Where There’s Muck There’s Brass

Since writing last week about the very inspiring book At Home With Plants, I’ve been on the hunt for some brass planters. I’m determined to cultivate some green fingers and I loved the way the brass pots shone out on that black mantelpiece. Metallics are on trend (and brass is rapidly taking…

Book Review: At Home with Plants

There’s no escaping it. Plants in the home are the biggest interiors trend since the 1970’s and if you haven’t noticed yet, where have you been? Certainly not scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest, where every single mouth-watering image is filled with giant fiddle leaf figs, baskets of trailing greenery,…

Any Colour (Paint) As Long As It’s Green

I’m pretty much obsessed with the colour green at the minute (cue link to my bright green office), so it’s very fortunate that there are so many stunning green shades of paint around. Whether you’re preference is for saturated emeralds, soft pastels, or classic olives, there’s a colour green to…

Open-Plan Living That Sums Up My Dream Home

For many years I’ve wanted to live in a period home with high ceilings, symmetrical proportions and features that hark back to former times. This was my ideal. I’d paint it white, replace missing features, and fill it with a mix of old and new. And gradually, layer after…