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8 Steps to the Ultimate, Stylish Summer Picnic

Nothing beats eating alfresco during the summer months. There’s something about enjoying food and good company outside, that makes the experience more memorable and fun. Of course, eating in the garden is something we can do on most days (weather permitting), but it’s the summer picnic that elevates the…

Summer Stripes and Blue and White

I hope you’re spending lots of time in the garden my lovelies. At home we are taking every opportunity to enjoy our dinner outside on the new deck. It just seems to make the day seem so much longer when you make the most of the lighter nights. And…

Summer Nights with Houseology

It’s time to start preparing for some alfresco entertaining my lovelies and I’ve been doing a bit of virtual browsing on Occa-Home’, soon to be Houseology, so that I’m not caught out when the time comes.

1. Comfortable furniture for my guests. Check.
2. Cushions, throws, heaters, parasols to make them even more comfortable….

Here Comes Summer!

I’m leaving you this week with a few images from the portfolio of the very talented interior stylist Maxine Brady.

We’ve worked with Maxine a couple of times on Heart Home magazine and her features were always full of atmosphere. They have the ability to transport you to a perfect…

Trolley Dollies

Now that summer is truly here and with it the season for summer parties, what we all need of course is a drinks trolley!
They have shaken off that dated reputation and with the help of Mad Men have become sophisticated again. But they are also so practical you see. No…

Create a Sunny Summer Bathroom

Every room in the house could do with a little lift every now and again. Especially during the summer months, and the bathroom is no exception. Longer days mean we are showering in the mornings in (hopefully) bright sunlight and even bathing at night with the last of the dying…

Oliver Bonas Summer Sunshine

Well the sun has certainly come out my lovelies, and although it isn’t quite warm enough yet for sunning, it always pays to plan ahead.
So, if you are planning a boho vibe in the garden this summer, look no further than Oliver Bonas. In fact who needs sun when…