Villiers Console Table

We are currently working on a stunning property in Mayfair and were recently out in Chelsea looking for products that would reflect the property aptly.  One of the challenges with regard to this property is that it is necessary to find pieces which give a nod to the traditional features of the house whilst simultaneously […]

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Why is a bag like a room?

Whilst in Selfridges the a few days ago a particular bag from Jimmy Choo caught our eye:   I guess there is little mystery as to why!  The brilliant yellow gleamed like gold on coal and simply refused to be ignored.  It is often shocking to me how many ‘designer bags’ do so little to […]

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A costly coffee table – MUST SEE!

I believe that the term ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ has never been more apt!  Next time you have near death experience in your ‘6-figure’ car do not immediately ascertain its value as scrap metal, instead take inspiration from French designer Charly Molinelli.  He turned a depressing wreck into an undisputed feature piece: Obviously […]

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Check out this bookend!

It is vital to realise that any household item has the potential to improve one’s home.  Some items are quite dull by nature (bookends for example) so if there is a chance to liven them up without upstaging/compromising the design I never hesitate to do so.  With this philosophy in mind, a piece like this […]

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What do we think of these?

Another one of those items that is likely to split opinion!  I really like them (I think!) but it is, of course, always of knowing when/where to use them/not use them!  I like these units in conjunction with the sofa shown here: I think that in order for pieces such as this to not look […]

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Lottie — Melanie Porter

We often stumble upon pieces that really catch our eyes, for me this is one of those pieces.  I’ve used woollen and felted fabrics in many of our luxury interiors – they are fantastic at creating warmth and adding depth to a scheme but it is always so inspiring when you find a product using […]

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Dormeo Octaspring Mattress

There are some items within the home that seem to take an age to replace, even when they have undoubtedly seen their better days.  Mattresses certainly fit into that category: even after waking up every morning for about a year with a stiff back I was inclined to blame it on not warming up properly […]

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A sleek way to get nature into the home

I have always been a great believer that natural greenery enhances the home.  The main problem can be that plants don’t necessarily fit into modern design concepts: such problems, however, can be solved through simple innovations like the one below.  One could easily use the item below on a sleek sideboard – I would personally […]

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New from Phillip Jeffires

I love this new wallcovering collection from Phillip Jeffries.  So interesting to see how it is actually installed – I will clearly be leaving this to the building contractor! Collection Geology has interesting metalic finish and stunning colours!   source: Philip Jeffries

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Beer for Designers

One of my favourite bars in Islington (and certainly the one with the best beer and food) is Public House, just off Upper Street.  I usually drink a beer called ‘312’ there but when the bar ran out of stock I tried out a beer brewed by a Scottish company called ‘Brewdog’ called 5am Saint.  […]

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Hook me up

Anyone who has read this blog for an extended amount of time will have noticed that I am particularly fond of small pieces within a home which have the potential to become a talking point.  Historically there are not many things within the home that cause less excitement than coat hooks but, thankfully, in this […]

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