DESIGN NOTES - February -

I don't really take much notice of the Pantone colours issued each season for the manufacturing industry.  Sadly you can't really get away from their predictions as the manufacturers take heed when planning the colour pallets for their products.  Having said all that they have come up with a lovely colour combination this year in Rose Quartz and Periwinkle Blue.   What could be better than a Rose Quartz coloured silk velvet sofa and Periwinkle Murano Chandelier ! The photograph by Laurent Cheheref, is Le Voyer

DESIGN NOTES - January - Spaces

At the beginning of a New Year we all have a impulse to start afresh.  Whether it takes the form of a list of Resolutions or a Detox, for me, this is started by banishing the Christmas decorations.  I find a visual detox is wonderful for promoting a sense of focus, calm and mindfulness.  Sometimes we need spaces to focus and rebalance our lives and homes. 

DESIGN NOTES - November - Hygge

Hygge (pronounced Heu-gah)  is the Danish concept of cosiness created when enjoying good food, drinks and fireside times with dear friends and family.  Hygge life is slowing down to engage with the present where time is taken to enjoy the simple comforts of each day.

Whilst sourcing for my latest project I have found the ultimate cosy chair upholstered in white sheepskin. Designed by Flemming Lassen in 1936 called "The Tired Man".  As every cosy chair needs a cosy throw this super soft hand woven merino wool throw would be my choice and is available in 42 different colours.  As food is part of the Hygge equation what could be better than some delicious food on these hand made ceramics,  from a Danish father & son team.  Each piece is hand made by Mr Wurtz (snr) and then they are glazed by Mr Wurtz (jnr).