Home is where the heart is, or in my case case where old meets new. My mates might call me a granny for the amount of salvage yards and junk markets I visit but I love the current trend of up-cycling! My home is full of distressed woods, leathers and suede finds from where ever I visit and these are my favourite online.
Deep down we're all fan boy's... The excitement and inspiration I got from the movies that made my childhood will always trigger an innocence and wonder. Why wait till halloween to channel the ghostbusters when you can own your own proton pack and break it out every weekend? Embrace your inner Fanboy with this collection of goodness!
Sneakers have always been the thing that I can't help but obsess over, as a teenager that obsession grew into a love of anything rare or remotely special and this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what I love. With a collection made up of more shoes and trinkets than I'd care to admit, I can honestly say from first person experience there is nothing better than being asked the question "Where'd you get those"
Nothing feels better than new technology, apart from exceptionally good-looking new technology. Sleek gadgets are a statement of how cool, current and tech-savvy you are - so they need to look good. Black and white is a combo that never fails in the technological style stakes, whether you want monochromatic headphones or a snappy looking camera.
Style is not about a brand, it is all about you! What you do, say, how you carry yourself, what you wear and how you live. Each choice plays a part in creating the incredible you. We are ever evolving creatures, and the items below have either crept into my world already, or are on my wish list of desirable things. Create your own collection of visual happiness. Go with your gut instinct, and have fun putting together something beautiful.
Bring the outside inside and add the colours of spring and summer to your home. The countryside has an amazing colour palette; take the greenest of meadows, add buttercup yellow, mix with some clean whites and creams and suddenly everywhere you look is fresh and clean. Bring those colours in through soft furnishings or statement pieces and mix classic natural colours with contemporary styles. The instant effect: a lighter, brighter, more joyful home.
Welcome to the kitchen you’ll want to cook in. Forget cold granite and steel; this is the Parisian patisserie reimagined in your home. Kitchen combinations don’t get cuter than this: cake tins that look good enough to eat, glassware that glints and glimmers with colour, mixers and appliances that speak of a love of cooking, eating and entertaining. After all, we eat with our eyes so add another layer of flavour with this collection. Is it time for tea and cake yet?
Here’s what happens when spring gets here; the mornings get lighter, then the afternoons get longer. The heavens open, then the sun comes out. Sometimes the heavens open AND the sun comes out. Embrace our seasonal flirtation with the climate of the tropics in this collection built on the bold, deep blues and greens of the ocean and balanced out by white. Let the daylight in and whether the weather means you're staying dry in style or soaking up the new sunshine, define and deliver it with a tropical twist.
When I moved back to England from New York a few years ago, I needed to furnish a new home. I turned to eBay, where I found almost everything I needed, from a mid century office desk (at which I still write every day), to an Edwardian dressing table for my bedroom. I still search the site for wonderful furniture and home accessories (although I'm running out of space now!)