Looking through some of the photos from my portfolio, I realise how many beautiful ways owners have used the colour pink in their interiors: from soft and chalky, to bold fuchsia, with a bubble-gum pink in between; none of these room schemes are saccharin sweet, however…Keep reading
When I turned up to meet the owners and see this art-filled house for myself a few weeks before the shoot, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, I’d seen a few snaps and knew it would be worth shooting, but I wasn’t completely prepared for the quality of all the workmanship. The owners, Daniele and Susanna, have strong design sensibilities, she is a former architect turned artist, he is an academic and novelist and previously a stay at home dad (the children are now in their late-teens/early 20s), so both know exactly what their family needs in terms of function and form. Employing some talented craftspeople, they have modernised the house yet been incredibly sympathetic and respectful of the original architecture; it’s the perfect balance of old and new.Keep reading
Last week, photographer Rob Sanderson and I went on a Christmas road trip to shoot four festive houses. I’d been planning it for months, arranging dates with the owners, discussing the decorating styles they were planning, making sure they would have their Christmas trees up, presents wrapped and a selection of decorations for the entire house. Thankfully, all four owners were amazing, and just as excited as me about their photo shoot, so they each went above and beyond to make their home beautifully festive and incredibly cosy…Keep reading
OK, let’s put our decorating mistakes of the past aside, and embrace the colour purple into our homes once again to create a warm scheme for autumn/winter with a bold feature wall, or by adding simple flashes of colour in accessories that can stand the test of time or can be swapped around according to the season…Keep reading
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
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,