Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

This year, Sam and I bought our very first Christmas tree! The entire flat smells like pine needles. It’s lovely. This little guy came in a bag of unwanted decorations donated by his parents. I’m going to take a little hiatus over the Christmas period so there won’t be any...
Polaroid-style Prints from Polabox

Polaroid-style Prints from Polabox

Here’s something cool I found this week – an online service where you can convert your social media snaps into real, polaroid-style paper prints. This retro gift set from Polabox has been launched just in time for Christmas – a godsend if you’re shopping for an instragram addict. My photos arrived...
DIY White Stag Wrapping Paper

DIY White Stag Wrapping Paper

Recently I came across this awesome Christmas wrapping idea courtesy of Poppytalk, which inspired me to make my own wrapping paper. I love her use of white on brown packing paper (so pretty!) but wasn’t sure that a) my DIY skills would extend to making and mounting my own rubber...
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Ceramic Lamps from Enrico Zanolla

Ceramic Lamps from Enrico Zanolla

These black ceramic lamps are the latest collection from Italian designer Enrico Zanolla. Long fascinated by the shapes of old industrial lamps, Enrico wanted to reinvent them using warmer materials – hence his choice to use a ceramic shade, rather than metal. The optional copper or gold inner is intended as a nod back to the timeless...
Revisiting the gold bar cart

Revisiting the gold bar cart

I’ve always loved the glamorous gold bar carts I’ve seen in other bloggers’ homes (for example, Kimberly of Swoonworthy) and been pretty envious, but I just couldn’t work out how something like that would fit with the rest of my decorating choices. They tend to look best surrounded by other very glamorous items – velvet...
Christmas Gifts for Design Lovers

Christmas Gifts for Design Lovers

Only four weeks to go ‘til the big day. Are you stuck for gift ideas? Here are some nice bits and bobs I came across over the last few weeks that should please the design aficionados in your life. They look a little different to the plastic varieties you can buy in the supermarket, but...
Geometric Candle Holders by FactoryTwentyOne

Geometric Candle Holders by FactoryTwentyOne

It doesn’t get much more eco-friendly than this. These geometric candle holders are made from the wooden offcuts left over from one of their other collections – the pallet lamp. The lamp itself is already made from recycled pallets, meaning the candle holders are actually re-recycled! Sort of. They’re the brainchild of FactoryTwentyOne and cost £34.99...
Scandinavian Grunge

Scandinavian Grunge

‘Grunge’ might be overstating it a little, but this place is certainly a lot darker and moodier than most of the Scandinavian apartments I’ve seen. The various different shades of wood, coupled with grey textiles and dirty pink accessories, give it an interesting feel without being too dark. Having said that, it does look as though...
Mini Makeover: Under the Stairs

Mini Makeover: Under the Stairs

This is one of those rare occasions where I’ll post something about my own flat! Despite spending all day writing about beautiful interiors and products, being 25 years old and living in London means I don’t have the space or the spare cash to buy 95% of the things I put on this blog. Living...
Gold Foil Mugs for Biscuit Lovers

Gold Foil Mugs for Biscuit Lovers

These mugs combine three of my favourite things in life: tea, biscuits and gold. If the biscuit motifs look mesmerisingly shiny to you, that’s probably because they’re made from 22-carat gold leaf on top of fine bone china. Yup. They’re part of the launch collection from Perfectly Put Together, a brand new e-tailer from the...
An Airy Apartment in Sweden

An Airy Apartment in Sweden

This little pad is in the neighbourhood of Eriksberg, in Gothenburg, Sweden. It’s a fresh, modern conversion hidden inside the historic facade of an old warehouse from 1914. The best thing about this place, for me, is the colours. The brown of the living room chair, the copper Tom Dixon light in the dining room...
Dulux Colour of the Year 2015

Dulux Colour of the Year 2015

You have to take these predictions with a pinch of salt – just what is a ‘colour of the year’ anyway?  I try to approach them with a bit of skepticism, but they can be both interesting and quite useful if you work in interiors. I was a bit turned off by the whole Radiant...
Competition: Win £400 to spend at Dwell

Competition: Win £400 to spend at Dwell

It can be so hard to get your home looking as you’d like it when you’re working to a budget – sometimes it seems to take forever to work through the shopping list of things you need when decorating a new place. I’ve had to set myself a rule of only one new house item...
Four DIY-able Kitchen Storage Ideas

Four DIY-able Kitchen Storage Ideas

The insides of my kitchen cupboards are starting to look like a game of Tetris. With every recipe calling for a different type of wok, casserole dish or loaf tin (?) things have started to get out of hand! The time to figure out some wall-based storage is long overdue, but living in a rental on a...
Monochrome Cool

Monochrome Cool

I might be in a minority here, but I’ve always thought that monochrome was a bit stark. I’m not hugely into bright colours either, but just sticking to variations between black and white seems so limiting, not to mention being quite harsh on the eye. If you described this house to me I’d probably hate...