Z is for Zinc

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Wow, can you believe we actually made it! When I kicked off this series in September last year with A is for Aran we Pinterest fans were in the vanguard. Now it’s the third largest social network in the world and there are more than 20 million of us pinning and re-pinning like crazy people…. 

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Behind closed doors

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I’m a real sucker for architectural salvage (I can spend hours on eBay scrolling through brass taps, Bakelite light switches, chipped marble fireplaces and rusted metal grilles) and love seeing innovative ways of turning functional cast-offs into decorative objects. I think that’s why the recent trend for using doors as wall art, headboards and cladding… 

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Shot in the dark

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I love these deep, atmospheric images styled by Hans Blomquist – the watery light and inky blues set the perfect mood for autumn. {Styling Hans Blomquist via Agent Bauer} I’ve written before about my recent conversion to blue interiors – these just about seal the deal. Blue so often feels like a cool or fresh… 

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Sawdust & Sparkle: Lee Broom’s Crystal Bulb Shop

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When I read that Lee Broom was transforming his Shoreditch studio into an old general store, complete with mahogany panels, sawdust floor and 200 of his glittering crystal bulbs, it sounded like a very attractive combination indeed. {all Decorator’s Notebook} The glittering cut-glass bulbs looked so beautiful against the dark wood walls – I was… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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How are we all this morning? Anyone’s feet hurting from pounding the pavements of London Design Festival? What have been your highlights? In the name of light relief, I’m happy to say it’s Room Debate time again! As always, it’s easy to take part. Just have a good look at the room photo below and… 

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Or, life in the woods

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I studied English Literature at university and one of the many books I read there was Walden by Henry David Thoreau. In America it’s pretty much a seminal work but it’s not widely read over here. If I’m honest, it’s a bit slow and preachy for me, but its core themes of a simple life, communing… 

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Ethnic geometrics

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After pottering around Renegade Craft Fair on Saturday I decided to take a wander along Cheshire Street on the way home. I love the small, independent shops to be discovered there, and Handmade Interiors is a new addition since I last visited. Their ethnic / retro fusion textile designs caught my eye so I thought… 

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Y is for Yellow

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I love yellow. I wear it all the time and I often think of introducing a golden accent to my predominantly grey and white home. I think the penultimate Pinterest A-Z might be just the push I need to introduce some sunshine into my life! Y is for Yellow {West Elm via my Pinterest boards}… 

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