Iittala table reset challenge

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…

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Living room makeover – little changes make a big impact

You might have seen glimpses on my Instagram feed, but I don’t think I’ve shared photos here of our living room makeover and how just a few small changes have made a big difference to how the space feels. I had to keep it under wraps for ages as it was part of a style makeover with West Elm that was featured in the AW16 issue of 91 magazine, but now the mag has been out for a few months, I think it’s time I showed you how we’ve updated the space. My favourite black wall is still here – I’ve definitely not…

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Stylists’ tricks for a perfectly dressed bed

This is the last in my series on the relaxed country Henley bedroom makeover I worked on with Sharps at their flagship Baker Street showroom, and today I’m focusing on the main focal point in the room – the bed. As the largest piece of furniture in the room, the bed is the star of any bedroom, so it’s important to make sure you use that visual space to really highlight the area. Don’t the beds in hotels and showrooms always looks so perfectly dressed? There are some really simple steps stylists and designers use to create this luxurious look, and…

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Portfolio: Ideal Home’s Complete Guide To Christmas 2015

I’ve worked on Ideal Home’s Complete Guide to Christmas – a standalone magazine, dedicated to all things Christmas – since 2012. I edited the 2012 and 2013 issues, and have been a contributing editor for the 2014 and 2015 issues. Ideal Home’s Complete Guide to Christmas 2015 is out now, and it’s absolutely packed with great ideas for Christmas. I commissioned the very talented stylist Sophie Martell to style the 18-page lifestyle story – we wanted an elegant rustic look with lots of layered neutrals, an abundance of foliage and beautiful homemade touches. I found the most amazing location house…

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{Tips} Tidy for guests in an hour or less

Want to learn how to cheat at tidying up? Left it all to the last minute? Got guests coming over Christmas and want your home to look as good as the ones you see in beautiful home magazines? The tidiness you see on magazine pages is all an illusion, believe me. Here’s what our old house looked like a couple of hours before we shot it for Style At Home magazine back in April… As a stylist on a photo shoot, I only tidy and clean where the camera sees, so everywhere else is generally pretty chaotic. And you can…

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