Monday, 26 January 2015

Coming Up! Paint Like A Pro Workshop at Komedal Road Studio, Bainbridge Island - March 7-8, 2015

I'm so excited to be heading back to the US to teach the Paint Like A Pro weekend course at Komedal Road Studio on Bainbridge Island, W.A on March 7-8, 2014. It's going to be amazing.

Friday, 23 January 2015

A cosy corner in West Egg Cottage

This last week it's been pretty chilly here but we're very lucky to have a lovely log burner fitted in the inglenook. It was fitted last year and I must admit I was really taken aback by how different the house feels when it's lit. The heat is more subtle than heat from the radiators, it's less drying and seems to warm through the walls keeping the house warmer for longer. The old part of the cottage is a two up two down affair with the inglenook in the middle so when the log burner is going it's absolutely wonderful and feels like the little old cottage has really come to life.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The wonderful world of Mari Orr

I discovered the wonderful world of Mari Orr through the instagram rabbit warren and I'm so happy I did. Mari is a super talented artist whose current work includes watercolours, oil paintings, weavings and calligraphy. As well as being super talented, Mari is also super generous and regularly gives away free downloads of her work as well as donating a portion of her profits from the Kind Notes to the National Alliance to End Homelessness or The Fund for Global Human Rights.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Roly by AABE - A Perfect Glass Box Extension in Belgium

Over the weekend I spotted the most wonderful glass box extension on Pinterest. It was actually one of the "picked for you" pins which is the new-ish smart feed feature on Pinterest - I think it started some time mid-2014. At first I was really skeptical about this new smart feed because I felt it was going to go the same way as facebook, but actually, I really like it. I've seen a lot of pins I wouldn't have otherwise and this extension project is one of them.

So anyway I thought I'd share these stunning images today since it is so chilly here. Lots of the UK has snow, particularly Scotland and I know it's a pain for things like travel, but it does make everything so extraordinarily beautiful. Currently we only have some frost in Bedfordshire, and the lane was very icy this morning. But no snow, yet. I'm sitting upstairs in the barn writing this which is lovely and cosy (downstairs is really not). I have a White Company winter candle burning and the Amelie soundtrack playing which I haven't listened to in ages. So it's really lovely here, but no snow. So, I sort of wish I could shut my eyes and open them to find myself here...

Roly by AABE | Image Credit: Jean-Luc Laloux

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Dinner at The Dove, Tortola

Happy new year! I hope you had a lovely festive break and enjoyed some time off with family and friends. We had a wonderful time up in Scotland on the Glen Tanar estate which I will try and blog about this week. In the meantime, as promised, I want to whisk you away to the British Virgin Islands to my favourite restaurant on Tortola: The Dove ... just for a few minutes okay?

Friday, 19 December 2014

Radio silence

This blog post isn't to do with interior design, or anything like that. I'm writing this because I got an email yesterday from a lovely lady who I've never met before, asking what had been going on and why I hadn't been blogging lately. I have been meaning to update the blog for so many weeks now but I just never get to it. To start with I went on holiday in November for two weeks which was absolutely amazing and if you follow west egg on instagram you'll have seen that we were very lucky to get lots of winter sun in the British Virgin Islands. It was great to get away and recharge our batteries. I deliberately didn't blog while I was away, and although I'm sure you've come to expect the erratic blogging schedule here, I'm sorry if you've missed the west egg blog. I have missed it too.

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