Here’s a quick project that can spruce up a beige lampshade. I made this because I was sick of looking at two beige lampshades on my vintage dressing table. I’m not a huge fan of beige. In our brightly coloured boho bedroom, they looked like the square neighbours had turned up to ask us to keep the noise down.
Every time I put up images of our house on Instagram, I trigger a chorus of questions about having dark walls. So here are some secrets of the dark side, revealed.
My goth phase started in 1995 when I discovered Nick Cave, but about five years ago it spilled over onto my walls.
Everyone loves a good before and after, so for our spaces post this week I’m going to share a little home project that has revolutionised my productivity.
A few years ago I started freelancing from home and the kitchen table became my office, but at 6pm every day the design studio turned into a greasy spoon diner and everything had to be packed away before my two small children did their best to smear everything in ketchup for half an hour like a couple of drunk hooligans.
Some friends of my family have this marvellous house with bright frescoed walls, interesting split levels and a colourful corridor that circularly runs throughout the house (the owner in an architect). I have always loved it and often fantasised about having a house like that.
It all started with a paper dot and a pot of neon paint.
We’d recently moved our two-year-old daughter into her new bigger room. I don’t know if it was the fact I had always resisted dressing her in pink and had at last relented, or if the neon trend had finally got under my skin.