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Spring Green: My 10 Favourites from Designer’s Guild

Filed in : 18 Chelsea Mews Loves, Colour Crush, Colour Stories, Style File

As botanical prints make an appearance on many things this season, I find myself  falling in love with various shades of green. Being a truly loyal fan of lime green and chartreuse, it has come as a pleasant surprise that I’m rapidly gaining interest in a myriad of other greens, from the most subtle barely-there […]


FRIDAY FIVE: Easy-Care Air-Purifying Plants To Get For Your Home

Filed in : Friday Five, Lifestyle

Hello and Happy Friday! I’ve had a pretty exciting week since my very special house guest arrived last Saturday. I absolutely love having family visiting from overseas for a number of reasons but my top two reasons are, having the opportunity to spend quality time with them (they often stay a while because of the distance travelled), […]


FRIDAY FIVE: Things I Found And Loved On Etsy This Week

Filed in : 18 Chelsea Mews Loves, Friday Five

1. WHIMSICAL: Needle Felted Wool Acorn Ornaments – Handmade and sold by illsutreBuche 2. FEMININE: Love Birds Flamingo Watercolour Print – Hand-painted/printed and sold by Elsie Invents 3. FESTIVE: Reindeer Embossing Rolling Pins – Handmade and sold by Valek Rolling Pins 4. CULTURAL: Vintage Indigo Batik Hmong Cushion Cover – Handmade and sold by Imprints and Indigo 5. ADORABLE: Original […]


Friday Five: Fun & Functional Storage Ideas for Children

Filed in : Friday Five, Interiors, Style File

My obsession with colour and my love for unique furniture design lends itself well to child friendly interior decorating. So this week’s Friday Five is all about storage ideas for children. It is paramount to have sufficient storage space in a child’s room. Aside from the obvious things like size and functionality, I think it’s […]


Friday Five: Simple And Stylish Window Seat Inspiration

Filed in : Friday Five, Interiors

So this week I finally decided it was time to give the window seat in my living room that long-awaited and well-deserved makeover. It’s my favourite spot in my home, but it turns out I never spend much time sitting there because it somehow became a place for keeping the things I hadn’t yet decided on a […]


Design Notebook: Stack ‘Em Up

Filed in : Design, Interiors, Regular Columns

I love a good stack of stuff. Whether it’s beautiful books, bejewelled rings, arm-candy bracelets, smartly designed furniture or stylish tableware, there’s something about stacking and the assemblage of very similar items that I find aesthetically pleasing. I enjoy the rhythmic play and visual/physical repetition of shapes and textures, be it monochromatic or an eclectic mix of colours. […]


Friday Five: Easy DIY Projects To Try This Weekend

Filed in : DIY & CRAFTS, Friday Five

Hello lovelies! I hope you had a great week and are now looking forward to fun times at the weekend. Today’s Friday Five consists of 5 very easy DIY projects, 3 of which I would like to try some time soon. If you’re as picky particular as I am about the things you like, then I’m sure you’ll […]


Friday Five: Favourite Festival Fringe Finds

Filed in : Fashion, Friday Five, Lifestyle

Hello everyone! Happy Friday to you all. I hope you’ve had a lovely and productive week, and now ready to have an enjoyable weekend.  So festival season has arrived in the UK and all the buzz is about Glastonbury. Although I won’t be going to the festival, the tiny reformed shopaholic in me had a […]


18 Chelsea Mews Loves…

Filed in : 18 Chelsea Mews Loves, Regular Columns

Hey lovelies! I hope you’ve all had a great weekend, enjoying the weather wherever you are in the world. 18 Chelsea Mews loves… 1. Dartington Crystal Little Gems Collection So here’s my most recent purchase, this delightful little lantern turquoise vase from Dartington’s Little Gems collection. I placed a single pink peony in as soon […]


Friday Five: Favourite Instagram Accounts

Filed in : Friday Five, Regular Columns

Hey guys! I hope you’ve all had a great week and now welcoming the weekend with arms wide open. Although I have no major outdoor plans, I’m totally stoked about the posts I’m currently working on. There’s inspiration coming at me from everywhere…one such source today is my Instagram feed. Yes, Instagram is my current […]


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