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    My Q & A with Location, Location, Location’s Phil Spencer

    Posted on July 24, 2017 by in General

    1. Q: Has the move towards open-plan kitchen/dining/living spaces enriched family life? A: When you look back over the years, (and I’m thinking about big, grand houses here) the kitchen was primarily an area used for food preparation. As time moved on, homeowners did more of the cooking and the kitchen became more important. As people […]

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    Checking out a new location with Phil Spencer and Wickes

    Posted on July 13, 2017 by in General

    Shaking it up a little today, with a spot of cocktail-mixing, sushi-making, and interviewing Location, Location, Location co-star, Phil Spencer, at one of the Wickes stores in London, for the launch of their new kitchen ranges. Q & A with the lovely Phil coming soon…

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    Nichola’s stylish barn conversion stars in Country Homes & Interiors

    Posted on July 12, 2017 by in General

    Thrilled to receive such positive feedback, following the publication of my interiors feature in this month’s (August) Country Homes & Interiors magazine. It was such a pleasure to style this fabulous barn conversion with plenty of summery touches, and to write Nichola Trayler-Barbrook’s story. I love how Nichola has stylishly transformed this beautiful oak-framed kitchen in […]

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    Great buzz at West Dean Arts & Crafts Festival 2017

    Posted on June 3, 2017 by in General

    Happy Saturday…spotted this stunning flower arrangement during a behind the scenes tour at West Dean House. West Dean House and College, located near Chichester in West Sussex, were absolutely buzzing yesterday, with hundreds of people turning out for the popular Arts & Crafts Festival. The event, which runs today (June 3, 2017 ) and tomorrow, is […]

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    Laid-back living in Country Homes & Interiors

    Posted on May 18, 2017 by in General

      A little glimpse inside the feel-good, summery issue of Country Homes & Interiors. I just loved writing this article about the fabulous Nat Woods and her husband Doug, who have worked tirelessly to turn a dated barn into an absolutely gorgeous rural home. At one stage, Nat feared she’d lost the house of her dreams. Thankfully, though, all turned […]

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    Double house delight in 25 Beautiful Homes magazine

    Posted on April 25, 2017 by in General

    Huge thanks to 25 Beautiful Homes for publishing not just one, but two of my interiors features, in their sparkling May issue. Here’s a little glimpse of one of the articles about the fantastic restoration of a dated farmhouse with amazing links to the past. Delightful owner Sarah Croake worked with The Interiors Lady, Helen […]

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    Gemma May-Brown’s stunning vicarage transformation features in 25 Beautiful Homes

    Posted on March 28, 2017 by in General

    A few months ago, I posted a ‘behind the scenes’ photo of a striking cloakroom in an amazing Georgian vicarage. Well, the feature about lovely Gemma May-Brown’s fantastic Oxfordshire home is out now, in the current issue of 25 Beautiful Homes. Gemma, who runs Kingdom Projects, is an incredibly talented project manager who knows more […]

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    BBC potter Sally-Jo Bond stars in Country Homes & Interiors

    Posted on February 27, 2017 by in General

    Fantastic to catch up with the very talented potter and interior designer, Sally-Jo Bond, at the weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed interviewing Sally, the vivacious finalist in BBC’s Great Pottery Throw Down series, for my four-page feature in this month’s Country Homes & Interiors. Sally, who’s recently given birth to a gorgeous little baby boy, has been receiving great feedback […]

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    Red hot January

    Posted on January 30, 2017 by in General

    Phew…I really can’t believe where this month has gone! Thanks to everyone who has contacted me with such incredibly kind feedback about my article in 25 Beautiful Homes and both my features in Good Homes. The phone has been red hot over the last few weeks, and my fingers have been flying as I’ve been writing new […]

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    Happy New Year!

    Posted on January 4, 2017 by in General

    Happy New Year. Hope you’ve had a wonderful festive break and that 2017 is a fabulous one for you and yours.   It’s already shaping up to be a wonderful year here, with plenty of features about beautiful homes and interesting businesses in the pipeline.   Just before I get down to writing the next feature, here’s […]

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