Yesterday, I was invited to a special press event to see the launch of some of Portmeirion and Spode’s new tableware collections for 2013. This beautifully set table features the new range by Sara Miller for Portmeirion called Artisanne Noir. Artisanne Noir has been inspired by the essence of Morocco. […]
Tropical Hotel St Barth interior designed by Oscar Lucien Ono.
When I saw the beautiful pastel hues of the newly renovated Tropical Hotel St Barth by Oscar Lucien Ono of Maison Numéro 20, I was stopped in my tracks. If I had a holiday home in a sunny country, Oscar would be the one I would hire to recreate this […]
Savoir Faire at Maison et Objet and Paris Design Week January 2023.
I’ve discovered the term “Savoir-faire” at this year’s Maison et Objet and Paris Design week, and I like it. Savoir quite simply is ‘knowing’, and faire is ‘how to do’. Essentially, in the Design world context, it’s about the preserved generational craftsmanship and artisanal skills. It was so amazing to […]
A luxury modular sofa for a modern home called Edward from Domkapa.
I’ve been on a lookout for a luxury modular sofa for some time and the Edward sofa, one of Domkapa’s new season collection caught my attention. Domkapa, is a luxury furniture brand from Portugal, and you can read all about it in my blog post from Maison et Objet here. […]
Domkapa a luxury furniture brand from Portugal at Maison et Objet 2023.
I’ve just returned from Maison et Objet January 2023 and am excited to share with you my trends forecast, nicely illustrated by Domkapa, a luxury furniture brand from Portugal, that I had the pleasure of exploring. The theme of sustainable design is still very much on the agenda at the […]
Luxury candle holder, a collaboration between Casarialto and Diptyque.
Luxury candle holder, a collaboration between Casarialto and Diptyque. Scented candles are one of my favourite luxuries at home. I love how a scent permeating through a room can really uplift and enhance the feel of a space. That flickering candlelight is mesmerising, relaxing and hypnotic. I’ve been on a […]
Paris Design week and Maison & Objet September 2022 – materials and an aspired luxury lifestyle.
Finally, the report from my recent press trip to Maison & Objet and Paris Design week September 2022 is here. I’ve decided to do a round up of my favourite finds that I would want in my own home too. Paris Design Week ran alongside Maison & Objet, so it […]
Quartz worktop and splashback for the kitchen from Gemini worktops. A review.
A beautiful quartz worktop and backsplash in my opinion is key to completing the look of a new kitchen. The image above was how my kitchen looked before the worktop and splashback placements. I’ve always gone for Quartz as a worktop material because it is highly resilient from scratch, stain […]
5 ways to style a neutral kitchen from Wren Kitchens.
This neutral coloured kitchen is the Infinity J Pull Pebble Matt kitchen from Wren Kitchens. I decided to purchase a neutral kitchen because it’s a timeless and elegant tone. Moreover, I feel a neutral kitchen would be more attractive to buyers, for when I do decide to sell up. There […]
Back to uni student room revamp on a budget with Matalan.
It’s September, so time for my annual Back to Uni student Room revamp feature. I think my daughter drew the short straw in university accommodation this year, as she was not present to go accommodation hunting since she was abroad at University in California. So, this year, this is what […]
Photographic art prints from LUMAS
Photographic art prints was never something I had previously considered until I discovered LUMAS. As you can see above my desk in my workspace, I usually went for illustrated art prints. I guess I used to naively view photography as something everyone could go out and snap for themselves. However, […]
Sass and Belle colourful decor for a joyful outdoor garden space .
Sass and Belle colourful decor for a joyful outdoor garden space . I recently revamped a small patio space in my garden with some garden furniture. Today, I thought I’d show you how I add bright pops of colours using a few of Sass and Belle’s new Summer Homewares collection. […]