Design Tips | Pretty, Hard to Kill, Air Purifying …

Design Tips | Pretty, Hard to Kill, Air Purifying House Plants

Air-purifying house plants are an essential element of almost every space I design, and botanicals have been trending in the interiors world for a while. Plants help create visual balance in well-designed interiors. Organic elements always play nicely with sharper angles. Plants also have health benefits, filtering toxins and improving air quality. The NASA clean air study is one of my go-to, if slightly unexpected, design resources. It highlights the plants best at filtering specific toxins from the air, and…

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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…

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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…

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Design Finds | Brass-Inlay Storage & A Pink Bathroom

Design Finds | Brass-Inlay Storage & A Pink Bathroom

I’m bringing you a round up of pretty things that have crossed my radar lately, including the cutest pink bathroom, and a fab DIY floating cabinet. Featured // LiteCraft Blogger of the Month First though, I have to say thank you to LiteCraft, who I worked with back on this post. I’m featured as their Blogger of the Month, and they recently interviewed me about my interior design style and upcoming projects in my home. You can read the post…

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Summer Home Tour

Summer Home Tour

Today I’m taking you on a summer tour of my home. I live in a rented three-bed terrace in Mortlake, South West London. I design interiors in an eclectic mix of styles, but have focused on a combination of global, mid-century and industrial design features in this 90s-built house. The Dining Area The dining area is at one end of a long living room, which is also my husband’s office. Because the room serves so many functions, I keep the styling…

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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.…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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