Happy Friday! We have a busy weekend planned - dinner with friends, househunting, some shopping and a company visit lined up for this afternoon (pop over to Stories later if you want to see where we're heading). What are you up to?
I am never this organised but I’ve actually done some Christmas shopping early this year. We won’t put the tree up for a couple of weeks yet but I’m already getting excited thinking about decorating the house. I’m going to keep things simple with silver and white, starting with these lovely baubles from @dobbiesgardencentres #dobbieschristmas #dobbiesgardencentre #ad
When a surprise gift arrives and it turns out to be something you've always wanted. Say hello to my new Eames house bird - I'm so happy he's come to nest with us. He's from a special limited edition - they're only available in white until the end of January. Thank you @vitra ! #vitra #vitraaccessories #vitraoriginal #eames #eameshousebird
The last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind here. We went to view a house last week and felt it had lots of potential so we've decided to put ours on the market. Cue several days of frantic decluttering, painting and valuations. Here's a calmer moment from the studio. The table and candle are from the IKEAxHAY YPPERLIG collection - more on why I love this collection so much over on the blog. @ikeauk #IKEAxHAY #YPPERLIG #IKEACollections [sponsored]
From warming winter casseroles to cosy throws and scented candles there is something lovely about autumn evenings at home isn't there? Now that the clocks have gone back there is nothing I love more than coming back to a cosy house after I finish work at the studio. And since our @samsungUK QLED TV arrived a few weeks ago this is where you'll find us most evenings. We used to spend lots of time staring at separate screens as we scrolled through our smartphones with only half our attention focused on the TV but to my surprise that's changed since we got the QLED TV. The picture is so lifelike and immersive that we find ourselves much more engrossed in it, so we're happy to put our phones down and give whatever we're watching our full attention. Enjoying more quality time together through a shared viewing experience is an unexpected bonus of getting a new TV that I hadn't anticipated. We're watching Stranger Things tonight. What are you enjoying at the moment? #ad #samsungqledtv
So as some of you may (or may not 😂) have noticed I've been on a bit on an unscheduled Instagram break these past couple of weeks. Truth is I've just been enjoying taking a bit of time out. Is that even allowed? Since some of you lovely people have been sending me 'U OK hun?' type messages I think it's probably time I resurfaced. How is everyone? Did I miss anything? Are we over pumpkins yet?
Sunlight on a 620 sofa at the opening of the new Vitsœ headquarters. Sensitively designed, it's a quiet, beautiful building that is flooded with natural light... and what an honour to have Dieter Rams here in Leamington for the event yesterday. Thanks for a great afternoon @vitsoe . More over on Stories. 👆🏻
I've totally fallen for the beautiful minimalist styling of the Samsung QLED TV. Having well designed technology that fits into our home is something that's pretty important to us, but it's the picture quality that has really blown us away - it's incredible. I'm thrilled to be partnering with @samsungUK this autumn and can't wait to share more of this beauty with you. #ad #samsungqledtv
Morning light in the living room. We're planning a lazy start and then heading out for an afternoon event with @vitsoe today. Their new headquarters and production facility has just opened here in Leamington and we've been invited to have a look around. Hope you all have a lovely weekend - what have you got planned? #designhunterhome
I love quiet weekends just pottering about at home. Mr P bought me a beautiful concrete bowl from Tate Modern the other day so I've spent the afternoon rearranging this little corner of the living room to find a nice spot for it. Hope you all have a lovely evening whatever you're up to. xx #designhunterhome
Sunrise over Ullswater - our view from @anotherplacehotels last week. I loved how the colours of the hotel's interior had been carefully chosen to reflect the landscape outside. The greens and browns of the dining area echoed the tones of the fells in autumn and if you scroll back a few pictures you can see that the dusky blue of the library is almost exactly the same shade as this misty early morning view of the lake.
Back in the office catching up on stuff this week after a couple of London trips and our visit to the Lake District. It really needs a good tidy up so I'll spare you the chaos and just show you this shelf and my new print from the @theposterclub. Also just a little reminder that I have a 20% discount you can use if you're thinking of picking up any new prints or frames from @theposterclub - just enter the code DESIGNHUNTERUK . #designhunterhome #theposterclub #theposterclubcollection