Sunday Lie In | Ocean Blue

Breakfast in bed | Design Hunter

Ever since we painted the wall in the bedroom a darker shade last month I've been looking for a few new linen and accessory updates to pull everything together. Now that we are down to just a few hours of light each day the room had started to feel a little gloomy and, diehard lover of monochrome as I am, I had to admit it was in need of an injection of colour to lift things.

With its rich ocean blue tones and subtle palm print design this bed linen set from Christy does the job perfectly. There's something almost jewel like about the rich aquamarine colour. It really comes alive next to this brass tray and feels perfect for winter, but in summertime it will look bright, breezy, fresh and tropical.


Christmas Gift Edit | For Her

Christmas Gifts for Her

I'm kicking off the countdown to Christmas on Design Hunter today with the first of my gift edits.

I'll be posting lots of gift ideas over the next couple of weeks and will also be creating a dedicated Christmas Gift Guide page where I'll be rounding up all the items featured in the gift guide posts along with lots of other lovely things you might feel tempted to treat your friends or loved ones to.

1. coat by Stella McCartney  |  2. bath oil by Byredo  |  3. scented candle by Oscar de la Renta  |  4. earrings from SixForGold Boutique  |  5. notebook by Lanvin  |  6. leopard print clutch by Whistles  |  7.  bracelet from The White Company  |  8. marble phone case by Native Union  |  9. box by L'Objet

Blue Collar Rib bowls by Arian Brekveld for Royal Delft

Blue collar rib bowls by Arian Brekveld for Royal Delft

These 'Blue Collar Rib Bowls' by Arian Brekveld landed in my inbox recently. Regular readers will know that I have a soft spot for contemporary ceramics and these are certainly on my wish list.

Brekveld previously designed for Royal Delft in 2012, with his 'Touch of Blue' tableware and 'Blue Collar Bottles', and has this year added new pieces to the Blue D1653 collection. As before he has cleverly juxtaposed the application of classic blue motifs onto pure white forms that align perfectly with the heritage of Delftware (which traces its origins back to the 1640s), bringing it bang up to date for lovers of contemporary ceramics.

I particularly like the larger flatter bowls - a perfect embodiment of old and new within a single design.


Dulux Amazing Space

Dulux Amazing Space copper blush moodboard | Design Hunter

Christmas seems to be creeping ever closer. Over the weekend we spent some time freshening up our home, repainting the hallway and contemplating a few new accessories to pull everything together for the winter. There are a few spaces that feel a little uninspiring and I've been looking for ways to improve them on a fairly modest budget, without undertaking anything too major.

Last week I was invited to have a design consultation with Dulux ahead of the launch of their new online interior design service Amazing Space, which aims to provide homeowners with a range of inspirational ideas to enable them to transform their homes in an affordable and stress-free way. In all honesty, my initial reaction was to be a little unsure about how useful I'd find it (I already spend a lot of time looking at interiors after all), and more importantly, whether or not I'd actually like the ideas the designers proposed, but I was also intrigued to discover how the Dulux experts would approach our living space, and what someone casting a professional pair of eyes over our home would recommend. So to test out the service I booked three half hour sessions to look at three different spaces in our home - the kitchen, the living room and the bedroom.