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Our Stationery Addiction

The other day, when I was in & Other Stories, queuing to buy the dress which may or may not make me look like a milkmaid, but I love it either way, I noticed their gorgeous new-ish stationery range. How has this passed me by? How has my desk survived without it?…

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Desk Styling: Just Like Kate

 Despite the fact that our loft extension (bedroom/en suite/work space) thus far is but an empty, virtually-roofless shell, it has not stopped me from dreaming about how it could look. I spotted this desk (via Pinterest it belongs to Kristin Brophy of Fancy Things) and swooned, just a little bit.…

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We want to live here – part two

As far as I can ascertain, Marlien Rentmeester is very, very cool. A former NY fashion editor, she has a cool blog, Le Catch, which is dedicated to sourcing the best high and low end fashion around, and how to combine them to fabulous effect.   Here she is in her lovely study, sitting at her, naturally, very cool desk. I love the rug (very this season – black and white is everywhere); the slick, black and white colour scheme against the vintage-looking blind and the flash of yellow provided by the flowers. (I am a big fan of flowers on desks, despite sharing my desk at home with my husband – more to come on styling your desk another day….).     GET THE LOOK…. Her living room has the same mix-it-up (but match it) charm. The burnt orange, ikat cushions are a real counter to the regal purple of that corner sofa. (There’s something very cosy about a corner sofa.) I leave you with her colour-coded bookshelf. It warms my heart. I am all for colour-coding bookshelves; to my mind, it in no way denigrates your literary integrity. Images (and helpful click-to-buy links): Marlien Rentmeester’s home from The…