Posts Tagged ‘home’

JUST DON’T CALL IT A FEATURE WALL

JUST DON'T CALL IT A FEATURE WALL

I really don’t like the term. Not sure why, maybe all those low budget day time TV makeover shows have overdone it with bad choices? In reality there is great excitement to be had when papering only one wall and of course with a quarter of the commitment and the budget, not devoting a whole room to […]


GUEST BEDROOM INSPIRATION FROM THE FRENCH BEDROOM COMPANY

GUEST BEDROOM INSPIRATION FROM THE FRENCH BEDROOM COMPANY

Hello from The French Bedroom Company – we’re rather excited about being asked to write the first ever guest post for L&S! As thoughts on the L&S blog turn to renovating Jeska’s new bedrooms, guest bedrooms are first on the agenda and we hope to inspire with some words and our moodboard vision of the […]


SOMETHING FOR YOU FROM PLUMO AND ME!

SOMETHING FOR YOU FROM PLUMO AND ME!

Hooray! My picks from the new Plümo Spring Summer Home Collection are now online over here at the Plümo blog. See the things I fell in love with and choose your favourites, then get a discount if you decide to buy something! The code is JESKA and will get you 10% off the SS13 collection […]


WINTER TONES

WINTER TONES

  Just lately I’ve gone mad for cushions in wintery colours, frosty, sparkling, knitted, cosy and velvet. I managed to narrow my favourites down to these 10. Charcoal velvet and Ikat – Sparrow and Co, Lace Lino Lavado – Zara Home, Dip Dye and Big Ted- John Lewis, Sequinned Baroque – Anthropologie, Silver Sequins and […]


BLOG OF THE WEEK-PRETTY GINGHAM

BLOG OF THE WEEK-PRETTY GINGHAM

Pale colours and subtle surroundings, some pages from the beautiful blog Pretty Gingham by Tanja in Helsinki-Finland. The cosy images and simple pleasures are inspiring me to fall back in love with my long neglected camera. Realising I rarely take pictures these days, unless I happen to see something and snap it on my phone! This […]


DECISIONS DECISIONS

DECISIONS DECISIONS

As we near being ready to sell our apartment and looking seriously for a new home. I am obsessing heavily over how our new bedroom will look. Drawn to both light and dark ideas, we started halfway dark here with brown grey walls, before I whited out all the rooms one Summer. I love the […]


CHARCOAL PAINT AND VINTAGE LACE

CHARCOAL PAINT AND VINTAGE LACE

Still wondering what I will make with all that beautiful vintage lace I was given last year. I will show you in detail some more of the amazing pieces, soon. But I thought while I am thinking on it, the best thing to do was to repaint my favourite pin board with charcoal paint and […]


L&S MEETS LAURA ASHLEY

L&S MEETS LAURA ASHLEY

I can’t express how exciting this day is for me (thanks Kate!). After being a life long fan, I was recently asked to work on a feature with the lovely peeps over at the Laura Ashley Blog. I remember when my husband and I first moved in together, spending any chance we could visiting Laura Ashley […]


KEEPING THE CHILL OUT

KEEPING THE CHILL OUT

Toast’s new Autumn Winter look book is absolute perfection. A beautiful mix as always of natural colours and simple fabrics, all mingled in with wood, simple candles, and this season 50s style enamel ware and bakelite lighting.


THE SNUGGLE SEASON

THE SNUGGLE SEASON

Only a month or so away, my favourite season will begin, a light breeze will whip at the trees pulling down the leaves, leaves that seem like they only just opened, due to the crazy weather this year, Summer is passing in a wave of torrential downpours with grey skies and every now and then […]


THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME

THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Ha! Wrote this a while ago, but in all the mayhem didn’t finish it and just discovered it in my drafts. So, some more pictures from around the house, a winter mood board makes way for a carnival of colours over my mantlepiece to celebrate the return of sunshine, a new (old) pen pot for […]


THE SUNSHINE WEEK

THE SUNSHINE WEEK

Hello, just thought I’d swing by and share some of my Instagram pics of that last few days. Finally it came after nearly resorting to wearing gloves again last week-The Sun. So dearly missed I wondered if my days would ever be naturally bright again. So I am filling my days with walks, friends, flowers […]


THE OPPOSITE OF RAIN

THE OPPOSITE OF RAIN

I found something beautiful in my email today, these sunny bright flowers and some interior details to go with them. Solid rain on all days except the marathon since we arrived here last Monday, booo. So these charming yellow freesias and late daffodils are giving me the morning boost I need today x All images […]


CHOCOLATE EGG ALTERNATIVES

CHOCOLATE EGG ALTERNATIVES

A new Hawaiian Ruby Guava Pacifica Candle on our mantlepiece has rekindled my love for coral brights, beautifully scented in creator Brook’s words- with ”the warm smell of coconut wax on surfboards mingling with the sweet scent of the guavas from the tree in front of our house. This blend is reminiscent of paradise”. When I picked it up […]


COFFEE AND CAMERAS

COFFEE AND CAMERAS

Last Tuesday the lovely local photographer and blogger Daniela Exley came by for coffee, and to photograph our home for her beautiful ‘Inside Hastings and St Leonards‘ Project, a collection of photographs sharing the interior details and home style of people that live in our coastal town. I really love the pictures taken, Daniela has really […]


TWELVE THINGS COX AND COX

TWELVE THINGS COX AND COX

Hello Monday people, I hope you had a lovely weekend? We had home cooked food, coffee at the De La Warr, bought lots of new Kilner jars and tidied the larder (no more peg topped bags for us!), some sunny Sunday morning walking, picture taking, a movie and and a huge bowl of honey and […]


PRETTY THINGS WINTER 2011

PRETTY THINGS WINTER 2011

Happy Friday! Last night we had front row seats for the best firework display of the year, the christmas lights were lit our in town and from our bedroom window we get a better view than if we were in attendance. So, the big tree is lit, lights are twinkling everywhere and I can no […]


CINDER ROSE

CINDER ROSE

Tuesday continued . . . . . I found a few last pink blooms on my walk to pick up some paints, hardy little mites battling against the wintery seaside breeze, barely staying still long enough for me to catch on camera, I will be sad when these last flashes of colour are gone and […]


THE PRETTIEST CORNER

THE PRETTIEST CORNER

Morning, a few pictures of a beautiful corner in a house I visited yesterday, Tuesday was full and fun, started making the Butlers Facebook page, very excited to be sharing the new seasons comings and goings in the shop, interesting things from Hastings Old Town and other local events. We have a new pop up […]


HASTINGS HOMES-JOYCE’S SALON

HASTINGS HOMES-JOYCE'S SALON

Hello again, I have a question-Just where would you choose to sit in this lovely room? At the vintage style table on a worn painted chair, on the antique rattan day bed wrapped up in the beaded silk throw, or in the linen upholstered chair by the glittering fire place? As in the kitchen there […]


SKILLS

SKILLS

Do you think there is any chance a plant killer like me could keep some of these babies alive and looking good for at least a month? Perhaps for a long while? Any hints of tips would be greatly appreciated I fear for the safety of my future garden. These are my dads, don’t worry […]


THINGS

THINGS

Sorry for the absence, I have been making a wedding cake for a friend and in the rush to set it up, and in my usual style, I forgot my camera so no pictures I’m afraid. Now that it’s finished, things are changing at home. Here is a corner. Have a happy Sunday.


THE MANTLEPIECE GARDENER

THE MANTLEPIECE GARDENER

Well hello, I hope you had a happy Easter with lots of sunshine and the odd chocolate egg? We embraced the heatwave and took a mini vacation in our own town, had dinner at the shoreline, a road trip to folkestone, a day at the seaside, a walk in the country park and lots of […]


PICK AND MIX FOR GROWN UPS

PICK AND MIX FOR GROWN UPS

This morning I thought I would have a scout around for some other kitchen artworks. Voila! Teacake-Gillian Kyle, Oyster catchers-Poppy Treffry, Sloe Gin-Teresa Green, Frukost Tea Towel Cutlery-Anthropologie, London by Maria Dahlgren-Hus & Hem, Perfectly peachy-Dottie Angel, Buffet Tea Towel by Vera Bardwil Linen-The Lollipop shoppe, The Child unfriendly alphabet by Twisted Twee-Bouf, Cakes-Poppy Treffry, […]