I am in love with this mini-version of the traditional French garden technique of espalier. In espalier, you train the branches of a tree to grow flat against a structure. Using modern espalier in a small garden adds interest to a contemporary design if you don’t want your garden overrun with plants. A heavily-planted garden 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
Check out Vivenda Miranda, a boutique hotel, which has recently been renovated to the highest standards providing quirky, fun accommodation in Lagos on the Algarve coast of Portugal. Formerly the 17th century private home of a noble family, the house and gardens perch on a cliff overlooking the sea. With 25 individually styled rooms, the Read Post
I love the calm tranquility of this open plan kitchen and dining room in an apartment in Stockholm, Sweden. Source: Fantastic Frank
Love Scandi design? I’ve got a perfect find for you. Hema is a Dutch discount design store along the lines of Danish discount design store, Tiger and beloved Swedish giant’s Ikea Marketplace. Hema has got a wide range of items from cooking utensils to arts and crafts materials. They have a six shops in the Read Post
I saw this chair at the Schwoerer Haus showroom and fell in love. Having spent a full 6 days of my life at this showroom, this chair was my go-to comfort seat when picking tiles (for 5 different bathrooms no less). The Stingray Rocking Chair by designer Thomas Pederson for Fredericia is an update on Read Post
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!
I showed you how the kitchen and bathrooms turned out in our London flat after the extensive renovation. It took 6 months instead of the projected 8 weeks. We had serious issues with the management company who were particularly useless. They held up the job for a couple of months with endless paperwork and permits. Read Post