Tag: Events

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 , 11 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 […]

Chelsea Flower Show has always appealed to me. The immaculately curated prize gardens, artisan offerings and avant-garde displays complemented by a steady stream of elegant guests fashioned in florals.

FLORAL FRENZY – CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2018

2nd June 2018 , 1 Comment

Chelsea Flower Show has always appealed to me. The immaculately curated prize gardens, artisan offerings and avant-garde displays complemented by a steady stream of elegant guests fashioned in florals. This was the first year that I had actually attended the show and the day was met with eager anticipation. Press Day was a big deal. […]

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 […]

The Amara Interior Blog Awards '17 winners' photo. It was a total honour to attend such a prestigious and glamorous industry event. I am so delighted to have won 'Best Newcomer Blog' and thank you for all the support! #iba17

THE AMARA INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS 2017: ABOUT THAT NIGHT

28th October 2017 , 20 Comments

**SPOILER: You may sense total excitement in this post from the outset and throughout**. THE 2017 AMARA INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS It was an unseasonably balmy Wednesday evening in London. Feeling suitably pampered and preened, I arrived at the iconic Design Museum in Kensington. This was no ordinary Wednesday evening though. It was Amara Interior Blog […]

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