Wishing you all a fun filled, cosy, beautiful and joyful month of December! Eat, drink and be merry x
It's no secret that I love 100% linen bed sheets. I'm not sure if it's because they make me feel like I'm in the South of France, that they work even when they're crumpled, or just the way they have that relaxed, natural vibe... Whatever it is, if I could just have linen bed sheets, I would. If only they weren't quite so pricey... They do also make excellent presents. Hint hint.
If you want to try some linen bed sheets out, these are some good options -
I confess, I'm a wallpaper fan. But... it definitely depends on the pattern. It can go from original and refreshing to dated and fad like.
And nowadays you can really find anything from floral patterns and geometric prints to textures such as concrete. The latter is one of my personal favourites and currently on my radar for an upcoming project. These can add some interest to a room without being too busy and "shouty". Perfect if you're more of a minimalist. Below are some great examples of textured wallpapers that can work wonders as a feature wall in a living room, bedroom, office or in some cases, as backdrops in bookshelves. So go on, be bold, invest in some wallpaper. Version 2.0.
Note: I always suggest getting a sample before purchasing to check that you're happy with the colour & quality.
It's a grey rainy Saturday here in London which for me is the perfect time to sit down and do some work or in this case, some blogging. Finally!
This question "What's your design style?" has been on my mind recently as it's probably one of the things I get asked most often by people so I thought I'd try and break it down here.
Since I started working as an Interior Designer, I've described my style as 'classic contemporary' which to me means respecting a building's heritage and keeping certain features that are in keeping with the time in which it was built but also bringing it into the 21st Century, basically adapting said houses for modern life - all in a timeless way. Design which lasts and won't go out of fashion after a few years.
However, I realised the other day that there are a few key things that I'm drawn to in Interiors which have an influence on my design style -
1) I tend to like duality in interiors - black & white, dark & light, masculine & feminine
2) A sense of elegance, drama & romance
3) Boutique hotel feel. When it comes to residential design, I like to create a home that feels like a sanctuary and/or provide a sense of escape from the occasional stresses of daily life.
Et voila! My design style...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
For a while now, I've been thinking about updating my website so here it is...! Please bear with me as I update things and make the site fully functional. As for the blog, I'm starting from scratch so this is officially entry number one. More informative than inspiring but watch this space.