Focus: The Mid-Century Interiors of Don’t Worry Darling

One of my favourite films from last year was Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Chris Pine. A surreal saga of a 1950s housing development that isn’t all as it seems. The mid-century inspired architecture and interiors stood out to me as much as they enhanced the overwhelming feeling of…

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Textiles IV

Curtain lining is the fabric that attaches to the back of a curtain whilst interlining provides an extra layer of fabric between the front of the curtain and the lining. Using lining and interlining will give you a neater, more structured appearance and a full drapery to your window treatments. Most lining and interlinings also have thermal properties…

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Interview: Behind Canvas

As a new year begins, so does a new blog series! I have aspired to include an ‘interview’ section on my site for a while now, chatting to people, brands, insta personalities and artists I am motivated by or admire.  For my first go it is only right that I interview Stephanie from Behind Canvas.…

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Viva Magenta – Colour of the Year 2023

I always look forward to December, when Pantone announces the official ‘colour’ of the following year. It feels like a new beginning, fresh start and I am eager to see the design inspiration, style concepts and interior trends that will be coming our way. Pantone is widely considered the official authority on the colour of the…

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Monthly Recap – December

THE FIFE ARMS Started off the month by visiting my favourite place, The Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar. They have it beautifully decorated for December with cosy crackling fires, classic traditional Christmas trees, and festive foliage.  SIX BY NICO I have wanted to visit Six by Nico in Aberdeen for a while now having seen the six course menus…

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Travel Décor: Gleneagles

Established in 1924, Gleneagles is one of the world’s most prestigious 5* luxury hotels. Located in Auchterarder, Scotland and featuring 3 championship golf courses, multiple options for fine dining including the 2 Michelin starred Andrew Fairlie restaurant, a luxurious spa as well as outdoor activities including clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and off-road driving. Gleneagles…

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History of Styles -Victorian

SOCIAL HISTORY An era marked by the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 – 1901) in which there was inordinate economic and social transformation in Britain. The Industrial Revolution meant rapid change in the infrastructure of the UK, with growth in the railway service, expanding towns and an upsurge in consumerism. The British empire was reputable…

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Monthly Recap – November

BARNARD CASTLE This month involved a mini trip down south to Barnard Castle, a town along the bank of the River Tees, in County Durham. A picturesque and charming place with lots of delightful cafes, pubs and shops including some superb destinations like Niche, an interiors business and boutique shop filled with gorgeous unique pieces. I…

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Small Space Styling: Tiny Bathrooms

In the second of my Small Space Styling series, I explore the bathroom and present examples of how to decorate with savvy storage, innovative layouts and elegant concepts that make a modest space feel abundant.  WALL SPACE It is a wonderful idea to make use of all wall space within small bathrooms, installing shelving for storage, hooks for hanging…

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Hard Materials V

Stainless Steel Stainless Steel is a metal alloy made of steel along with other elements including 10.5% chromium. Other additions added to the steel when it is in the electric furnace before it is moulded into shape,  include carbon, silicon and manganese which help strengthen and toughen the texture of the material. The chromium used…

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How To: 10 ways to style a Fireplace

From cosy rustic farmhouse to clean sleek minimalist, there are so many ways to decorate a fireplace. Here I share 10 ideas and tips on how to style a fireplace no matter what your interior taste or the time of year!  LESS IS MORE Minimalist does not have to mean boring, but rather by going…

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Monthly Recap – October

THE SAVOY The month started off with a fantastic treat, a visit to The Savoy in London. I had been gifted a voucher for Champagne Afternoon Tea a couple years ago, prior to lockdown, so we were finally able to make use of it. Despite growing up and living in London for years I had never actually…

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Travel Décor: Oku Kos

Having just got back from a holiday to Kos, I have been inspired to start a Travel Décor series on my blog where I can share the stylish interiors of any hotels or locations I visit. It feels so nice to be able to travel freely again after a few years of uncertainty, cancellations, and…

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Book Edit: How to Hygge – The Secrets of Nordic Living

By now I am well informed on all things ‘Hygge’ having read most books and blog articles on the topic as well as scrolling endlessly through cosy inspired Pinterest boards. Yet I was pleasantly surprised by Signe Johansen’s book How To Hygge – The Secrets of Nordic Living, an informative guide with décor tips, recipes…

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10 Ways to Style a Hallway

Often overlooked, the décor and design of your hallway is crucial as it is the link between spaces within your home, a high activity, functional area and the first impression people have once they arrive. In recent studies it was found that 80% of potential home buyers decide whether the home is right for them…

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