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.
Great to see art lovers of all ages out in force at the Pallant House Gallery Open Day in Chichester today. The gallery, which is right on my doorstep, boasts a world-class Collection of Modern British Art and is a fabulous place to escape the showers, switch off and wander around at your leisure.
We were lucky enough to bump into renowned scenographer, Professor Pamela Howard, and spent a few minutes chatting to her about her amazing career and the intriguing Oaklands Park installation at the gallery, which has been designed to mark the 50th anniversary of Chichester Festival Theatre. This was a big hit with all my family!
Just doing a bit of research for an interiors feature and noticed that TV star Kirstie Allsopp is looking for people who would like a ‘handmade makeover’ in their home to take part in a brand new craft series.
If you’d like Kirstie to give your home a bit of crafty TLC then call 0141 427 5880.
Great buzz at interior designer Caroline Ivory’s super new homewares shop Ivory & Pitch in Westbourne, West Sussex. Caroline has a wonderful eye for design and colour as I discovered while writing a feature about her home recently. This very talented lady has sourced a fabulous range of stylish homewares to suit all pockets and it’s easy to understand why the shop already has an army of regular customers. I treated myself to an extended lunch hour and popped in to find a real hive of activity with lots of ladies busying away at a paint workshop and the till jangling! I’ll be back.
I’ve noticed that homeowner and businesswoman Kate Teofilo-Sanchez blogged one of my features as a way of helping to sell her home. This is just one of the many great benefits of having your home featured in a national interiors magazine. Kate is a freelance designer who runs her business What Katy Does from Bampton in mid-Devon. She made a fantastic job of the renovation and the result was an inspirational story which appeared in House Beautiful. Photograph: Carl Pendle
It’s all up when you spend your weekend decorating the hall, stairs and landing and your son pipes up: “It doesn’t look any different!”. Honestly! After much deliberation and buying several test pots, the final choice was Farrow & Ball’s Matchstick. Contrary to popular belief (!) I think it all looks so much fresher. Now, what to do with the growing collection of test pots in the garage? Any ideas welcome.
Just received some lovely feedback following a fun photoshoot at a fabulous coastal home in West Sussex last week. The owners very kindly dropped a line to say how much they enjoyed the experience – always makes the job worthwhile! 🙂
The lady is an avid reader of interiors magazines and is really pleased that her wonderful project will be featured in a glossy sometime in the near future. Lovely family who have taken a tired property and given it a completely new lease of life. Well done to them!
While I was finishing my interview, the photographer strolled down to the shore nearby and took this stunning shot.
Welcome to my first blog post ever!
I’ve been busy working on updating my website over the last few weeks. It’s still not quite finished but I’m getting there.
My Clients page is the latest update. I think it’s colourful, bright and breezy and showcases the wonderful publications that I have the privilege to work for when writing interiors and lifestyle features.
I’d love to hear your feedback on the page and the new website!
Thanks for dropping in.