COMPTON VERNEY: HOME & GARDEN SHOW

COMPTON VERNEY: HOME & GARDEN SHOW

On Saturday 29th June, Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park will be hosting its very first Home & Garden Show - and I will be there as a guest speaker giving a talk on Curating The Home! The talk will be at 1pm and will discuss the process of creating a home that represents its inhabitants through thoughtful design. I’ll be talking about sustainability, art sourcing, trends and design philosophy and psychology…

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FENG SHUI

FENG SHUI

In this period of retrospective design, trends seem to be more fast and frequent than ever before. The world of design feels saturated with multiple styles and eras being revived and combined. It can feel a bit overwhelming. In order to navigate this, I have found myself returning to my knowledge of design philosophy; the core principles of design that have endured time and transcended ‘trend’…

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SEASON'S SENSES

SEASON'S SENSES

When I first read about Hygge I connected with it immediately as I have a very similar philosophy when it comes to design. Our homes are sanctuaries, our safe places where we can be our most relaxed and comfortable selves. They are necessary retreats from the outside world and this is never more true than in the winter when our natural instincts encourage us to hibernate…

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SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW

This Friday, I will be opening the Knowledge Zone at Britain’s biggest festival of boating - TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show! 

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The Knowledge Zone is a place where industry experts will be giving daily talks and demonstrations on TheYachtMarket’s stand (no. E040) on everything from ocean safety to buying, selling and maintaining boats. I will be discussing Yacht Interiors.

Alongside my passion for art and design, I am a keen sailor. Time spent on boats as a toddler developed into a lifelong passion that has seen me sail aboard tall ships such as the Sir Winston Churchill, the Sir Malcolm Miller, and most recently, the beautiful Bessie Ellen, a 1904 West Country trading ketch.

I will be giving advice on how to design practical and creative nautical interiors. Boat interiors are not limited to the classic navy and white. Whether you are upgrading to sell or simply for your own enjoyment, I'll be presenting ideas and schemes to give your boat the edge.

Come along to discover the latest materials and products leading the way in the world of interiors at sea!

(images supplied by Ocean Air)

I will be on TheYachtMarket stand no.E040 on Friday 15th September at 12.30pm and on Saturday 16th September at 2pm. The talks will also be streamed on TheYachtMarket's youtube channel for those who can't make it!

Check out our Yacht Interiors pinterest board below for some nautical inspiration!

INSPIRATION: LIGHT

INSPIRATION: LIGHT

It can be very easy to underestimate the power of lighting in a design scheme, whether that be from a stunning statement fitting or some subtle downlights. Lighting is closely connected to our emotional and psychological reactions, therefore, if a scheme is wrong many of us will feel it straight away- which will, in turn, impact how the rest of a design is received. I find lighting so inspiring to work with as it is so diverse...
 

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INDOOR OUTDOOR

INDOOR OUTDOOR

During the summer I love to be outdoors as much as possible whether that be lounging around with a book or cooking up a meal al fresco. I don’t believe that garden furniture should differ hugely from what we have inside, why have something that is awkwardly wooden and uncomfortable when you can have something plush, well-designed and durable? This year there are some beautiful outdoor fabrics and furniture ranges that can help do just that...

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5 STEPS TO SPRING

5 STEPS TO SPRING

Finally, Spring has decided to arrive to give us some sunshine and warmth! With the days getting longer and brighter my garden is starting to come back to life and this highlights everything that needs to be done inside. It is a time to come out of hibernation, freshen up and prepare for the year ahead and I have 5 simple things you can do to make your home Spring perfect...

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