Category: On trend

London Design Week 2015

We take a trip to Chelsea Harbour to check out all that’s lovely in home decor for 2015 London Design Week 2015 Our lucky team went to Chelsea Harbour Design Centre for the trade preview of London Design Week. Alice and Richard were treated to

Light (&) relief

Exploring texture with Lincrusta Light (and) relief Just back from half-term holiday. Dragging the family through the blandness of baggage reclaim at Heathrow, I felt just a tad flat. My holiday reading, on the other hand, had transported me to more flamboyant decorative eras, exploring

All the fun of the Frankfurt fair

We take a flying visit to Heimtextil to see the very latest in European home decor All the fun of the Frankfurt fair Last week we decamped (along with thousands of others from the industry) to Frankfurt to visit Heimtextil – a huge complex of


A visit to Top Drawer/Home Showtime! The trade shows have started in earnest so it’s an exciting time for our team searching out the latest trends for our lovely customers. We love the shows, which is just as well as we’ll be schlepping around miles

Shedding the seasonal clutter

Shed the season’s clutter As much as I love Christmas with all the razzle dazzle it entails, I’m happy in the new year to declutter, detox and revive my seasonally over-stretched home with a pared down style and quiet soothing patterns, natural fabrics and calming

Everybody ready for Christmas?

Some last minute prep with Mel and Maisie Everybody ready for Christmas? This year, as ever, it’s a huge family Christmas at ours. Of course it’s not always easy entertaining in a veritable palace of decorating glamour, but after a couple of festive sherries I’ll

Timorous Beasties

Nothing scaredy cat about these designs… Scaredy cats? Not these Timorous Beasties… We got together with Paul Simmons from Timorous Beasties to explore the roots of their wonderful creations. WD How did you and Ali McAuley decide to work together? PS We met and studied

Christmas colour splash

Poinsettia display points to a perfect Christmas Poinsettias paint a perfect Christmas Leaden skies may loom over lovely Lewes, but the window of No. 1 Lewes (remarkable antiques shop and stylist’s wonderland) features a heavenly poinsettia display that’s the perfect antidote to Winter. The Santa’s

Thoroughly Modern Minis

A sneak peek at Mini Moderns new paint collection Thoroughly Modern Minis We’ve been treated to a sneaky peek at Mini Moderns’ coming collection, and we’re very excited! Mini Moderns Hinterland wallpaper collection is inspired by the history and culture of the Cinque Ports towns

Fade to gold

Summer gives way to autumn with leafy walls and windows Fade to gold Fast forward to Autumn… and nature’s weaving its colour magic through our parks and gardens. The sun waves goodbye through the trees, and golden leaves glow in a defiantly colourful shower of

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