Sneak Peek

It’s been a bit quiet on line here at ADA, I have been absorbed in the REAL world, I know. Finally making decorative decisions. I know. And you know the way it is in the real world: rushed, complicated and … Continue reading

Stella and Issy’s Gilded Borders

I understand when Stella Tennant says: I’ve been itching to return to making, and now I’m doing it. I’ve been working on projects, mainly renovating houses, and that’s been my outlet. It’s really exciting to focus on this now.  ‘This … Continue reading

Making Christmas

This is the time of year when I want to do a ‘wreath making’ course, deck the halls and simmer mulled wine. Hhhm, looking at the assorted wreath-chic… maybe just order one from Athropologie? or Twig? I certainly want to … Continue reading

woof!

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

Happy Home

Our home was recently profiled in Image magazine and it was interesting to see it through ‘a lens’.  It really looked like somewhere I would like to hang out! which made me happy.  They asked a few questions, starting with: … Continue reading

Les Trois Garçons: 1,2,3.

Les Trois Garçons of lavish restaurant and decorating fame are having a sale, a very large sale, as they release the contents of their French chateau (featured Dec 2011 WOI) and some of their London establishments’ interiors. Les Trois Garçons … Continue reading

S(t)ill the Best?

Do you remember your first tear sheet? I know, I know, it’s not quite up there with some other firsts, BUT… Way back when… I ripped out this American decorator’s guest house, oh alright, like 17 years ago (I did … Continue reading

Autumn Mood

Those October issues are always chunky, lucky I got to the back page, where my mind lingered. After all Autumn is hovering, green giving way to shades of pumpkin and mustard, flashes of fiery brights,  a final firework display before … Continue reading

Sorgue Again

No matter how you arrive, once here, the heat seeps into your bones, rosé flows liberally, summer days are hazy, in tune with the cicadas and the path of the sun. The daily schedule and demands of life  melt away, … Continue reading