Yup, Haslam Has It …

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It seems fitting that the grand dame of House and Garden, Sue Crewe, should bow out in her final issue, after 20 years at the helm, with an interview of the reigning master of hi-society décor Nicholas Haslam.  I reckon … Continue reading

9, Duchess of Devonshire

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There has been so much written about the Mitfords, and by the Mitfords, both during their lives and after , that now as the final obituaries roll off the press for the last sister,  ‘wait for me‘ Debo, it is truly … Continue reading

Celebrating Cecil

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There’s an immediate ‘click’ when you share a passion, in this instance Cecil Beaton. Talking to Andrew Ginger who conceived and put together the exhibition Beaton at Home was fascinating, 10 minutes swiftly became an hour…because there’s so much to … Continue reading

Can we go again? Ballyvolane

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Ireland’s country houses are the stuff of interior dreams and good life fantasies, whilst the Irish ‘themselves’ are famed for their céad míle fáilte hospitality, That’s ‘guaranteed a grand time’ to you and me, put it together and you have … Continue reading

Decorex Sketch

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September is a storming calvacade after the languor of Summer months, there’s endless shows, events and a constant instagram fizz of fabulous shots: are you Fashion Week frenzied? LDF? Focus-ed? 100% design? Top Drawer? A Decorative Fair? LAPADA’d? V and … Continue reading

woof!

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As man’s (and gal’s) loyal best friend dogs have a special place in our hearts and homes.  I spotted this interior the other day and the dog leapt off the page, for he is an heirloom dog whose presence in … Continue reading

The Infinite Structured World of Vanderhurd

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Have you heard of Christine Van Der Hurd? the design cognoscenti have …from Yves Saint Laurent and Biba, to Bergdorf Goodman and Liberty her designs have intermingled in the chicest spaces.  Walked through Claridges? stayed at Kit Kemp’s? zoomed down … Continue reading

A Modern Marriage

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I am always intrigued by the creative process, the journey behind great design resulting in truly memorable interiors and benchmark collections.  What’s the secret? the spell includes imagination and  craftsmanship, it needs great skill and dedication, but for interior-alchemy you … Continue reading

A Week in Provence

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Spending time in Provence you reconnect with an eternal good life guided by the seasons and enriched by its extraordinary beauty.  My heart beats to the daily cycle as the sun welcomes a clear-sky dawn before beating down until an apricot … Continue reading