This time of year we like to set up a home bar, especially if we have friends popping to toast the festive season. It doesn’t need to be fancy, no need to dash out and buy a special bar cart, you can easily pop it on top a cabinet or sideboard you may already have at home. One thing to bare in mind, is if you have young children, please place this bar area out of their reach. I’m sure
I felt a surge of excitement as soon as I clapped eyes on the box the courier was delivering. I’ve seen ads for Urbanears on Instagram for a while, and I instantly fell in love with the design and the concept. The Stammen speaker looks beautiful, sounds wonderful and is effortless to use. Do you need to read on? Its beautiful and its so satisfying to use – job done.
It’s that time again. Living in a tiny house, with increasingly growing children means we need to re-address rooms to make them work for the next few years. This time it’s Rufus’ bedroom. Ru turned 10 last month, and with that we felt we needed to make his room ‘work’ for him now and for the next few years. Key elements to the room must have: built in storage, a desk for him to do his war hammer painting and
A home should reflect you as a person, and the people living in it. Filled with functional and practical pieces of furniture (we all need a bed and somewhere to sit), but most importantly it should be filled with personality. The best homes, to me, are ones when you walk in through the front door and instantly get a feel of the type of people who live there. Eclectic, individual and honest. Not a home that has shopped all in
The latest issue of the brilliant 91 Magazine is out now! Full of beautiful homes, interiors shops, inspiration and stories. One of the articles features my lounge, above. Last month I called upon two of my favourite and local interiors shops for a favour and loan of some of their products to help me tell the story. How to transition the home from summer to autumn.
Over the past few years I have collected items for my ‘prop’ cupboard, to be used in styling events, client photography projects and daily home life. I have a criteria, a certain look that makes the grade – all items are a similar hue, are all on the white, grey, neutral spectrum. The reasons behind this strict colour pallet is so that items can be mixed and matched, looks can be pulled together effortlessly, and have an over riding theme
This week I am delighted to be taking over the Soho House Pinterest account, pinning all things kitchen. Think beautiful, unique kitchens, full of chalky linens, rough hewn chopping boards and more. Dream kitchens with a mix of kitchenalia which is available to buy from the Soho Home website. If you haven’t heard of Soho House, it was originally founded in London in 1995 as a home from home for people in the creative industries, Soho House has since opened
In autumn more than any other season, I tend to fill our home with nature finds. Walks in the woods will see us filling our pockets with acorns and conkers. A fallen stick covered in lichen or a pretty rust coloured leaf will find it’s way in to the home. Gathering them on our dining room mantelpiece, a ‘nature table’ of sorts. What better items to have on show than a bowl of shiny conkers or a vase of poppy seed