How To Create A Chic Little Terrace

garden trellis

I am in love with this mini-version of the traditional French garden technique of espalier.  In espalier, you train the branches of a tree to grow flat against a structure. I assumed espalier would require lots of room but is pretty impractical if you have a little urban garden. How wrong I was! I love Read Post

A Restored Aristocratic House Turned Boutique Hotel in Portugal

Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda in Lagos Portugal

Check out Vivenda Miranda, a boutique hotel, which has recently been renovated to the highest standards providing quirky, fun accommodation in Lagos on the Algarve coast of Portugal. Formerly the 17th century private home of a noble family, the house and gardens perch on a cliff overlooking the sea.  With 25 individually styled rooms, the Read Post

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!