Designer in the Spotlight – Embrace the Cushion!
My personal life this week has been a little challenging to say the least so when I became the owner of a new cushion that I had won in a competition courtesy of Sarah Myall at Design29 Interiors, it was a very welcome treat. Sarah has a thriving interior design business with an ever-growing samples library of […]
The Power of Visualisation
And this time I’m not referring to CAD or 3D visualisation. On this occasion I’m referring to good old fashioned human visualisation. The ability to see the potential in something and transform it from not so nice to drop dead gorgeous. I’m going to let these photos do the talking because recently my posts have been very […]
Tolix, Anglepoise and….IKEA?
These aren’t three words that you would usually place in the same sentence. But in this instance my little revamp does indeed include a Tolix, Anglepoise and an IKEA bookcase. Admittedly the bookcase has undergone a huge transformation but it’s IKEA nonetheless. My design style has also taken an equally huge step forward. Actually, technically it’s a […]
They say that the biggest step to recovery when trying to overcome addiction of any sort is acknowledging that you have a problem. I think I have a problem. Actually, I know I do. But my issue is that I don’t want to overcome this particular addiction. I want to fully embrace it, enjoy it and continue to […]
A Door is Just a Door, Right?
Like a lot of people I walk to work everyday. And everyday as I engage ‘auto-pilot’ I don’t really absorb the sights around me. I’m too busy thinking about what I’m going to have for dinner later that evening…or cursing the fact that I had to leave my beloved bed and how I’d love to dive right back […]
You Know You Have Serious Problems When…
You watch loads of episodes from The Big Bang Theory on YouTube when you think you’ve spotted an iconic piece of furniture on the set of the show. And then proceed to hit pause, take screen shots of the evidence and then upload a blog post about it. I love Tolix. And if you’ve had […]
Annie Sloan Transformation MK II
I’m at the halfway point of another transformation using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (although I’m hoping to sell these gorgeous chairs to new owners once they’re finished). I bought these chairs in a second hand shop. I’ve sought a little advice from a professional interior designer regarding their period and I’ve been told that they are early-mid […]
How to Create Industrial Styling In 3 Hours
I decided a few weeks ago that I needed a project. Something to get my teeth into. When my cherished Tolix chair arrived I couldn’t help but focus my attention on the much needed overhaul of my bookcase. My Annie Sloan Chalk Paint DIY Challenge commenced…
Vintage French Fabric? Yes, Please
I’ve been daydreaming about how I’m going to accessorise my new Tolix chair. A chair of this magnitude requires careful consideration. This is generally because 1. it’s pretty iconic, and 2. it’s pretty iconic.
Designer In the Spotlight – A Victorian Overhaul
This ‘aspiring designer’, Suzie Brown, has taken her Victorian home and dragged it kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
Designers In The Spotlight – New Feature
Allow me to introduce you to Inge Bruins – design savvy and with the ability to create an eclectic and vintage inspired scheme with subtle feminine undertones.
If You Haven’t Heard of Multi Stem, It’s Time That You Did.
I don’t like fussy pattern. And I’m not a huge fan of floral. But I love Orla Kiely’s Multi Stem. And I’m not entirely sure why. Actually, I do know why. It’s refreshing. It’s uplifting. And it’s fun.
So Many (Industrial) Chairs, So Little Time!
As we all know, I’m completely consumed with all things industrial at the minute. Industrial styling is an extremely contemporary, edgy and urban look that needs to be given careful consideration!
Modern + Vintage = Individuality
We all know that including objects within a design scheme can personalise a space; underpin a design theme; pick out accent colours, and provide much needed visual stimulation, texture and depth.