If Miss Havisham Had Gotten the Decorating Bug

You all know how I love a good house tour.  Especially, now with the planned renovation on our house, I was not going to miss an opportunity to nose around some houses in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard.  Besides, my friend and I wanted an excuse to escape our children for a couple of hours. Edgartown was Read Post

Lavender House in Hampstead

Lavender House in Hampstead is an architectural and design delight.  It was designed by the renowned architectural firm of Paxton-Locher which had originally bought the site for a client.  When the client decided to relocate overseas, Richard Paxton and his business partner/fellow architect/wife, Heidi Locher decided to take on the project.  Unfortunately, Richard passed away Read Post

Designer Spotlight: Paula Gowar

I met Paula Gowar, the founder of Balance Design, on the Living etc House Tour when she was present for the open house of her own home.  Tall, slim and gorgeous, the former model-turned-designer has a beautiful home (and family).  Clearly she has a lot going for her, but she has worked hard for her Read Post

Grandly Designed Rooms

Did you get to Grand Designs London this year?  As ever, it was a massive event.  The Grand Interior Room Sets, are one of the highlights of the show.  The room sets were put together by interior designers Jo Bailey, Kate Monckton and Lizzie Chambers, who were asked to reflect three principles:  mood, personality and Read Post