American Eclectic

Coral and taupe place setting

In honour of Independence Day weekend in the United States, I’ve put together a mood board showcasing some of my favourite red, white and blue accessories from two American designers, Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler, who are known for quirky cool.  For fairness, I have chosen one designer from the West Coast and one from Read Post

Clarkson on Interiors, part II

So what was my favourite part of Shaun Clarkson’s house? I love the mirrored conservatory at Shaun’s house.  It takes up the whole backyard of the house and the original structure was put in by the solicitors’ office.  No worries about planning permission then.  Shaun has glamorised the structure with lots of glass, mirrors and Read Post

Clarkson on Interiors, part I

Shaun Clarkson, that is.  Residential interior designer, bar and club designer, owner of the store, Pitfield London, and the hometels, Carrington Hose and Cliff Barns.  He’s responsible for the look of some of the coolest eating and drinking establishments in London – Dukes Hotel, Oxo Tower, Del Aziz, The Albion and the Atlantic Bar and Read Post

Happy Chic in London

I was pretty sure I was going to hate Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessorizing just because of the bright cover.  I can’t do Miami brights in London.  It’s just a bitter reminder there are people who live in sunny climes. It was Jonathan’s dog, a Norwich terrier called Liberace, on the cover that lured Read Post

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More

Abigail Ahern suggests decorating hallways, kitchens and bathrooms with items from the living room such as rugs, chandeliers, chairs and wallpaper. I completely buy this idea, especially in an open plan room. Kitchens have become part of the living space but still seem segregated by an invisible wall by their utilitarian look.  In my own Read Post

AA to the Rescue: More of Abigail Ahern

As part of her masterclass, Abigail Ahern, let us wander around her home. Her house is beautiful and has been much photographed.  Check out  Todd Selby’s site for some masterful shots. Somewhat less professionally, I took some photographs of vignettes that appealed to me and portrayed some of her unique style. She has a great painting (of Read Post

Style crush: Abigail Ahern

Can I say I adore designer Abigail Ahern’s style?  Me and a whole raft of other people.  She’s the darling of the interiors world with her charming personality, fresh style, great store and cool books. You can find her website at www.abigailahern.com. I recently went to one of her style masterclass and came back even Read Post