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

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Music to work to: BBC Radio 6 Music ❤️

Diverse, eclectic and always inspirational... BBC Radio 6 has become my constant companion when I am either working or mooching about at home.  The breadth of music is really diverse, there are no repetitive playlists, and I learn about new artists all of the time and from all over the world... no hierarchy, snobbery or … Continue reading Music to work to: BBC Radio 6 Music ❤️

Organizing For Your Lifestyle

ORGANIZATION Being a pretty obsessive OCD organizer, (mainly due to a lot of 'stuff' in my home which if I don't control results in chaos within hours), I can happily spend hours sorting, catagorizing and decluttering areas. I find this a really calming thing to do, whereas to others it might seem like hell. I … Continue reading Organizing For Your Lifestyle

Dream Living Room Plans

I have been looking at a fabulous website called Arhaus who are based in the USA, and am seriously wishing they would open a shop in the UK, (hint, hint....).  Their collections are really beautiful, very classic, and I would snap up a lot of their items, especially the furniture, in a flash to use … Continue reading Dream Living Room Plans

Hatfield House – the best ceilings in the world ever…

This week I was near London with the eldest child whilst she was performing as part of the Hatfield Chamber Music Festival.  We had an hour free afterwards, and although this was not much time at all, it seemed madness not to go into the house and have a peep. Hatfield House is the home … Continue reading Hatfield House – the best ceilings in the world ever…

Meis – Colour, colour and more colour

I have been away to the Lycian Coast this month, and whilst based in Turkey, I took a trip over to Meis, the easternmost Greek Islands.  It lies just off the coast of Turkey from Kaş , and I had been recommended to visit by local people where I was staying. Meis is knows as … Continue reading Meis – Colour, colour and more colour

My latest find…

And how to communicate with teenagers successfully... After Christmas I received hundreds of sale emails from various interior shops.  One of them was from Cox & Cox, a great online retailer with quirky items.  I was not planning to buy anything, especially after Christmas, but this little beauty caught my eye, and it was also … Continue reading My latest find…

Ikea Hack – Bookshelf Unit, Part 1

PLANNING: Yesterday I was over at my sisters house.  She has been working really hard recently on decorating, de-cluttering and generally removing the ravages of children over the years.  She has a sitting room with a newly installed woodburner, (she enlarged the fireplace and taught herself how to lime plaster to help install this, bravo!), … Continue reading Ikea Hack – Bookshelf Unit, Part 1

English Antique hunting mission

I am sitting in a very cool cafe in Tetbury, Gloucestershire today and about to start on a mission finding interesting antiques.  It is pouring with rain, so I think there will be less tourists about giving me excellent shopping space! Tetbury is a beautiful town in the Cotswolds, famous for a myriad of Antique … Continue reading English Antique hunting mission