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21 Nov 2016

I purchased this elegant Edwardian chest of drawers / vanity dressing table chiffonier with oval swinging mirror, a few months ago now and thought it would look stunning painted. The piece was solid mahogany and consisted of three large drawers with the original handl...

7 Nov 2016

Following a spectacular bonfire and fireworks night this year with the stunning harbour town of Polperro as our back drop, I thought I should really share some of Cornwall’s fabulous Christmas markets that we’ve tried, tested and over indulged in (hic!), over recent ye...

3 Nov 2016

I often travel the length and breadth of the South West of England seeking out perfect furniture finds to refinish or renovate. Last week was no different when I paid a trip to Truro - Cornwall and the UK's most South Westley city, and a place where I’ve had many succ...

30 Oct 2016

With such a prolonged summer in Cornwall, followed by a very mild Autumn thus far, the trees and hedgerow ferns have only just started to transform into the deep russets, oranges and reds synonymous with the season, so it’s felt like Halloween has come a bit early to C...

28 Oct 2016

It can be tough moving to a new area - making new friends and generally fitting in. My husband would argue that I don’t bother much with the latter much now I’m well into my grumpy forties, and my ‘take me as you find me’ attitude to life these days perhaps doesn’t he...

24 Oct 2016

If you’ve been following my ‘Relocating to Cornwall’ series, you will know that my husband and I opted to purchase a barn conversion for our new home, having

15 Oct 2016

You may recall in an earlier post that I said we were in the process of slowly refurbishing our lovely but rather tired Cornish barn conversion. 

This time round we’ve decided to pace ourselves rather than rush in all paint brushes blazing.  My approach to design has me...

4 Oct 2016

The weather in Cornwall, even for the start of Autumn, has been stunning and I’ve been able to work outside on my furniture for much of the time, rather than being stuck inside my workshop.

However, once the sun disappears over the grassy hill at the top of our garden a...

3 Oct 2016

I covered in Part 1 of my blog 'Relocating-to-Cornwall---Part-1-Myth-reality-the-whole-Cornish-Pasty', our initial first steps moving away from the rat-race to the South West of England. 

So why Cornwall?

Well that would be my doing.  I’ve always wanted to live in the co...

30 Sep 2016

With so many differing trends and designs in the interiors market place, I thought it might be a good idea to write a blog every so often spotlighting a specific Designer.

This week, I’d like to spotlight Dutch designer, Piet Hein Eek.  Eek was born in Holland in 1967 a...

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