Tag: Furniture

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 […]

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 , 11 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 , 5 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 […]

A classic leather sofa can be paired with a variety of components as the foundation of the space. This scheme features the Nicoletti Azione Leather Corner Chaise Sofa, £3995 from the Nicoletti Home collection at Furniture Village

SOFAS & HANDBAGS – THE ULTIMATE INVESTMENT

25th April 2018 , 4 Comments

  SOFAS AND HANDBAGS – INTERIOR & FASHION FOUNDATIONS Sofas and handbags. Two of my MAJOR obsessions. And, whilst other elements fall in and out of favour at any given time, they remain permanent fixtures. It may seem odd to group sofas and handbags together. However, these trusted staples have more in common that you […]

Holiday House London - Following the beautiful runner up the stairs, Fiona Barratt Interiors's 'Curated Design' living room caught my eye immediately. A generous, light-filled space with a great sense of flow, it was finished to the highest of standards. The sculptural light, curving downwards above the coffee table, was a stunning focal point with its undulations emulated in the art relief hung on the back wall. This was a scheme with space to breathe - to step back and admire all the wonderful pieces within it - and a place where every vista was curated to perfection.

HOLIDAY HOUSE LONDON – YOUR PERSONAL TOUR

18th November 2017 , 7 Comments

Why Holiday House? ‘Because every day is a holiday when you’ve survived cancer’  – Iris Dankner, Holiday House founder   ** Extra long post ahead but absurdly gorgeous interiors -‘inspo’ throughout (and all for a great cause)**   HOLIDAY HOUSE LONDON Kitchen of dreams. Image source: Iggi Interior Design official Instagram On Wednesday 8th November, […]

Focus/17 (17th  – 22nd September) runs with the motivation (as always) to unite the design world at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour (DCCH). This fabulous venue is somewhere I regularly frequent as a designer. Chelsea is known as the interior design epicentre of London and the Design Centre is home to 600+ leading international brands, offering a dynamic collective unseen anywhere else in the world. It's a real go-to destination for industry professionals but is also open to retail visitors who want to step beyond the high-street, gather inspiration and shop higher-end. A dynamic and immersive six-day event, Focus/17 showcases global creative talent in an elegant, sophisticated setting. For more on Focus/17 and new season design inspiration, click on the article link.

HIGHLIGHTS OF LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL – FOCUS/17

21st September 2017 , 1 Comment

FOCUS/17 It’s undeniable that the month of September is a generous provider.  Now, I’m not only talking about the shiny, new looks and cutting-edge trends on offer (more on this here), or the fact that the school bell has called time on the summer holidays. No – moreover than that – London Design Festival is […]

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