Summer is finally here! And with the weekend heatwave on the horizon, there is nothing nicer than throwing open the doors into the garden, and letting the sunshine flood into the home. I dream of one day have the kitchen extension done, so we can have some bi-fold doors out into the garden, making the
I’ve been asked many many times if I would develop a set of presets for Lightroom. Just a simple set, to help you achieve the style of my photography. I love bright whites, highlights and shadows. Not one for overly filtered images nor do I like split toning. I prefer simple shots, that show the
I’m one of those people who loves a good cook book. I love to read them, get excited about ingredients and imagine eating and sharing the dishes. I never thought I was a ‘foodie’, not one to make sure I’ve got the fridge stocked with dishes I’ve made over the weekend nor am I the
This weekend we visited the Cotswolds with an overnight stay at Lords of the Manor Hotel in the pretty village of Upper Slaughter. A typically stunning Cotswold village, with honey coloured houses with roses around the front door, even a ford in the village. I could imagine a film being set there, it is so picturesque.
Those of you who have been reading this blog for years, may very well remember my series called ‘Nature in the Home’. It was all about creating a home which complimented inside and outside. Bringing in items of nature such as branches, seeds, fir cones, flowers etc inside and using them within an interiors setting.
Little did I know back then, that there is an actual name for it – Biophilic Design.
I’m always on the hunt for something quick and easy for lunch. If I don’t stop and take time to make something delicious I either tend to eat just toast with butter or nothing at all living on a diet of coffee. I know it’s a terrible habit, and I’m trying hard to break it.
The mood of home has changed since we painted one wall in the dining room a deep sage green. It feels calmer, gentler, soft. Painted on a complete whim, wanting a change from the dark grey ‘downpipe’ we have had for the past five year… I wanted a space that echoed our love of nature.
It feels like a hundred years ago since I was in Marrakesh, when in fact it is only three. Stepping off the plane, to be hit with that warm heat, then falling head long into the hustle and bustle of the souk. Oh my, I fell in love. I felt so alive!