17Apr0

Happy Easter!

Now go eat chocolate, drink Champagne, spend time with your favourite people, go to Church, say a prayer, maybe even catch up on your favourite TV programme {please don't get me started on The Good Wife}.

Whatever makes you happy, do that. xo

16Apr0

Put pen to paper

I have to admit I am kinda' loving April.

The weather is cheery. People are more cheery. The air feels more cheery. The world is a happier place.

Exciting things are afoot.

Merci xo

15Apr1

Pretty Paris

Paris is always a good idea.

Who needs words when you can just look at the pictures.

C'est la vie xo

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15Apr0

Pretty pencils

Fancy some bespoke pencils?

Hit me up xo

15Apr0

Paper Paris

If you love print and paper like moi, take a wander down to Rue du Pont Louis Phillippe. You will not be disappointed xo

9Apr0

Always learning

Make up lesson. Check!
Calligraphy lesson. Check!

And the sun shone.

Happy days xo

6Apr0

Work Eat Drink Sleep Repeat

So last week was pretty intense.
Work was crazy.
Life was crazy.
Playtime was crazy and involved dinner at Lunches at Laduree, Aubaine and Muriels and dinners at Soho House and Berners Tavern - cue detox.

But hey I like a bit of crazy.

I don't like losing my favourite faux fur peach scarf so my face is currently sad.

Love xo

1AprOff

A sunny week

So it's April, how did that happen?

Well if it's going to be warm, sunny and Spring like it can stay.

Here's to a wonderful week xo

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28MarOff

In The Pink

It's been a week of massive highs and little lows.

And pink, lot's of pink.

So all is well. In fact scratch that, all is brilliant because it's Friday.

Enjoy friends, go wild - the weekend is yours to do what you will xo

24MarOff

When life hands you lemons…

Go to Ladurée.

Last week was all kinds of mentals, mentals in a super good way though so that's O.K but I just had to take an hour away from it all at Ladurée at Harrods and had, not for the first time, the-most-amazing-lemon-tart-ever.

Here's to more of the same.

Love xo

21MarOff

The detail…

Those gorgeous folk over at Rock My Style came for tea and cake - iv had a couple of emails asking for specifics so here are some of the finer details room by room... xo

H A L L
Makes enough of a statement with the exposed wood and original floor details, so we wanted to keep it totally free of furniture and styled elements with the exception of a standard lamp.

Detail:
Original black door and stained glass windows that give incredible light.
Minton tiles in the hallway
Features lots of original exposed wood
Vintage standard lamp

L O U N G E
With a feature fireplace, bay window and tall shelves, the lounge is my favourite room. The light in this room in the evening is beautiful and so relaxing. I have chosen white, shades of grey and black as the main colours with a small hint of metallics in the cushions.

Detail:
DFS {yes really! believe me, they have *some* gorgeous sofa’s you have to look past the dated website and styling} and Made.com
Diptyque candles [I use the empty glass holders as vases and tidies}
Mercury candles, silver candles, glass candles and bud vases from Cox and cox
Glassware Gisella Graham and vintage
Case as tv mount was a vintage find
I am a total cushion obsessive and have mixed and matched lots of textures... The cushions are from Jonathan Adler, Heals, Laura Ashley and John Lewis, Conran Shop {dark grey weave from current season} and Mabel and Bird {geometric prints from current season}
Small side lamp base from Laura Ashley and shade from John Lewis
Art is all collected since we met {our 4th date was in Paris so there’s a bit of a theme going on!} that we have had framed by Friargate Frames of Darley Abbey who offer a bespoke service. I also collect work from Vintage playing cards, often imitated but the originals are the best.
Alpaca throw from The Conran shop, Cable knit throw from Laura Ashley
Small side tables are stool and a vintage find
Flowers from the Blossom Tree {I use Kerry for all flowers, she is fabulous}

D I N I N G R O O M
Light and airy, framed with french doors and billowing white curtains

Detail:
Dining room table - vintage
Chairs
- Wooden slated with grey cushioned seat - a wedding present to my parents that have been reupholstered by my lovely mum
- Eames replica from John Lewis
Butlers tray tables from John Lewis {not now available but you can get similar from Velvet
Rug from Heals
White Linens from Rachel Ashwell
Vintage American cutlery
Vintage gold plates and plain white china from M&S
Mirror from my grandma
Vintage vogue and lots of old favourite copies {I had a huge throwout when I moved}
Chic lit, travel, design books
Flowers from the Blossom Tree.

K I T C H E N
The only room that we steer away from the colour palette and go for a pop of colour.

Detail:
Aga
Art includes Home Sweet Home which was a house warming present from one of my lovely friends and my initials as Jessica Hische prints.
The letterpress magnets are from my BFF, Helen who also works with me {along with my lovely super-mum and Rebecca and my extended team of printers and suppliers who help me run my studio}.
Daffodils from the Blossom Tree in a little vase that is a set of 3 from The Conran Shop.
Vintage cream Anglepoise, you can get similar in Liberty.
Everything else is from Anthropologie - butter dish, glassware, timer etc.

M A S T E R B E D R O O M
I wanted to create a really relaxing space that felt a little more feminine so painted the walls in a soft shade of truffle with soft furnishings in shades of grey and the palest pinks.

Detail:
Bed from Made.com
Side lamps from John Lewis
Bedding from Designers Guild, Harrods and Donna Karan Home { Harrods egyptian cotton bedding in mist is my all time favourite bedding}
Throws from Heals
Necklace frame that I made using an old frame, fabric and strung up using wide black ribbon
Givenchy inspired wooden box and Guerlain perfumes on the fireplace make a pretty display
Old book shelf as a shoe rack {I put my seasonal shoe edit on here and keep the rest in storage}
Mirror from Friargate frames
Mismatched bedside tables made by my brother and vintage
Drawers - were generic dark wood and painted and waxed handles from Bombay Duck with my favourite trinkets on
Window Seat - was a coffee table and I up cycled it using Annie Sloan paint and Kate Forman fabric
Flowers from The Blossom Tree.

B A T H R O O M
As you can see I am bit of a product junkie... Cowshed, Neals Yard, Sanctuary, Kevin Murphy, Creme De La Mer, Clinique... you name it and iv tried it!

Detail:
Grey storage boxes from Bloomingville at Debenhams
Glassware from Gisella Graham and Cox and Cox
Flowers from the Blossom Tree
Room scent and candle from Laura Ashley

17MarOff

The Back Page Project

I am so super lucky with all the lovely press coverage I get, but I have to say I ruddy love the latest bit and what's more I was paid for it. Paid. For. It.

Life is good.

Love xo