Tag: Finishes

My aim here is to impart wisdom on the dos and the don'ts of the extensive undertaking of a home renovation project. From industry secrets to make your home extra 'wow' to pitfalls to avoid. I've partnered with Vario by VELUX.

KEY CONSIDERATIONS WHEN EMBARKING ON A RENOVATION PROJECT

9th January 2021 , 5 Comments

A new year is filled with promise, excitement, intent. Whether it’s embracing a fresh routine, learning a new skill or embarking on a renovation project, January’s your starting pistol!   All dressed up and nowhere to go. Time to get planning! I tend to go off-piste all too quickly when it comes to lifestyle fads […]

Unless you've been living on the moon, it's likely you're aware that leather is a HUGE trend right now. From raw hide to vegan leather (pleather) and everything in-between, there are some amazing pieces to bestow right now. Soft, smooth and buttery, textured or embossed, woven, plaited, gathered, studded - from the catwalk to interiors, we can't get enough of it!

TREND WATCH: LEATHER

7th October 2020 , 2 Comments

LEATHER LOOK  – FRIEND OR FAUX? Leather – the material of the moment. Having taken the catwalk by storm, it’s making serious waves interiors-wise that go way beyond the stain-proof dining chair. You herd it here first, folks… From raw hide to vegan leather (and everything in-between), there really are some amazing pieces to discover. […]

One thing's for certain, home offices are now incredibly desirable. Somewhere that you can work productively and effectively, where you can Zoom with confidence, without the family's washing on display for all to see. With many of my friends on the move, they have shared their desire to find a home with a designated study. Somewhere where they can close the door at the end of the day to enforce that all important work-life balance.

LOCKDOWN INTERIORS: THE RISE OF THE HOME OFFICE

8th September 2020 , 2 Comments

2020 – the year of home. And yes, that’s my very positive spin on a, frankly, INSANE few months, which have been both astounding and catastrophic in equal measure. Never – EVER –  have we spent quite so much time at home. Even my first maternity leave in 2012, shrouded under a heavy cloak of sleep deprivation, […]

Commissioning bespoke furniture varies significantly from ordering something 'off-the-peg'. Every element has the potential for alteration - the world is your oyster!

THE BEAUTY OF BESPOKE: COMMISSIONING BESPOKE FURNITURE

8th July 2019 , 6 Comments

It’s official – we’re bringing back bespoke! Not that bespoke (furniture, fashion or art) ever really left. Commissions and patronage have, after all, shaped our creative canon. And there has always been something extra special about that one-off piece, specifically made-to-order. It’s just that for a long time now, low price points paired with the […]

Summer Bathroom Styling: Some months ago, in the deepest, darkest depths of winter, I discussed creating a spa bathroom. A joyously cocooning sanctuary at home. My mindset shifts entirely once the clocks spring forward and the ankles appear. I want to be out, enjoying the world. This enthusiastic and immersive attitude manifests in several ways...

SUMMER BATHROOM STYLING: IBIZA VIBES TO ZING & ZEST

26th April 2019 , 8 Comments

SUMMER BATHROOM STYLING AT HOME Some months ago, in the deepest, darkest depths of winter, I discussed creating a spa bathroom. A joyously cocooning sanctuary at home to while away the evenings. Blissful! Now I don’t know about you but my mindset shifts entirely once the clocks spring forward and the ankles appear. I want to […]

'Trend' is fast becoming a dirty word. Fickle and fanciful, it alludes to a fast-paced, throwaway approach - the antithesis of sustainability. With uncertain times ahead, the idea of the 'investment piece' is beginning to dominate our sartorial and interior design decisions with a 'make do and mend' mantra on its tail. All this aside, 2019's arguably hottest 'trend' - 'Mixed Materials' - is far from flighty.

2019 TREND: MIXED MATERIALS

28th January 2019 , 9 Comments

MORE THAN A TREND: MIXED MATERIALS ‘Trend’ is fast becoming a dirty word. Fickle and fanciful, it alludes to a fast-paced, throwaway approach to design – the antithesis of fashionable term ‘sustainability’. With uncertain times ahead, the idea of the ‘investment piece’ is beginning to dominate our sartorial and interior design decisions with a ‘make […]

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