10 Practitioners I love…

This is a piece I had to write for mu Uni blog... I think it's interesting to really look at how you are inspired by previous designers... Imagine you are going to curate an exhibition on the history of your discipline. Compile a list of 10 practitioners (or specific pieces of work) that you would include and write brief notes on … Continue reading 10 Practitioners I love…

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Long time no write…

Since my last very long time ago post, I bit the bullet and enrolled back at university to study Interior Design with a slant on architectural spatial design. Since September it has been a whirlwind of learning, late nights (working, not partying) and me banging my head on the desk as I start to learn … Continue reading Long time no write…

Object of Desire – Bespoke Wallpaper

This week's obsession is not the Royal Wedding for me, but the amazing new wallpapers which I keep seeing everywhere as new designers embrace the digital printing possibilities that are now available.  It seems that interior trends are embracing large scale and bright patterns, and while they may not be for everyone's taste I love … Continue reading Object of Desire – Bespoke Wallpaper

The Influence of the Bright Young Things

I have a huge obsession with early 20th century literature, especially authors like Evelyn Waugh, Somerset Maugham and Nancy Mitford.  They describe an age of elegance, beautiful houses, artistic endeavours, privilege but also the advancement of social mobility and change.  The books are bitter, funny and sharp. In real life, a group of people emerged … Continue reading The Influence of the Bright Young Things

Weekend Makeover – Student Digs

Greetings...I have written before about a doing a quick makeover on my daughter's student flat last autumn, and have just spent the last 2 days finishing off a new makeover.  What became really apparent since the last time was that good storage was needed, and some room shifting was a necessity as a result. So the sitting … Continue reading Weekend Makeover – Student Digs

Stairs & Landings – the ‘nearly’ finished results…

In my earlier post, you may have been aware of my procrastination about finishing off the top floor of my hall and stairs.  But it is finally done, with some serious hanging off bannisters paining techniques.  I forced myself to start yesterday, and it is now finished, well very nearly.... This was looking up to … Continue reading Stairs & Landings – the ‘nearly’ finished results…