Oh I do love to be beside the seaside – particularly when it involves visiting beautiful homes on a glorious day! Popped down to Old Portsmouth today to meet some lovely homeowners and check out their individual and very different interior styles before doing a little sightseeing in the sunshine. No worries about rough seas for these Wightlink ferries today and, just round the corner, this huge yacht (pictured above) was moored at Gunwharf Quays – seemingly it’s one of the largest and most luxurious in the world. And the dog (pictured bottom)….well he was just cute, if a little puzzled! 🙂
If you’re in need of a little design inspiration for your home then make a date in your diary for Thursday, May 31st when interior designer Juliet Pick is hosting an informal open day at her stylish home in Oving near Chichester. Juliet is being joined by talented floral designer Katherine Stayt who will be displaying a seasonal selection of her striking floral arrangements.
So, whether one room or your whole property needs a fresh injection of colour and pizzazz, or you’d love a professional floral designer to give your home that extra special touch, this is a super opportunity to meet Juliet and Kathryn and have a chat while enjoying either a cup of coffee or glass of sparkling wine and canapés. It’s also a great chance to check out the latest fabric and wallpaper collections from top names such as Manuel Canovas, Designers Guild, Zoffany, Jane Churchill, Nina Campbell, Colefax and Fowler, Blendworth and Vanessa Arbuthnott to name but a few.
The event starts at 10am and runs until 7.30pm. The postcode is PO20 2DE and it’s best to park in Church Lane and stroll up the drive to Tithe Barn where a warm welcome will await! I’m looking forward to it already. For more information about Juliet Pick click here and for Katherine Stayt click here.
Aha! A brief glimpse of sunshine and time to share Beverley Bramwell’s solution to tracking down stylish furniture. When this innovative and extremely creative designer struggled to find lovely outdoor and indoor pieces for her own home she simply took matters into her own hands. The result is a fabulous collection of pieces that look great and are extremely versatile and practical. Check out Beverley’s Star chair and other products from the Thomas Bramwell Collection by clicking here.