I have a minor obsession with show homes even when I am on vacation. Let’s check out some Orange County, California style that I discovered in a series of three luxury model houses I saw recently. They are all very similar in some ways, for example lots of outdoor living areas and the open plan Read Post
Check out this 3 bedroom family home in Stockholm. The key to an uncluttered look is lots of storage (and heavy editing of the kids’ stuff). Source: Fantastic Frank
I love the calm tranquility of this open plan kitchen and dining room in an apartment in Stockholm, Sweden. Source: Fantastic Frank
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.
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
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!
Here’s the bottle which I bought at House by Betty. It is a simple Indian Kingfisher beer bottle transformed by a hand-drawn pattern. I have it on a window ledge together with a favourite quote from Robert Browning, a Victorian English poet.
Well, I finally got my factory visit organised at a date and time convenient for both Schwoerer and myself for the German kit house we are building. You get sent to the little town of Reutlingen outside of Stuttgart. Pretty much everyone in the are works for Schwoerer Haus. The one (and only) accommodation Read Post
You wouldn’t think mud could be glamorous would you? I usually associate mud with muddy boots, facials, wet dogs and Peppa Pig. Now, though, I am convinced mud could be the coolest thing in interiors. I absolutely fell in love with this natural mud chandelier at the home show, Top Drawer, last month in London. Read Post
I find so many modern, minimal kitchens are just stark. As nice as these kitchens are, I find them interchangeable and frankly, quite forgettable. I was, however, really captivated by this Splinterworks kitchen recently completed in London. It’s got the usual London home dynamic – rooms that lead into each other with the garden at Read Post