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Exploring east

As I spend the majority of my days in southwest London, I thought it was time to head further afield and explore what the east has to offer. I always have to start my day with a coffee or two,... Continue Reading →

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The art of wabi-sabi

In a world that is often obsessed with perfection, it is refreshing to see a decorating style that celebrates exactly the opposite. Wabi-sabi is an ancient Japanese philosophy which focuses on finding beauty in the imperfect, transient and incomplete. The... Continue Reading →

Tempting terrazzo

Terrazzo, which was once thought of as dowdy and terribly unfashionable, is now being coined the "new marble." Although widely known for its use in schools and government buildings in the 70s, this material has a much longer history. Some... Continue Reading →

New beginnings

We have recently been lucky enough to remodel our bathroom. When I first told friends about this new project, I was met with “it’s so nice already, why change it?” It’s always a different story visiting somewhere and living there... Continue Reading →

Total texture

Texture is an essential part of design and can transform an ordinary piece of furniture into something truly unique. Techniques such as carving, layering, embossing, and engraving add dimension to an object and enhance its presence in a room. The... Continue Reading →

Blue hues

As a self-professed lover of neutrals, blue is the colour I feel most confident using. Hardly bold you might say! However, inky navy or a piercing turquoise can make a real impact. One trend that has brought blue to the... Continue Reading →

Check mate

Check, tartan, plaid, gingham...they are all cut from the same cloth. The pattern, and its variations, have a long history of popularity, with use of the fabrics dating back as early as the 17th century. If you're a traditionalist you'll... Continue Reading →

Herringbone hysteria

Herringbone has been a stalwart of the design world, cropping up everywhere from hardwood flooring to textiles. Often associated with antiquated parquet flooring, herringbone is experiencing somewhat of a revival with much more contemporary takes on the trend available. Herringbone... Continue Reading →

Lessons in geometry

Geometry has been an important element of architecture and interior design for as long as time. The Ancient Greeks are said to have invented it while the Ancient Egyptians were pioneers in using the subject matter in construction. The Temple of... Continue Reading →

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