Tuesday, 20 October 2009


Christmas has arrived early this year. Went to London last weekend for a party and stopped at Next and Paperchase on Tottenham Court Road on the way back. I was surprised to see that they had already started their Christmas windows! Get inspired by Next and perhaps you will have a pink Christmas this year?

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Winter gardening with Cyclamen in white

We did some gardening this weekend. High time to change the summer flowers in the pots to frost resistant winter flowers. Cyclamens are fantastic for this purpose. I have Ivy in my pots all year round and just change the flowering bit in the middle. Next weekend it is time to put some bulbs in, white Crocuses or perhaps some mini Irises!

Thursday, 1 October 2009


Sandbergs have had help from talented stylist Helene Holmstedt to do their dramatic stand at Decorex recently. A daring mix of wallpapers covered the walls and she had even dressed the inside of the small black coffee tables from Ikea with wallpaper.
The sofa from famous Carl Malmsten Shop (Stockholm) had been covered with a patchwork of Sandbergs textiles, a project by Swedish artist Pontus Djanaieff.


Look at this fantastic golden chair and metallic wallpaper in blue and brown. All shown at Osborne & Little's showroom and shop on Kings Road in Chelsea, London.
The metallic trend was big as I went round not only the showrooms in Chelsea but also when I visited Chelsea Harbour with all the showrooms there. For you who has never been to Chelsea Harbour and are interested in interior design. Next time you go to London make the effort to go there. Most of the showrooms are open daily for visitors, trade or not! Visit their web site for more info and opening times www.designcentrechelseaharbour.co.uk.