Interiors

  • Top 5: pet portrait artists

    It’s National Pet Month – which means it’s the perfect time to finally get that portrait of your pooch, pony or, er poultry. Here’s some amazing local artists, each with their own unique style, that you’ll love

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    You can have my heart, but not my cake… If you feel the same why not treat your loved one to the Yours & Mine Ceramic Treats Plate from Kent-based designer Peas-In-A-Pod this Valentine’s?

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    This is the coolest candle I’ve seen, like EVER. It’s from the team behind funky, luxury hair salon, The Chapel, and there’s matching hand cream and eau du toilette too. A Valentine’s gift for myself me thinks…

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    Fortnum & Mason has totally cracked it this year with the Sensational Six Person Super Cracker – a sure fire way to make your dinner party go with a bang!

  • Alternative Christmas ideas you’ll love…

    So, did you watch the grand finale? No, not X Factor – the last episode of Planet Earth 2 – of course! Sir David Attenborough delivered a stunning, unforgettable and emotionally charged swan song to the series. (If you missed it, you can watch it here.) Anyway it made me think that this year’s Christmas Gift […]

  • Perky, little pop up Christmas Shop, in Sutton Valence

    Sutton Valence, you saucy little thing, I’ve discovered your secret! For three months of the year The Old Butcher’s Shop in this pretty rural village, between Maidstone and Headcorn turns into a perky, quirky Christmas pop up store – and it’s soooo worth a visit. Wander down the narrow street into the heart of the village […]

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    I’m sorry people, I’ve tried, but I can’t hold off writing about it any more – Christmas is coming and if you want a wreath as lovely as this you need to goddam plan for it!

  • Heart-warming goodies for your home

    The Danish concept of hygge is quickly spreading its warmth across the world. From slipping your feet into warm slippers to snuggling up on the sofa in a candle-lit living room – add these things to your home and create that cosy feeling that, up until now, we’ve never really had a name for… And here’s […]

  • Affordable art ALERT

    Mr Muddy Kent and I were given some art as a wedding present. At the time we barely owned a full set of cutlery, so it seemed mighty extravagant (if you’re nosey, like me, and would like to see what it looks like, click here, to see this post featuring my sitting room). It’s a […]

  • 10 beautiful portrait photos that will melt your heart

    There are some posts that I just love putting together – and this is definitely one of them. When I asked top portrait photographer Emma Freeman (we are so lucky that she happens to live in the Weald of Kent) to select just a handful of the favourite family photos she has taken it was […]

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