More Sustainable Interiors

Secondhand furniture

Sustainable Interior Design. It’s the hot topic of the moment and I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently. I’ve also been putting some of my ideas into practice. Here are a few thoughts and suggestions. Use what you have The most sustainable thing we can do is use what we have for longer. When […]

Sustainable Interiors

wind farm

Much has been written about sustainable buildings but how are we progressing in the world of interiors and furniture? A recent report published by the Auction Technology Group details some fascinating insights into the environmental benefits of buying antique, secondhand and vintage items. As so many of us are concerned about climate change, buying pre-loved […]

Space Planning

Rather than tack a new extension onto your property why not think about space planning? It’s a process of identifying how you can best use the existing space in your home before you add a potentially unnecessary extra room. I’m not talking storage here but the effective use of existing areas. It won’t be as […]

Five Property Trends for 2021

Paint charts

As we enter 2021 the world will be a very different place from a year ago. Many property, space planning and interior trends have been accelerated as a result of the pandemic. We’re striving to change things as quickly as possible and embracing the possibilities of a rapid evolution in the relationship we have with […]

It’s Curtains


The engaging – and eccentric – Phyllis the curtain lady has been round again. I found her via the local parish magazine. She’s of advanced years, always beautifully turned out and with her silent husband, Ted, in tow. He’s the driver.Phyllis has done amazing things with the curtains from my previous house, making two pairs […]