Lulu Frost's New York Studio


Hello everyone and Hello July! I wanted to share with you today the New York design studio of Lulu Frost as featured on Domino.com.

I am a big fan of Lulu Frost's vintage-inspired jewellery designs and was interested to read that Lisa Salzer, the amazing lady behind the brand, worked with her best girlfriend to create a budget-friendly makeover of her studio. I've recently been thinking a lot about creating spaces when a tight budget is in place (more on this soon) so was really interested to see the results. I'm struggling to pick a favourite design element with two of my favourites having been created by the duo themselves - improvised wall decals made from cut strips of black gaffer tape and display tables splattered with black paint. Both add interest and drama without breaking the bank and look pretty sophisticated at the same time. I love the end result and the planted wall! I predict we are going to be seeing more of these in our interiors over the coming months.  

Lulu Frost, New York Flatiron district Studio, Domino.com, Lisa Salzer and Katie Martinez

Lulu Frost, New York Flatiron district Studio, Domino.com, Lisa Salzer and Katie Martinez
Lulu Frost, New York Flatiron district Studio, Domino.com, Lisa Salzer and Katie Martinez
Lulu Frost, New York Flatiron district Studio, Domino.com, Lisa Salzer and Katie Martinez

 

Images: Brittany Ambridge for Domino.com , Interior Design by Katie Martinez


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Holiday Dreaming: Halcyon House


This week London will be engulfed by a heatwave. I know the tubes will be unbearable, the shops will sell out of fans and everyone will be unhappy about the situation, but I will be blissfully content. This type of weather instantly relaxes me and always transports me to holiday mode. Sitting outside of an evening without fear of getting cold is how I wish I could experience all summers in London. But then again if they were, would I get as excited about summer holidays as I do? I've been thinking about holidays quite a lot these past few weeks and I wanted to share with you a beautifully designed boutique hotel that has recently opened on the north coast of Australia.

Halcyon House is located just north of Byron Bay at Cabarita Beach. The hotel has been designed by one of my favourite Australian interior designers, Anna Spiro.  I came across Anna a number of years ago when she was still writing her blog Absolutely Beautiful Things. I was drawn to her use of colour and particularly her use of pattern which has become a trademark of hers. She has become enormously successful and it is not hard to see why.

Anna designs how she lives with rooms full of eclectic interesting objects. The hotel has been designed in the same way, so much so that the rooms really do feel like a home away from home. Each room is unique having been individually designed and are full of interesting furniture pieces and fabulous art. I could easily imagine spending a re-engerising week here and suspect it would be the perfect escape for Sydney siders currently experiencing the depths of winter.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Images: Halcyon House, @_halcyonhouse

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Amy Merrick for West Elm


I promise this is going to be my last post about vases for a while. I was even thinking of delaying this for a few weeks, but West Elm is currently having a sale and these precious little beauties are in it. Aren't the shapes just gorgeous.

I will admit that I do have a bit of a problem with vases. I seem to be drawn to them and whenever I see one that catches my eye I have to fight the urge to add it to my collection. When growing up my Mum always had fresh flowers, mostly home grown fragrent roses in the house. Waking to the smell of those roses is such a wonderful lasting memory and I miss not having this in London. The roses I buy from the flower market or florist are never quite the same. But shop bought flowers with or without fragrance are wonderful, more so in a beautiful vase. 

This collection has been created as part of a collaboration between Amy Merrick and West Elm. One of the things I admire about West Elm are their collaborations with artists and designers. It is such a great way for these designers to gain international exposure. Amy Merrick is a New York city based floral designer and stylist who has a stunning body of work. The front page of her website literally had me at hello. I highly recommend you check it out and if you are based in New York, she teaches floral classes out of her Brooklyn studio.

West Elm Amy Merrick collaboration | London homewares
 

Images: West Elm

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Anthropologie Hardware


Updating handles on pieces of furniture or installing unusual hooks on walls can add an instant wow factor to your home. One of my all time favourite places to pick up interior hardware is Anthropologie. Before the store arrived in the UK, seeking out a store in the States was always a priority when I was lucky enough to be in the country. To me the store was always and still is today an Aladdins cave of beautiful unusual pieces which I'm always excited to explore. Their latest collection of handles are beautiful. Using crystals, glasses and stones they are like little jewels to add to your furniture. Below are my favourite pieces. 

 
 

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