[Features gifted items] Yes, I know - there’s a cat’s bottom on the kitchen top. I don’t let him do this (at all) but he’s so irresistible, I’m sure I should be putting him to work for his modelling skills! Today, amidst seed planting, pruning and weeding in the garden, Tabitha sneaked my wedding ring off the kitchen top to wear while she played in the garden. Without telling me. Which resulted in a mad panic and Rob emptying the compost bin to discover it at the bottom-it had obviously fallen in when she was clearing up cuttings for me. Crappin’ hell. Is it nearly back to school time?! #aminimalminute [gifted items include True Colours vase @andtradition and @beritmogensenlopez ‘Balance’ print from @theposterclub].
[AD - a paid partnership with @georgjensen] What’s that you say? Is that...actual daylight...maybe even a bit of sun? Why yes, yes it is. All this glorious light (between the April showers) has kick-started the creative juices again and I’ve been styling Spring back into our home with the new Frequency collection, designed by renowned Californian designer @kellywearstler for @georgjensen. An elegant, minimal collection drawing on 100 years of silversmithing heritage, Frequency is a series of undulating, polished stainless steel waves inspired by her home on Malibu beach. Each piece evokes an appearance of balance and fluid movement, influenced by organic, sculptural forms. Find out more behind the story of the collection on the blog and how I’ve styled them with simple foliage from my garden - I even tried my hand at Ikebana... #georgjensen #GeorgJensenFrequency
Mid-week, welcoming the spring light and the feeling of inspiration that comes with it. A few days of editing and writing to go and then we’re taking off to Devon for a few days. Almost feels like the weekend... #aminimalminute
Props from earlier today, waiting for the sun to move round. Sometimes it really is just a waiting game. ————————————————————————Linen towel @hmhome [paid for] Water glass @arketofficial [paid for] Soft cutting board @skagerak_denmark [gifted] #curateanddisplay #aminimalminute
[Features gifted items] A different angle from the kitchen - you can see how dark the floor was out in the hallway, before we stripped and oiled it. Thanks for all the DMs yesterday - you’ve given me loads of meaty interiors dilemmas to tackle for you on the blog, so there’ll be a new series to help work out some solutions for you soon. For now though, I thought I’d answer a question from @melafrique about how easy it was to paint our kitchen in Little Greene Paint. We decided to make use of the existing units and transform what was a gloomy and flat space with paint and a little clever planning. 1. I used Shirting White in Intelligent Matt emulsion on 3 of the walls, with Hick’s Blue in Intelligent Eggshell on the back wall - its slight sheen bounces light really well. 2. The existing cupboards are thankfully wood, so very easy to paint (I wouldn’t attempt to paint laminate fronts myself). The key is in the prep. And lots of patience! Fill any holes / imperfections and sand first. Lay each cupboard FLAT and coat with a wood primer. 3. I used a Flat Oil Eggshell in the same blue for the top coats. Make sure you use a very soft brush (I find synthetic bristles work best) which won’t leave a mark and paint in the same direction, slowly. Try not to go over the same spot as it will start to pull the drying paint. 4. Repeat the process two to three times. When you flip them over to do the inside door, put some soft paper on the surface underneath to make sure the newly dried paint doesn’t pressure mark. I love the consistency of Little Greene as I find you don’t need to adjust it and it has great coverage. So that’s it in a nutshell. It’s not too tricky to achieve, it’s really down to patience and a little time. I’ve put the Before & After in Stories so you can see what we had to work with (🙈) Quite a different space, I promise you! #curateanddisplay #TheChathamHouse [gifted items] Paint @littlegreenepaintcompany, floor wood wax @osmo_uk, Fan wall clock @vitra, wire shelving @outthereinteriors, CM3500 coffee machine @miele_gb, accessories @lacerisesurlegateau_annehubert, Pocket String shelves @skandiumltd, speaker @urbanears.