Pensive greetings from ‘The Shed’! I have had my Pandora ‘Bosa Nova’ music on, and have been pottering about sorting and packing and scheming all day. Lots of time to think and sort out my week too. I have been thinking a lot about the concept of ‘Skin In The Game’. Definition: ’Skin In The Game’
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One of the most challenging issues I have when staging and styling my client’s homes, is choosing furniture and accessories that work well with the pieces that I have available in my inventory at the time and also pieces that my sellers leave in their property during the sale. It is no secret that I
A ‘REAL’ review of Haus Hörnligrat in Zermatt If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed my prolific Instagram #zermattspam, when we were in Zermatt over the New Year period. I am not ashamed to say that it was our third trip to Zermatt in 37 months (calculated by my youngest to the
I have been in my element, styling up my latest property for sale. It’s a pretty little white cottage with a big breezy deck, so it was just perfect for dreamy, soothing, cool blues and whites! You can see the full listing HERE. It is open this evening at 6pm and tomorrow (Saturday 21st) at 10am.
One style of chair that I have been using more of, in my home staging and styling, is the Slipper Chair. A slipper chair is an armless upholstered chair that sits low to the ground. I love that they are so versatile and you can use them anywhere … … living rooms …. … bedrooms … … the
I am drawn to sophisticated home office spaces … furnished with bold, detailed pieces, antiques, pieces with elegant lines … and topped off with accents of leather, metallics, textured fabrics, cushions and rugs. When styling up a desk, start with a decor piece that you love …. something special from your travels, a motivational quote in a frame
1. Start with the background. Add paint, fabric, wallpaper, VJ’s or even get your stencils out! This stunning bookcase makes a great statement with it’s stencilled background and, as a result, is the aesthetically pleasing focal point of the room. 2. Zig-zag your vignettes. For example, above, see how the vertical books on either side of
This beautiful home, in Watermill in the Hamptons, belongs to Couture Fashion Designer, Dennis Basso. The interior designer was Kenneth Alpert, from NYC. Look at this custom ceramic table, set with stunning Royal Copenhagen plates and Tiffany chargers. Oh my heart! I love the way bold blue and white fabrics and ceramics are blended with rich timbers and neutrals.
I love this nook, styled to perfection, in the Great Room of the HGTV Dream Home 2015. Rumour has it that all the Great Room furniture in the dream home was upholstered in Sunbrella outdoor fabric to prolong it’s life. I tend to only use outdoor fabric on furniture I have custom made or upholstered these
I featured this beautiful traditional New York kitchen on Instagram yesterday and someone said they would like to see more of it. It’s a kitchen by Deane Inc, custom cabinet makers, in Stamford, Connecticut. I love the chunky marble bench tops and the black island bench. Those high ceilings and deep double hung windows are the
I tend to stick to a formula (that I have just made up now for the purpose of this post!) when I style up a coffee table, in a home that I am taking to market. T + F + B + 2P = CTM Tray + Foliage + Books + a minimum of 2 Pretties = Coffee
I love the work of New York architect, John B. Murray. He is one of my absolute favourites. This exquisite beauty is in East Hampton. The interiors are by Victoria Hagan. Of course! Such a signature style. And her use of symmetry gets my heart all a flutter! Now that’s a Butlers Pantry! It has
Looking for some tile inspiration for your next bathroom, bar or kitchen? How about blue? … Royal Blue? Navy Blue? Oxford Blue? Midnight Blue? My favourite ‘dramatic’ blues! So striking! Especially in high gloss! Or even with a softer touch of cornflower blue, robin’s egg or duck egg blue! I so love this! … the
Inspired by black trims this afternoon, whilst catching up on some paperwork! It’s funny the rabbit holes you find yourself going down when you start a search online for something completely different! So striking and bold … … and soothing and serene! Of course, I do have a stash of my favourites over on my