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I’ve finally been converted to copper. I’ve watched it with interest as it has crept into interiors since around 2013 and now it is everywhere. I’ve held off long enough but when you see these beauts, you’ll want to cop some copper!




  1. Copper Shelf, New Tendency
  2. Copper Desk Magazine File, £28,
  3. Cushion Cover with Sequins, Copper, EUR 12.95 from
  4. Copper framed mirrors, £33, Idyll Home,
  5. Black and Copper Table Lamp, Home Address, £250,
  6. Shoreditch Drinks Trolley, £125,

Fornasetti plate

Well this is my first post of 2016 and one of my NY resos was to make sure I post more this year. At the moment, I am rather partial to collecting things, and plates are a passion. There are so many interesting designs out there but here are a few of my picks…enjoy!

Nimerology - Serenissima Dinner Plate - Blue

1 Nimerology Seranissima dinner plate – blue – £78,

Lisa paris plate

2  Lisa Bengtsson’s Tiillsammans small plate, Pierre, £24,

Amara windmill plate

3 Sebra Pink Farm plate, £8,

Amara fungi plate

4 House of Rym, Bakadish Big Dish – Shroomville, £20,

nature table dessert place Anthropoloige £16

5 Nature Table Dessert Plate, £16

Fornasetti plate

6 Fornasetti Tema e variazione plate, £112.50,

People Will Always Need Plates 1940's Dinner Plates - Set of 4 - Yolk

8 People Will Always Need Plates 1940’s Dinner Plates – Set of 4 – Yolk, £72,









Orla Kiely Serving platter Elephant

9. Orla Kiely Elephant Serving Platter, £18,


















































requently! As January yawns on, the only thing that really piques my interest is the interior design wish list that I have for the next year…one thing I really want to do is find a place for the collection of plates that I have been adding to over the last few years, but here are a couple of lovely new additions that I plan to snaffle…

Animals still feature massively in accessories so I love the collection by Lisa Bengtsson.


Studio Lisa Bengtsson – Small Plate – Pierre

GBP 25.00

Katie Spragg – Essex Lion – Dinner Plate

GBP 29.00

Sebra – Plate – Pink Farm

GBP 7.00

At Home with Ashley Thomas Trinket Tray (set of 2)

GBP 12.00

House of Rym – Bakadish Big Dish Dinner Plate – Shroomville £20

Fornasetti Tema e Variazioni Wall Plate – No. 286 £120


Gosh this is pretty don't you think?

I’m a terrible blogger, I’ve been so busy moving from the city to the countryside and writing lots of features and doing lots of lovely make-up and hair styling, that I’ve totally neglected my blog! I promise to make amends though, so I thought a pick of my latest swoonsome finds that encompass the three A/W2015 interior trends that I have my beady eye on. It might go some way to say sorry to my lovely readers….:-)

Here goes…

I found this awesome shop called Adairs which is Australian-based (aren’t ALL the beautiful things always from Aus?) and while I think they ship to the UK, it would be great if someone (hint, hint, Britain) might become a supplier?  Anyhoo, I’m coveting the cloud covers for my two little girls’ new bunk beds. I had to suffer brown gingham in the 1970s on my bed, so my girls are going to get something p-r-e-t-t-y! They cost around $AUD99 for a single which is like £45. Pricey but nicey! This is the colour pop trend in a nutshell – pretty bright splashes of rainbow hues against a fresh neutral palette. What’s not to love? Throw in some stripes, a bit of chevron, some polka dots and you’re laughing!

Gosh this is pretty don’t you think?

While we are still at Adairs, I’m totally bagging these gold spot stickers for my new home office – a little pop of gold in the morning is sure to dust away the cobwebs!

Soon to be appearing on the walls of my new SOHO

Soon to be appearing on the walls of my new SOHO

Now to some glamour – this is such a hot trend at the moment in interiors, and one I’m quite partial to – not the whole shebang, mind, just a sprinkling here and there…take this teeny gold geometric vase, for example, I love it! It’s EUR10 from

a tiny glint of gold to brighten your day!

a tiny glint of gold to brighten your day!

Another trend that is creeping into the autumn is the decadent gothica styling which is evident in the latest high street offerings. I like elements of this, such as this Edith Cushion found at House Junkie (£72). Just the right amount of macabre fun to make it onto my sofa!

My face! What happened to my face?!

My face! What happened to my face?!

Still at HouseJunkie, check out this angle poise candelabra – I mean, come on! This one might be a tad pricey at £75 but it’s so original! I loves it.

Light the way in style!

Light the way in style!

So there we have my autumn edit. I promise I will add more soon! Enjoy x

Geometric styling at its best!

Geometric styling at its best!

I spotted this pretty striped dress over on Anthropologie and love it! It’s not cheap, but my, it’s lovely! £118

I’m very excited to announce my make-up and hair styling business is now live! I will be creating beautiful looks for brides, bridesmaids and anyone wanting a special make-over, as well as editorial looks. I’ve launched the Facebook page while I’m building the website which will be coming soon….Please have a look at Made Up by Verity to see some of the latest brides I’ve worked with…

Modern vintage lookSoft vintage glamour

Smokey eye look

CU eyes Lucy good MS hip

I really love these love heart boxes by Claudine Hellmuth – perfect for stuffing full of chocs for a Valentine’s gift! Download from her Etsy shop for £4.05. They are fully customisable too. Neato!

So retro! Love a love heart...

So retro! Love a love heart…

I hate January (sorry everyone born this month) it’s grey, cold and I’m always skinto. So I dream of nice things that I might be able to afford one day to make myself happier! Yes, it makes me happy! So what?!

So here are some of my picks of niceness to perk up the grey old days this month!

For warmth… 

Soft, warm and long enough to double wrap! What's not to love?!

Soft, warm and long enough to double wrap! What’s not to love?!

I totally want to snuggle up with this gorgeous cowl by Suzana Davidovic found over on Ravelry. The Calm Cowl looks soft, comfy and has that grey tone I love.

For eating on…

Too pretty to cover with anything except cake, pretty cake, at that!

Too pretty to cover with anything except cake, pretty cake, at that!

Good old Anthropology never fails to have products with just the right amount of quirk to be cool. Take this Natural World Dessert Plate, £16. I would probably be tempted to put it on my wall rather than hide it away in the cupboard!

For my feet!

Boden shoes

The Milan Court, £110, from Boden, is a sight to behold! Great for sping, and certainly able to cheer up a miserable January day! Might have to save the pennies for these though…

For getting me there on time…

Red, white or green? Snap-up a statement clocks!

Red, white or green? Snap-up a statement clocks!

I’m a bit of a clock-fiend and these rather fun little numbers by Newgate Clocks are totally on my must-have list. I’m hankering after the green one as I love a pop of colour and this shade is really vibrant. £57, but worth it for a modern classic.

 For every day…

Pretty and neat, neat and pretty. Yup!

Pretty and neat, neat and pretty. Yup!

The Crossbody Leather Mini Bag, £45, from Oliver Bonas is really sweet, bright and I insist on cross body bags – none of this two piddly handles business!

For my wall…

A is for .... ah lovely!

A is for …. ah lovely!

Another Oliver Bonas treat (there are so many!) and one that embraces the on-trend copper colour, this wire letter is only £10 and will look superb on my dining room wall. Hope they cheer y’all up too!