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Summer in Budapest

Budapest is a prime site for dreams: the East’s exuberant vision of the West, the West’s uneasy hallucination of the East. Where to start about Budapest? I think I shall start at the end and work back to the beginning. As I drive through the suburbs of this city towards the airport after 8 days […]

Great Summer Buys

To celebrate the much-welcomed arrival of summer, we’ve picked out a few items that would perfectly update your home for the warmer weather. Nature is always at its finest during spring and summer and what better way to celebrate that fact than with Mineheart’s newly launched Back to Nature collection, an eco-friendly set of wallpapers […]

The Hills are Alive

I’ve just returned from a couple of days in Bavaria and whilst it was meant purely to be R&R, it’s impossible for me to travel and not bring back some ideas or inspiration for my world of furniture retail and design. My overwhelming impression of this visually stunning part of Germany was the clean beauty […]

Making Memories

When I see an accessory, I don’t think about the item per se, but the memory it brings me. For me, home is about moments in time, emotions and experiences, not the physical object. So when I see a lantern (and trust me I have many!), I think about some of the amazing parties I’ve […]

The Year of Less

We often think we are the inventors of an idea, but I’m a firm believer that we are probably just picking up on a zeitgeist, a generic feeling that is permeating our everyday existence. I started this year with a clear sense of wanting to simplify my position – letting go of belongings rather than […]

My favourite mews houses

Every month I go to BBC Radio London to talk to my dear friend Jo Good on her show about some aspect of interiors. Given that we are talking to a London audience, I thought it would be interesting to talk about a particularly London phenomenon – Mews Houses. Formerly the stables of grand houses, […]