Monday Madness: 10 Beautiful Rooms

gold front door via remodelista.com

Some of my favourite rooms from the year. The gold front door, the black hexagonal tiles, the concrete wall… I hope you like them as much as I do. And, I see, the blog has had over one million hits this year, for which I thank you all very much. I’m looking forward to welcoming…

City Coat Rack

london city coat rack by michael rosing

Now these are fun. Coat racks in the shape of city skylines. There are around 40 to choose from, although before you get too excited, they’re designed by Michael Rosing for German company Radius Design, so we’re talking about 32 German cities and some others. But the others are a good selection of the big…

Whale Plates

whale of a time plate

  Aren’t these whale plates just gorgeous? As many of you know I don’t like things to be too symmetrical and matchy matchy and I love the idea that the pattern on these plates carries across. Add to that the black and white design and subtle gold rim and I’m sold. They are part of…

The Househunter: 19/9/14

black house via the modernhouse

After last week’s enthusiastic reception to the return of The Househunter, I’m pleased to be kicking off this week with visit to west London to the home of shoe designer LK Bennett. You like the store? You’ll probably love the house. It’s on the market for £8.95m with CBRE Residential and it’s really quite fancy as…

Save or Splurge: Trestle Tables

trestle table from graham and green

One day I shall have a desk. Never mind my prince coming, or that knight in shining armour. I don’t need either of them turning up, shaking the mud off their spurs all over the white floor, and needing somewhere to park the horse. No, just send me a desk. Actually, while I think about…

Coral and Bone: new lifestyle store

carved cows head and bird cage frm coral and bone

Now this is a good place for that Christmas shopping… Look what I have found. This new online store, which has only just opened, has a great collection of eclectic and funky stuff which, not only do I love, but (and this is important) I haven’t seen all over everywhere else. Coral and Bone is…

Brass Shelf and Wall Lights from Schoolhouse Electric

brass shelf from schoolhouseelectric

Have you come across Schoolhouse Electric? They’re an American company which I have kept an eye on for some time but have held off writing about as their site mentions only US delivery and I know that many of you are in Europe and the UK. But I can resist no longer. Not least because…

Mad About… Urban Glamour

alternative flooring pencher light from copper and silk and brass shelves from the mint list

Today is quite simply a round up of a few of my favourite things. I was going to tell you how Mother came to stay last week and that in between telling me my toast had a hole in (it was a bagel) and accusing the cat of being too fat, she also suggested the…

Reclaimed Tiles from Bert and May

vintage cement tiles

I love patterned tiles and reclaimed and vintage are among the best. Now, obviously the tile you choose can be dictated by how many are in stock and how big an area you need to tile but, having said that, there is a certain vogue for patchwork tiles at the moment so they don’t necessarily…