I’ve been super busy the past few weeks, wrapping up projects for the end-of-year and making plans for 2018.. so here’s a frosty throwback to this time last year in NYC when I plotted all of this year’s adventures - which turned pretty darn well all-in-all! 🙌🏼 http://ift.tt/2AwszQS
A few fleeting moments in Cph this morning, before catching the train across to Sweden. I’m very excited to be visiting @space10_journal; a future-living lab on a mission to design better and more sustainable ways of living. Now that’s my kind of design! Keep an eye on my Stories if you’re into that kind of thing too.. 🌱 http://ift.tt/2zMZr7j
Sundown on the weekend with a bracing walk round the Quays. Nothing like the glint of late afternoon sunshine on the water, and the feeling of being a million miles from the festive frenzy of the city.. #whplikealocal http://ift.tt/2n52iTt
The struggle for daylight is oh so real this week, so I’ve been lighting candles all around my flat to create a warm cosy atmosphere whilst I put the final touches on my Christmas gift guides (promoting all my fave indie boutiques and designer-makers), which will be going live on the blog later today. Right now though the latest post is all about how I’m caring for my luxury candle collection, rounding up a few of my most essential candle care tips and fave festive scents. Link in bio, if you fancy a read.. #thefabflat http://ift.tt/2hHh4Ky
Coming home to good vibes and a beautifully scented home, courtesy of @justinablakeney’s new handbook and @lolajamesharper candles.. ✨#thefabflat http://ift.tt/2hKYHo9
Ever been perplexed that your luxury candle isn’t burning evenly, the wick mushrooming or flame constantly flickering? I've taught myself proper candle care etiquette this year - discover my tips here: http://foml.uk/candlecare
Little things can make all the difference. I’ve swapped hydrangeas for this beautiful bloom of faux eucalyptus and added a few more candles to the mix, as I get ready to go full-on festive in the flat.. (but not ‘til 1 Dec, mind) 🌿😉 Have you added any small seasonal updates to your home? #thefabflat http://ift.tt/2B12rcx
Struggling with the winter blues? In fact, it’s reported that nearly a quarter of the UK experience the ‘winter blues’, with 7%* suffering acutely from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Find out how I'm fighting back with my new Lumie Bodyclock Iris.. http://fabricofmylife.co.uk/2017/11/17/lumie-light-therapy/
Slow Saturday mornings, plotting new year adventures, with candlelight and raw chocolate treats.. mm, bliss! ✨ http://ift.tt/2ARMs0v
[AD] The devil’s in the detail they say and I’m in love with the bold geometry of my new clothing rail from @heals_furniture, which is helping keep me on the straight and narrow pathway to capsule wardrobe heaven… You can see the full reveal of my newly organised closet over on the blog (link in profile) #thefabflat http://ift.tt/2ySCGKK
I was chatting last night with lovely @fieldandnest about how wonderfully magical and evocative misty early mornings are. Sadly this morning is bright and clear (no bad thing, far preferable to wind and rain!), so here’s a little throwback to the other week’s foggy wanderings around the Quays instead.. here’s hoping for another morning like this again soon! ✨ http://ift.tt/2hGnIV4
[AD] Morning moments have been made all the sweeter now I’ve put the finishing touches to my bedroom, in the form of this beautiful Nordic-inspired white-washed tallboy from @heals_furniture. You can see the full reveal of the space over on my blog today (link in profile) #thefabflat http://ift.tt/2z2TWkP
Have you discovered the wonderful work of Joined + Jointed yet? I chatted to founder Samuel Chan recently to find out all about their modern approach & dedication to craftsmanship: http://foml.uk/joinedjointed
I’ve spent far more time at home this year (albeit finding my footing in a new city!) than I have in the past few years, so am hoping to get a few little travel trips booked in next year to satisfy my growing wanderlust.. any recommendations Insta-fam? Where have you most enjoyed visiting in 2017? http://ift.tt/2zwwaL7
Pre-football and fireworks (aka, best night of the year), I’m chilling out at home with my nose in this beautiful new book, Urban Botanics, by Emma Sibley (@londonterrariums) and Maikke Koster (@mydeernl), accompanied by a yummy bowl of @beanandpodltd dark chocolate coated salted pumpkin seeds (oh yeah!). How’s you Sunday going, insta-pals? http://ift.tt/2y2Hvk9
I treated myself to an evening in and a nice early night yesterday, employing a few of the tips I learnt on my recent ‘sleep retreat’, and I’ve only just now woken up, feeling all refreshed and recharged ahead of an exciting weekend, yay! Hope y’all have wonderful plans too? http://ift.tt/2iuHOOg
I’m loving this little corner I’ve created in my bedroom for pampering, pairing Nanna Ditzel’s stunning Trinidad chair from @fredericiafurniture with my new Nazanin Kamali desk from @case_furniture, set up as a dressing table.. #thefabflat http://ift.tt/2in53tJ
I've FINALLY gotten round to restocking the FOML shop & it is jam packed with brand new deliciousness for the autumn, winter and (shh, whisper it!) festive season ahead!
Do take a look: http://foml.uk/shoppyshop
Looking for inspiration for those long dark winter evenings?
I'm rounding up a few of my fave new hygge / home entertaining non-fiction books over on the blog today.. http://fabricofmylife.co.uk/2017/10/09/hygge-home-entertaining-book-gift-ideas/
I've been working on a little (it's really quite big!) roundup post of my favourite new season non-fiction books today, including this lovely miniature, How to Set a Table; a modern guide to hosting perfect gatherings which covers everything from casual to formal settings, and advice on how to mix-and-match your tableware. Coming to the blog soooooon! http://ift.tt/2hQkSwe
Are you a convert to 100% linen bedding yet? I've asked a few of my favourite linen brands why the material is a current favourite in the interiors world, and whether the trend is here to stay... find out what they think in my latest post: http://fabricofmylife.co.uk/2017/10/03/luxury-linen-bedding/
Have you discovered the wonderful world of Homesense UK yet? I've become a little bit addicted to hunting down fabulous big brand homeware bargains, all at up to 60% off recommended retail prices! [sponsored] #homesensefinds
I'm daydreaming about upgrading the laminate flooring in my rental to a glorious parquet from Woodpecker Flooring! You can see the new Goodrich parquet range, and discover how I'd style it up, in my latest post: http://fabricofmylife.co.uk/2017/08/03/woodpecker-goodrich-parquet-flooring/
I'm honoured and delighted to have been nominated in the Interiors Bloggers category of the Northern Blog Awards 2017!
Voting is now open - with so many wonderful Northern bloggers up for awards in a wide range of categories from food and fitness to lifestyle and travel - if you have a spare moment to cast a vote for your faves. No matter who you're voting for, they will be oh so grateful for your support!
Has the summer sun inspired you to infuse your home interiors with a little relaxed bohemian styling? I've created a guest edit board of Summer Bohemian inspiration for Barker and Stonehouse - do check it out! https://uk.pinterest.com/isyourhouse/summer-bohemian/
Want to take a peek inside the newly revamped Future & Found store in Tufnell Park? Just step this way.. http://fabricofmylife.co.uk/2017/06/26/future-found-design-store-expansion/
Keeping my cool during the #UKheatwave with a stylish edit of water glasses and carafes. I keep a water jug spiked with cucumber on my desk to keep me hydrated throughout the working day. How do you like to spice your h2o up? http://fabricofmylife.co.uk/2017/06/20/fab-edit-water-glass-carafe/
Interested in having a little nosy around my flat? I've shared my summer style updates in today's post, talking all about how to create a scandi boho feel as part of this week's #UKHomeBlogHop. Hop on over here for the reveal: http://fabricofmylife.co.uk/2017/06/01/ukbloghop-fab-flat-summer-style/
I'm lusting after a whole array of lovely new sofa designs from Darlings of Chelsea over on the blog today. Come and take a look, and let me know your faves: http://fabricofmylife.co.uk/2017/05/30/darlings-of-chelsea-sofa-collection/
What’s most exciting about tylko shelving systems is that anyone can become a designer: by utilising the latest technologies Tylko have created an entire process that requires no prior design experience, allowing you to create a shelving system built entirely to your own needs and requirements.
Discover more here: http://fabricofmylife.co.uk/2017/05/11/tylko-modern-shelfing-systems/
A fabulous 1-day styling & photography workshop from my good friend and immensely talented stylist/photographer Carole Poirot: