This brief was to design a second home for the installation artist Olafur Eliasson. The site is situated at the top of a tranquil gully in the Avon Gorge with a steep drop off, and amazing views down to the River Avon. Having lived in and around Bristol for many years, I had no … Continue reading Dom-Ino House Project
In the last couple of weeks I decided to repaint my sitting room. It has been the same colour for ages, and I felt an update was in order. I am getting very drawn to orange at the moment, and as the room has a lot of light and high ceilings, I felt that it … Continue reading How a pot of paint can cause chaos…
During a very hot week 3 of us were crammed into the very small bathroom as it was refurbished. My plumbers valiantly ripped out and refitted, and I hovered a lot and worked in the evenings on redecorating it. Here are the finished pictures.. much fresher, no more leaks and hopefully it will stand up … Continue reading Finally… The Bathroom is now finished.
My daughter lives in a flat in London, and recently informed me that the bath tap had died a sorry death. So it's my job to fix it as the landlady. The current fixture and fittings are a bit worse for wear, with inherited items like a cracked sink, warped bath panel, a wobbly lit … Continue reading Bathroom Revamp Planning
This past week has been the industry hotbed that is Clerkenwell Design Week. I spent a day perusing the offerings, and some of these products caught my eye: LIGHTING: The lighting show was held in Fabric nightclub, which meant that they could be displayed brilliantly. There were a lot of 'repeat' concrete shades around, but … Continue reading Clerkenwell Design Week
So being a busy-bee student has definitely been a real adventure this academic year... but what a blast and I love every minute of it. Next week I get my final crit from Tutors for my latest project. I have been charged to design a Pavilion (full on Architecture style, from fixings to weights to … Continue reading A Year of Learning…
This week's obsession is not the Royal Wedding for me, but the amazing new wallpapers which I keep seeing everywhere as new designers embrace the digital printing possibilities that are now available. It seems that interior trends are embracing large scale and bright patterns, and while they may not be for everyone's taste I love … Continue reading Object of Desire – Bespoke Wallpaper
As mentioned in the last post, the final item left to complete was my door to nowhere. This the odd doorway/architrave mid way up the top stairs. A nice, but quite bizarre period feature in the house (?!). You know that song 'We're on the road to nowhere' by Talking Heads, it has now morphed … Continue reading My ‘Door to Nowhere’..
In my earlier post, you may have been aware of my procrastination about finishing off the top floor of my hall and stairs. But it is finally done, with some serious hanging off bannisters paining techniques. I forced myself to start yesterday, and it is now finished, well very nearly.... This was looking up to … Continue reading Stairs & Landings – the ‘nearly’ finished results…
Or how the # has become second nature... It is a fact that I love Instagram, and I am always amazed and delighted by the creativity out there that I can peruse... from nature photography to food to clothes to interiors. It means I follow so many people that it takes ages to scroll through … Continue reading Instagram Challenges