The Good Life – we all want it. And then there are some who actually make it happen.
A serene and streamlined home located on one of Notting Hill’s enviably elegant streets, Jessica Mason’s flat is both a haven of peace and a hive of activity.
“Who lives in a house like this” is definitely a question you’d find yourself pondering if you somehow came to be snooping around this Notting Hill narrowboat.
It was bucketing down with rain on the morning we visited illustrator Carol Maxwell, but the minute we stepped inside her colourful home, we totally forgot about the weather.
It’s that time of year when the British public descends on the country’s coveted coastlines. Come rain or shine, we’re there with flip-flops on. Literally.
Whether it’s Bank Holiday weekend or not, the desire to escape the city is palpable. So, if you’re home-obsessed like we are, why not shun the chaos of the travelling masses and create your very own getaway from the comfort of your humble abode?
Tea may be the drink of choice in England, but not so in Vietnam. Everywhere we look we can’t help but notice people drinking coffee. Not grabbing a cup on the go like a frantic Londoner, but sitting, savouring every sip.
Dabu printing – we can’t get enough of it. Our obsession du moment, it’s the magic behind the gorgeous patterns you see on Bohemian soft furnishings.
“The Terning plays on two ways of tiling – highlighting the depth and texture of the timber but also angling the grain. So you get a really intriguing pattern over a single wash of timber.”
“Modern life is an assault on the senses – especially visually. It’s only when you stop that you see beauty in the simplest shapes.”
Never ones to shy away from a splash of colour, we’re pleased to see that the trend for brighter, bolder interiors shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.
Sometimes a city takes you by surprise and Wrocław is almost guaranteed to be one of them when it comes to colour inspiration.
The most immediate sign that you’ve met your match is undoubtedly the chemistry.