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A custom canvas for the nursery

When my first daughter Amelie was about 6 months old, I wanted to give her something that was handmade and didn’t come off a production line in a faraway factory, something that would outlast all the plastic toys that were already falling apart, something…

April 4, 2016

The best plants to clean indoor air

Growing up, I noticed my mother had a natural affinity with plants. She had about fifty of them, spilling from the house into the garden in mismatched pots. On weekends she’d tend to them lovingly, talking and singing to them, softly and often out…

October 30, 2015
Master bedroom bedhead with cushions and side table with copper lamp

A spring-inspired bedroom refresh

I don’t know what it is about the beginning of spring that makes me want to chuck everything out. Maybe it’s the onset of the warmer weather and the need for less… less clothes to wear, less food to eat, less stuff to put away.…

September 1, 2015
Living room makeover with new cushions

The great cushion conundrum

It’s possible that I have an unhealthy obsession with cushions. I’m unable to walk past cushions in a homewares shop without stopping to consider and, sometimes, caress them. Weird, I know. I can’t explain it, except to say that cushions are so soft and…

August 20, 2015