Exploring Creativity with Hema, the Dutch Discount Design Store

Hema Dutch design store

Love Scandi design?  I’ve got a perfect find for you. Hema is a Dutch discount design store along the lines of Danish discount design store, Tiger and beloved Swedish giant’s Ikea Marketplace.  Hema has got a wide range of items from cooking utensils to arts and crafts materials.  They have a six shops in the Read Post

I HEART the Stingray Rocking Chair

The Stingray Chair by Danish designer Thomas Pedersen

I saw this chair at the Schwoerer Haus showroom and fell in love.  Having spent a full 6 days of my life at this showroom, this chair was my go-to comfort seat when picking tiles (for 5 different bathrooms no less). The Stingray Rocking Chair by designer Thomas Pederson for Fredericia is an update on Read Post

Moody Pastels and Grey


I loved the Designers Guild Portier wallpaper we had at our old house.  I still love the colour scheme but am thinking of going with a slightly darker variation of the Portier wallpaper.

Contemporary Elegant Cloakrooms

contemporary cloakroom

People say that cloakrooms are where you can get a bit edgy. It’s a small room and a bit of drama will go a long way. Some examples of simple yet sophisticated cloakrooms. Contemporary Cloakroom by Hallandale Interior Designers & Decorators 2id Interiors Contemporary Cloakroom by Bozeman Architects & Building Designers Reid Smith Architects Contemporary Read Post

All About Frameless Showers

frameless shower enclosures

In a small space, a frameless shower is ideal for giving the illusion of space. I have started seeing more of these shower and bath enclosures.  Useful if you have limited space but have someone who likes to splash a lot in their shower. Also, handy for bathing kids I think!

A Cheesy Valentine

cheesy valentine

I try to ignore Valentine’s Day but you can’t! It’s everywhere especially in the US media. I got this card for my husband this year. It made me laugh because he is a big fan of cheese.  In fact, occasionally he skips dessert and has a cheese course instead.  I can assure you that I Read Post

I Love You More Than My Phone

love more than phone

Sometimes I feel there are three of us in my relationship – my husband, his iPhone and me.  I hear this sort of overcrowding is becoming more common in relationships nowadays.

Dwell in Possibility

Dwell in Possibility

I love this quote from Emily Dickinson:  Dwell in Possibility. I’ve paired it up with a copper vase from Abigail Ahern and a gold glitter ampersand that my daughter found in some store.  If it glitters, she likes it. What do you think of the gold and copper combo?