Happy Mother's Day

Pining & Pinning

Thursday, 27 March 2014


I’ve been using pinterest at odd hours of the day. This can be blamed on the fact that my husband is away on business and I’m whiling away the evenings.  So come by and have a look at what I’ve been pinning in the twilight hours…. 
find the image here

Got to have it

Monday, 24 March 2014

Fermob have been a long time favourite outdoor furniture brand, in particular their Luxembourg design.  I first fell for its charms in Paris in the 90’s and been a fan ever since.
This high version is great for patio gardens where you might want to play with height and scale.


But the one I’m thinking of adding to my collection is the mini for my little boy.

Moody walls

Thursday, 20 March 2014


You may recall I posted here about by love of moody dark walls and my soon to be guest room. Well the guest room project has been abysmally slow due all kinds of reasons excuses….. But I’m about to kick it into touch and get it up and running again.  Which is timely as the queen of dark walls Abigail Ahern is launching her own paint collection.
Dark, cosy and luxurious there are some lovely rich colours in the colour palette.  The in situ images of the colours are styled in Abigail’s home and in her ubiquitous style. I can’t wait to see the pigments in the flesh (so to speak), especially Mercer Green. They will be available from April 2014.

Got to have it

Monday, 17 March 2014

This table is too clever for it own good. The French marble company Retegui has begun manufacturing its own designs made from marble and other composite materials.
The Marble Collection fuses high-tech techniques such as precision bonding and CNC with the natural material, as seen in the table Arin. The streamlined elegant Arin gracefully combines marble, oak and a honeycomb centre. Whilst it might sound like a chocolate, it’s actually a clever way to lighten the load of marble. It really is too clever by half.

Let's go to Paris

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Come on, let’s just get up and go to Paris. It’s easier said than done with a toddler in tow.  I’m feeling the Paris pull again and been talking with a colleague about a September trip to coincide with Maison et Objet.  This however means some focused research, as I’ll want to cram in a lot on this potential whistle stop visit.  Do you have a Paris treasure? A must visit?

One of the places I am keen to visit is Les Fées on Rue Charlot, the shop by Sylvie Aubry is a curated haul of flea market and auction house finds.  N° 19, is an Ali Baba’s den for knick-knacks and crockery by up-and-coming French household designers but also has a dedication to objects, lighting and vintage furniture from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Sounds like a must for me. 
Going to be adding to this list I think......

Sourcing Simply – Heals

Monday, 10 March 2014

I was only just mentioning to a colleague that I hadn’t visited Heals in a while when lo and behold I get a press release that inspires me to plan a visit.


The new lighting and rugs have really taken my fancy. Some glorious items and some previously only available to the interior/architect trade.  

Colour palette inspiration – for children's rooms

Friday, 7 March 2014

You may recall my post here about taking inspiration from children’s books.  I’ve been fascinated with vintage books lately but its been hard to source board books, as my little one still has a tendency to rip pages out. So I was pleased to track down a reprint of another great book to take inspiration from which is “I am Bunny” illustrated by Richard Scarry from Gosh! comic store in Soho. It has gorgeous sixties colour and styling, but its the intense colour saturation that's got me really excited. I think that a wall mural below (such a clever idea) and also the wallpaper in the bottom image (possibly Svenskt Tenn?) mirror that saturation.... lovely.


First Image Mary Middleton Design and all images via here and here

Pancake Day is Tuesday 4th March

Saturday, 1 March 2014

I’m a big fan of pancakes but I’m a purest so its maple syrup or lemon and sugar (which is my all time favourite!). My little one is also a big fan of pancakes so we will all forgo supper on Tuesday 4th March and have pancakes instead for dinner, much to my husbands chagrin.  Yippeee
Image found here 
 
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