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I’ve realised that this bold and pretty Kantha blanket on the Cloth House website (130x190cm) £250 would be the perfect way to loosen up our rather too ‘still’ English Green bedroom, which still hasn’t quite come to life since having to make lots of decorating decisions artificially fast this time last year. Think that now we’ve had a chance to live in the space for a bit there will be lots of little notions pushing their way through…



Oh dear, another fabric I ‘must have’ – House of Hackney‘s ace new print on linen and velvet. Ticks two of my favourite boxes: ‘animal print’ AND ‘pleasingly odd’, and the colouring is delicately different too…

The next few weeks are going to be a challenge for me in terms of how I’m going to get the colours, patterns and decorating detail I’m desperate to live with past the grouped monoliths of partner with decorating schedule and creative ideas of his own, contractors who can’t understand why I wouldn’t want the largest possible bathroom tiles ‘They’re easier to rig up’, electricians who want to slap up big plastic exterior lights right onto about the only ‘feature’ on the front of the house, the porch etc… Hmmm.

The Cloth House comes up trumps again with this set of deliciously rich cotton prints. Now all I need is the Spitalfields house I’d like to decorate with them…


I’m lining up to watch the film “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel” and can’t stop thinking about this fabulous crimson interior with all it’s strength and vibrant patterning layered up together. And she sits, wonderfully bold in front of it all, like a silhouette. Very clever and I love it.

a textile design detail from an album of designs by William Kilburn (1745-1818), at the

Pablo Picasso. Line-and-dot drawing, 1931.

Sorting through my fabric favourites, I came across these delights. Yes they’re bold, but look how happy they are together!!


The kitchen floor at a location I shot at the other day…











Nicole Fabres Crocus design is simply one of my favourite fabrics, period. Yep, it’s very ‘traditional’, but take a closer look – the colouring is sublimely delicate and actually rather off-beat with its lilacs and sea greens. I have one treasured piece at home as my cushion on our simple, modern, peat-grey sofa and it sits perfectly happily against a modern silhouette as much as it would upholstered onto a pretty antique.