Clean lines, elegant period details and a palette of soft paint shades – that’s what caught my eye when I first saw this lovely Victorian house. I had contacted the owner, artist Vanessa Bowman, after I found her work for sale online. I thought that if her wonderful paintings were anything to go by she might just have a beautiful home…Keep reading
I get very excited about shooting artists’ homes because they often express themselves through their home as much as they do their work; they are often collectors of other artists’ pieces, too, so I know there will be some interesting displays to photograph. But when I found out that artist Victoria Hall loved autumnal gourds and foliage as much as I do, I knew this would be a very special shoot…Keep reading
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of styling up a collector’s home for a photo shoot, a collector of all things vintage. There were hundreds of fabric swatches piled high in the craft room, colourful enamelware hanging out in the kitchen, floral cushions snuggled up in the bedroom, and rusty old tins adding their pre-loved charm to every shelf. Each room was crammed full of wonderful things for me to play with; I was in heaven.Keep reading
I love taking photos with my smartphone (loaded with various photography apps) during my interior shoots, partly because the results will be completely different from what the photographer creates with his expensive kit: there’s an air of mystery to my (slightly blurry!) shots that doesn’t give too much away when I post them on Twitter or Instagram before the feature is published.Keep reading
Home, such a small word with such a big meaning. To me, it should be not just practical and functional, but personal too, and that’s what should make it beautiful; I firmly believe that our homes should tell the stories of our lives. I’ve been inspired by so many people I’ve met over the years, and I endeavour to make my own home as personal to me as those I visit are to their owners.Keep reading
finding beauty everywhere
As an interiors writer and stylist specialising in real home features for interiors magazines, I get to travel all over Europe to style people's homes, so on this blog I'm going to be sharing some of the lovely homes I visit, as well as the locations that I end up in.
I'm also passionate about good food, nature, art, urban design and architecture so there'll be the odd smattering of posts that relate to what I get up to on my days off, whether on my own or with my family, Mr Jones and Lillie-Mae, and Daisy pup.
I hope you enjoy it,