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Sunday 8 August 2021

House of Calm the Podcast- Episode 3 - I am Nomad

In episode 3 of the podcast I speak to Claire Johsnton form I am Nomad, a carefully curated home and shop featuring beautiful homewares and furnishings.

Claire regularly opens her house to the public allowing you to purchase art, decorative items and furnishings ina  real home setting. Her style is colourful and instantly recognisable yet unique. 

Here are some of my favourite items from Claire's shop.

1. Black Stairs cabinet - I love this modern twist on a classic glass cabinet - perfect for displaying vases and trinkets.

2. Large grey vase - Beautifully shaped grey ceramic vase made by a swedish family business. Perfect vase staple, classic shape and beautiful colours.

3. Tealight holders in nude shades - looks amazing stacked and used as a vase.

4. Abstract print cushion. This cushion aslo has a japanese floral print on the other side, super versatile as I get bored easily!

5. Steel Curved bench - perfect for the end of your bed. I love the softeness of this piece, super stylish

6. Stunning table lamp with a ribbed base and dome. The sand colour is lovely matched with nudes and pinks.

7. Christina Studio art, beautiful original art from a Glasgow artist. I love this painting - the colours are perfect mixed of nudes and oinks with a touch of teal.

8. Incense sticks, handrolled in small batches using traditional methods. My favourite scent is beloved, it just feels like being cocooned- if that's makes sense!

9. Fibre clay side table - chunky and eathy. Beautiful as a side table.

If you haven't had the pleasure of visiting Claire's house, she just re-decorated a couple of rooms in the house (listen to the podcast to find out which ones!) and it looks stunning. I love the coloured ceilings and the main bedroom is my favourite- I dont know if you have noticed but I am a sucker for oinds, nudes and earthy tones.

If you havent already - listen to Claire's episode here:

Sunday 18 July 2021

House of Calm the podcast - Episode 2- Emma Carberry



In Episode 2, I chat to the super cool Emma from the blog and instagram page Form and balance. Emma's style is effortlessly cool, combining strong colours beautifully. She also has one of the prettiest bathroom around!

Emma believes in taking the time when it comes to renovating and decorating, combining vintage items, supermarket bargains and more modern pieces. 

Her eye for finding a good bargain in second hand shops has led her to starting her own pop shop on instagram curating beautiful vases, decorative objects and trinkets.

If you love her style here's how to recreate her current bedroom:

1. Lichen paint by Farrow & Ball, Bivouac paint by Valspar

2. Chest of Drawers from West Elm

3. Ceiling light from Bhs

4. Arched mirror by William Wood Mirrors  

5. Jute blend rug by H&M 

6. Hospital style black metal bed from Feather & Black 

7. Brass wall light from Spark & Bell (pictured) or for the exact ones Emma has from Lights & Lamps

8. Cushions from H&M


Sunday 30 May 2021

House of Calm the podcast - Episode 1 - Hege Morris



In this week's podcast I speak to the lovely Hege Morris from the blog Hege in France. We talk about her job as stylist and of course about her home renovation. From the 70s slopped ceiling to the her beautiful kitchen. Just like Hege, her house is calm and cool, filled with soothing neutral colours stylishly paired with black elements.


1.  Shadow White paint by Farrow and Ball

2. 265 Wall Lamp by Flos

3. Wi-Fi Small Speaker by Transparent

4. Broken print by SOOuk

5. Pampas by Hestia

6. Grey Collar vase by Cooee Design 

7. Outline Sofa by Muuto

8. Table Bench by Carl Hansen

9. Cover Armchair by Muuto

10. Soft Oak Light laminate by Quick Steps

11. Ravi Wool Rug by Urbanara

Listen to the podcast here.


Monday 8 October 2018

My Favourite Bathroom Decorative Tiles

You don't need to be extravagant with your bathroom tile choice to make a big impact. Nothing makes me sadder than a beige bathroom! I am not saying go all in with a green suite but experiment by either having a classic but more interesting shape or vice versa. Don't do every surface in your bathroom in the same tile - have a feature wall if you want. Here are my six favourites:

1. Geometric Cube in Ebony/Dove/White porcelain hexagon. Wow that's mouthful! They would look perfect on the floor of a toilet room or a shower wall.

Bathroom Loula Hall

2. Matrix Azalea Pink 15x15 Tile.  Love the subtle pink tone in this one. If you are after pink tiles but want more of a gloss these from Madarin Stone are really cool as well.


3. Calcutta vein Honed Marble Herringbone Mosaic. Love marble, love herringbone so this is one combo I would absolutely need in my house. I could have marble everything to be honest. I also love the oversized rectangle marble tiles from Porcelanosa.


4. San Diego - Santa Cruz Moonstone How cute are these? You get a little bit of a geometric without going to crazy. They come in different colours but I think the off-white and green ones are my favourites. They also look nice in a kitchen.

5. Black Matt Hexagon tiles. My old time favourite. These would look cool anywhere. Has to be matt and has to be black. Don't get me wrong I love them in marble too but the hexagon shape has to appear somewhere in your house! This place also does lovely ones.

6. Last but not least the scallops tiles - they are appearing everywhere at the moment. I love them, I think they look so interesting. With theses I wouldn't crazy and do a whole bathroom but select a feature wall and go for it. I love how different grouting will give you different effects. Here are some of my favourites: the Atlantis Scallop Porcelain grey or if you want glam go for these and these are more subtle but nonetheless gorgeous.


Saturday 25 August 2018

Six Neutral Rugs That Will Rock Your Space

Who does not love a good rug? so soft and inviting. I have to say I wasn't into rugs for a long time purely because for a while the trend was to have really bright, geometric rugs that are so bright and busy that no normal human being would leave with being scarred for life. I like a neutral rug that complements your space beautifully. A rug that you want to lie on and grounds the space.

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Interior of the week

I am always going to be attracted to interiors that are light and airy. This one has such a softness to it, really calming. I also love the use of plants throughout the house.

Images Stadshem

Sunday 17 September 2017

Beautiful Blush Bedroom

Love love love the addition of the blush bedsheets in the flat. It complements the monochrome perfectly. I recently bought blush linen pillowcases from Piglet in Bed. So soft and pretty!

Photos from Entrance by Anders Bergstedt