G ‘n T anyone?

The end of a busy period, a rather challenging time on all fronts, but the project has been completed……….  The bar area below is part of an interior design project my company completed friday,  and ended the day with a wonderful Gin and Tonic.  It reminded me recently of a hotel I stayed at in Woodstock recently, it had a bar with 80 different types of Gin……….  Me I like Tanqueray , nothing outlandish but I just love the taste.  I am off now for a break, and teaching a workshop in Malta, so looking forward to it.


The colour RED – R.I.P

Have been thinking  and working with red on a current interior project, its such a beautiful creative colour, its vibrancy so energising, so uplifting and enriching.

Red is blood, its velvety rich smoothness……….. Its there when we are born, it symbolises passion, sex,  sin, pain, anger and guilt,  red with the blood of murder,  the bible says in Isiah “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow”.  We can get caught “red handed”, or visit the “red light” district.  We see red when angry,  Apparently research has born out that men find women more attractive if they are wearing red.  Its the colour of Mars, a valentines heart, a robin red breast, a red rose, its red ripe fruit oozing  syrupy juices signalling its readiness to be devoured.  We can be “red blooded” virile, powerful, unstoppable.  Its the colour of royality,  velvet and ermine cloaks, red cushioned throne.  Red was used by Alexander McQueen is his fall 2009 collection show in Paris to much aclaim, may you rest R.I.P

Another project completed by Inside Design

Feels good to have completed latest project, its been a long time coming, so good to close the door behind us knowing the client was extremely happy.

All went like clockwork, a big thanks to everyone who worked with me on this project, all my suppliers and especially to all my staff who have helped my vision become reality, thankyou so much.  Our time on site was so productive in every way and extremely rewarding.  This vision has been playing on a virtual screen in my head for an awful long time, to see it in situ was so satisfying.

all the artwork, paper sculptures and photography that I created together with my daughter,  looked amazing.


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 entrance hall receptionS Entrance hall reception deskS entrance hall large consoleS large console table with light on S This way to the dining roomS entrance hall from restaurantS entrance hall 1IMG_2594S LibraryS library - loungelounge 1 smallS loungeS library - loungebutterflies black and whiteClevedon cushion greenzoffany chairporters chair

pols potten pieceS bistroS Bistro wallS Restaurant banquette seatingS Restaurant 2S Restaurant - light  needs movingS spa looking to reception desk

trees on wall

Papercut Garden

paper flower 1flower picture 2flower picture 3I have spent all day cutting and crimping, folding and sticking ……… this is the result, a garden full of flowers in full bloom (well not quite yet).  I want to capture the fullness, the ripeness, the overflowing abundance, that special moment when a flower becomes perfection in everyway,   Have yet to complete the full range of flowers, but will continue making the shapes I have  made and pleased  with, then make them in a variety of sizes.  My aim is to fully cover two boards 1m square and place in an acrylic shadow boxes.  These are going to hang in an entrance hall of a project I am completing in August.  Will post completed images soon