Andrea’s house is one I’ve wanted to write about for quite a while and I wasn’t surprised when it was snapped up by 25 Beautiful Homes for their March edition. The house is jam-packed with great ideas, all captured by photographer Nick Carter. I especially love the sliding ‘television wall’ and the furry-effect wallpaper in the office.
It’s always lovely to be featured in magazines abroad – especially when they’re as fantastic to read as the USA’s Romantic Homes. My sister was browsing the racks on her way home for a Christmas visit when she discovered this piece, published in the January 2014 edition. It’s the home of Chloe Cyphus in Warminster and it’s not hard to see why the editor of Romantic Homes fell in love with it.
I know it’s sad but I still get excited about walking into W H Smith and finding magazines with stuff I’ve written for sale on the shelves. Right now I have houses in the May editions of House Beautiful and The English Home. Appearing in HB is the Dorset home of textile designer Becky Winter. I love Becky’s textiles, which incorporate animal silhouettes and which she has turned into stylish and understated homewares, such as napkins and wash-bags. The property appearing in The English Home belongs to the dynamic Barton family of Hampshire. They have just launched a new mentoring service for young people which makes imaginative use of the house and its incredible surroundings.
There are well over 200 shopping days to next Christmas but that hasn’t stopped Good Housekeeping magazine from snapping up a house written by me and photographed by Nick Carter for one of their Christmas editions. Very excited to be working again with this prestigious publication, as you can imagine!
Check out the April 2013 edition of this magazine to find my latest piece on the inspirational home of Chloe Cyphus. Chloe is an antiques dealer who lives in a converted, West country nunnery. Her home was photographed by the interiors specialist Nick Carter who has managed to capture its gentle colours and the way Chloe likes to place furniture and objets for maximum impact.