There’s something fascinating about the warm hue of Bath stone. Those majestic period buildings that seem to glow under the Sun. With clean-cut blocks and fine details. But there’s a catch.
Bath stone, like a good limestone, is prone to dirt and decay. In fact, my house looked like a sandcastle under heavy rain. What do you do when it’s time to clean and restore it?
Oh, sweet summer! Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the Sun on an outdoor sofa or hammock? I bet you agree. But you have to realise two things. First, the weather in Britain is broken. Two, most urban gardens are minuscule.
No need to panic though. Just because your outside space is tiny doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Have you had enough of “bistro” dining sets and tatty beach chairs? I got the solution for you.
Do you remember this Friends episode? Joey is describing his TV acting job to a woman. But she doesn’t have a TV. Confused he reacts: “You don’t own a TV? What’s all your furniture pointed at?”
Now, you may laugh — but it’s true. Nowadays, everything seems to gravitate towards the TV in a living room. Electronics are popping up in every single room. All your gadgets can stream films and series as well. And this can kill the old art of conversation.
Sometimes you’re stuck with a home decor project and don’t know how to tackle it. The inspiration isn’t there. What’s the solution? Nothing beats a top-quality design book. Nowhere else you’ll find such beautifully curated interiors and inspiration.
There are so many books out there that you don’t know where to start! I’ve put together this list for you: my top 10 interior design and decorating books. Including some of my favourite ones and a few from my wish list. There’s also a juicy giveaway …