The imaginative interior of this converted barn certainly proves that small does not have to be dull, and in fact offers the opportunity to design quirky open-plan spaces…Keep reading
Liz and Corentin Lamour have diversified their farm in Brittany, northwest France, by transforming some of the cottages and barns on site into unique holiday accommodation for people who want to escape to the country for a while. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of styling and writing about many of their projects for editorial features, but this inspiring little cottage was the first…Keep reading
When I was the features editor at Period Living magazine many moons ago, one of my favourite duties was running the Readers’ Awards, an annual event that invited readers to put their homes forward to be featured in the magazine. When I received one particular entry, presented in a very organised binder full of pages that mapped out the journey this couple had taken, I knew straight away it was a winner and I couldn’t wait to visit in person…Keep reading
For this shoot I travelled to Brittany, western France, again, this time with photographer Brent Darby, to meet a Belgian couple who’d given up their home country to follow their dream of opening a B&B that offers gastronomy lessons celebrating the freshest flavours from land and sea…Keep reading
I was over the moon when my insta-pal Sally Hurman, of Getting Stuff Done in Heels fame, introduced me to Lulu, an interior designer with a mission for making homes beautiful but liveable and homely, as well as adaptable to the changes in our family lives. Lulu is warm, thoughtful and enthusiastic, and I knew we’d get along very well indeed, so I was thrilled when she invited me and my photographer Rob Sanderson to shoot her elegant home hidden in the West Sussex countryside…Keep reading
I’ve been to the Peak District many times for work, there are some beautiful homes to be found there, and I’ve enjoyed exploring the area by car while driving to the various locations, but I’ve never holidayed there, so I felt I should pack up the family for the half term and have a proper explore… Keep reading
Jane Beck couldn’t have chosen a more extreme opposite of the busy city she left behind: when you’re inside her home you feel a million miles from everything and everyone: low ceilings and 18-inch thick walls create a solid and comforting cocoon separating you from modern life and its frivolous distractions…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,