Friday, 20 January 2012

Counting my blessings

Happy Friday everyone! I've not been able to blog quite so regularly recently as everything has been a little hectic. Firstly, I've been working a few days a week with Heather Jenkinson in her studio. This has been an amazing experience and she is truly inspirational as an interior designer and as a woman in business. Her blog which you can see by clicking here has some great shots of the projects she is working on - simply stunning. 

Image: Heather Jenkinson Interiors

What is so special about Heather is her ability to read people and understand them: from obvious character traits to subtle nuances, she's got it covered. When you couple that with her experience and creative vision for interior design, you get a supremely talented and instinctive designer.

The other great thing is I can take Alfie pug with me, it's his first day next week - I'll let you know how he gets on. He has to have some teeth out on Monday so I guess he'll be feeling a little sorry for himself for a few days.

I feel bad he has no idea what is coming on Monday. Is that weird?

Anyway, some other brilliant news is that West Egg has been featured in two national magazines this month - I find this ridiculously exciting. I've worked hard on West Egg so it is great to be rewarded in this way. One of the oriental vases was featured in Period Living magazine and Your Home magazine included the SourceBook in their Decorating Inspiration editorial page.

Period Living Magazine: February 2012

To check out the latest press features on West Egg - click here to take a look. 

Lastly, we're moving house next week. Next Thursday actually. I'm feeling really rather under-prepared although I do have a (long) list and I have to say, it is super liberating clearing out rooms and donating stuff to charity with the radio turned up. The kettle is permanently on and my late breakfast of Bonne Maman Apricot Preserve on hot, buttered granary toast was too good. Simple pleasures and all that. 

All in all I couldn't have hoped/wished/dreamt of a more wonderful start to 2012. Have a great weekend all - the weather here is dreadful but at least it's cosy inside. 


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Sunday, 8 January 2012

DreamWall Style

A quick post to share an interview I did for DreamWallStyle blog - click here to read the interview in full.

DreamWallStyle blog is run by Hannah Coleman who is the founder and CEO of the supremely innovative DreamWalls company. Hannah's blog is a really great mix of interior design topics including new products, furniture, trends, crafts and much more.

Hannah is a well respected blogger (Decorex 2011 runner up) in the design community so I was really thrilled when she asked to interview me for her blog - Hannah thank you so much! 

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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Style Doctor

What a wonderful way to start the New Year - a copy of At Home magazine arrived this morning from November 2011 when West Egg was featured. I had totally forgotten about it so that was a really lovely surprise. Interior Designer Doreen Smith recommended West Egg to a reader who was searching for a vintage trunk - thank you so much Doreen!

You can visit Doreen's website by clicking here, I love the before & after photographs - the restaurant makeover is really impressive. I love the new floor and the way they were able to completely change the atmosphere and style of the room without having to replace all the tables and chairs.

Visit the west egg website for the full page - just click here.

Things are pretty hectic here at West Egg - we are moving house in 3 weeks, zero planning or organisation has gone into this so far....umm, anyway, sure it will all be fine.

Lots of exciting projects on the go for West Egg and will keep you posted on these when I can. 

Happy New Year again and much happiness and best wishes for a fabulous 2012!


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