We've decked the halls and the lounges and the office and now we're going to take a break for Christmas.
Just thought I'd alert you lucky people to the new colour range in The Dulux 'Heritage' collection. The chart is ordered to show harmonious colours together with a "we've done the work for you" specially selected white that will coordinate effortlessly with the other tones in the same column.
And here's the link to get yourself a free colour chart. Get Some!
Today I downed tools and went to the Hayward Gallery's off-site exhibition 'The Infinite Mix'. An amazing pop-up show of 'Audio-Visual' art with, surprisingly for a building still derelict in parts, a very stylish café/bar as part of 'The Store'.
'The Store' which is described as offering "a new kind of experience fusing art, music, food, fashion, broadcasting and work" contains a creative hang-out with views of the Thames, as eclectic and surreal as the A/V pieces in the galleries.
Just as the disparate exhibits form a coherant exhibition so too does the collection of furniture and decor here. This "mix and max" design style combines different eras and styles linked by luxe materials (marble, linen, velvet, wool, wood, perspex and glass) and lush planting which is ingeniously hanging in the old suspended cable trays. This all contrasts and yet compliments the stark architectural featues of the building - a kind of plush Brutalism.
It's not clear how long the space will be around for, whether it's semi-permanant or permanant, so go now for the Art, wifi, food and gorgeous interior design.
The Store, 180 The Strand, London, WC2R 1EA
Spotted at the Crouch End Xmas and Etsy Local fair last weekend, these adorable 3D printed pots by L'établi which can be used as a plant pots, jewellry holders, vases and desk organisers are definitely worth a mention.
Not only do they come in lovely ice cream and neutral palettes, they are maganetic so can be combined on the equally smart cork and ply bases.
Made by 3D printer and CNC (computer-controlled cutting) machine the production process is streamlined so that the pots, bases and combos are a great price too. So if you're struggling to find a brilliant Xmas gift, I'd start here
N.B. Admittedly, I'm not the first person to notice them as they're deservedly the 2016 Etsy award winner for Retail Star
Love Twin Peaks? Well here's an early look at the merchandise, including the David Lynch designed Oak Moss scented candle for Twin Peaks 2017 - I can't wait!!!
Get your stylish Red Room and David Lynch designed home wares here
One of London's Best Interiors Bloggers (Ideal Home magazine), The Open Plan Interior Design, London produces contemporary interiors for homes and business' and this very useful home interiors blog