Have you ever been watching a film and, right at a crucial point (a first kiss, say, or the moment the killer is about to be revealed) you think, “Ooh, that’s a nice cabinet / dresser /set of prints!”
I do it all the time.
As a freelance features writer I specialise in women’s lifestyle subjects from crafts to well being, but my particular passion is interiors.
I’m a huge fan of glass jars and photographs (unsurprisingly), mismatched cutlery, travel posters, open shelving, fresh flowers, ceramic tiles, stoneware plates, oak furniture, old books, craft materials and collected items of all shapes and sizes.
Most of all, I’m a big believer in people finding a style they love, that makes them happy, and breaking free of so-called trends, rules and anything that claims to be ‘must have’.
After all, none of us can afford to redecorate every season, and no one wants to live in a catalogue.
So I try simply to live by William Morris’s famous saying: “Do not have anything in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
I hope you’ll join me…