House Doctor S/S 2017 Catalogue: Inspirational Table Setting Ideas

House Doctor S/S 2017 Catalogue: Inspirational Table Setting Ideas

You’ve seen how Danish lifestyle company, House Doctor, styles their outdoor living space for their spring/summer 2017 catalogue. Now we look at inspirational table setting ideas by House Doctor. Inspirational Table Setting Ideas These four elements will help you get a simple yet stylish Danish look – organic shapes, a restricted colour palette, natural materials, Read Post

House Doctor S/S 2017 Catalogue: Outdoor Living Inspiration

outdoor living by House Doctor

I’ve got news for those of you who though House Doctor was just a television show starring acerbic Californian Ann Maurice telling hapless homeowners to declutter, declutter, declutter. More interestingly, House Doctor is also a Danish lifestyle brand that brings affordable Scandinavian style to your home. Check out the new spring/summer 2017 catalogue by House Read Post

Shopping for Venice Carnival Costumes at a Venetian Palazzo

Shopping for Venice Carnival Costumes at a Venetian Palazzo

What could be a better setting for shopping for beautiful Venetian carnival costumes than a pop up store held in a converted Venetian palazzo?  The pop up store was the outpost of a Milanese atelier which creates one of a kind costumes for the elaborate Venetian balls held during February for Carnival.  We heard about Read Post

The Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home and Ralph Lauren Home

The Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home

In fancy Yountville in Napa Valley, the Silver Trident Winery does something different for its wine tasting room. Frankly, when you have a zillion wine tasting rooms in a small area, you really do need to come up with fresh ideas on how to make the experience cool and different. What is a small selective Read Post

House by Betty: Vintage Yet Contemporary

house by Betty

I love this quirky store, House by Betty, in Narberth Wales.  It’s got design-led homeward and gifts from all around the world.  I bought a hand-painted Indian beer bottle which  I love. Have a look!

Home With Suitcase Susie Ceramics

Koru Suitcase Susie Ceramics

I met Suitcase Susie at Home 2015 and immediately fell in love with her homeware designs referencing global cultures.  Her new collection has three different designs which are all very different from each other because they are inspired by different parts of the world. The brave designer of Suitcase Susie, Michelle Kent, actually let customers Read Post

Spring Ahead With Dar Leone

dar leone fabric

In the dark days of February, spring and summer feel so far away.   Online boutique, Dar Leone, has just the remedy to brighten up your home with these African home decor ideas.  As ever, Dar Leone’s spring/summer collection 2015 pays homage to globally-inspired patterns and crafts without being overtly ethnic. Previously, I had fallen Read Post

Style in the Workplace: Muuto’s Copenhagen Office


Did you ever think an office environment can be uber-stylish?  I definitely didn’t but that was before I visited Muuto’s headquarters in Copenhagen.  Granted Muuto is in the business of being stylish, but I was blown away by how everything not only looks good but is very functional, too.  The Muuto office combines the best Read Post

The RH Style: Salvaged Estate Meets Industrial


I was surprised to learn that one of my favourite home stores in the U.S., Restoration Hardware, has now rebranded themselves as RH with the words Restoration Hardware written in tiny letters underneath.  The RH stores are now referred to as design galleries as well (pretentious moi?).    Their items were always expensive but now Read Post

C.P. Hart Showroom Tour

I was invited down to C.P. Hart‘s main showroom in London’s Waterloo to discuss my proposed “Dream Bathroom” (as seen in this previous post).  Along with 5 other bloggers including Dear Designers, Stylist’s Own and Fabric of My Life, we met with the C.P. Hart showroom management and designers and toured the Waterloo showroom. Having pored over Read Post