I’ve loved Iittala’s tableware, cookware and accessories since I first started working in interiors, and I’m still just as smitten 15 years later. I think it’s the clean, simple shapes that appeal, as well as the beautiful glass colours – I’ve got a collection of Mariskooli bowls that I’ve collected over the years. So when an email popped into my inbox challenging me to use some of Iittala’s new ranges to come up with a creative table setting, there was no way I was going to turn it down! We believe there are no set rules for setting a table. You make… View Post

: Styling the Seasons, by Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots : “Reflect the change of seasons and show those changes in your own home, by styling any surface (shelf, dining table, mantelpiece) with something you like to reflect the new month and what it means to you” We had a pyjama day yesterday to celebrate the end of half term, and it ended up being one of those wonderful days when everyone is content and relaxed all day long. The kids seemed to relish the opportunity to just play with each other, and they were off creating their own… View Post

Now that the new ground floor space is coming together, it’s time to start making exciting choices about furniture, decoration and accessories (my favourite bit). Until the wall between the kitchen and dining room was knocked down, Ben and I really struggled to picture the new layout, and what furniture would work well in it. It’s a good thing we didn’t rush into buying a new kitchen table, because we changed our minds at least three times. We started off thinking we’d like to buy a old traditional pine table cheap on eBay, and then paint it a bright colour.… View Post