We are in mid winter here in London. Temperatures plummeted a week or so ago and we barely reach 6 Celsius most days. However I won’t complain as when it’s so cold there is less of the debilitating grey skies and more of blue skies and sunshine which really do elevate the spirits.
Monday 21 January was Blue Monday the most depressing day of the year. What a load of twaddle, isn’t it?! Why would you identify a day as the most depressing? Most of us stuck two fingers up at Blue Monday, smiled and got on with our lives.
January started with a vengeance from a work perspective so I’ve had no time to feel the post Christmas blues. And I have a trip to Sydney to look forward to in a few weeks - family, sun, sand and sea and loads of oysters and Riesling!
Between a lot of client meetings and client work at home, I managed to squeeze in some outings. First up, a day of sourcing for clients started with a visit to the Decorative Fair in Battersea Park with an interiors friend. I enjoy a wander around the stalls as they are all so beautifully styled but everything is eyewateringly expensive! Read More
Recently my home was opened up to members of the Decor Cafe for an evening event. The DecorCafe Network, of which I am a member, is a collaborative community of those of us whorun our own businesses in the interiors industry and those who just need inspiration and help to decorate their homes. These home tours bring members together to connect, learn and share ideas. Read More
Do you like noseying around other people's homes? I love it ! If you would like a nosey around my home, there will be a Private Home Tour on Wednesday 16th August organised by The Decor Cafe. Read More
Design Week 2015 at Chelsea Harbour is the perfect environment for meeting and greeting the great and good of the interior design world. Find out all the juicy design details of my first day at the Design Centre. Read More
The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park, London, is a family-owned fair that was launched in 1985. See the styles of the Winter 2015 event. Read More
Christmas style inspiration can be found in many places, and this year I visited two shops in Chelsea — William Yeoward and The Designers Guild — to find the perfect settings for my seasonal styling. Read More
Discover unusual English and European antiques, original 20th century designs and works of art from all periods to the present day at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park. Read More
The Decorex floral arrangements are always stunning and showcase great inspiration for your own home. Take a look at how to bring some colour indoors with flowers. Read More
Here are a few of my highlights of the lighting on display at Decorex. Some of these are totally extravagant, others quirky or simple yet beautiful. Read More
Decorex is a uniquely British experience and is internationally renowned for being the paramount event to discover the very best in luxury design. Read More
See florist Juliet Glaves' stunning pop-up installation in the home store part of the Designers Guild on the King's Road. Read More
It's Chelsea Flower Show week and, as usual, many of the shops and businesses in the Sloane Square area in Chelsea have their shop frontages and interiors decorated with fresh flowers. I wandered around yesterday with my camera taking photos of the best of these which I wanted to share with you. Read More
I attended a two hour workshop at Anthropologie in the Kings Road, London, with Vic Brotherson of Scarlet and Violet, a London florist. Read More
The Decorative Fair is a thrice-yearly specialist event for the discerning decorator looking to source unusual English and European antiques, original 20th century designs and works of art from all periods to the present day. Read More
The Decorative Fair at Battersea Park is a thrice-yearly specialist event for the discerning decorator looking to source unusual English and European antiques, original 20th century designs and works of art from all periods to the present day. Check out some of the things you can see at the fair. Read More
A friend and I spent a delightful evening at David Linley's shop in Pimlico Road. Read More
Take a peak at the Decorex 2013 displays. Read More
Kit was asked to design the entrance to Decorex. The theme of Decorex this year was 'the silk route'. Kit created a bedroom and on the other side, a courtyard. Here are some photos of the two displays. Read More