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It’s that time of year and I’m very proud to say that once again this blog as been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award. If you’ve enjoyed any of what you’ve seen or read on this blog then I would be so grateful if you could take a moment to cast a vote for […]

Wicker Pendant Lights

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Having recently returned from Maison et Objet in Paris there were a lot of recurring themes, items and colours amongst all of the super talented designers and brands on display which I hope to cover in forthcoming posts. One of the obvious trends was the oversized wicker pendant lamp. They were everywhere, inside and outside […]

Cool Instagram

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The first in a series, perhaps, on some cool Instagram feeds worth following.  Being fairly new to the whole world of social media I am by no means an authority.  However, out of all of the ‘socials’ my favourite has to be Instagram.  Perhaps it’s because it affords more of the anonymity that Facebook and […]

Amara Interiors Blog Awards 2016 Nominee – please vote!

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Having only established this blog in March 2016, I am overwhelmed to be considered a worthy nominee for the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2016 under the category Best Newcomer. The competition is fierce and I’m up against some amazing blogs, but if you have enjoyed reading thatssocool and would like to vote, I would be […]

Fashion + Interiors Matthew Williamson Furniture

Fashion + Interiors = Matthew Williamson’s Furniture Collection

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Prepare yourselves readers.  I am by no means a fashionista, not at all.  And yet when I heard that Matthew Williamson had launched a bespoke furniture range I was excited.  He who brought the fashion world a dizzying array of kaleidoscopic prints has now turned his genius to chairs, sofas and tables. In collaboration with […]

Moooi

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Established in 2001 by Marcel Wanders, Moooi, the innovative and highly influential Dutch design brand have just opened a new showroom in London.  Brimming with quirky and slightly abstract pieces, yet at the same time retaining functionality, they are the place to go if you want to add something unique and playful to your interior […]

Tom Dixon – Milan 2016

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Tom Dixon is firmly established as one of Britain’s most iconic designers – even the Queen thinks so awarding him an OBE in 2001!  Producing a vast array of homewares, from tables and chairs to tealight holders and more famously lighting, Tom Dixon products grace the interiors of shops, restaurants, offices, hotels – and the […]

This is England

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This is England-not a statement as such but rather an exclamation of surprise.  It was my first visit to Norfolk this weekend and I certainly didn’t expect to be walking through sand dunes!  I say walking, perhaps it would be more correct to say fighting a blizzard because that’s what it felt like.  Seriously,  walking […]

Stick No Bills

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I can’t say that the reason for choosing Sri Lanka as our most recent holiday destination had anything to do with Stick No Bills but it was certainly influential in shaping our route! During my itinerary reasearch-I think this is the part I enjoy the most about going on holiday!- I came across their website and […]

Baxter Made in Italy 

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Encountering Baxter was like discovering a secret. I read my fair share of design magazines and blogs and for some reason I had never come across them before. It was only when I arrived off the airport bus in Milan at Largo Augusto for Design Week that I happened to walk past Baxter Cinema.  Unfortunately, […]

Attitude Interior Design Magazine

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About five years ago in a supermarket newsagent in a small town in the middle of Portugal I came across this AMAZING magazine.  Since then I have been absolutely hooked.  A lot of interior and design magazines that I read have a number of pages that I just skim over but that doesn’t happen whenever […]

West Elm & Geo-Fleur Terrarium Workshop

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Just completed the very cute and surprisingly therapeutic terrarium workshop hosted by the lovely Sophie from Geo-Fleur at the West Elm store on Tottenham Court Road. You are asked to bring your own terrarium, or buy one from the lovely selection at West Elm and all the other ingredients are provided! This is a very […]

Milan Furniture Fair 2016

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I’m writing this post with weary limbs and blistered toes after a manic weekend in Milan! It was my first time in Milan and my first experience of the Salone del Mobile and what an experience it was.  Due to real life work commitments I could only go for the weekend so jetted in on […]

Zaha Hadid

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It had been my intention to include a piece on the architect Zaha Hadid in my blog as I remember being completely blown away by her when I discovered her work. Sadly she passed away last week at the age of 65, so it seems fitting to acknowledge her greatness at this time. I remember […]

Moroccan Rugs

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Flick through the pages of any interiors magazine from the last few years and it becomes hard to miss the Moroccan rug under almost every coffee table. The Berber, or more specifically the Beni Ourain, rugs are hand woven by the tribal peoples of the Rif Mountains where the heavy pile rugs have been used […]