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!

Lx

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.

Bringing the Outside In: Hobart, Tasmania

Outside In_Bushells Tea

Photo Credit: Lucy Gough

Ah, Hobart, you stole my heart! What a great city you are!

For anyone thinking of going to Tasmania, don’t hesitate- just go! It was always on my bucket list and when my partner and I went home to Sydney for Christmas we decided to take a mini-break and we flew down to Hobart with my sister and her husband.

We were there for four days. That’s four days full of sightseeing, second-hand shopping (there are ALOT of charity and antique store), convict tours, and exhibition viewings.

Hobart is very cool, very ‘artsy’ but a little like stepping back in time a bit. Kind of like Sydney might have been in the 50’s. Mostly single-storey, free-standing cottages, terrace houses and old warehouses. Almost no high-rises and certainly no sky-scrapers. It still has a slight colonial feel and I suspect that is because Tasmania’s local economy is built on tourism so they have kept a lot of their heritage buildings and institutions for the thousands of visitors that want to learn more about Australia’s colonial past.

If you head there you MUST go to the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). I have to say that I am not the biggest modern art fan, but the curation of the space, the art they have chosen (all quite political and thought provoking) and the architecture of the building itself is absolutely mind-blowing. The MONA is perched on a hill overlooking the river surrounded by a vineyard to be reached by ferry or car, and is available for weddings and events. So, no wonder the owner of the MONA, David Walsh, is being praised for increasing international tourism to the area.

If you want to bring a bit of Hobart into your place then check out the items above!

Best wishes,

Lucy

1. Hanging planter with beads, Out There Interiors | 2. Archaic brick slip tiles, Walls and Floors | 3. ‘Have a Seat’ Stool, Design Vintage | 4. Retreat canvas print, Loaf | 5. Pudding love seat, Loaf | 6.  White floret and Vervain paint, Paint by Conran.

Bringing the Outside In: The Entrance, NSW, Aus.

Outside In_The Entrance

Image above by Lucy Gough

Hi All,

I went back to Australia for over a month at the end of the year and spent some quality time with my family. It was a summer to remember!

We booked a table at an amazing Lebanese restaurant at the Entrance (just over an hour north of Sydney) and we were greeted by the most amazing sunset. The Pelicans came into feed from the men who had been out in their boats fishing all day. The Pelicans would just wait around for the guys to gut their fish and throw them the left overs. It seems it might be a summer ritual for these majestic creatures.

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Bringing the Outside In: Warsaw

Outside In_Warsaw

Main image by Lucy Gough

We went to Warsaw earlier this year and absolutely loved the place. I did little to no research at all before we arrived and we had heard mixed reviews- mostly ones along the lines of ‘Warsaw isn’t as beautiful as Krakow’…

So, as we travelled there with low expectations- we were pleasantly surprised! The people were really friendly (except for the cab drivers), the restaurants were excellent, the parks were stunning and Warsaw was rather inexpensive (when travelling on the British pound).

This shot was taken in Warsaw Old Town. The Old Town was established in the 13th century and managed to survive up until WWII when it was bombed to pieces. One of the most fascinating things that I learnt was that it was completely reconstructed after the war using paintings of the square that were painted by Canaletto (an Italian urban landscape painter). Canaletto was well known for his meticulously detailed paintings of buildings.

So, what now looks like a 13th century square is in fact one that was built in the 1960’s! It truly feels hundreds of years old.

If you would like to bring a bit of Warsaw into your place, check out the items above!

Lx

1. Coral Canyon paint, Dulux | 2. Era low lounge chair, Normann Copenhagen at Red Candy | 3. Jazz Stripe Pendant lights, ines art design, Clippings.com | 4. Mauritiana Dreaming Sunshine encaustic tiles, Eleanor Thompson Design | 5. Plant box planter, Ferm Living at Made in Design.

Bringing the Outside in: Milan

Milan

Main image photography: Lucy Gough

I went to the Salone del Mobile (otherwise known as the Milan furniture fair) earlier this year and absolutely fell in love with the city.

The thing I loved most of all were the balcony and roof gardens everywhere you turned. If you looked up, almost every apartment had a garden in their tiny outdoor space. Amazing! That’s the way it should be, if you ask me.

If you want to bring a bit of Milan into your place, check out the items above!

Lx

1. Forever sofa, Se` | 2. Babylon pendant light, Lumigado | 3. Linen Bath robe, Linen Works | 4. Chalky white paint effect, Rust-Oleum, B&Q | 5. Anchorage linen curtains, Anthropologie | 6. Kabino storage unit, Normann Copenhagen.

Bringing the Outside In: Pamplona

Pamplona

Photo by Lucy Gough

Ah, Pamplona. What a beautiful place!

We trekked the Camino Trail (Camino de Santiago/the way of Saint James) earlier this year. The Camino Trail is traditionally a network of pilgrimage routes that stretch from France over the Pyrenees mountains and into Spain and onto Santiage de Compostela as the final destination. The whole thing is approximately 800kms, however, we only did 100kms of the route over 4 days.

We went in a group of 7 friends and started in Saint-jean-Pied-de-port in France (typically the beginning of the walk for most people) and ended in Pamplona in Spain and stayed mainly is hostels along the route.

It was one of the best things I’ve ever done and probably the most physically challenging (we didn’t train at all!) and we hope to go back next year and trek another 100kms. You need to put it on your bucket list if you can!

If you want to bring a bit of Pamplona into your place then check out the items above!

Lx

1. Sisal boucle rug in henna and braemere, Wovenground | 2. 214 Bentwood Chair, Thonet at Aram Store | 3. Original BTC Hector Pleat Pendant Ceiling Light, Marks and Spencer | 4. Skylight (No.205) Estate Emulsion Paint, Farrow and Ball | 5. Old Luxembourg Coffeepot in Motion (ltd. ed. of 100 pieces) by Christophe de la Fontaine for the Villeroy and Boch Design Challenge 6. Lanterna lamp, Merve Kahraman.