So this strays a little from my usual blog posts, but I wanted to share with you my latest project, that I’ve been working on for the past month or so. The project in question was my new loft apartment in Brixton…
It feels pretty awesome to be a homeowner when your home looks like this, I must say 🙂
Hours spent sanding, painting (with Farrow & Ball, naturally!) and cleaning; the kitchen ripped out and built back, a new splash back tiled, a dining table and shelves built out of scaffold planks, plug sockets moved, an industrial-style chandelier created…
Here’s the DIY journey…
I promise I didn’t leave him to do all the hard work…!
Here it is, in all its glory… (I’ve added credits where applicable)
Crackle glaze tiles from Tile Giant, worktop from IKEA, shelves made from scaffold planks, Dualit toaster, Kenwood kettle, glassware and crockery mostly from Anthropologie.
Knives by Sabatier, butter dish from Anthropologie, vintage silver cutlery was a total bargain from eBay, utensil pots from H&M Home.
Storage jars from IKEA, letter N from Anthropologie, shelves made from scaffold boards.
More IKEA jars, Zazzenhaus grinders, coffee beans from TAP Coffee.
Feature light homemade, with squirrel cage bulbs from Amazon.
Dining table homemade from scaffold plants, chairs by Ercol, all painted in Farrow & Ball‘s Plummett.
Rug from IKEA, lounge chair and footstool by Eames, vintage flag from eBay, Anglepoise lamp, Habitat clock. Walls painted in Farrow & Ball‘s Dimpse, and skirting boards in Plummett.
Absolutely fascinating visit to Highgate Cemetery yesterday - really really recommend taking a guided tour of the West Cemetery to discover all the crypts, catacombs, beautiful headstones and history. So atmospheric (& the ultimate antidote to the Valentine's madness of this week!). Max. drama as we discovered the desecration of Karl Marx's grave first thing in the morning too!
Miles away but still my rock ⛰️ Happy V Day @johzeeck !
I don't even ask him to pose, it just seems to come naturally to him - and he's so annoyingly photogenic every time too lol @johzeeck This place though: @worldfamouscrochetmuseum in Joshua Tree!
We raced through the park to make it to Hidden Valley for sunset. Just in time, it was amazing to see the rocks change colour as the sun dipped lower. We didn't see another soul as we hiked the trail loop - though the Jurassic Park scenery made it feel like a dinosaur might appear at any moment!
@lacopinekitchen is somewhat elusive, only opening between 2pm and 7pm (!?), but it's well worth the effort - particularly for that flourless espresso chocolate cake We popped in after a morning spent hiking in @joshuatreenps , before rushing back to Hidden Valley for sunset