Victoria + Albert Baths Competition!


There are so many bath companies out there, but Victoria + Albert Baths is one that stands out from the crowd. Their range is packed with freestanding designs made from 100% QUARRYCAST® which is a blend of Volcanic Limestone(TM) and high performance resins- this makes them naturally white and incredibly light weight! I’ve personally used these baths in a shoot before and attest to their beautifully smooth finish and gorgeous aesthetic quality.

To celebrate Victoria + Albert’s 20th anniversary they’re running a competition to win a 2 night stay for two at the stunning At The Chapel hotel in Somerset. The package includes dinner in the hotel’s restaurant, breakfast and a bottle of champagne on arrival. And you can enter via this blog! Just click here or copy + paste this link into your browser:

At The Chapel is set in the beautiful village of Bruton in Somerset. The village is fast becoming a hub for art and design lovers, thanks to a number of galleries and design stores based there. Guests at the hotel can enjoy tranquil, contemporary luxury as all rooms feature original artworks, king-size beds, Egyptian cotton bedlinen and marble-wrapped bathrooms and REN toiletries as standard. It’s all about the toiletries at a gorgeous hotel!

Not to mention of course, the freestanding Barcelona bath from Victoria + Albert which is perfect to soak in after a long day and also big enough to fit two people 😉 Then there is the all-day restaurant At The Chapel that uses the best West Country produce and brings a relaxed Mediterranean approach to British food. And the furniture! It’s all absolutely gorgeous. Pale oaks, neutral tones, natural stone materials and a hint of soft green throughout the scheme.

So, you have until next week (October 31st) to enter the competition via the Victoria + Albert website, here!

Good luck!


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Shop Love: Button & Sprung


Images all styled by Button & Sprung

1. Burdock | 2. Rose | 3. Camelia | 4. Lavender | 5. The London Showroom | 6. Fabric swatches available online.

Today’s shop love is dedicated to Button & Sprung, the beautiful bed and mattress shop where quality upholstered beds and dreamy pocket sprung mattresses take centre stage.

Not only can you buy their beautifully designed beds in almost any colour but you get an amazing 100 night trial period before you have to make up your mind! There are a few other things that make their service different to their competitors and that is that they will remove your old mattress for free so you don’t have to take it to the waste recycle centre yourself (always a bonus) and their products come with a 10 year guarantee.

If you’re someone like me and you’re really fussy about your mattress you should check out their pocket sprung mattress selection. The clever thing is that B&S didn’t like traditional springs so they decided to make their own! They’re called IQ and provide the same level of comfort regardless of how much pressure you place on them. That means if you and your partner weigh vastly different sizes you’ll experience the same level of comfort.

One of the things that I love about the beds at Button & Sprung is the dramatic, clean lines in all the bed head designs. They are all exceptionally strong shapes, and, paired with bright, bold colours (like in images 1-4 above) can make for a striking room scheme.

You’d be right on trend if you decided to upholster your bed in the colours above (image 6) as Dulux have just announced that their colour of the year for 2017 is ‘Denim Drift‘. So expect to see a lot more of these gorgeous blue hues in the coming 12 months!


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Styling: Arthur’s nursery!


Arthur’s nursery is included in this season’s edition of Dulux Let’s Colour Magazine that is available for free from DIY stores!  [Photography by Anton Rodriguez]

Hi All,

You know by now that we had a baby boy, Arthur Grey, 11 weeks ago and it probably comes as no surprise that we went to town on decorating his nursery!

Our inspiration came from our trip to France and Spain two years ago when we trekked the Camino Trail (or you may know it as Camino de Santiago). We loved the idea of painting mountains on the wall so I found some left over paint in my shed  for the mountains and purchased some teal coloured paint for the rest of the walls. We chose Proud Peacock from Dulux as it is fresh, bright, bold and gender-neutral! (We didn’t know Arthur was a boy before he arrived).

We had a great weekend overhauling the room and we were pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to paint the mural using Frog Tape and good quality Harris brushes with a nice angled tip.

Once the walls were complete I set about styling the furniture and accessories. I don’t like ‘themes’ but it wasn’t until the room was complete that I realised how many animals I included in the room! There’s the amazing bear cushion from Amara (it’s huge! It’s about 40cm tall), the poster of a kangaroo, koala toys, parrot puppets, donkeys, hares, owls, a wolf and the list goes on.

I picked up the incredible berber-style rug from West Elm on Tottenham Court Road for £100 in the sale (bargain!). It has a chunky silver thread running through it.

Then there is the change table from Ikea. It’s from the Hemnes range. Ikea do such brilliant items for kids rooms as they make their designs quite compact. This one fits a change mat perfectly on top with space for a radio and the drawers are deep to maximise storage. Then I bought the Skubb drawer dividers to make sure I use the space efficiently. What I did to make the drawer fronts feel bespoke was to replace the standard knobs with ceramic owl knobs that I sourced from the internet. We also purcashed the Mosslanda picture ledges from Ikea to showcase some of Arthur’s lovely books. I think books are so important in a childs life! I was obsessed with reading as a kid and hope Arthur is too (fingers crossed!)

The crib is fantastic too. It is from a company called Mokee. They make and sell things without the extortionate price tag. This cot was only £69 and the quality is brilliant.

The nursery has evolved since these images were taken and now include a hot air balloon mobile and lots of other bits and bobs- and I’m sure it will keep evolving as he grows. Exciting times ahead!

Here are some of the key pieces below to help you on your way:


  1. Cot, Mokee | 2. Mr Bear cushion, Amara | 3. Scandinavian Design Centre | 4. Regents Park Zoo print, King and McGaw | 5. Ruark music system, Ruark | 6. Proud Peacock paint, Dulux.
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Shop Love: Bisque Radiators


Hi All,

A few months ago we re-did our hallway ahead of our baby being born. We decided to do it because we thought ‘we’ll never have time to do renovations when the baby arrives! Well, at least for the first little while we wouldn’t and I wanted to make sure they were installed for the colder weather which would be upon us in the months to come.

Every year for the past seven years (since I arrived in the UK) winter would set in, we would light the fire in the gorgeous victorian fireplace and we would say to each other ‘this fire is so beautiful to look at… but I’m freezing!’ It just didn’t give out enough heat to combat the cold. So, we replaced the old fireplace with a wood burning stove (or pot belly stove as we call them in Australia) and that then prompted us to re-decorate the hallway and the hallway of course had an old, boring, run of the mill white radiator that just had to go!

The first thing we did was to visit the gorgeous Bisque showroom in Kilburn (see pic four, above) and decided on two classic ‘mild steel’ radiators in anthracite (see pic one, above). Mild steel is used instead of traditional cast iron as it is much lighter and it heats up quicker. So you get the look of the cast iron with all the modern benefits. Genius!

One fabulous thing about Bisque radiators is that they can paint your radiator in any colour you like! They also do different finishes like the iridescent finish that you can see here.

If classic (some might say traditional) radiators aren’t your style and you prefer something more contemporary then the Lissett range may be your thing (See pic 3, 5 and 9, above). The Lissett radiators are made from recycled, scrap aluminium and assembled by hand! So, not only do they have lovely curves but a feel good factor too :)

Not only do we have a new stove this year but new radiators too- baby Arthur Grey doesn’t know how lucky he is!


1. My new hallway (Classic in Anthracite) | 2. Ellisse radiator | 3. Lissett in Nature green | 4. Gorgeous Bisque shopfront in Kilburn | 5. Lissett in yellow | 6. Classic in any shade you want | 7. Classic in silver | 8. Classics in pastel shades | 9. Lissett in Volcanic finish.

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Please vote for me in the Amara IBA’s!

Hi All,

It’s that time of year again and my blog has been nominated for the Best Interior Designer/Stylist Blog in the Amara Interior Blog Awards and I would really appreciate your vote!

The blog with the most votes gets shortlisted and then the ultimate winners are decided by a panel of judges.

It would mean a lot if you could vote for me using this link here or copy and paste this link into your browser:

All you need to do is fill out your name and email address and click submit.

Thank you so much in advance!

Best wishes,

Lucy x

Amara blog awards

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Bringing the Outside In: Chewton Glen

Outside In_Chewton Glen

Main image by Lucy Gough

Hi All!

I’m sorry for the radio silence but I had my baby boy, Arthur Grey, 7 weeks ago! He is just amazing and my partner and I can’t quite believe how lucky we are. I haven’t had a chance to blog since he was born as I have been getting to grips with motherhood and also I find that hours seem to slip by when I am sitting staring at his little face!

Today’s Bringing the Outside in is an image that I took of the tree house suite at Chewton Glen– a luxury hotel and spa in the New Forest that I visited earlier this year. It’s an absolutely stunning retreat in a quintessential English woodland setting.

Each tree house is suspended 35 feet above the ground and fully equipped with a private terrace and a hot tub on the balcony, under-floor heating, a marble bathroom with a large luxurious Victoria + Albert bath, contemporary Bisque radiators to keep you cosy and a Ruark audio system– and of course, much, much more.

If you fancy styling your home in a palette of nude neutrals, honey colours with a hint of green, then check out the mood board above!


1. Bespoke 54240 wooden floor boards, Ted Todd | 2. Casablanca Cotto Hexagon tile, Mandarin Stone | 3. Puncto 4203 Pendant Lamp, Skandium | 4. Finley Cushion, Jonathan Saunders at The Rug Company | 5. Tonella Chair by Note Design Studio at Sancal.

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