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Archive for February, 2012



Mmmm its Friday, a day that marks the end of a weeks worth of drawing, researching, doodling, designing.  These past months have been hectic, 7 day weeks and loads of deadlines to meet, this weekend is going to be all mine, time to spend time in my art studio and create for me !!

One of the most enjoyble parts of designing interiors is choosing the pieces to give spaces that certain something.  Whether it be a pair of huge 6′ urns, a bronze sculpture ( stags recently!) or prized objects created by artisans and destined for huge acrylic display cases.  Tin robots in a variety of colours and shapes and sizes is another appealng theme that has caught my eye recently too.  Displaying mono coloured themes also, all shapes, sizes and themes all bought together by colour is another way to make a statement.

Have a good weekend everyone


My love affair with blue, the turquoise variety in the main, does not seem to be diminishing.  I have a red thing going on too, a big georgian mansion with a double ht hallway with a stone cantilevered stairway, 10m high !!, however thats another story that I am very excited about.

I found an image on Style Salonista this morning, a fashion shot by Demarchelier,  that’s so cool and very inspiring from an interiors perspective.  the mix of dark navy wool, chocolate, cafe au lait inserts, tuquoise embroidery with bronze studs and beading, all topped with a beautifully quilted turquoise hat………  A Dior creation ,that to me is stunning.  I want to use these colourings in a huge victorian pile that I am designing, it also has an amazing galleried entrance , large spaces, tall ceilings.  The richness of hte blues make other colours zing, add orange, golds and yellows, paler teals, duck egg and greys for softer less dramatic areas.

images courtesy of Style Salonista

Courtesy Bellocq Tea Atelier New York

the “well dressed” bed

Its been a busy week so far, feels like it should be Friday!, so looking forward to luxuriating under the covers on Sat morning knowing there is no meeting to attend, not deadline to meet , just a leisurely breakfast.  Thanks to Remodelista for introducing me to this amazing shop, full with exquisite bedlinens, fabulous cashmere blankets and finery for the well dressed bed.