Bathroom Revamp Planning

My daughter lives in a flat in London, and recently informed me that the bath tap had died a sorry death.  So it's my job to fix it as the landlady.  The current fixture and fittings are a bit worse for wear, with inherited items like a cracked sink, warped bath panel, a wobbly lit … Continue reading Bathroom Revamp Planning

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Clerkenwell Design Week

This past week has been the industry hotbed that is Clerkenwell Design Week.  I spent a day perusing the offerings, and some of these products caught my eye: LIGHTING: The lighting show was held in Fabric nightclub, which meant that they could be displayed brilliantly.  There were a lot of 'repeat' concrete shades around, but … Continue reading Clerkenwell Design Week

Design Trip – Denmark

I recently returned from a design trip to Copenhagen, where the Interior Design department visited many museums, galleries and buildings to develop our practice.  What I noticed on the trip was how I have started to question design in relation to my visual cultural studies since starting the academic year. In relation to areas in … Continue reading Design Trip – Denmark

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

Hallway – New Decoration Project Is Underway

So as we are now staying put in our home, I have been itching to get going on some revamping.  And I have the perfect project to get my teeth into. Our hallway is quite large, and stretches up through 3 floors, with the staircase splitting off in two directions after the first flight of … Continue reading Hallway – New Decoration Project Is Underway

Teenager’s Room & Spare Room Makeovers

THE CHALLENGES: My youngest has always had one of the smallest bedrooms in our house. I think that is generally what younger children get actually in the pecking order of families!  Poor them... they are definitely overlooked a lot.... she also always got hand me down clothes for years, but I did always get her … Continue reading Teenager’s Room & Spare Room Makeovers