Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Selvedge spring fair

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The lovely people at Selvedge are having a Spring Fair in London, with lots of lovely and talented exhibitors selling beautiful crafts and supplies. The event is sponsored by Amy Butler so no doubt, her bright designs will be in abundance.


Ali xox

Orla Kiely for Citroen

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011


The wonderful and very talented Orla Kiely has teamed up with Citroen cars and produced this…

Is’nt it the most wonderful car… ever? And the inside gets even better.


Now, if only I had a spare £16,000…


Ali xox

Fantasy house

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

I love my home, but that doesn’t stop me daydreaming about a fantasy house somewhere…

That looks something like this…

One with with Orla Kiely stairs in the hallway…

A roaring fire and bookshelves in the living room…

I love this painting in the living room…

And with a bright, eclectic dining room…

A spot for reading in the sun room…

An unfitted kitchen with the extravagance of a chandelier…

And a proper walk-in larder.

Upstairs now to a bedroom with linen, lace and a canopy.

And the bathroom with twin sinks and a roll top bath.

Of course, the lovely thing about fantasy houses is that you can change  them whenever you like!

Ali xox

Image credits: Living etc, This is Glamourous, Design*Sponge,

Liberty loveliness

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Liberty of London create some of the most beautiful fabric designs, especially for their Tana Lawn range, and this spring their collection features designs by Lauren Child of Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean fame.

I think I feel a trip to London coming on!

Ali xox

Liberty Fabrics: Tuesday trees, Delfie, Helena’s Party.


Monday, November 1st, 2010

Flick though this beautiful, inspiring scandinavian interiors magazine, By Fryd at issu by Jeanette who also writes the lovely fryd + Design blog, and you’ll be wanting a holiday cottage on a scandinavian island…

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Ali xox

The art of display

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

I have been musing on beautiful groupings of different textures and tones.

Ali xox

All images: Light Locations

Butterfly dresses

Friday, October 1st, 2010

I came across these beautiful dresses today…

Ali xox

Images: Su Blackwell, Luly Yang

An oasis in the city

Thursday, August 13th, 2009
The green wall at the Athaenium, London

The green wall at the Athaenium, London

I’ve been dying to see this since it was installed earlier this year at the Athenaeum, and it is fabulous. The planting is in long ribbons with lots of grasses, bright and sunny red valerian near the top, and lush, shady planting at ground level. I would love to stay in one of those rooms with planting surrounding the windows – Oh and it has the Queen for a neighbour too! Buckingham Palace is just down the road!