Hotels – Casa de Madrid……….

Another weekend is upon us my lovelies.  It must be all of, what is it, four days since the last one?  And this is where I’d like to be jetting off to.
The Casa de Madrid.  Set on the second floor of an 18th century palacio, this former regal apartment…

I Spy – Flavor Paper……….

I love wallpaper!  And I’ve just chanced upon Flavor Paper and their incredible range of designs from floral, to funky, to, would you believe scratch and sniff?

Located in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and with a full hand screened printing process, the Flavor Lab houses a darkroom, screen etching…

I Spy – Curiousa and Curiousa……….

Esther Patterson is the company founder of Curiousa & Curiousa.
In her own words ‘It’s important to me that my business is built on integrity.  I not only enjoy the making process myself but also like to build relationships with other skilled people who are keeping traditional skills alive.  If…

I Spy – Geraldine Larkin……….

Geraldine Larkin specialises in bespoke hand embroidery.

With 20 years of experience, designing and producing hand embroidery for leading International fashion houses, her company now produces exquisite products for the home too.

Her skilled artisans, based in London, are using techniques that have been passed down through the generations but the…

Decorate Book Launch……….

Yesterday I met my idol!
I’ll set the scene.  A cosy little private panelled room in Liberty’s.  A few press, a few fellow bloggers, a few shop owners and Holly sitting in an armchair.  Just chatting.  In her soothing soft voice, just telling us all how Decorate the book came…

I Spy – Margo Selby……….

Margo Selby is a designer with a very distinctive style.

Her fabrics, wall coverings, rugs, and soft furnishings are colourful without being brash.  Luxurious without being too opulent. 

Indeed, the beautiful colour combinations have a rich subtlety which makes them perfect I think, for all kinds of interiors.  Both traditional and modern.


Hotels – St Pancras Renaissance……….

The St Pancras Hotel in London is about to be re-opened after a major £150 million transformation.

A landmark to us Londoners, this Victorian Gothic monolith has been empty for the past 23 years, after several decades as the offices of British Rail, and it will be good to see…

I Spy – Susan Bradley……….

Cut metal designs from Susan Bradley.
…..“Susan Bradley successfully takes contemporary interior decoration to our balconies, patios and gardens with wit and beauty”
Wayne Hemmingway

Susan is best known of course, for her award winning outdoor wallpaper but I’m rather taken with her creep shelves and tables.

Aren’t they beautiful?

I also wouldn’t mind…

Take Me Away – Essaouira……….

This is where I’d definitely like to be this weekend…
The Madada Mogador in Essaouira.

Built right on the ramparts with sweeping sea views…

this restored merchants house with it’s sleekly smooth tadelakt walls and restrained colour palette could be just the place to wind down after a hard week.

With just the right amount…