This Midlands home boasts Edwardian and Victorian influences: elaborate tiling in the hall; intricate carvings and mouldings; leaded lights; a panelled ceiling and a most unusual copper fireplace in the back sitting room…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 arranged to shoot this striking London home with photographer Rob Sanderson, I was thrilled that the homeowner, vintage dealer Tamara Broido, was totally up for an autumnal shoot so that I could arrive armed with boxes and boxes of majestic pumpkins and gourds, and some vibrant textiles that would encapsulate this incredible time of year…Keep reading
Shortly after embarking on my freelance career, I had the pleasure of visiting a part of France I’d never been to before: Brittany. Photographer Rob Sanderson and I traveled by ferry then took the short drive to our location for the week: Celine Lamour’s incredible farmhouse and gites, where we styled and shot, among others, this charming yet cool former forge…
Anyone who knows me knows I love homes full of treasures, and when I turn up to style a shoot, I love to carefully arrange the homeowner’s finds to create beautiful images with the photographer. Lisa Piddington had enough car-boot collections for two or three shoots, but I chose to display her more colourful items in our shots, and allow all those fabulous florals to blossom…
When I first met lifestyle blogger and car-boot addict Tamsyn Morgans through Twitter she was just about to move to a wreck of a house with her two children and planned to completely renovate it on a tight budget, so although she was interested in a photo shoot I thought I’d be waiting a while till she was ready. But this amazing woman pulled out all the stops and just a year or so later, I got my styling hands on Tamsyn’s incredible vintage collections…Keep reading
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
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
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,