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The middle of March, the slightest whiff of Spring on the horizon, and the desire to deep clean and sort out every corner of the home reaches fever pitch..! Who am I kidding? I’ve been itching to spring clean ever since the start of the year, but now that the turning back of the clocks […]

The start of September always ushers in a raft of emails in my inbox, showcasing the new season collections from some of my favourite design brands. While I don’t believe anyone needs to be updating their home decor on a yearly – let alone seasonal – basis, I’m always excited to see new lifestyle imagery […]

I always love to see how the creative and unique approaches design companies take in sharing their brand philosophy with their customers. Danish design brand Vipp have been slowly but surely developing their own portfolio of design-led one-of-kind hideaways, that allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the wonderful world of Vipp and experience all […]

“A store for those who are inspired by travel and craft and want to create a home that’s full of soulful moments and memories.“ That sounds right up my street! We Are Nomads is a beautifully curated online store founded by Jane Badu, another former Londoner who has recently relocated to the North. Jane […]

You know I’m a sucker for artisan textile brands that help preserve traditional craftsmanship techniques and support indiginous communities around the world. When Angharad Allsop, founder of Routes Interiors, got in touch with me on Instagram to introduce me to her products and brand ethos, I knew immediately that I wanted to support her work […]

Blue —and more specifically cobalt blue— has always been my colour of choice for adding accents to my home. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have likely noticed that cobalt blue has been everywhere in the fashion world lately; from the SS23 runways to the windows of COS, Arket et al and, where […]

French design brand Ligne Roset celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Togo chair this summer. Characterised by its distinct curvature and sunken profile, the structureless Togo sofa has a crumbled silhouette reminiscent of a tube of toothpaste folded back on itself, and emphatically captures my love for relaxed yet refined interior decor. Designed by Michel […]

Even pre-pandemic, I spent a lot of time indoors. Working from home as a freelancer can all too easily mean your daily commute is from bed to desk to sofa and back again, without leaving the house for days on end. In fact, as a predominantly urban dwelling population, it has been estimated that Brits spend […]

They say a change is as good as a rest, and while I wouldn’t go quite so far as to say my new home office brings me as much joy as, say, a two week Caribbean vacation might have, I’m going to say it’s pretty close. Ok, maybe not pretty close, but close enough..!I shared […]

Long-term readers will remember that not long after I moved up to Manchester (five years ago now!), I swapped my old clunky office chair for a sleek – and incredibly aesthetically pleasing – Liberty task chair from Humanscale. I’ve always believed that investing in a high quality ergonomic chair is an absolute must if you […]

The transition between seasons is often when I feel most inspired to make changes within my home. I can’t quite believe it but we’ve been in our ‘new place’ for a year now, having moved in late September 2020. It feels both like yesterday and a lifetime ago, as can often be the way. Having […]

I have to confess, I’ve never really been a fan of wallpaper. And by never really, I mean, I’ve actually had a severe aversion to it that I can trace directly back to the hideous mish-mash of wallpapers that adorned the walls of my childhood home that still give me nightmares to this day. I […]

If there’s one thing I always advise investing in for your home, it’s good quality bedding. Soft, relaxed, comfortable and, with the launch of John Lewis & Partners’ new exclusive collaboration with contemporary fashion brand Mother of Pearl, now beautifully sustainable too. I only recently discovered Mother of Pearl through the early stages of […]

I cannot begin to describe how happy I am that summer seems to have finally arrived in the UK this past week! When we moved into our not-so-new-anymore home back in late September, one of the biggest attractions for us was the garden. A shabby, overgrown and unloved garden, but an outdoor space to call […]

Sleep posts are by far the most popular content on my blog, and it’s easy to understand why! This past year our bedrooms have needed to become true sanctuaries away from the outside world and yet, more now than ever before, the relentlessness of external forces are creeping in and disrupting long-established rhythms and much-loved […]