The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Kent Edition

Category: Interiors

Muddy Gets Creative: with Annie Sloan Workshop

2 May 2016

It is just possible that you, like me, love the idea of upcycling but are put off by all that faff. (D.I.Y? *yawn*). There are several old pieces in my house that could do with a facelift (I heard that! No I’m not talking about me…) but, at the same time, the idea of sanding and priming wood is about as appealing as de-nitting the dog.

Which is why I was excited to hear that Dovetails Vintage in Sevenoaks does one of the best Annie Sloan chalk paint workshops in the South East, if not the UK peeps! 

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Giveaway alert: calling all stationery addicts!

11 Apr 2016

I recently treated myself to something that made my pulse race. Shall I give you a clue? It was all butter-soft tan leather and white, clean, crisp lines. No, not a designer dress or handbag, but a personal organiser and it’s hardly left my side ever since.

What is it about a new notebook, a beautiful pen, a gorgeous letter-writing set or a cheeky and fun notecard that unleashes such powerful emotions – especially in us women?

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Muddy gets creative: with Japanese tie dye

4 Apr 2016

Have you heard? Crafting, not cocktails, is the new cool. I’m not saying that champagne martinis in your local bar is totally *out* but the new way to unwind with the girls is by getting creative. Yup, there’s real figures that show, not only are ‘Stitch ’n Bitch’ sessions around the UK on the rise but so are pottery, crochet, baking and jam making classes. That’s right, folks, granny hobbies are in – in a big way.

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Cool new interiors destination

5 Feb 2016

Want new statement lighting for your kitchen? Have an awkward sized window and need some bespoke curtains made? Fancy getting your nails done and snaffling a tasty bite to eat in a trendy café while you’re at it? Then you need to hot foot it over to Brasted, just outside Sevenoaks. And go on, tell you what, I’ll even throw in free parking.

Much of the new buzz around Brasted has been generated by luxury lighting giants Holloways of Ludlow deciding to open their first interiors store in the village, called Holloways of Ludlow Home

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