{HOUSE LUST LOVES} THE RESTORATION HOTEL, CHARLESTON

{HOUSE LUST LOVES} THE RESTORATION HOTEL, CHARLESTON

Happy hump day guys!

If you follow my blog or my Instagram then you’ll already know that September was mostly spent travelling around the southern States of America with the hubster (yep, I’ve just used the word Hubster… sorry Jess). To re-cap, we spent a couple of weeks covering Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Charleston and Savannah.

Today’s post is about Charleston, and our very lovely accommodation at The Restoration hotel.

Because some hotels have great interiors. In fact, some hotels have better interiors than a lot of homes and the restoration is one of those hotels.

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{SHOPPING} HOMEWARE SHOPPING IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA- 24e DESIGN Co

{SHOPPING} HOMEWARE SHOPPING IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA- 24e DESIGN Co

Todays shopping guide is coming from Savannah, Georgia. 

Technically it’s not a guide, more a big up to one particular shop which I came across on my travels recently. The shop is 24e DESIGN Co. Located 24 East Broughton Street in the center of Savannah. 

I love supporting local businesses and this one just deserved a mention. 

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{SHOPPING} HOMEWARE SHOPPING IN BERLIN

{SHOPPING} HOMEWARE SHOPPING IN BERLIN

If I walk past a homeware store, I can't help but go in. You just never know what you might find, especially if I’m in a new city or area which I’ve never been to before. Last week I was in Berlin and found myself in the area of Fredrichshain, where two shops selling quirky homeware accessories caught my eye. Click here to read more. 

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{SHOPPING} DRAPER JAMES, NASHVILLE USA

{SHOPPING} DRAPER JAMES, NASHVILLE USA

I'm currently travelling around the south of the states with my husband , and I thought it was time I kept you in the loop with my findings. 

Today I discovered Draper James in Nashville, Tennessee. A kitsch lifestyle brand owned by actress Reese Witherspoon. Who knew she acted and designed home ware and clothing?

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{SHOPPING} BRASS & MARBLE COFFEE TABLES - MY PICK OF THE BEST

{SHOPPING} BRASS & MARBLE COFFEE TABLES - MY PICK OF THE BEST

I don’t know about you, but I’m always adding and changing bits of my home. I don’t think a house is ever “finished”. For me it’s one long continuous lifelong process to add and evolve. This also keeps my home fresh and contemporary, and it also stops me getting bored with one particular style. 

My latest obsession is a new coffee table. When we bought our home we didn’t have any spare money so we’ve been using an old vintage trunk as a table. The trunk which has fantastic storage looks a bit heavy (its dark blue and trimmed in black and brass), so I’m now on the lookout for something a little more grown up. Something ideally made of my two favourite materials- MARBLE & BRASS! 

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{SHOPPING} THE DIY WORD BANNER

{SHOPPING} THE DIY WORD BANNER

I recently threw a going away bash for a friend who was going travelling and I wanted a personalised banner to send her on her way.

Personalised banners can be expensive and a waste of money if they can’t be re-used, so I went in search of something  I could re-use depending on the event.

 

 

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{SHOPPING} WOODLAND CUSHIONS & NURSERY THEMES

{SHOPPING} WOODLAND CUSHIONS & NURSERY THEMES

I definitely have a cushion obsession!

 Stacked up on the bed, or piled up on the sofa, my mantra is ‘there’s no such thing as having too many cushions’, nor did anyone ever say they had too many! Here I explore new designers on Etsy and look at nursery ideas and themes. 

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{SHOPPING} HOMEWARE SHOPPING IN STOCKHOLM (IN 48 HOURS)

{SHOPPING} HOMEWARE SHOPPING IN STOCKHOLM (IN 48 HOURS)

Last week I spent a couple of days in Stockholm for work (I’m a fashion designer by day), and I was fortunate enough to pass by some amazing homeware shops.

Stockholm is great for homeware shopping (and of course fashion too!) so if you are looking for something a bit differentit’s definitely worth the two hour flight. Just don’t forget to pack an extra suitcase!!

Here is my homeware shopping guide to Stockholm (In 48 hours)… * WARNING*  This post does contain a LOT of Photos.  I hope you enjoy!

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{SHOPPING} MARBLE TRAYS - MY PICK OF THE BEST

{SHOPPING} MARBLE TRAYS - MY PICK OF THE BEST

I’m currently having a moment with marble trays.

It all started when I came across one at Hay design whilst deciding how I could merge their chic Danish design into my little eclectic home.

I never thought a piece of carved stone could look so stylish. I would normally associate marble with high end bathrooms and kitchens, so I loved the idea of bringing a touch of luxury into our home as an accessory

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