Design Inspo | A Neutral Scandinavian Apartment

Design Inspo | A Neutral Scandinavian Apartment

This Scandinavian apartment caught my eye recently. It’s light and bright and calm. I discovered it on a real estate listing from Stockholm, Sweden. Proof that a Chesterfield can work with almost any design style! There’s such a good mix in here. Classic furniture and details like the sofa in the living room or the subway tile in the kitchen, sitting pretty next to modern Scandinavian pieces and a decent dose of Ikea. The three bedrooms are perfectly simple, letting… View Post

Design Inspo | Sweetpea & Willow

Design Inspo | Sweetpea & Willow

I was invited to visit Sweetpea & Willow‘s Isleworth showroom a couple of weeks ago. It’s packed with lovely things, and heavy on the glam. There was a lot to like, including stunning floral arrangements by Stems and Bows. This event was where I spotted that bed. Swoon-worthy enough to inspire a whole mood board. Look at those legs! And I always love textured bedding. It wasn’t the only gorgeous bed there. Sweetpea & Willow do seating just as fabulously… View Post

Design Inspo | The Global Trend

Design Inspo | The Global Trend

I’ve always been inspired by global design, and I am particularly drawn to the geometric African and South American-inspired prints that are everywhere right now. I recently chatted about Greenery and ’80s-Inspired Geometry, after I covered the top design trends of 2017 in this post. Today, global design takes the stage. Stateside, mudcloth, shibori and hmong are definitely having a moment, as in Erin‘s gorgeous home. Over here, the global influence is focused more on bolder geometrics and lots of colour.… View Post

Design Inspo | ’80s-Inspired Home Decor

Design Inspo | ’80s-Inspired Home Decor

Following on from my interior design trends round up post (last week, it was all about Greenery), today we’re talking 80’s-inspired geometric home decor. Think crisp, graphic prints and plenty of bold colours. Making Spaces’ bold drawing room (below), pulls this look off immaculately. Most of what I remember from the 80s was not pretty as far as home decor goes, but I am loving this modern take on it. Especially the lighting – there is some very good geometric lighting out there right… View Post

Design Inspo | The Greenery Trend

Design Inspo | The Greenery Trend

I am currently in the midst of a self-imposed spending freeze, and to curb my desire to shop/decorate, I’ve been window shopping online instead. I found a lot of pretty things, so I’m rounding up a whole host of them to piggy back off my 2017 interior design trends round up post. Starting with green, glorious green. I labelled this trend in home decor “Botany” in my last post, but although palm prints can look amazing (like in Whistler Leather’s showroom, above,… View Post

Design Inspo | Interior Design Trend Report 2017

Design Inspo | Interior Design Trend Report 2017

I spent last Thursday perusing all the pretty things on display at London Design Week. I’ve been asked a few times recently – particularly by friends and family who want help decorating their own spaces – what’s trending in interiors. Now, I’m not saying you have to follow even a single one of these to have an awesome home. Because, you know, you do you. Except I personally love almost all of the interiors trends in this round-up. And whether… View Post

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… View Post

Design Inspo | #LDF16: Design Junction

Design Inspo | #LDF16: Design Junction

Design Junction might just have been my favourite part of London Design Week last month. Just like Decorex, there was a lot of good stuff, but this was a little more down-to-Earth and attainable, especially all the pop-up shops. Sara Mellone was a stand-out for me. I love her minimalist brass coat racks so much. Her leather hangers were perfection too. I commented on how much I liked the designer’s earrings at the show, and she’d made those too (check out… View Post

Design Inspo | #LDF16: Decorex

Design Inspo | #LDF16: Decorex

I spent most of last week exploring London Design Festival. It was a tad overwhelming but incredibly inspirational. I didn’t get to half the stuff I wanted to see, but I will share the highlights for the bits I did see. Decorex is first up. If you’re not familiar, Decorex is a huge design show with a focus on luxury interiors. I spent four hours there and was practically running around at the end trying to squeeze it all in… View Post

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