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West Dean festival: design roundup

Shabby Chick Last weekend we took the chocolate van to a new creative festival in West dean, West Sussex, which was set up in partnership with the team behind the lovely Port Eliot lit fest. The house and grounds are beautiful and there were some lovely crafts stalls, so I thought I’d do  alittle roundup […]

Fred Shand at Anthropologie

UK based designer Fred Shand has designed a range of quilts and cushions for Anthropologie, in collaboration with a selection of artisans from Delhi, London and New York. Although they’re only available in the US – and at quite a price ($998 for a quilt, $198 for a cushion) –  each design is unique and […]

Peep show: white rooms

Obsessing over the imminent decoration of my little loft, which is currently a rather grubby shade of white, I have spent most of my time recently pondering the merits of off-white versus chiffon white versus misty white versus stone white… and so on. No one warned me how many shades of white there are and […]

People we’re loving: Lisa Stickley

London-based ceramics and textiles designer Lisa Stickley knows how to have some fun. Her quirky designs are playful without being too girly, decorated with old-school (yet surprisingly relevant) doodles and mantras such as “keep nail varnish in the fridge and it will stay runny. pack tight shoes with wet newspaper and leave overnight. to clean […]

People we’re loving: Studio at 37

The moment I saw Studio at 37‘s ceramic designs, the words cup, gift bag and bunting became a whole lot more interesting. Their quirky ceramic pieces are playful yet simple, in lovely muted pastel glazes with a nostalgic,  retro feel. I love the idea of ceramic bunting and party bags – they would make great […]

Peep show: Amanda’s Tudor manor house

Based just outside Oxford, Amanda has lived in this idyllic Tudor house since she was a child, inheriting it from her parents as a young adult. To me, the style is the perfect balance between  shabby chic and old-school English grandeur, and totally unique in its mishmash of influences, with candlelit altars sitting happily alongside […]

Peep show: paint the town red

I have always naturally avoided red both in my wardrobe and my home. But lately it seems to be popping up all over the place and I have come to think that this is no bad thing: Images via Elle Decor, Apartment Therapy, Ideal Home and Laura Ashley. Sceptics like myself should probably start with […]