Friday, 2 December 2016

Beyond this Facade - Lies a Garden Guest House

Stockbridge home

Beyond the facade of this Stockbridge townhouse, lies a charming, garden, guest cottage, I currently have an obsession with garden buildings after completing a garden studio of my own. Whether it's a guest cottage, an artist retreat, pool shed or "she/he shed" scenario, I believe everyone can benefit of such a space.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

A Contemporary, Californian Farmhouse

Contemporary California Farmhouse

As a design blogger, I am constantly looking at beautiful homes and gathering ideas for myself and others and I believe this exposure has influenced me greatly in being a little more adventurous with my own interior style. I used to have a house full of antique pieces but now I prefer a mix of contemporary and traditional furniture. I still love traditional style, however I realise the most interesting spaces are when designers mix things up, especially in a building that has contemporary architecture and this is why I love this Californian Farmhouse so much.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

The Perfect English, Country Cottage

Dorset Country Cottage

The epitome of an English, country cottage conjures images of those pictures we see on chocolate boxes and English postcards. Quaint, thatched roof buildings with mullion windows, surrounded by an overflowing garden filled with the scent of the old fashioned roses.

Friday, 4 November 2016

An Italian style Villa in Greece


Of course a Greek bathroom has to be marble

Today I thought I'd whisk you away to the blue skies and azure seas of Greece, where a short stroll away from the port of hydra, lies a stunning, 18th Century, stone mansion. Originally designed by Genovese architects, hence its likeness to an Italian villa, the mansion perches on a hillside with country and coastal views.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

An English Coastal Cottage in Beaulieu

Beaulieu House by the Sea
 symmetry is perfect for an entrance, it creates a sense of balance and is the perfect introduction 

Most coastal homes featured on my blog are usually Hamptons style and located in the USA, however, today I wanted to share an English coastal home. British interior designers tend to be more traditional than US designers and in this particular case, as this home's location to seaside and countryside go hand in hand, the designer has blended country and coastal and a smidgen of France for a more traditional look.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

A Shed for All Seasons

A GARDEN STUDIO FOR FOUR SEASONS

The perfect garden shed/studio is as much about the outside and how you integrate it into your garden as it is the inside and how you decorate it. This characterful garden shed belongs to Mar Jennings and features in his book, "Life on Mar's".