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Category Archives: Inspiration

INSPIRATION: Gallery walls

When did gallery walls become a thing? Anyone know? It must have been at the exact point at which I graduated from blu-tack to clip frames… or perhaps it was … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

LATEST CRUSH: Colour drip wine glasses

Take a quick look at this picture… what do you see? Now, if you’re anything like me then right now you’re going “Yes, yes, floral crockery, sideboard, very ‘country kitchen’… … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

INSPIRATION: Blackboard walls

I’ve had a thing for blackboard walls for a while now. And I’ve had an idea for one in our flat which was inspired by, of all people, Ben Fogle. … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

LATEST CRUSH: Dunelm Mill’s ‘Retro Collection’

I don’t normally approve of reproduction vintage. Sure, it’s clean, it’s shiny, it’s considerably less likely to be musty and/or moth-eaten. The various parts are almost certainly present and intact … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Love the look: Contemporary gothic

1. Beetle lampshade, £40 Roost Living; 2. Hanna Bjarnadottir raven hanger, £39 Skandivis; 3. Etienne sofa set, £1498 Littlewoods; 4. Bourbon tallboy chest, £279; 5. Shell print cushion, £8 Matalan; 6. Diablo wallpaper, … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

LATEST CRUSH: Inaluxe prints

Isn’t it great when you spot something – a design, a store, a look – you like and then discover the people behind it are also really cool? That happened … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

INSPIRATION: Black and white

In my last post on black and white (check it out HERE) I said that monochrome prints go with everything. Bold, I know, but you gotta live on the edge when … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Love the look: Monochrome prints

1. Mistral sofa in Marimekko fabric, from £2124 Heals; 2. Geometric triangles rug, £250 Heals; 3. Brackley wallpaper, £35 per roll Sanderson; 4. Black and white geometric fabric, £9.97 (plus £13 shipping – yeek); 5. Ikat backpack, … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

LATEST CRUSH: Orla Kiely wallpaper

Orla Kiely’s retro prints are surely the perfect case study for a simple idea done well. They’re instantly recognisable, popular without being ubiquitous (yes, Cath Kidston I’m talking to YOU) and the … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Love the look: Colour blocking

1. Pantone Mimosa folding chair, £55 Urban Outfitters; 2. Kilo occasional table, £25 Habitat; 3. Colour block quilt, £120 Urban Outfitters; 4. East Village vase, £25 BHS; 5.Folk Parson’s geometric t-shirt … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment