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Whilst I strongly support the notion that great design is for everyone, regardless of budget, and appreciate that many people have great success in the aforementioned areas, I feel it necessary to highlight from the outset that 'stylish interiors on a budget' is not necessarily my specialism. I say this wincing uncomfortably and hiding behind my hands. This is, after all, not what I should be saying out loud. Upcycling/reviving the old has seen a fashionable revival. Sustainability is hot topic. But, whilst I support these ideals and practices wholeheartedly, it's important to remember that we all have our individual preferences and strengths. 

STYLISH INTERIORS ON A BUDGET – A THRIFTY CHALLENGE FOR THE BHF

16th October 2018 , 12 Comments

MAKEOVER CHALLENGE: STYLISH INTERIORS ON A BUDGET I’m opening this post with a frank admission; frugality is not my USP. Thrift-shopping/bargain hunting is not my forte. And – at the risk of full disclosure – know that I couldn’t be less of a seasoned ‘re-purposer/’up-cycler’ if I tried. Whilst I strongly support the notion that […]

Inspiration was rife in Mykonos - from the hotel's relaxed Myconian/Ibizian aesthetic to the breathtakingly beautiful Elia Beach. Every evening we would meander along the idyllic pedestrianised streets of the Old Town, famous for its smooth, stoney paths, overhanging trees and sloping white-washed buildings. This is a very cool part of the world - with small, boutique galleries lining the cobbled streets and skilled artisans selling their bespoke pieces. Whilst design is key here, there is a distinctive less-is-more approach.

MYKONOS STYLE – ISLAND INSPIRATION AT HOME

29th July 2018 , 12 Comments

HOLIDAY VIBES – MYKONOS STYLE Enjoying a dose of ‘vitamin sea’. Image courtesy of Myconian Collection Hotels & Resorts We’re in the thick of summer holiday season! Whether you’re jetting off somewhere exotic, overstuffed suitcase and/or children in tow, or luxuriating at home during this extended spell of glorious weather, it’s the perfect time to ease […]

It's no wonder that so many of us look to achieve the 'boutique hotel style bedroom' when renovating our homes. Aspiring to create a private sanctuary oozing with elegance and sophistication...

5 WAYS TO ACHIEVE A LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL-STYLE BEDROOM

20th May 2018 , 13 Comments

And relax! I’m talking that exquisitely indulgent moment – the moment when you first melt into a sumptuous hotel bed. Transient, yes but oh-so memorable. Gently fragranced overstuffed pillows, fluffy robe, soft lighting – a home from home…only much, much better! The beautiful boutique hotel is no ordinary pied-à-terre. It represents pure, unadulterated luxury. It’s […]

This week, The Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour was my stomping ground and early morning coffee my fuel. Sporting my trusted snakeskin boots and a slick of punchy lipstick confidence, I was ready for anything that London Design Week could throw at me. And gosh, was there a lot. This year's theme - 'The Rise of Individuality and Creative Expression' was to be explored and interpreted across over 100 free events in and around the Design Centre. Including prestigious 'meet-the-designer' talks and presentations, highly skilled artisan demonstrations and showroom events aplenty, this was set to be a more jam-packed and unmissable event than ever before.

LONDON DESIGN WEEK: CELEBRATING INDIVIDUALITY AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

9th March 2018 , 3 Comments

LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2018 What a welcome to the Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour! The beautiful, fresh spring blooms flanking the carpeted staircase into the main entrance set the celebratory tone. Floral arrangements by master florist, Rob Van Helden  This week, The Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour was my stomping ground and early morning coffee […]

YOUR (WELL-STUFFED) SPRING / SUMMER CUSHION EDIT

4th March 2018 , 7 Comments

Cushions – they just make everything better, don’t they? My husband, who doesn’t entirely agree with the initial statement and actually finds the sheer number we own somewhat ludicrous, would testify to my mild obsession. In truth, cushions are a fundamental part of my work – and life! Comfy, stylish and an easy (and relatively […]

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