Another beautiful Scandinavian-meets-Shaker kitchen from my favourite kok, Nordiska Kok. True floor to ceiling linen curtains, drop-leaf dining tables, Hans Wegner wishbone chairs, short marble splashbacks, greige cabinetry… these are a few of my favourite things.


I’d swap the light out for a big paper or linen lantern – to ’round out’ the space, modernise it, and soften it a little.

I really love a short slab splashback – super elegant. Also love here how the inside of the cabinets are beautiful premium wood – making it a delight rather than an annoyance when your husband NEVER CLOSES THE CABINETS.

This sweet little sleep space – via Insta-mum @theworldingray – just caught my eye (and my heart)

An Amsterdam inner-city apartment, created by – and for – design lovers. Strikes the right balance of quiet and elegant, but still fun and dynamic with the sculptural furniture and lighting.

Always a sucker for a trough-style bathroom sink.

Put pretty bags at the door, and fill them with the handfuls of ugly reusable grocery bags you have to remember to take with you. (If you’re reading this, major chain supermarkets, I’m staring meaningfully in your direction.)

Love these humble but high quality little spaces, from home sweet home of interior designer (and blogger at Harlow and James) Chrissy McDonald.

Holy render!

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And hello to you, sunken travertine bathtub. This bathroom belongs to a renovated 1850’s Brooklyn Brownstone, which belongs to fashion designer Ulla Johnson. Head here for some AD privilege-escapism.

And now to something much more humble, but just as attractive (get you a design blog that can do both).
Notes: rendered walls are still resonating with me; and towels double as wall decor when they’re this nice.

This little scene just hit different, for some reason, and I felt compelled to share.  I think it’s the unexpected mix of classic coastal tropes (like the shiplap walls) with new postmodern pieces like that crazy travertine table.

More rendered walls in this render. Also love the curved shower wall, the double-curved bronze mirror, and the extra tall towel rail.

Photography by Petra Ford / Paper and Pate

Casework do great work. Just when I thought arches were about to jump the shark, this kitchen space went and pulled it back. I love the choice of paint and tile colours – there’s enough shape and texture here (with that cool terrazzo countertop) without needing to dial up the colour contrast, too. Well played, Casework.

Oh, and the Casework studio kitchen. Glass bricks ftw!

Dressing room love. Think I might organise my closet and change my bedroom around this afternoon…

Love that industrial faucet

Gorgeous monochromatic kitchen (from a gorgeous monochromatic home) by Studio McGee. Behind that wall is actually the kitchen proper, in white with punches of black. The kitchen then extends over to this wall where it becomes a wet bar – in beautifully-bold black – that shares space with a formal living room. Also, those armchairs – super modern, but they also do the job of softening and warming up and otherwise quite stately line of sight.


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Loved this little soft-but-substantial mud room situation.

I love this Dust Blue palette for a bathroom, and the Turkish rug completely makes the space.
See more of this timeless home (designed by High Street Homes), here

Photography by Emily Andrews

Photography by Sarah Elliot

Please allow me to introduce you to the reigning Queen of New Post Modern (she’s also the Marquess of Assemblages), Athena Calderone. Her New York home is incredible – unexpected, layered, super dramatic, and the definition of individuality. Go get lost in her online world, Eyeswoon. (And follow Athena on Instagram here)

Both of these gallery walls – in the home of designer Danielle Moss – sparked joy for me… and had me thinking about re-framing and swapping around all my own art and photography at my place. I love the mix of frames and sizes, and in the office-come-guest-room above, I love how the artwork starts at almost floor level. Perhaps counterintuitively, it actually makes that small wall appear larger, don’t you think? Also appreciate the little graphic punches of black in both spaces that tie in with the black frames.

Everything’s bigger in America. Just feast your eyes on this incredible kitchen!  The floor tiles! The two sinks! The PIZZA OVEN! The ceiling! You’ll definitely want to head over here to see more closely all the details of this space, crafted by Californian interior designer Amber Lewis. (Including what you’d see if you stood on this spot and turned around – an incredible living and dining space)

More from this same home. It has both His and Hers master bathrooms, this is the Hers. (See the His here)
The reeded cabinetry (custom-designed by Amber herself) is gorgeous, isn’t it? And that bath! I’d be a weird guest at this house, I’d just be walking from room to room pointing and things and saying proper nouns out loud: “Those floorboards!”…”That rug!” “That narrow tall door that looks like a picture window!“…

Here come those nouns again… The zellige tile! The calacatta marble bench seat! The brass door! The OCULUS WINDOW! I have burst into spontaneous emotional flames and drifted into the night sky as ashes.

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 If all the homely, pastoral abodes I’ve been posting lately are Cottagecore, what shall we call the fantasy of being Level-4’ed inside an historic apartment in the centre of Stockholm (except the bakery and coffee shop downstairs is open for contactless service)? Lägenhetcore? Yip, I like that. New term coined. (By the way, this yummy pendant light by A-Step is actually available in New Zealand, from our good friends at Good Form)

My kink is Sinks.

Tbh, a quiet bedroom with a ginormous stack of books is my idea of heaven. (Mainly sharing this for that low bench seat which is glorious – this whole room is Ferm Living and the bench is their Oblique Bench in natural oak).

Photography (and bathroom of) Cathy Pyle

Piiiink Tadelakt, pink tadelakt *to the tune of Pink Cadillac*

The cottage-sweet-cottage of designer and lifestyle blogger Chelsi Layne. If you love this sort of classic cottage aesthetic, you’ll love a trawl through her Instagram or her blog, Laine and Layne.


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