Design Finds | Love Your Home

I bought a Chesterfield sofa bed from Love Your Home last summer, and I still love it in our living room. So much so that I recommended another one of their Chesterfields – the Charlotte – to a recent interior design client. Love Your Home is now my go-to for high quality seating for clients. They do sofas – and chairs, and chaise longues – very well. Sofas & Other Upholstered Seating So pretty. They have a huge range of fabrics,…

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Low-Key Christmas Decorating

Low-Key Christmas Decorating

I like to keep it simple when it comes to Christmas decorating. I use the same decorations every year, and generally only add to them when I can shop the sales after Christmas. Tree decorating is a whole family affair, so ours is full of cardboard and craft paper creations. It’s even got tinsel on it, at the kids’ request. There are bits with loads of baubles clumped together and other bits that are rather sparse, and the beads are…

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DIY | A Waney/Live Edge Desk

DIY | A Waney/Live Edge Desk

The master bedroom in my house has built-in cabinets either side of a Velux window. They’d become a catch-all for clutter, and they were crying out to be better utilised. So, I built a DIY live edge desk top to turn the space into a double-duty office and vanity area. Where and How to Buy Live Edge Wood Live edge wood (aka waney edge) is where the natural edge of the wood is kept rather than cut straight, leaving an…

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Design Finds | Hand-Painted Walls & Tiny Homes

Design Finds | Hand-Painted Walls & Tiny Homes

DIY // Hand Painted Walls I love the hand-painted walls Kristen did in her hallway, and the rest of the space is gorgeous too. If you haven’t already, go check it out on The Hunted Interior. FINDS // Rugs, Seating & Kitchenware French Connection has a gorgeous range of affordable rugs. I only wish they came in bigger sizes too. I just splurged on this gorgeous bowl, which I suspect will inspire a bit of re-styling in my kitchen. I’ve…

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Mood Board | Calm Country Cottage Living Room

Mood Board | Calm Country Cottage Living Room

I’ve been working with one of the loveliest families in Kent, on a design plan for their cottage living room. They’ve got two gorgeous kids, aged 4 and 2, and they wanted to carve out an adult space free from all the plastic paraphernalia that comes with living with small people. Inspiration The brief was a calm, clean, clutter-free area space with a traditional vibe, “typical of a Country Living feature.” I pulled together a few photos that, I thought, summarised…

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Mood Board | Modern Vintage Boys Bedroom

Mood Board | Modern Vintage Boys Bedroom

A couple of months ago, I worked on a shared boys bedroom with a modern vintage vibe. The clients are the two oldest (age six and eight) in a family of five children. Their bedroom is big and bright, with a gorgeous fireplace and lovely high ceilings. It had been newly painted in Farrrow & Ball’s Ammonite (a soft, warm grey), and had new carpet installed, so the design was really all about finishing touches to create a calmer, more cohesive…

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Neutral Boho Master Bedroom Design, Mortlake

Neutral Boho Master Bedroom Design, Mortlake

My neutral master bedroom is finished, and it’s time for a room reveal! This last week has been a whirlwind, but it all came together on time, and I love how the room turned out. Learn more about Emmerson & Fifteenth’s interior design services here. I live in a rented three story house near Richmond Upon Thames, London, and the master bedroom is on the top floor. It’s a lovely light-filled space, and I wanted to keep it bright and neutral…

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ORC Week 5 | DIY | Mid-century Bedside Tables

ORC Week 5 | DIY | Mid-century Bedside Tables

Good news, everyone: I finally got the wood for my live-edge desk! It’s definitely been the biggest hassle of this whole One Room Challenge master bedroom makeover, but it’s going to be worth it. I’ve still got to sand and finish it, but there is at least a chance now that I will finish on time! I also finished the mid-century bedside tables this week, although one is still drying as I type! This pair of little mid-century bedside tables…

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Design Inspo | Five Columns Essaouira

Design Inspo | Five Columns Essaouira

Five Columns Essaouria is a holiday rental home on the coast of Morocco. The building dates to the 18th century, and it’s been restored beautifully – clean, modern design paired with traditional Moroccan architecture and textiles, all in a perfect neutral colour palette. I was bowled over when I first came across this stunning home, in the heart of Essaouria’s medina. It belongs to London-based interior designer Lisa Burke, and it’s available to rent via HomeAway. The home’s bright, neutral scheme…

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