Six months ago I moved to a shared apartment in a beautiful old converted school in North London. I took me a while of hunting around looking at apartments until I found the one I knew I wanted. The building is surrounded by flowers and trees and sits on a quiet street with beautiful large Victorian houses, there is a local park and little coffee shops dotted around. It is the right amount of city and countryside for me.
I love everything about the room, all its original features, the herringbone wood floors and the large sash windows, where on a sunny day my room is filled with light. I have gorgeous wooden Venetian blinds which I leave open day or night because my room backs onto tall trees.
Brass & stone succulent pots from Urban Outfitters.
Linen sheets from H&M home.
Brushed brass lamp from Target.
Mug from Habitat.
Book shelf from Swoon Editions.
Frames Georgia O’Keefe, My Last Door & Irving Penn.
Plants from various garden centres.
Persian rug & desk chair from Ikea.
Blue grey vase from West Elm. Kostick brass & bronze stars were gifts from John & Jane Kostick.
Wooden bowl from Muji.
Matches from Chocolate Apothecary on the Isle of Wight.
Sunday, 1 May 2016
A little purchase from West Elm, my favourite interior store. I had my eye on this brass, glass terrarium for sometime, so when it came back into stock, I picked myself up one and found the perfect little succulent to live in it along with some Isle of Wight beach pebbles collected on my last trip to see family.
Friday, 29 April 2016
My room in Instagram form.
Cuyana has quickly become my favourite brand. I was recently lucky enough to be able visit their store in Abbot Kinney, Venice Beach during my LA trip. Their ‘Fewer, Better’ motto doesn’t work so well when I want to buy everything they sell. During my last trip to America I was able to order their cosmetic travel set in black, tablet case in grey, classic tote in black and passport holder in stone. This time I bought myself another classic tote, in pastel pink, their weekend bag in dove and wallet in petrol blue. Having spoken to lovely woman in their store, she informed me they had plans to start shipping to the UK this year, which will probably not be good for my bank balance.