Get the Look: The Greenery Trend

Get the Look: The Greenery Trend

We are 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. Obviously, 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, 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

So Hot Right Now: 2017 Interior Design Trends Report

So Hot Right Now: 2017 Interior Design Trends Report

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

Favorite Things: A New Orleans Family Vacation Rental, …

Favorite Things: A New Orleans Family Vacation Rental, A Tiny Home & Ugly Shoes

Travel: A New Orleans Family Vacation Home Our New Orleans family vacation was one of my favourite family holidays ever. We traveled there from Chicago on Amtrak – so fun! The only part of the trip that I might have done differently was our accommodation. We stayed in a hotel in the financial district, which was fine, but didn’t give us a very authentic New Orleans experience. This shotgun rental home, in the city’s Lower Garden District, would definitely have solved… View Post

A New Concrete Desk Lamp from Frontal Factory

A New Concrete Desk Lamp from Frontal Factory

I promised one more post about my new work space, because I need to talk about the concrete desk lamp from Frontal Factory. I spotted this concrete and brass beauty at Design Junction. It belongs to a series called Form Follows Function. I got in touch with the designer behind Frontal Factory, Mehmet Birtane, to see if there was any way I could get my hands on one. My concrete desk lamp was one of a very limited number. Fortunately, though,… View Post

Inspiring Design: Five Columns Essaouria

Inspiring Design: Five Columns Essaouria

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… View Post