• Lifestyle

    Christmas Joy

    I’m not going to write gift guides or how to decorate your home this festive season.  What I am going to do however is wish you all a very Merry Christmas what ever way you decorate or what ever you buy I’m sure you will have a wonderful time no matter what. I am looking forward to slowing down, spending precious time with my loved ones and having a thoroughly decadent few days. Happy Holidays let the festivities begin Jx (Images via Pinterest)

  • Lifestyle

    Long Sunshiny Days

    Apologies for the radio silence but holidays are precious things, just popping in to say hello and things will get back to normal in a couple of weeks. Mood board of my favourite go too colours, even on these balmy days black still brings a touch of cool. Jx   All images here 

  • Interiors & Decor,  Lifestyle

    One Dark Wall

    I’m not going to tell you how to decorate with dark paint, just a simple post embracing the darker shades just because I love them. I lean towards dark walls in my home, even to the point of painting wall and ceiling the same colour which gives a wonderful cocooning effect, if you have decent windows natural light bounces off the surfaces without making the room feel claustrophobic. I think its a total myth that dark walls make a room feel small, it has the opposite effect in my house.  I’m not suggesting to paint every surface black by any means. A balance of light and shade is good, such…

  • Lifestyle

    Christmas Wishes

    Just a few words of warmth and best wishes to all my lovely readers.  Without you I couldn’t do what I do and I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, time to slow down and enjoy every magical moment that this season brings. Merry Christmas Jx   (Images via pinterest)

  • Collaborations,  Interiors & Decor

    The Natural Way to Paint // Bauwerk Colour

    When it comes to decorating I like to try out new ways of doing so, exploring new ideas and colours, mixing it up a little rather than playing safe.  I have been a huge admirer of Bauwerk Colour for a long time, first seeing them in Hans Blomquist’s book In the Mood for Colour so it has been a privilege to be able use their paint in a room in my house.  Being able to introduce new environmentally friendly products into my home is becoming increasingly important to me and if I can then pass on this knowledge to others then I’ll be overjoyed. It was a little daunting using…

  • Interiors & Decor,  Lifestyle

    Brown Black // Black Brown

    Brown black or black brown sounds like a mascara but stay with me!  These are the accent colours that fit me, my colour palette, enhancing my love of greys and dark blues.   My tastes are changing and so my home is evolving also.  I’d like nothing more than to live in a contemporary new build with concrete floors, lots of glass and white walls but alas this isn’t the case.  So for now I shall continue to make small changes to the spaces I do live in and creating that warm cocooning atmosphere we call home. So I digress back to brown black or black brown, I find myself…

  • Collaborations,  Interiors & Decor

    Dining in Black // Also Home

    When dining goes dark, I have fallen head over heals for dark ceramic dinner plates they just make your culinary efforts sing.  Also Home recently got in touch with me to see if I could coordinate some of their dining range with flowers.  My eye was instantly caught by their matt black glazed  Kuro Scandanese (Scandinavian & Japanese) inspired ceramics.  They are the perfect blend of simplicity and natural design that is often found in  Scandinavia and Japan.   The very nature of the way these ceramics are made is the very ethos behind Also Home and all their products. Every item is beautifully made in natural and tactile materials, the pared…

  • Collaborations,  Interiors & Decor

    Monochrome & Geometric

    Some things I know I will never tire of, beautiful tiles, especially ones that are geometric and monochrome.  The trend continues and I don’t think it will fade any time soon, they are a classic and will add an air of luxury in any space big or small.  I am always drawn to the pared back muted tones of black and white and all the subtly beautiful hues of grey in between.  From the clothes that hang in my wardrobe to the décor in my home this colour palette is most definitely the one for me. So when I came across these stunning tiles by Laura Ashley my heart skipped…

  • Collaborations,  Sustainable Living

    Inside / Outside

    If you are like me, you’ll like nothing better than being outdoors. Be it in a grand garden that you are visiting or just in your own little plot.  I try very hard not to get bogged down with the daily routine and take a few moments to step out of the patio door with a coffee, take stock and go through my mental task list for the day.  I find that sitting on my bench, surrounded by the scent of my plants, really does help me stay focused on the day ahead. I think seating in any outdoor space is key to bringing your garden scheme together.  When wandering…

  • Interiors & Decor,  Lifestyle

    Curate & Display

    I have just redecorated my kitchen.  It was the perfect time to make a few changes as over the years your tastes do change.  I’ve amassed rather a lot of stuff in the last decade and I’m now coming through the other side and decluttering (a lot!)  I’m not a minimalist but I wanted things to be neater and more streamlined to compliment the stunning colour by Farrow & Ball that we chose to adorn the walls and ceiling. I do like displaying items that are useful and get used on a daily basis, I thought that these wire pigeon holes fitted the bill perfectly.  They aren’t too heavy but…