Simple tips for a successful gallery wall

One of the key features in my Henley bedroom makeover at Sharps’ flagship showroom was a gallery wall by the bed, and this was super easy to create. Why a gallery wall? I wanted to draw even more attention to that wallpapered feature wall and make sure the bed was a stand-out focal point in the room. Rather than squeeze it in above the impressive headboard, I decided to hang the pictures above the bedside table, helping to frame the bed and to lead the eye around the room towards the fitted wardrobes on the adjacent wall. For my simple tips…

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Modern country bedroom makeover with Sharps’ Henley range

A couple of months ago, I got to spend an exciting day in Sharps‘ flagship showroom on Baker Street, giving their Henley bedroom a smart modern country makeover. The room previously had a coastal theme, but I wanted to update this with a relaxed county feel that was luxurious and inviting. Texture played a key role in my styling, and for my colour scheme I opted for layered neutrals with a soft, blush pink as an accent, which would work well with the warm grey and elegant lines of the Henley fitted furniture in the space. The main decorating change in the…

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Stylish family-friendly city pad in Amsterdam

I’m getting more and more particular about where we stay when we go away, so finding a family-friendly city pad in Amsterdam that also ticked the style box was a must. And the V-loft at Hotel V Frederiksplein was by far the most stylish place we’ve ever stayed. We aren’t natural hotel guests. Even before having the twins, we were always more inclined to book a self-catering option over a hotel, but the V-loft offered a great compromise. Hotel V is spread along a block of 19th century apartment and office buildings on Amsterdam’s Frederiksplein. The lofts are just around the corner from the main hotel, with their…

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Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants book review

Trust me when I tell you that Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants by Igor Josif and Judith de Graaff (the founders of Urban Jungle Bloggers) is an absolute joy to read. Whether you’re well along the path to plant addition, or don’t have a clue where to start, this book delivers inspiration and advice in abundance. And I’m not just saying that because it features five photographs by yours truly, honest (although I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to see my pictures in a book for the first time!). The book is broken down into three main sections……

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Textural wall hanging workshop – book now!

Right, something a bit out of my comfort zone today (actually, most things feel out of my comfort zone at the moment, but that’s another story), to announce a workshop, hosted by me, where you can make a wall hanging like this one. I’ve been working on an exciting project with 91 Magazine and West Elm, which you’ll be able to see in the new AW issue. To celebrate this issue, 91 Magazine is hosting a curated pop-up event at West Elm’s flagship Tottenham Court Road store from 17-20 November. I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be hosting a two workshops on the first day. Workshop…

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