Mosaic on the Catwalk

28 Feb

I’m blown away with every new Dolce and Gabbana collection, mostly because of the source of their inspiration – Sicily.

This time, they’ve really tugged at the heartstrings with the  recently launched FW14 collection. The muse – the mosaics of Monreale.

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I’m not Sicilian, but married to one and the minute I stepped foot on that island, I fell in love.


The dark side of rustic

13 Jan

Rustic interiors are undergoing a modern renaissance. It is refreshing to see creative modern twists of this age old, classic style.  Talented inteiror designer, Ineke van den Berg, is behind the transformation of this stunning Dutch Art Deco residence. Images: Bravacasa, 11/12

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Dolce Bambini

30 Jul


What’s not to love about the latest Dolce & Gabbana Kids ad campaign. Simply devine! Classic colours and a hint of Italian lace against a backdrop of Roccoco Sicily… perfection.


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Olive, Wood + Stone – Styling for a Rustic Wedding

19 Jun

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D.I.Y. Vintage Writing Desk

5 Jun

There is an upside to midnight baby feeding – you get the scour the internet for fabulous design projects 🙂

Last night I stumbled upon this very cute writing desk makeover by Greer Clayton(painter, artist and keen traveller). A playful statement piece perfect for a bachelorette pad, tween room, nursery or office. It was made over using a polka dot stencil by Cutting edge stencils. Get busy this long weekend 🙂

Before shot vintage writing desk

After polka dot stencil


The Spanish Apartment

4 Jun

Scanned my email alerts this morning and was very excited to see the words “white”, “mosaic” and “design” in the same sentence (always a good start). Take a look at this very striking but elegant apartment in Barcelona. Complete with original hand cut mosaic floors, high ceilings and a minimalist scheme – it doesn’t get better than this, and they certainly don’t make them like they used to. Spotted by TheDesignerPad and originally shared by Elle Decor España.Enjoy…

Ceramic Obsession

31 May

It’s no secret that I have been utterly mesmerised by ceramics for some time now. There is a reason why they’ve been popular for thousands of years – they are sustainable, beautiful and have the ability to dramatically transform interiors for a relatively low cost. Here are some pics from my ‘to lust over’ collection.

P.S. I have been adding to my inspiration folder for years and cant remember all the sources, so if you can help identify some – much appreciated 🙂

Stefano Dolce and Domenico Gabbana’s Villa

Villa Thun Capri

Featured in Bravacasa

Vietri Tiles used in a Positano Villa

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