After nine months working from home, I decided to embark on an exciting new project. Read all about my decision to open a coworking space for creative female entrepreneurs.
Nihal Shah designs and hand-makes solid wood furniture and homeware for people who want durable, long-lasting and timeless pieces for everyday living.
Shekåbba, an online retailer of Danish homewares, is run by Dan & Rosanna Chapman who share a passion for the people-centred happiness of the Danish home.
Focus SB specialises in designer electrical wiring accessories that are specified for high-end residential and hospitality projects around the world.
Dionas Sotiriou is co-founder of Maison Flaneur, an online destination for travellers and home enthusiasts looking for a unique and ever-evolving collection of homeware products.
Here I interview Preben Lind, founder of LindDNA, a Danish design company that produces tableware, furniture and homeware accessories mainly from recycled leather.
The Bullet & Stone Collection of designer door handles combines the rough aesthetic of reinforced concrete with sumptuous and eye-catching metal finishes.
Polish design studio Bujnie specialises in minimalist, design-led plant holders and plant stands for those who love bringing nature into their homes.
MOXON is an online shop selling homewares and decorative accessories by emerging designers, giving them a platform to get in front of design lovers.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the moon landings, I have curated a selection of products to help you achieve the lunar trend in your home.
There is something very timeless about Art Deco interiors. This selection of products will help you bring the Golden Twenties into your home.
Launching in July 2019 is Magpie’s new collection peanuts homewares inspired by the Charles M. Schulz comic strip.
Martha & Me is an online shop selling interiors and lifestyle pieces. Here, I interview founder Marcelle Chownes Dove
Today I’m sharing this beautiful collection of gifts for plant lovers. My own quest to make plants a reality, a true, living reality in my home continues. As you know, the body count in my plant cemetery is at critical mass, but I strive to find a way to incorporate our living friends into my
Two weeks ago I was invited to attend the opening of the new Bert & Buoy shop in Dartmouth. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am that Bert has decided to open a shop in my home town. Dartmouth is an absolutely beautiful town with some wonderful little independent shops and I
When it comes to Instagram, I count myself as one of the lucky ones. Not because I have a huge following and can make money from my account, (far from it actually as I haven’t even reached 2000 followers yet) but because I don’t let myself get hung up on it and I don’t let
So I started this new series ‘Where to Shop‘ back in March with a view to doing it monthly. I just checked when I did the last one and it was April. I’m so sorry, I just don’t know where the time goes. I have so many things I want to write about that I
Back in September when I visited Maison & Objet in Paris, one of the standout companies that I came across was 3S design, a family-owned Slovenian company that specializes in architectural design, product design and manufacturing. When the newest generation of the family joined the metal workshop business, 25 years’ of experience took on a new
Over the past five years or so I have found myself increasingly featuring local companies here on the blog. I suppose this has been a conscious decision as I really do love living in Devon and like to champion local companies and designers where possible. When I first started my blog back in 2009 it
Today I’d like to share another exciting design find with you guys and this one is a lovely new company that has sprung up recently in Devon. Vincent Trading is run by Emma and Mike who make and sell beautiful handmade and reclaimed wooden items alongside beautiful gifts and homewares. Based by the sea in
Happy by Design (affiliate link) is a relatively new book written by Victoria Harrison, who you may know as the Editor of Houzz. She is also a columnist for the Metro and i newspaper and has over 14 years experience writing for consumer magazines like Ideal Home, House Beautiful, The English Home and Real Homes. I received this book to review
You may have noticed from quite a few of my product round-up posts that I’ve always been a bit of a fan of MADE.COM (affiliate). Ever since I first discovered MADE.COM back in 2010 and interviewed their co-founder Ning Lee in 2011, I have been a big fan of the company and the products that
I hope you’re all doing well and September’s arrival has been kind to you. Seriously, where has this year gone? Things have been extremely busy here at Design Sheppard HQ. Work on our utility room has been progressing nicely. The room has been tiled and grouted, the floor has been painted, the new washing machine
With all this summer sun and outdoor entertaining we’ve been doing lately I have been in my element. Having a beautiful garden space where we can welcome guests is such a novelty. We live in such a tiny little flat that entertaining inside is just totally impractical. It’s big enough for us and the kids