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

#LDF16: Design Junction Discoveries

#LDF16: Design Junction Discoveries

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

#LDF16: Decorex Discoveries

#LDF16: Decorex Discoveries

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

Morocco Trip Report: Where We Stayed

Morocco Trip Report: Where We Stayed

I have to share a few pics of where we stayed in Morocco, because it was super cute. It was a compound of villas about half an hour from central Marrakech – a little oasis called Fawakay Villas. They have three guest villas, as well as the owner’s house, and we stayed in the smallest one. Our bedroom was lovely and bright – neutral but with lots of texture, like the gorgeous Moroccan wedding blanket on the bed. The floors were… View Post

Morocco Trip Report: The Souk

Morocco Trip Report: The Souk

We just got back from ten days in Marrakesh, and I’m going to dive right in with the good stuff: the souk! It’s a crazy place – hundreds of little stalls and shops (and some big ones), packed into tiny streets, filled with thousands of beautiful things. We were travelling with the kids, who are seven and four, so we took the advice of our hotel owner and arrived as it opened around 10:30 am, when it’s less busy. I… View Post

Some of my Favorite ORC Rooms

Some of my Favorite ORC Rooms

There was so much good stuff that came out of this round of the One Room Challenge, and I’m going to share a few of my faves today. I’ll stick with my top three of the twenty featured designers. I am head over heels for Waiting On Martha’s new team office – I love industrial spaces anyway, and this one is so wonderfully calm, warm and refined – such a lovely juxtaposition… Making It Lovely’s bedroom/den space is just dreamy. And again with… View Post

Get the Look | Sketch London

Get the Look | Sketch London

Sketch has been on my list of places to check out for afternoon tea for a long time. I mean, look at this place: A lot of the elements could work in a residential space too. The artwork at Sketch is by David Shrigley, who I love. His prints aren’t insanely expensive, but you could also opt for a similar (less humourous) aesthetic with black and white sketched prints from Etsy. Wall Scones – Barnlight Electric // Copper Frames – WonderhagenHorse Print –… View Post

Pretty Plants for Clean Air

Pretty Plants for Clean Air

A lot of my favourite spaces have a common element – plants.  {Via} {Via} They can visually balance a space – every room needs something organic, I think – and the health benefits are a bonus (priorities, people). You’ve all probably read about the NASA clean air study, which tends to be my go-to for choosing house plants – it highlights the plants best at filtering specific toxins from the air. Gaddys Plant Hire has more info on this too.… View Post

Get the Look: An Eclectic Entryway

Get the Look: An Eclectic Entryway

I have been swooning over Nomad Luxuries’ entryway ever since I spotted it on Pinterest. I want my home to look more like this – it’s just gorgeous! I imagine it’s sourced as eclectically as it looks, but I was able to come up with a similar look from easier-to-find places, and most of it is pretty affordable. Venetian mirror – 1st Dibs // Lamp shade – Target Lamp base – Asda // Chinese planter – Amazon Snakeskin tray – Amazon // Console – Home… View Post

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