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Oh Buoy! Nautical Salvage Style

bouys on a fence

As a island, buoys are a fairly commonplace sight on Martha’s Vineyard.  Some stylish islanders, however, are finding creative ways to use buoys around their house and gardens.  I’ve heard some of the older islanders are astonished at the prices you can get now for disused or damaged buoys!  The […]

Time To Go Wild

Zebra chair

Noticed the flurry of animal prints around?  Probably not, because animal prints have been around for so long, they have seeped into our consciousness.  In fact, I’m not sure leopard print has ever gone away, from Christian Dior in the 1940’s to Joan Collins in the 1980’s at her Dynasty […]

Who Can Spot The Trend?

osborne and little rondelle

Spots were all over the catwalk and behind-the-scenes during the recent fashion week shows.  Continuing on from my series of fashion trends showing up in home decor, let’s take a look at polka dots. 1. Chloe polka-dot tulle and crepe dress, £2490, 2. Socialite and trend-setter, Olivia Palermo, at […]

Valentino Red and the St Regis Rome

couture suite bedroom

The other day I wrote about adding the colour red into your home interiors.  Red has been filtering into home decor from the runways. Let’s take a look at how noted interiors firm, HBA London, injected both elements of fashion and red into the Couture Suite they created for the […]

Red Hot and Right Now

john lewis cushions

Do you love the colour red?  Well, continuing on from the theme that fashion trends translate into home decor, we are seeing lots of red in interiors these days. Red just provides such a shot of high-octane glamour.  Let’s see how that works in the home. Are you ready to […]

Living on the Edge

the wife is always right

Punk is back!  Of course, if you happen to walk by Camden High Street, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s never left. The Met Ball earlier in the year had Punk: Chaos to Couture as its theme.  You can check out Vogue’s coverage of the celebrity outfits here.  It’s reappeared […]

Not Your Usual Trophy Head

miho deer head

I find taxidermy kind of creepy.  I don’t see the majesty or the artistry.  I just see some poor dead animal with doleful eyes permanently affixed to your wall. This squeamishness does present a problem if I were ever to have that dream ski chalet in the Alps.  (OK, technically it’s […]

100% Design Around The World

The 100% Design show is one of the events where new products are launched during the London Design Festival, including the Glade pendant by James Smith Designs I mentioned earlier in the week.  The show remains open until September 21st at Earl’s Court London. I’ve picked out some cool new […]


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