I recently wrote an article for Designer Kitchen & Bathroom magazine about the Circular Economy. If you’d like to find out more, this is worth a read.
Martha & Me is an online shop selling interiors and lifestyle pieces. Here, I interview founder Marcelle Chownes Dove
On a press trip to Casa Bertazzoni in Italy I was able to meet the sixth generation of the family now in charge of driving the appliance brand forward.
As I’ve explained before I’m not generally a big fan of Instagram, but I do love how it can help you find and connect with some really inspirational people. And it was on Instagram that I was first introduced to Alison Gibb. I posted a photo of myself and my husband at the Vuelio Blog
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
Danish design brand Reform is a really interesting company. It was founded back in 2014 by Jeppe Christensen and Michael Andersen who had noticed a growing interest in custom-made wooden kitchens. However, they were also aware of the fact that such kitchens are not particularly affordable and are often over budget for most people. They set up Reform
October is turning out to be really lovely. I don’t know about where you are, but here in Devon it’s been pretty sunny and dry. It’s still really cold but I don’t mind that so much as long as it’s not wet. And can we just talk about all the beautiful colours that we’re seeing
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
Spring is a great time to look at getting all those jobs done around the house that have been accumulating over winter. I’ve got plenty to be getting on with. I need to do some work on our brick shed, get the roof looked at before winter and there is still lots of work to
When I first started this blog, back in 2009, I never thought that I would regularly be featuring local Devon-based businesses. But over the past few years I have come across an increasing number of inspiring companies right here on my doorstep. The latest company that I want to introduce you to is called Wanderlust
Recently, I feel like the universe is imploring me to buy new plants. Everywhere I look there is fabulous foliage and stylish planters trying to tempt me into an unnecessary impulse purchase. It’s getting extremely hard to resist, but I must be strong as space is so limited in our flat. I’m currently up to
Drawing room design by Karen Knox of Making Spaces Today I want to share with you, an interview I have done with a really inspiring designer. Karen Knox of Making Spaces is based in Leeds and I’ve been following her design work for a few years now. Her projects are bold, brave, exciting and always
I love coming across really talented individuals who are from or who are based here in Devon. From my time working on magazines I became accustomed to the design scene being very London-centric. That is, understandably, where everything seems to happen. But over the past few years I have noticed a lot more creative activity
Hi everyone! How are you all today? I hope you’ve enjoyed the long Bank Holiday weekend if you live in the UK. Traditionally, this is a time when lots of us take part in DIY and try to get our homes ready for the greatly anticipated summer season. I’m happy to say that I actually
As you’re probably aware by now, I am based in Dartmouth in South Devon and I count myself lucky every day to be able to live in such a beautifully stunning location. I have grown up here and spent most of my life living here, except for a brief period of study when I moved
I’ve been blogging for about seven years now and in that time I have met some absolutely amazing bloggers, many of whom I now consider to be friends. What I love most about the interiors blogging scene is how friendly and supportive everyone is. I am inspired on a daily basis by how wonderfully talented
I have been meaning to tell you guys about Mushroom Designs for so long, and now I have finally gotten around to it. I was first introduced to it by a friend who spotted the shop on Totnes highstreet. She told me all about it because she knew I would love it and she wasn’t wrong.
Have you ever been looking for a specific product, say a side table for example, but you wanted it in a specific colour like yellow? How do you go about finding it? My guess is that it requires a lot of googling and checking out your favourite online retailers, am I right? And this can
My favourite part of writing is, without doubt, interviewing people. I just love to find out more about the people behind the designs and helping to tell their story. I have always felt that in order to really understand the designs you must first understand the designer, otherwise it is impossible to really appreciate their
A week or two ago, on Twitter, I discovered a number of local designers based right here on my doorstep in Devon and decided to feature them here on the blog. The first, you may remember, was the recently launched Bert & Buoy and I had the pleasure of interviewing the very talented designer behind the
As you may or may not know, I’m not actually based in London like many other interiors bloggers. I live right down here on the gorgeous South Devon Coast in a quaint little town called Dartmouth. I’d always planned to live in London though and it wasn’t until my third year at University, which I
Today I wanted to share a great find with you guys. Just99 is a small Italian company that was launched in late 2014 but the products are now available in the UK and the founders have plans to expand into the rest of Europe. It was founded by husband and wife Carlo Piemonte and Marzena Ciesielka. Marzena was
Do you ever get the feeling that you are drowning in a sea of stuff? That your possessions are getting out of control and you just have nowhere left to store anything? Especially after Christmas when you have all those new items that you’ve been given as gifts but that may not actually be needed
Contemporary bathroom designed by Ripples As I have mentioned here many times before, I am a relatively new home owner having taken our first step onto the property ladder in October 2013. As first-time buyers, we obviously had to start off rather modestly and our little flat is far from the dream home that we