

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Pure Kitchen from John Lewis of Hungerford

Are you in the market for a new kitchen? Not seen anything so far that’s tickled your fancy? Well that just might be about to change. Meet the new Pure kitchen from John Lewis of Hungerford.   T’is a beaut isn’t it? Simple but very striking. I think it’s a perfect mix of mid-century and […]

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Home London

Last Sunday saw the start of ‘tradeshow season’ so I pulled myself out of my hibernation hidey-hole (also known as my house) and made my way to Earl’s Court to visit ‘Home London’. What is Home you say? Well the organisers will tell you that: Home is the UK’s definitive homewares and accessories buying event, […]

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Hello January

Hello 2014, hello January and hello you!! How are you? I hope the new year’s blues aren’t, well – too blue? I’m in serious need of some inspiration, energy and a colour injection, to get me revved up and ready for the year ahead – it’s definitely going to be an uphill struggle. So with […]

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