Simon Goff, founder of Floor_Story, tells us how he got involved with selling designer rugs and how he has grown the business by working with up-and-coming and established designers.
Josh & Oli of Forge Creative tell us about the custom wooden furniture and home accessories that they create in their workshop in Sussex.
Ramsign Founder Nick Brandt talks about his passion for design, craftsmanship and typography and reveals how he got a contract with a global company before he’d even launched his business.
At the end of last year, I was invited up to London to visit The Showroom, a premium bathroom showroom that specifies and designs bathrooms for consumer and commercial projects using Duravit products.
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.
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.
An interview with Deirdre Mc Gettrick, founder of furniture comparison site Kuldea.
Here I interview Preben Lind, founder of LindDNA, a Danish design company that produces tableware, furniture and homeware accessories mainly from recycled leather.
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