Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Chelsea Flower Show is one of those events that gets me giddy every single year. The magic the designers and growers weave with their fabulous gardens and floral displays needs to be seen to be believed. This year I managed to wangle going on both the Thursday and Saturday of the show which meant I got to …

Discovering Marion Dorn

It was a gloriously sunny day last week when my mum had the pleasure of visiting the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire – a gorgeous art deco hotel on the seafront, overlooking the Lake District fells. In its heyday the Midland Hotel showcased pieces from the most pre-eminent artists and designers of the time, including Eric Ravilious, Eric …

Where Do Our Charity Shop Clothes End Up?

For most of us, charity shops are an all too familiar sight on the British high street, nestled as they normally are between the local cafe and Greg’s Bakery. With an estimated 10,200 shops across the UK, access is usually pretty easy and most people have at some point in their lives dropped off a bag of their unwanted …

A Catch up with Penny Seume

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of catching up with fabric designer extraordinaire Penny Seume over a cup of tea at her pop-up shop in Clerkenwell. I’ve admired Penny’s work from afar for a while so couldn’t wait to find out more about her and her work. Here’s how our chat went: So Penny, …

Chelsea Flower Show 2014

So those of you who know your stuff will catch me out on this one and quite rightly point out that Chelsea Flower Show was a whopping three months ago but I was browsing through my photos earlier and thought what wonderful inspiration these photos could be. As the weather is so lovely today (yay, please …

Margherita Missoni: Style Muse

Because we love the bold designs of Missoni, we’re inspired by muse and heiress Margherita Missoni. Her Milan apartment, as featured here, is an eclectic mix of family antiques, 60s chairs and of course colourful printed accessories and open living space inside and outside. She moved out of her family house to live here, and …

Spello Infiorati Flower Festival 2014

We’re always on the look out for rag rug design inspiration and it doesn’t get much better than the Spello Infiorati in Italy. Every year the inhabitants of this beautiful Italian town line the streets with art made entirely of flowers. With over a hundred pieces throughout the town, every type of flower under the sun and …

Beautiful & Bold Rugs

You may have noticed by now that we’re quite partial to a good rug, especially when they’re bright, beautiful and handmade. Although we love a good rag rug and our houses are full of them, it hasn’t stopped us hoarding other rugs over the years from Mexico, Turkey, France and other places. Below are some …

Designer Spotlight – Kaffe Fassett

I thought I’d take this Bank Holiday downtime to shout about one of my favourite rag rug inspirations – Kaffe Fassett.  Known for making vibrant colours and mixing patterns, American-Born Kaffe is a textiler extraordinaire. If you’re lacking a bit of inspiration or just love beautiful things then my favourite book is “Glorious Interiors”. See …

Rag Rug of the Month: Rainbow

This lovely rainbow rag rug was made by my mum, Victoria, and sat at the end of my bed all through my teenage years. It’s made using a shaggy ragging technique and contains a whole host of memories in the form of ragged up clothes and swimming costumes I grew up in.