365 Objects Of Design

Elizabeth’s Cabinet

elizabeths-cabinet

Now I’m aware that this one is going to be quite controversial. For example, I won’t be attempting to talk this one into my own house as there’s no way I’d get it past himself (or the two smaller selves come to that) but if I lived on my own I totally would. The other…

Antique Silver Coffee Table

eichholtz silver drum side table

Oh I do love this silver side table. It would totally be the showstopping piece in the room and would look great contrasted with a velvet sofa (check) wooden floors and rugs or any colour (check) and lots of soft lighting (winning again) and, the latest trend, house plants (working on that one). Now, in…

Wooden Peg Board

nikki kreis wooden pegboard

  I have been hanging back on the peg board trend because I haven’t, until now, found one that I love. But then I did. This is by Swiss-born designer Nikki Kreis, who has worked in New York, Berlin and Sydney but is now based in London.   The natural one at the top is…

Pick n Mix Ercol Chairs

FLORRIE + BILL Ercol Dining Chairs Mixed Lifestyle www.florrieandbill.com

These vintage Ercol Goldsmith chairs (don’t you love the high back?) have been fully restored by Amy Cawson, of Florrie + Bill, and spray painted in a selection of gorgeous RAL colours. You can buy a set in the colour mix of your choice for £660 or have just one – for a hallway or…

Directional Wall Light

directional-wall-lamp-brass-white-37657-p

You know me and a directional wall light… I have seen this one a few times and, while I had somehow always assumed that the wall lights in the loft would be black, I’m now coming round to the idea of white ones. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what the room looks…

Wall Lights and Marble Tables

leather chair from french connection home

I only meant to show you one image for today’s post. There was only meant to be one object of design. But then I couldn’t choose which one. For gathered within these five images are all elements that I would be very happy to use in the loft. Everything is from French Connection, many of…

Black and White Plates from Broste Copenhagen

esrum by broste

I am not, on the whole, a patterned plate kind of person (not averse to a little alliteration however). It’s all a bit too afternoon tea and cake for my liking and my preference is for plain white plates. It’s the same with the bedding but that’s another story. Anyway, I could throw all my…

New Store Discovery: LOVEThESIGN.com

poetry black sofa bed from lovethesign.com

There is literally nothing I like more than fantasy shopping. Oh no wait, real shopping obv…but closely followed by a bit of budgetwotbudget pretend stuff. And on that basis let me introduce you to LOVEThESIGN.com, an Italian company that has just opened a UK site. Their motto, by the way, is Be Cool Stay Home,…

Happy Easter from the HAM Bunny

Yeshen Venema Photography

It’s become a bit of an annual tradition to show you my favourite bunny at Easter and designer Jo Robinson has kindly obliged with a new set of designs which have just been released. Meet the Yoga Bunny. Also new to the H A M collection are Trapeze Rabbit, Seaside Rabbit and Redecorating Rabbit, who…

Brass Side Table Update

martini brass side table from westelm

I am, frankly, at a loss to explain why I don’t already own this. It’s brass (but also comes in copper and silver and teal, (TEAL for goodness sake) and somehow it has not fallen into my cart and proceeded thus to the checkout. I have even been into westelm and stroked it but still…