Monday, January 16, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Marie Claire Maison
Monday, January 09, 2017
Meet my kettle, she's called Emma. I have long been admiring this stunning design and it even matches my kitchen decor.
Stelton and it's not the only beautiful design they sell.
Friday, January 06, 2017
And how cool is this fruit bowl? All available oline.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Have you ever visited a shop you could live in? I did last week in Cheltenham. I bought a gorgeous pair of flat shoes in a fabulous dress agency in The Suffolks area of Cheltenham. A snip at £29. The lady who sold me them pointed out the designer and said we should visit the shop which was just around the corner from the apartment we were staying in. Needless to say we went tout suite.
Keith Scarrott (above), shoe designer, opened his shop in 1975. He has since handed over the reins to his daughter Sophie who is equally as talented as her Dad. The shoes are to die for and shockingly inexpensive. Those high boots (below) are £125 which is amazing for such style and quality.
Back to why I could live there. Well I think these photographs speak for themselves and incidentally you can buy online.
Monday, October 24, 2016
|Just a small part of the Literary Festival|
I've spent the last couple of months travelling. On my way back from France I joined a friend at the Cheltenham Literary Festival. It was my first ever visit to Cheltenham and I was literally blown away (forgive the pun).
I have never seen so many stunning buildings in one relatively small space. The place is full of fabulous individul shops 2 of which I will show you this week.
Take look for yourselves. I've captioned the images.
|One of those beautiful terraces|
|A peek into someone's garden|
|Fabulous shops in The Suffolks area of Cheltenham|
|A new hotel development|
|Whow wouldn't want to stay somewhere called The Lucky Onion?|
|Another one of those terraces|
Friday, October 21, 2016
When I'm asked where I get inspiration from I always reply - by looking up. Nature has a way of showing me how to put colours together. Hey it's been doing it al lot longer than I have.
Take for instance this phenomenon that often happens when the sun shines through a darkened sky. The colours take on a whole new look. As they say in the design world - they pop.
White on black gives a 3D effect
Black with highlights of gold becomes vibrant
and jewel colours sing.
|My favourite staircase Girl With a Pearl Earring by Chippendale and Morris at The Stencil Library|