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...
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...
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,...
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...
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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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...
Rustic vs Contemporary

Rustic vs Contemporary

Today I wanted to share a tour of a cool little house that I spotted over on Bjurfors last week. This two-story home is in Malmö, Sweden. What’s great here is how the owners have allowed the rustic elements of the home so much emphasis (namely the enormous wooden beams, the windows and the brick hearth) and yet still...
Bedding Down for Winter

Bedding Down for Winter

If you’re reading this from the UK, you’ll very well know that the temperature here has plummeted over the last few days. On Sunday I had to break out my warm coat for the very first time, and now I’ve picked up the first stuffy nose of the season. Winter is truly on its way....
Styling up a Shelfie, at SMUG

Styling up a Shelfie, at SMUG

On Sunday I was lucky enough to be invited along to SMUG’s ‘Shelfie’ blogger breakfast, a collaboration between the shop’s owner, Lizzie, and Tiff Grant-Riley of Curate & Display. After teas, coffees and a custard-stuffed croissant (for me) we were let loose on the shop, picking out our favourite products to style up for our shelves....
Happy birthday to me...

Happy birthday to me…

Today Decorenvy is one year old. A whole year! The time has passed so quickly, I can barely believe it. It seems like a fairly major milestone, so I didn’t want to let the occasion pass without some kind of acknowledgement. When I wrote my first post (don’t judge me on its quality!) in October 2013,...
Let's Go, Indigo

Let’s Go, Indigo

As the rains pick up and the nights grow longer, our interiors are starting to imitate the outdoors. Cue one of AW14’s key colour trends: Indigo. The sultry shade of blue is taking over just about every surface this year, from  accessories and textiles to (for the very brave!) walls and floors. It’s a colour that...
Preview: Four AW14 Interiors Trends

Preview: Four AW14 Interiors Trends

It’s the 1st October, the mornings are suddenly darker and I got absolutely soaked on my way to work this morning. Autumn is definitely here (nooo!), but rather than resisting the season’s changes, I’m trying to embrace them. What the new month does bring is a fresh set of interior trends for AW14. This week I’ve...