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Changes…

I finally got my hands on a copy of Octobers Country Homes and Interiors and was very chuffed to see Rose included in the main article, taking up a whole page to herself! With the very apt title “Enjoy an aperitif”

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My love of interior design means my home becoming my main canvas. Last month I decided the kitchen was in desperate need of an update, especially as they say it is the heart of any home… It is still a working progress but with the help of my families business Thyme for Kitchens and my fab brother Joseph it is beginning to take shape and I’ve picked up some quirky interesting things along the way, to hopefully add a twist. Below are some before pics; hopefully in the next post I will be able to show the finished product!

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At the start of the year my sister got her student visa enabling her to live in New York so I’ve just got back from visiting her.        New York never disappoints being described as the cultural capital of the world.                                                                                         

I got my fix visiting MoMa and The Guggenheim, which I found very inspiring, especially Aten Reign (2013) by James Turrell, a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light.

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Of course I couldn’t go to New York without a trip to the infamous Brooklyn Flea, my favourite market in the world…! My new kitchen will stand proud when it sees what I picked up from there!

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Well, I have kitchen cupboards to paint and plate racks to fix so until next time…“Have a nice day…”

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Year of the Snake…

Happy New Year! I don’t think it’s too late to say that!? Anyway the Chinese have only just celebrated their New Year!

2013…Despite doomsday being predicted for 21st December we are all still alive and kicking, So far so good!  

I went to Paris a couple of weeks ago, such a beautiful city and defiantly in my top 10! And to make it even better I was shown around by my French boyfriend! Apart from obviously drinking far too much amazing French wine and eating copious amount of Camembert, I went to Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen. The French have cottoned onto our love of their furniture design though and unfortunately there weren’t any bargains to be had…

Rose, Edith and Darcy have found a new home in a little boutique in Dorking called No5 Interiors, a lovely little shop that specialises in upcycled, old and antique furniture, sourced directly from suppliers in France, Holland and Eastern Europe. They also hand make bespoke furniture from reclaimed timber so antique in its own right! So pop in and meet the lovely Monika if you are ever passing through Dorking.

I have finally put two of my suitcases up on the wall in my flat. It is great to see them working as a functional piece of Art in a proper lifestyle situation. They have finally come to life…

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What Comes Around London Loves !

Well I’ve started the big transformation but like all these things I think it’s going to take slightly longer than I imagined. Walter and Doris are still waiting for their final coat of paint, while I try and work out how to incorporate my Grandfathers medals from the 2nd world war into the project!

Will keep you posted. In the meantime here are some blogs that What Comes Around London loves this week…

Loving Lou Rota’s unique and witty designs, especially the bug plates.

Happiness is… I love Shannon Eileen’s concept for her blog; all the things which make her smile. Definitely puts a smile on my face too.

Love Hilda Grahnat’s photo’s “thrifted recently” all the amazing things she has found at flea markets!

Barnaby Barford’s antique porcelain figurines with a twist are fab and just love them

Design sponge is diverse, and I love the fact it’s so interactive with the diy projects!