House Tour: A Seaside Hideaway with Global Touches

Seaside cottage

Coastal style is not necessarily one you might immediately think of as being compatible with a global aesthetic, which is why this seaside bolt-hole in the Netherlands intrigued me. Holiday homes so often lack personality and character, so it’s lovely to see some unique, quirky touches, from suzani textiles and vintage floral fabrics to antique… 

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House Tour: how to make global finds work in a Victorian home

Victorian global style

Everyone has a style of architecture that sits well with their heart. For some, it’s cosy cottages with low beams and inglenook fires. For others, ultra-contemporary spaces with dramatic angles and glass. I have one friend who cannot feel truly ‘at home’ unless there’s a view of the sea. For me, Victorian buildings are my… 

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House Tour: a small home with all the world inside

global style living room decor

I really love this apartment – not just because it has ALL the features I adore about a global style home (geometric dhurrie, check; indigo dyed cushions, yup; lush house plants, oh yeah) but also because its clever owner has created this eclectic look in a small space and on a tight budget. Let’s see… 

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Spend the night in Van Gogh’s bedroom!

Van Gogh bedroom Airbnb - 7

You did a double take, right? Me too! This room has to be the most weird and wonderful listing on Airbnb – a bedroom in Chicago that recreate’s Van Gogh’s masterpiece The Bedroom. For a mere £7 a night you can sleep in these colourful surroundings and dream that the rolling countryside of Arles is just… 

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House Tour: How to mix global and vintage pieces (and make it work)

Global home interior decor

I often ponder what it really means to say a home has ‘character’. It’s one of those styles you can’t easily describe; a look you can’t put your finger on. But when you see it, you know it. When you feel it, it’s warm and cosy and comfortable inside. For me, a characterful home is… 

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Why this bedroom is a modern bohemian masterclass…

Bedroom with indigo shibori cushions

If you love global textiles as much as I do, you’ll already know how they can instantly warmth, texture and colour to your home. But striking the balance between bohemian and modern can sometimes be tricky – to get it right takes a very light touch. I came across this beautiful bedroom over at Design*Sponge… 

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House Tour: a simple bedroom with handmade touches

Decorator's Notebook double sided picture frame in the home of Jen Little Birdie Blog

One of the things I like best about running our little online shop is imagining the things we’ve carefully chosen in their new homes, being looked at and loved by their new owners. However, it’s not something we often get to see, so when customers share their photos with us it always brings a huge… 

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House Tour: an abandoned Welsh farmhouse frozen in time

Cloud House Welsh farmhouse binoculars and pocket watch DAN CIRCA

There’s something about abandoned houses that I find so fascinating. When I was a child I used to conduct my own archaelogical digs in the vegetable patch of our home – a former Georgian pharmacy – and collect boxes full of ‘artifacts’ for my collection. Glass lemonade stoppers, fragments of willow-pattern crockery, clay pipes and… 

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