Friday, 28 March 2014


Midnight Katy, a lovely pink Geranium was awarded "Geranium of the year 2014" by Blomsterfrämjandet in Sweden at the Garden Fair recently! A hope of spring arriving soon!

Thursday, 27 March 2014


Went to Stow on the Wold (The Cotswolds, UK) last Saturday and went into this charming antique shop, Alison Stewart Antiques, where she had this beautiful red hyacinths. Nice mix with mini Narcissus and a variety of Lavender that she got in Tesco of all places! The red hyacinths are called Woodstock if you want go get a hold of some for next spring. More later...

Wednesday, 26 March 2014


Tricia Guild ( in the middle, founder, owner, designer etc Designers Guild), me (far left) and Rupert Thomas (editor of The World of Interiors) having a chat at the traditional breakfast meeting at Designers Guilds flagship store on Kings Road at the start of London Design Week a couple of weeks ago. Me and Tricia nearly always tend to turn up in the same colours this day. This spring in momochrome. My jacket was a bargain at HM years ago!
Photo by Camilla Julner!

My skirt is from Zara and more asymmetric than John Lewis version (in the shop window). Blue and coral neon pink goes well with the monochrome palette.
Photo by Camilla Julner.

Monochromes with greys and pinks at Designers Guild. Nice still life in the fabric- and wallpaper showroom on Kings Road.

Monday, 24 March 2014


Went to Stratford Upon Avon to have my hair cut (Matthew Curtis) and passed and was positively surprised to see home ware in their window displays! A lot of inspiration from the 50-ies and 60-ies in a modern way. Very nice and well presented and good prices!

Among a few other more or less famous designers the well known wonder child Matthew Williamson had designed these cushions and a whole collection of bedlinen and towels. Flowery and full of butterflies.

One line, mainly china, is inspired by the dutch company Pip and Cath Kidston. Again, very well designed and good prices!

This was the more modern line, graphic designed cushions and wire shaped into candle holders! I could not resist them and got all three! £7 each!

And here they are, on my kitchen dining table ready for Sunday lunch! Black candle holders from, paper napkins from, runners from, water glasses from and black plates from

I served slow cooked lamb shoulder with Dauphinoise potatoes and this attractive salad, original recipe by Nigella Lawson. Little gem salad with avocado and warm peas dressed with garlic oil, white wine vinegar, honey, and mint! Seasoned with salt and pepper! Lovely to any roast or lamb dish!  

I went to Ikea last week and saw this mix of patterns! Striking!

"Bråkig", a temporary and trendy collection by Wallpaper, fabric, cushions and china and Frosta footstool with matching colours. Hurry, when it´s gone it´s gone!

Friday, 21 March 2014


Bought this lovely necklace at today! Only £22! Dress from Topshop, wallpaper from and lamp from!

Thursday, 20 March 2014


Pink and natural on the brink of looking sick! Kind of cool! Slick hair and white eye brows! Jonathan Saunders AW14!

Fashionista at London Fashion Week i February! Cold! But sweet. Easy to make yourself if you are handy and a busy bee! Should think the outfit is from Topshop!

Fresh and summery! I love the transparent hoody! Not to talk about the leather jacket! Gorgeous! Zoe Jordan SS14.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


This years colour from the My favourite shade of yellow...Just a pity that my house is already full of similar products in stainless steel. For the rest of you, enjoy mellow yellow...

Tuesday, 18 March 2014


We girls can never have to many shoes! I love these, again a collaboration with Orla Kiely and Clark´s ( this higher heel version will be in the shops this autumn (Nilsons in Sweden usually stock this range). I love the pink dots and the cow skin! Comes in black and brown with green!

This is this summer collection by Oral Kieyly by Clark´s. In shops now! From Clark´s own shops to Jones and hopefully Nilson´s in Sweden.

More....I love this 60-ies look!

I love brogues. These got an extra touche of gold! From LFW AW14!

More inspiration from the 60-ies. This is the AW14 collection by

Silver, right this summer and next winter! Dorateymur again!

Copper is just one of the metallic surfaces we will see a lot of this summer and next season! Sorry, do not know where these are from, was seen outside LFW AW14 show space!

Monday, 17 March 2014


Metallic! Short dress, raincoat, white tights and silver trainers. Groovy and fresh at the same time!

For all ages! Black with a yellow coat! Zara, Topshop and Cos has them!

Hippie or The Bohemian look which the press like to call it now. High waist boys jeans, Chinese kimono jacket, blue clutch and black hat. Easy peasy!

Hippie look with pastels and fox! Not PC but very in, Fox vest! Light blue coat and hippie hairband! Coat from

Monochrome and pastels. Right length and fabric on the white skirt and worn with girly trainers. Or turquoise hair and matching collar! 

And finally for today, more Bonnie and Clyde with a shocking pink beret and satchel, matching her hair. Grey coat summons it up!

Friday, 14 March 2014


Lily of the Valley and butterflies, spring is nearly here. This was displayed at Osborne & Little during Chelsea Design Week (this week). Among a lot of news one was a wallpaper with a monochrome flowery base with colourful butterflies hence this arrangement!

Daylesford Organic with headquarters in Kingham (The Cotswolds) had added some colour to their otherwise colourless collections. Sage and mild greens mixed with white and grey, fresh like spring greens! I love the display with the use of vintage milk footstools.

Lovely embroidery, ferns are really one of my favourite motives when it comes to fabrics. This cushion is from the latest collection at Designers Guild,

Think Monet and water lilys etc. The latest collection from The Black Edition by Romo was all done by an impressionistic artist. It was gorgeous and will no doubt start a trend within fabric design.

Tropical inspiration from scientific travels from the past was the theme of one of Sanderson's new collections.

Thursday, 13 March 2014


Chelsea Design Week, London Design Week, whatever you want to call this week it started traditionally with breakfast @ Designers Guild, Tricia Guild herself is always there to greet you! Lots of blues as usual - her favourite colour.

Always with a nice smile on her face, we all had a chat with the lovely Tricia this morning!

I went to Daylesford Organic (near Kingham, The Costwolds) last Sunday for lunch and what a surprise to find some colour in there otherwise so white and off white style. Yellowy green over to turquoise, fresh!

Why not paint your own pots this spring. From blue greys to yellow!

A mix of spring greens from Designer Guild, mix flowers with tye dye, crushed velvet and vintage furniture.

The new collections from DG are inspired by Japan. Here in a sage green colour way. Elegant and calming.

Paul Jones/John Lewis near Sloane Square celebrated spring with this arty window display. Showing off their Scandinavian inspired furniture and monochrome tableware. for more!

Thursday, 6 March 2014


Did a bit of spring cleaning in my kithchen this weekend and washed out the old garlic and rosemary olive oil bottles and filled them up with fresh garlic, twigs of rosemary from my garden and virgin olive oil. Easy peasy to do. Clean the bottles, add garlic or any fresh herb you like, fill up with virgin olive oil and put the in the window where the sun can get to them. That will speed up the infusing time! Use when cooking and for salads etc. Nice to bring as a gift instead of flowers or a bottle of wine. 

Olive green will be a big colour for next winter if you are to believe Burberry and what was shown at the last London Fashion Week. I love the big scarf draped over the shoulder. Note the bag and shoes with flowery and arty applications!

More olive green. this time in maxi length woolly "caftans" and wide trousers high in waist and with a surprising transparent detail on the thigh! Felder and Felder AW14.

HM also showed the military green at their show in Paris recently! Woolly jumper and lacey satin shorts and high boots. AW 14

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Black and white, monochrome, op,  always a perfect combination and at the moment just as popular as in the 60-ies with Mary Quant and Courèges etc. Here one of the exhibitors at London Fashion Week just a couple of weeks ago. I love how she has added the pale yellow shoes to the outfit!

Outfit by Danielle Romeril for Newgen/Topshop, showed at London Fashion Week AW14. I love the dotted trainers! Get the paint out!

Zara just now! I could not resist the skirt, it is now in my wardrobe!

More for next winter. Saw this knitted asymmetrically designed dress at Fashion Scout/The Ones to Watch!

Romantic laces and with Victorian influence mixed with shiny leather, romantic punk by Isabel Marant for AW14.

Well, if I was ever to go to the Bafta or Oscars this is what I would wear! Fantastic dress even worn on a monochromatic floor! Matthew Williamson AW14.

Me myself in monochrome with a splash of limoncello! Jacket and bracelet from HM,dress from Topshop and bag from Ted Baker. 
Installation in the window at Selfridges just now!

More inspiration for the monochrome trend as seen on

Stripes horizontal or vertical mixed with squares, crosses etc. Go wild!

I love this window display. This was the celebration of Joseph´s in Fulham Road 50-ieth birthday autumn 2013.

Cupcakes in monochrome. Made by me this winter. Recipe to be found here on this blog July last year!

Op in the top! Steamers etc by Sagaform.

Skirt dress with built in Bra by Ann Sofie Back!

Animal prints on china by HM,in their shops right now and on the internet shop More monochromes to come, for the home, your feet etc. Watch this space!