Back to School or Back on the Road

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

It’s officially Autumn today but I’m just not going to believe it. If I believe it, that means there is not a chance of some last summer days squeezing in before the leaves start falling from the trees. August may not have been the lazy days of summer I’d hoped for but it was a month of fun outings and quiet work moments.

Got to have it – Yellow

Monday, 24 August 2015

I’m a fan of yellow in the home – I have yellow doors to my kitchen and a fantastic yellow and white geometric rug in my living room. I have yellow upholstered vintage dining chairs, ahhh yes and my current favourite bedlinen is yellow and grey in pattern. Hmmmm that’s more yellow than I thought I had. This week’s got to have it is mostly about yellow. Enjoy.

Got to have it - Glamour

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

A girl’s got to dream and my dreams are always filled with redecoration ideas. As you will know I’m always finding things on 1stDibs there are so many lust worthy items there.  Today’s curated items are just shouting modern glamour luxe. An aesthetic that works well if you don’t have toddlers (unless you have a daily house keeper and a nanny) and have a large expansive living space.

I'm particularly taken with the two artworks of Joseph McGlennon which would freak my husband out but I just love.  Doesn't the armchair by Flemming Lassen designed in 1936 look fantastic today. And very very comfy.

Keeping that holiday feeling - design tips

Friday, 14 August 2015

It’s so lovely coming back from holidays rejuvenated, refreshed and with a spring in your step. It’s also amazing how quickly that feeling fades and if you’re really unlucky the holiday blues set in.  Ever since technology has allowed us to travel the world by high-speed train and aeroplanes, the world has become a smaller and more accessible place.  Keeping that holiday feeling is so important when you get back to your home and your “regular” life.  Consciously or unconsciously ‘home’ is often about familiar surroundings and things.  It’s why your bed at home is often the comfiest. Taking that holiday feeling home is about engaging with our senses.

Lately Lusting for Art - Sydney Ball

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

I’d never heard of Australian artist Sydney Bell, although he’s quite well known in art circles having studied in New York with Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. As you can imagine his work is all about colour. In fact his abstracts are absolutely bursting with colour combinations and deep colour process.  
He originally studied to be an architect, which came as no surprise when I read in an interview that he said 


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