Nature Table: red

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Everywhere I look now, vibrant autumnal reds are catching my eye… {all Decorator’s Notebook Blog} We’ve been photographing a lot of our products for the Decorator’s Notebook Shop against this slate background… it does something wonderful to colours and gives quite a different mood to the bright white backdrops you often see in online interiors… 

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Down to earth drawing by artist Natasha Clutterbuck

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While at Yeo Valley this summer I picked up a leaflet advertisting workshops run by Somerset artist Natasha Clutterbuck, who uses charcoal, mud, rocks and tea to create fantastically expressive drawings of just-picked vegetables. I loved the idea of trying my hand at a natural pigment drawing of my own but was sadly too slow… 

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On the Road: St Davids, Pembrokeshire

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At Decorator’s Notebook we love visiting new places and we’ll be sharing our travel stories with you. But to kick off our ‘On the Road’ series we’re starting with an old favourite. Every summer of our childhood, Bethan and I would go on family holidays to St Davids in Wales. We’d stay on the campsite… 

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Golden hour

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In the 13 years our parents have owned this house the field behind has always been for sheep, but for some reason this year it’s been planted with wheat. Last night I took an evening stroll through in the still-wilting heat with my camera in the hope of capturing the golden hour. {all Decorator’s Notebook}… 

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Mood of the moment… Midsummer daydream

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{LIVE / EAT / WEAR / ESCAPE} {LISTEN First Aid Kit King of the World} Pictures curated by Bethan, music selected by Joe. We hope you enjoy it and it gets you in the mood for a sunny weekend x

Ten days of hellos and goodbyes

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A lot has happened while I’ve been away from here… … farewell Gingerline commute … farewell day job colleagues … farewell favourite shop … farewell other favourite shop … farewell Southbank skyline … farewell Crystal Palace Park … farewell first home sweet home … farewell lovely belongings … hello ice cold beer … hello four day… 

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Food Week II: Whole Larder Love

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You probably all know by now that in less than a week I’m shipping out of The Big Smoke and heading back to rural Somerset to camp with my parents for a while and get the Decorator’s Notebook Shop off the ground. In the midst of packing up Le Flat I have started daydreaming about… 

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Food Week II: Local Milk

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I discovered Local Milk through Pinterest where I follow photographer Beth Kirby religiously. She has wonderful taste… obviously a good thing for a food blogger! Now it’s no secret round these parts that I love a styled table and one of the things I most like about Beth’s blog is that she not only shows… 

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