it doesn't have to 'match'....

quite often on projects clients ask me what colour fabric should they get for their sofa to match the painting above? Or more worryingly - 'we need to purchase a piece of art that will go with the sofa'. Immediate does not need to match! In fact the more mis-matching the better - it is about the colour, pattern and textures that appeal to the senses first and foremost; and whether it all works together is secondary - more of than not it does. my philosophy with an artwork is the minute you look at it you either love it or not regardless of whether it will work in an interior - simple as that.

here are a couple of examples below of where I think mis-matching has made the interior - love the bold statement of my favourite orla kiely wallpapers mixed with a fab armadillo casablanca rug or amazing reproduction tiles from jatana interiors.




 wow. am feeling the nervous excitement and slight pressure today as my new website goes live and i venture into the world of 'blogging'.

this all began with my frustration with the old website just sitting there lazily collecting ether dust and suffering serious neglect due to the usual lack of time and motivation to improve and take care of it. 

i felt i wanted a vehicle that would both show my work and enable me to get something out of it also.

enter ian, bonnie, georgia and dave from wingrove design who i cannot thank enough for creating such a beautiful backdrop for all this to happen - they are unbelievably clever and efficient and needless to say have a great sense of design.

i've also had the good fortune of working with some lovely clients over the past couple of years who have had enough faith in me to help design their homes and produce a great end result.

in my everyday design world i pretty much learn or see something which i would now love to share and fingers crossed all those ideas, thoughts and finds i've been archiving in my head over the past year will find their way onto this page.

so please 'bear with' (for those miranda fans out there) and let's see how we go.