A life of one’s own design

I never tire of the sea, its hypnotic quality transporting me through time and place, clearing cobwebs in my brain and pulling me onwards to a brave new world.

I’ve made some momentous decisions there- is The One THE ONE?,  do we start a family now?, Should we buy that house?, do i tell them to go jump and quit ? All through it- as I stared silently at the wondrous waves, jade in glory, the answers come upon me. Always.

So here I am- in the South West of England, the land of exquisite cream teas and Devonshire cows. There are questions still but pushed aside as I stare at my harbour view . I’m amazed at natures design- the rolling hills with the greenest of grass, aqua blue waters and expansive horizon serving as ultimate base colour.

I want this I think, not for a weekend but for life. The endless calm , the boundless seas, the great escape. Could I remain here? Could we ?

My beloved is humouring me, I see the knowing sparkle in his eyes. He is stressed from the demands of his own international career and for a wonderous half hour we plot, dream and lose ourselves in fanciful notions of a simple life away from the capital. We could run a B&B I hear myself cry. I could set up as an interior designer- open an Italian deli-  it could all be ours.My heart is pounding, soaring in fact as I move from reverie to plan. He senses the shift and clamps up. Its getting too real. The prospect of change haunts him still so before its begun its over. He reaches for his blackberry and begins to respond to work emails. The signal is received and I’m resigned to his non intention to resign.

Shattered but accepting, I move back to the world of natures wonder and that perfect view. Someday I say, I will jump ship for a life of my own design.

Cheerio

Interiors Madame

 

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Decisions

 

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So I’m standing on the edge of a proverbial cliff, daring myself to jump. Milestone birthday achieved raising questions about what next- what forever.

Could i do it, change paths, even now after all these years? The Faustus dream undone ? And what of reality – the one i dreamed – could it be worthwhile or should it remain in my head – yearned for but never achieved?

How did this come about; this hope of reinvention and was the incredible house in the country the answer or the trap – a mid life crisis made of bricks and mortar.

I was looking through the property pages, idly nosing at how the other half lives i guess. Enraptured and dismayed by the varying architectural buildings when it appeared. This.

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It suddenly became clear. I should wave goodbye to the capital, bid farewell to my industry and set upon my great escape. In that house. In the country.

I loved it, the modernity, the classicism. Endless light streaming through with an enchanted garden at the back for us to kick back in when so desired. Every day.

It crystallized my thoughts, gave hope for a new beginning. A different narrative. A slow down and reinforcement of values of the family kind. But how could we sustain ourselves if we moved down there? Could we adjust? Could i ask them to?

Time and again i returned, salivating over its blue gray walls and perfect sanctuary. Its what i want. Is it what i need?

I talk to the ONE- share my dream and am met with the wry exhaustion of an honorable man who craves stillness. There had been too many shifts. It was not his dream. So little of it has been yet game he has been. So i put it quietly away knowing i couldnt ask them to dream with me again . There was no dream without them, no perfect sanctuary without my family in it.

So here i am readying for a major product launch, knee deep in my 9-5. Successful but unfulfilled but ultimately grateful . Someday that dream will be achieved but for now its on ice, frozen in the inky blue walls of that beautiful house in the country. My undiscovered perfection.

Cheerio

Interiors Madame

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Colourful everyday

 

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I wake up most days thankful but tired. Thankful for the white light and love of those around me. Tired from the daily sludge of a profession that promised so much but delivers so little.

I try to lose myself in a design reverie as i pass the picturesque window fronts; dreaming of sepia, caramel and wondrous grey as i make my way to the station.

I want to lose myself in a world of perfect symmetry, and burnished copper. Drown in parquet and baby soft chiffon. Instead i trek across the car park and make my way to the neon logo some metres ahead ready to bury my winsome self in the hard nosed, hard edged of my 9-5.

I sit with those with no soul, no flourish and seek to paint over their steely blue sniggers with a zest Of yolk yellow optimism. I tell myself their meanness, their envy in every shade of jade, cannot tarnish, cannot penetrate as the tears runneth down. A sensitive soul – all timid and yellow beneath the garnet frock coat of director in chief.

I pass from shade to shade, emotion to emotion as the clock ticks down. Purple rage, blue logic, pink inhibition – all before the lunch bell ringeth. Such is the life for those of us that overthink and over feel.

As i grab a black cab, blue veins popping with routine agitation, i silently pray will not be late at school gates again. I pull them in close in a flood of warmth and berry red love , breathing in the salvation and green of my sweet young ones.

We make our way home and am awash with  the welcome of soothing pastel. I breathe in deep, savouring the familiar- am flush with gratitude for the pure white sanctuary of home.

The milk calm lasts all evening and is with me still as i am engulfed in the joy of his pink skin and laser blue eyes that i have loved for so long.

I thank the lord for all i have and as the deep navy of night’s sleep unfolds, i am fortified for the kaleidoscope of colour emotions that will depict my tomorrow.

Have a colourful life.

Cheerio

Interiors Madame

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Its architecture, but not as you know it!

 

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So I just got back from a week of relentless travel- from west of the globe and back, then to the far east. As i lie here in the familiar surroundings of home, i reflect back on the experiences of the last days, thankful for my return.There really is no place like it.

As a design nut, was taken aback by the sensorial experience of Vegas. Its an interesting city, a place where architecture is varied and plentiful but with a   cumulative effect akin to nausea. My eyes tried to take it all in; the glistening gold of Trump tower, gaudiness of the Venetian complete with canals and gondolas and the inspired by London Skyvue Vegas- newly erect, contributing to the juxtaposition of the city’s skyline.

I wondered why architects and designers had come together to create ideologies uncensored by context. Clearly money had been no issue, yet the “me, me” approach of these buildings resulted in an overload that left me feeling desperate for an exit plan. I got in, did business and got the hell out with as minimal financial outlay as possible. For me, the mood enhancing properties of a considered urban lay out and architecture developed within context is a ticket for loosening purse strings. I want to linger, exhale, take  in then take home damnit ! 🙂

In a city steeped in commerce and spend, spend principles, I’m delighted to say not a penny was shelled out by yours truly. ( that’s a good thing )

I would have loved to bring you images of an alternate Vegas but was not to be . Still this building caught my eye for the thing of beauty it is.

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One disappointing note though – whilst wondrous and gorgeous to boot – Its impact was tinged by lack of assimilation with other buildings. I think i mean taste here! See below. You catch my drift?

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My impassioned cab driver, a Vegas resident of some 30 years plus blamed this on planning policies driven by developers and moneymen? Is this unfair?

Though i saw few, I’m still hopeful for the whereabouts of Vegas architectural highlights. In an effort to locate i found this link from some time back which lists Sin City’s 10 best design buildings.

10 Amazing Building Designs in Las Vegas

Whilst dated ( Vegas real estate being erected at break neck pace) would be interested in your thoughts.

Is there a hidden Vegas for those who love great design or are we missing the point? Is this the equivalent of heading to a fast food joint and riling against its lack of organic, gluten free  alternatives ? Could well be but from recent experience there -what happens in Vegas – most certainly didn’t!

Cheerio

Interiors madame

 

 

 

 

 

Amsterdam’s best home stores

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Beautiful Amsterdam is a heady mix of design contrasts  with gabled buildings and village feel, modern structures and industry leading architecture. Its cultural centre belies the usual stag do cliches and it remains a city close to my heart, one i have been frequenting for many, many years.

Overtime i have explored and sourced items from many a homeware store, mixing reclaimed with new, minimalist with folk to create that vision of home. I am delighted to share these – my absolute ‘cant fail’ hotspots for wonderful accessories and furnishing for that most special of places – home.

The frozen fountain: Prinsengracht 645, 1016 HV Amsterdam.tel +31 (0)20 622 9375, www.frozenfountain.nl

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Practically a national treasure in retail terms. The frozen fountain offers a great mix of contemporary furnishings and accessories from a host of Benelux design houses.  You can find that unique something (they have long championed up and coming Creatives via ties with leading academies) plus offerings from established brands such as Piet Hein, Maarten Bass , Hella Jongerius and Scholten & Baijings. I discovered the store about 16 years ago when i was strolling through Amsterdam’s canal zone looking for a chocolatier  based nearby . I loved its vast array and have been going there when chance allows ever since.

Dot shop: haarlemerdijk 46, 1013 JD Amsterdam.tel +31 (0) 20 2237142, www.dot-shop.nl

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A great little haven of modern accessories and furnishes including lighting, fabrics, cushions, wallpaper and larger pieces. I have bought many a cushion here and a wonderful circular bookshelf that was totally impractical to move ( featured in image ) gorgeous clocks, lamps and rugs. Pricing is fairly accessible with lovely unique pieces to be found in each of its three stores within Amsterdam and surrounding area ( Haarlem).

nordic new : Rozengracht 196, 1016 Amsterdam.         Tel +31(0) 20 4221600, www.nordicnew.nl

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Like all great stories – it started with a boy and though that connection ended long ago, the passion for Nordic new , where i was introduced, lingers on. Based in the picturesque Jordaan, the ‘artistic quarter ‘ of the city, nordic new stands tall on a street previously fizzing with interior stores. Many have closed since however nordic new’s emphasis on contemporary cool, simple lines and minimalist leanings has assured it remains. A stockist of Tom Dixon’s full range (my design hero) and luminaries like Design House Stockholm, Normann Copenhagen and Muuto, its a wonderful hub of Scandinavian and International design selling lighting, table ware, accessories, and seating . It also has a great online store which has proved useful for sourcing harder to find items over the years.

store without a home:haarlemerdijk 26, 1013 Amsterdam,www.storewithoutahome.nl

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Self styled as a pop up store and gallery for art and design this ‘temporary store’ has in fact been around for some time. ( locations vary ) It sells unusual furniture pieces and accessories with an often ‘raw’ finish to creations. I love the ever changing nature of its stock all carefully curated by the owners who represent emerging designers across the globe. Its a real must visit for me when seeking bespoke or unusual items and a great dose of creative inspiration as well. Love it!

Fabricati: Overtoom 396-398, 1054 Amsterdam. Tel +31 (0) 20 618 4701. www.fabricati.com

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I first visited Fabricati  over a decade and a half ago when i had scored a job with a well known lifestyle brand and was starting to discover my passion for interiors. At the time i was living in a dodgy part of the city ( now hip which makes me smile) and would visit the store ( located in the Jordaan back then but now on Overtoom near Vondelpark)  for modest sized items i could barely afford despite being on Clearance. That’s not a reflection of pricing, more my earnings at the time as a near beginner who had accepted the first financial offer the lifestyle brand had made ( no regrets).

Since then things have progressed and Fabricati remains a store with great accessories, seating, tableware and soft furnishings. One challenge i face these days is their order times as its increasingly less of a purchase and ‘take  with you ‘ establishment. As I no longer live there, I’m often to be found lovingly stroking armchairs and tables, cursing distance as i pull away and  head to the airport.

Restored:Haarlemmerdijk 39, 1013 EW Amsterdam.    Tel +31 (0) 20 337 6473. www.restored.nl

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Restore has been pretty reliable over the years for sourcing small pretty little items like coat hooks, plant pots, mantelpiece artwork etc that you can easily transport and enjoy at home.

I bought a great jade coloured stone necklace for my mother here last year and she’s rarely taken it off since. The store is fairly minimalist in design and reflects the philosophy of its owners who carefully curate a collection based on less is more working with craftsmen and small businesses across the world

Neef louis:paperverweg 46, Tel +31 (0) 20 486 9354 (Tues to Sat)

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Neef Louis is an amazing emporium of vintage, industrial and painted furniture. Located outside of the centre in North Amsterdam, its the local’s go to place for reclaimed pieces that are truly beautiful. I discovered the warehouse ( its truly big) courtesy of a pregnant friend seeking a different look for her nursery room. We browsed for hours relishing the vault of goodies that surrounded us. The prices were fair and she ended up furnishing the nursery with  from top to toe. I highly recommend a visit to this fantastic design place.

Sukha: haarlemmerstraat 110, 1013EW Amsterdam. Tel +31 (0) 20 330 4001, www.sukha-amsterdam.nl

Sukha translates as joy of life in Sanskrit over the years, a joy it has been :). This eco store selling Dutch produced sustainable home wares has been great over the years for many a gift. Items are largely organic, non mass produced and rarely available elsewhere as there is an Atelier label that curates , design and produces many of the items stocked. A great destination for small items like ceramics, stationery and kitchen ware for those who believe in giving as well as getting.

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Hay Amsterdam

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I just love Hay. Its stylish, elevates the functional to beautiful and injects wonderful shots of colour to everyday items. Great for small and large homeware items alike. Have purchased a number of items including the below over time.

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Probably my most favourite spot!

So those are a few of my personal gems from the Dutch capital.  Here are a few other honorable mentions:

De Bijenkorf:

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De Bijenkorf is an upmarket and first class department chain that has stepped up its design credentials over the years and now dedicates a whole floor to international homeware brands. Its a great stockist  for bedding, soft furnishings ( yes those cushions again ) lighting and rugs  though have found the latter of these admittedly on the price side. Amazing sales are to be found here and last Summer was purchasing  able to purchase Tom Dixon lighting with a 70 % markdown ( unboxed)

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sissyboy homeland

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This chain shop  is part interiors, part fashion and part ‘ cry in the lap of your best friend’ haven. Sissyboy homeland has delivered some great pieces over the years – especially their beautifully designed floor to ceiling mirrors .

Its collections tend to be small but worth a look and my best ever buy derived from here – an original Tom Dixon wire chair at a Closing Down price so reasonable i was expecting arrest for shoplifting despite paying .It now takes pride of place in my small office :).

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So that’s Amsterdam for you readers. Here are a few more recommendations beyond this area that I couldn’t resist sharing!

Leon en Raoul:Grote Markt 10,2511 DenHaag, Tel +31 (0) 641046592, www.leonenraoul.nl

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Formerly known as Hout en Nieuw and now relocated from Amsterdam to the Hague, this treasure trove of vintage furniture never fails to deliver.  Its an upcycler’s dream full of pieces ready to be refreshed or left untouched – their mixed patina testament to past lives and uses. I have many a tale of struggling with beautifully crafted drawers and wardrobes, the quality of which cannot be found in most modern showrooms. The inevitable drama of transporting these solid pieces of painted furniture across the pond sent my adrenaline pumping yet each time they arrived the efforts were totally worth it. Their wonderful craftsmanship brought authenticity and depth to my interior spaces and the juxtaposition of styles make for a home that is personal  and warm.

Nijhof: Minervaweg 3, 3741 GR, Baarn. Tel +31 (0) 35 548 6111. www.nijhofbaarn.nl

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Situated in Baarn, within the rarefied Gooi” region and a 25 minute train ride from Amsterdam, Nijhof is an unassuming home and garden destination without the airs and graces.The first time I visited i had little expectations and merely dropped in to buy screws in with a friend who lived  locally. I ended up with so much more, discovering its mix of Farrow and Ball, Auping, Bloomingville, Villeroy&Boch,Riviera Maison and more. With a bathroom, kitchen, living room and garden showrooms all under one room , its a builders merchants with a difference.

I hope you found this helpful and a source of inspiration if you’re ever to be found walking along those Amsterdam canal streets looking for that special little something. Happy scouting!

Cheerio!

Interiors Madame

A new beginning, a new series

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Happy New Year Readers.  Hope 2016 came in with a bang!  Mine was super chilled but exactly as hoped, with a couple of glasses of  that famous French bubbly at hand as we counted down to the New Year.

Over a drink or two was chatting to my darling shed man ( otherwise known as The ONE) reminiscing about our travels and experiences in 2015, grateful for all we had shared and making plans for the year that had just begun .

He mentioned how courtesy of our holiday excursions and professional roles, we had  visited many a country over the years. Some for a day or two, others time and again. This is indeed the case –  A couple of posts ago i mentioned my  role within the Creative industry- lets forever call it The Job which is both pleasure and pain- love what I do, whom i have to do i with – not so much!

Over the years have endured many a character and many an ego and no doubt have been guilty of that myself – have laughed till it hurt and cried because it often did.

One unavoidable aspect of what  I do is travel –  Locally, regionally, globally and its always a wrench with two little ones who want Mama at home each night. I try to minimize as much as possible and make crazy , half way round the world journeys for 24-48hour stays as a result . During those times, I rely heavily on the partnership with (The ONE). We plan juggle and figure- trying to make it work as sometimes the roles are reversed.

One plus ( and a major one at that ) is the opportunity to see new cities ( maybe only for an hour or two) but still its a privilege. I try to get out and pound the streets, take in the vibe and of course, explore the  Interiors  offerings ( I am the Interior Madame after all!) .

Over the years, have built up a knowledge bank of great stores acros differenct cities and countries so in the coming year will be sharing some of these with you starting with Amsterdam, Netherlands, a place i have been returning to for decades now.

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Amsterdam is a Design town overshadowed by the usual drugs, sex and rock n roll mannifestations but trust me there’s more to it than that. I hope you will find the series helpful and informative.

Let me know and check out the blog again v soon where it will unfold.

Cheerio

Interiors Madame

A colorful year

 

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So its new years eve and i’m blessed to be with my loved ones listening to the not so gentle crashing of waves as a semi storm rages in the sea 300 metres away. We are warm and cosy, tucked inside and unwinding as various VOD selections start and end unencumbered. Mary Portas’s how Britain Shopped in 2015 comes on and engages with a succession of jaw dropping stats on how we spent our mullah this year. Apparently this was the year of  the nutribullet ( guilty) , spiralizer ( not so) and Charlotte Crosby 3 minute work out video ( pass). It got me thinking about design trends and as i was idly surfing on my tablet  i came across this article on the best selling paint colours of the year. ( UK)

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It leads with Little Greene’s Hicks Blue  shade €38 for 2.5 l, matt emulsion ( pictured above) and includes surprising palettes such as dulux copper blush €24.99 for 2.5 l estate emulsion  ( below)

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And Sanderson’s graphite 48 shade below at €19 per litre

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These are certainly bolder palettes for the home than in previous years though the trend towards moody spectrums has been growing for some time courtesy of influential taste makers like Abigail Aherne. I think she is amazing at creating a mood- a set almost . It’s kind of a gothic meets Hollywood glamour combination  that adds unbelievable drama to grand and modest rooms alike. Would highly recommend  a trek to her amazing Islington emporium at 137 upper street, London, Nw1, United Kingdom.

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Once in, its an Aladdin’s cave of goodies.  I would tread carefully with some pieces however as they veer on the side of kitsch ( unless that floats your boat) but have deferred to her animal motifs  signature with the purchase of the below cushions from her diffusion range at Debenhams . Annoyingly these purchases  are now on sale at €32 courtesy of a 20% discount promotion ( Don’t you just hate it when that happens but will curse internally and move onwards 🙂 )

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They add a  dash of contrast to my Classical meets Modern leanings and hubby is tolerating – sort off. Obviously missing his shed .

In case you’re interested in more colour trends from the closing year, check out the link below from House Beautiful magazine’s online platform.

http://www.housebeautiful.co.uk/style-decorating/the-best-selling-paint-colours-of-2015/

Cheerio and a very Happy New years to you all

Interiors Madame

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Renovation, Renovation, Renovation

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So, a few posts ago I mentioned my serial renovation fetish. My poor, unassuming husband has been on so many trips to kitchen showrooms over the years he comes out in hives every time we pass an agent’s window.

It’s not so much the thrill of moving that captivates, its the delicious opportunity to transform, to fix what’s broken and turn into a haven of Bulthaup and Ikea, Tom Dixon and Tom foolery. My personal style is a mix of old and new- I love a house with good bones ( then who doesn’t) the archetypal high ceilings, symmetrical  proportions and over indulgence of light. It doesn’t matter if it smells like pee or comes with avocado bathroom and “happy pill walls”. If the feeling is there, I’m a goner. The path of true love never did run smooth after all 🙂

Once the X factor is noted (eat your heart out Simon Cowell )I’m 100% focused on the road ahead and in full renovation flow! ( well 100% split across must do’s like professional deadlines, play dates,  kids parties, extra curricular activities and school agenda adherence) . I think you get the picture and its no doubt the same for you. I have a few bug bears admittedly – I’m a fussy little fusspot ( husband’s term of endearment supposedly) where bathrooms, toilets and ahem more intimate spaces are concerned. So I’m usually to be found stripping out, getting hands dirty ( i stop at grimy, mind you !) and reimagining. Just prior to the commencement of the work, i saw this amazing house with interiors that were just me. ( hubby wasn’t massively fussed but did like the shed in the garden – yes readers that was a direct quote). So i found the interiors totally inspiring and dreamnt of buying the aforementioned space.

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Sadly it wasn’t to be as was out of our price range and totally impractical in terms of location- not near the station nor the nursery ( my two life pillars, commuting and babies!) but it certainly wowed and was one of the few houses i ever considered buying to live in and simply put feet up immediately. That milestone was not achieved and found a bit of a gem which needed a lot of love, patience and imagination. A good old sprinkling of hard earned transformation budget helped.It was an ambitious undertaking with so many headaches i don’t know where to start.

Will try however and here goes- we experienced nightmare builders dodgy “rogue trader” type roofers, leaking roofs ( and that was post transformation but i guess that comes with ‘sheriffs are coming’ tradesmen), unidentifiable putrid smells( Bob the builder decided to save himself a few quid and do the plumbing himself) and  clever F&B paints that magically walked offsite (Bob decided they were there so why not!). All got resolved in the end but was super stressful and pricey as you can imagine and i lost it many times especially with my darling man who quite frankly would be happy in a shed . Here is the “After” part, still trying to relocate some snaps of the Before (yup this is real life)

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We reinstated original features as had been a rental property that had seen all its glory ripped out and sold off for the sake of practicality. We built chimneys and included decorative fireplaces, put real wood floors throughout including parquet (i’m greedy for herringbone) and added reclaimed cornicing, skirting boards, corbels, ceiling roses and spindles from a wonderful place in Hertfordshire. I was in my element despite the tears 🙂 and thrived on the sourcing of items , wheeling and dealing with suppliers ( there is no shame in trying to get a discount, the worst response is no after all and if that’s the case move on till you get the yes you deserve. Would apply this philosophy to dating also but that’s for a different blog altogether!)

I was a woman possessed- it wasn’t’ soley borne of passion ( but these things often aren’t). It was to be our family home you see so I wanted something special for them, for they are my beginning and end. Looking back on it, I dont know how I coped as this was a side project being juggled with a hard edged role in a Creative industry renowned for backstabbing, disloyalty and cut throat ambition. I was having a tough time of it professionally as had received recognition above my peers and boy were they going to make me pay. Behind the Salutations and smiles that never quite touched their eyes was frustration that it wasn’t them, that i was somewhat undeserved and throwing myself into a major project like this oddly proved a saving grace. It served as an antithesis  to corporate brutality, where Creativity could be unleashed and I, unapologetic for being in possession of such skills.  There was a culmination or a consequence though readers for I am no superwoman-  this came in the unfortunate form of stress related infertility for the best part of that year but we thankfully welcomed our youngest in the period soon(ish) after. Looking back on it, i think there was just too much on plate, the most corrosive of it being professional and i recognize have always used the all consuming( but infinitely rewarding) nature of interior projects as respite from the pounding of my 9-5 where my ability ( i’m good at what i do) casts a spotlight at odds with my sensitive, low key and introverted nature.

So when the house was completed my husband was amazed and a tad relieved ( cut the man some slack) as there at the bottom of the modest garden was a shed just for him. He is there to be found pottering with small Lambrusco in hand ( all class that one) and wondrous grin still firmly in place, years later. Lush! On to the next one:)

Cheerio

Interiors Madame

Shelter from the throng

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Decided to avoid the drudgery of the Winter sale and instead smugly parked myself down with a hot chocolate ( very retro i know ) and my ever faithful tablet to sniff around the online offers. Came across the most delightful pieces by a brand called Hend Kirchen. Hend is a London based designer and manufacturer of the most exquisitely crafted  home wares and accessories. Take a look at the below

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I read the collection was inspired by her Tunisian roots and the craftsmanship and heritage certainly shines through. Right now the items are reduced at clippings.com, with a further 15% discount courtesy of a promo with Living etc.com which runs till Jan 2016. Sold!  For the most determined of us, heres a helpful link to getting the most out of the in store Jan sales experience.

http://www.housetohome.co.uk/articles/how-to-survive-the-january-sales-2014-january-sales-2013_170331.html

Cheerio

Interiors Madame

And so it begins

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With 2016 a mere slip away, indulge me whilst i take a moment to share some design inspirations from the current year.

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Design inspiration from the land of the windmills- Holland

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Simply breathtaking don’t you think?  So this year it was all about metals, this one in particular

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I certainly went all in ! Above are just a few of the items i bought from Made.com which are now proudly sprinkled across my new abode. Will tell you more about that later but putting obsessions aside for a moment, lets’s (be bold )and pay homage to brass. The below are some of the shining stars from a retailer i discovered a while back called CB2. They have a more expensive line called Crate & Barrel but i picked up some pieces from the diffusion chain of stores whilst i was in San Francisco. They are a US based retailer but deliver internationally on most small to medium sized pieces of furniture including beds. Love em!

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So, aside from the glory that was metalics, this year ( and excuse the atypical editorial pun ) I lost my marbles to marble!

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The above are just examples of great picks from Graham and Greene. I couldn’t resist including the marble and copper side table which qualified as my official Summer crush earlier in the year however. Its not from Graham & Greene, its the Algedi table by Lacolic& McCallister (I believe) and unfortunately evaded my capture with its unapologetically bold price tag. I came upon it late into my renovation- a stage that saw me shaking out my mattress for that longed for secret stash! So a dream it remained but oh how I wish!

Cheerio!

Interiors Madame