Shadow Play

I’ve always been quite enchanted by shadows: images created on walls by quirky shadow-puppets; the patterns cast by leaves or trees on the ground; moody imagery … Read More

Fringe Benefits

Fashion is flirting with fringing at the moment, with these swishy edgings appearing on everything from jewellery and bags to many styles of clothing. It provides … Read More

Label Conscious

As a stylist I am always on the lookout for items that are characterful and distinctive – pieces that will add that special touch to a … Read More

Counter Culture: trivets

We suspect that trivets are a bit forgotten about and may even be missing from your arsenal of kitchenware. However, in our experience, they come in … Read More

A clean sweep

I recently spent an afternoon with my mother-in-law at the Burford Garden Company (www.burford.co.uk), a favourite haunt for both of us. She is a real garden … Read More

Nice knits

Knitwear is a big trend this season, with everything from fine knits to satisfyingly chunky pieces in a range of fabulous colours being spotted in the … Read More

Laundry baskets

I place great emphasis on finding good storage solutions: once I’ve acquired a new box or basket, I take pleasure in sorting things into them (most … Read More