Are you ‘going early’ this year, are undecided or maybe waiting until the winter solstice to ‘deck the halls’? A neighbour put their front door wreath up on 16 November, which under normal circumstances might seem a little premature but then everything is different this year. In a bid for some much-needed festive cheer it seems our neighbour is not alone. Even though this Christmas is going to be tough for so many, people all over the UK are decorating earlier than usual. So when I got a commission to do the same, I didn’t hesitate.
As the temperature is again set to soar above 30 degrees in London and the South East, it’s high time the blog shared some practical style strategies on how to stay cool in Saharan Britain. Especially if you find yourself wishing to hang out in the refrigerated isles of your local supermarket for more time than is strictly necessary! Here then, to save you from such grocery ignominy, are 7 ideas for keeping your style cool high and your temperature low:
Not every interior design/styling job comes with a limitless budget so knowing how to create a look for less can be an important part of a project. There are gems to be found everywhere from supermarket isles to car boots and high street stores. Just because something doesn’t have a high price tag doesn’t mean it lacks design integrity – you have just got to be able to spot it!
It’s rare for me as a stylist to get the privilege of working directly with a designer on a shoot, I am normally working with the finished product. I absolutely relish every time I get the opportunity to collaborate with one of the UK’s most talented knitwear designers, Erika Knight. Before I show you the finished photography for these new designs, Erika has kindly agreed to an interview. Continue reading “British Design Edit: knitwear designer Erika Knight”
Summer is the perfect time to splash out on new towels. A summer holiday may be pending; you might also be one of a growing number of people who take part in ‘wild swimming’ (rivers/lakes/sea) where a big new fluffy towel might be just the ticket after an invigorating outdoor swim. A new set of towels for your bathroom will not only give it a mini makeover, but will make you feel a little bit more fantastic too! So here, to help your summer go swimmingly well – and in no particular order – are my top 10 towel suggestions:
As an interior stylist, you are informed about all sorts of new products, from the latest wallpaper or fabric from one of the companies at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre to super cool squashy sofas from Notting Hill emporium or shop openings in Shoreditch and Glasgow.