With all the wonderful tones and textures from the natural materials throughout the cottage, the Bells opted for a neutral colour palette when choosing paint, with subtle green and stone shades modestly slipping into the background…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
When Lynda Thomas wrote to me to tell me about the massive project she’d undertaken on the Essex coast, combining two Victorian semi-detached houses into one home, I was more than a little intrigued. And when she sent me some snaps of her finished home, I didn’t waste any time in arranging a photo shoot…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
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
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,