I have been fairly quiet over the past few months – working away behind the scenes on the blog’s new look, our new house, as well as a new website for interior design.

I have been getting more and more enquiries over the last year or so, which is very flattering, so I thought it time to take the plunge and put a portfolio website together online – the result is LBM Design Studio – I really hope you like it!

To celebrate the launch thought I would take a little trip down memory lane with you. Over the coming weeks I will share pictures of some of the rooms I have enjoyed designing the most as well as some of the rooms that have resonated most online, being shared on sites like Houzz and Pinterest.

First up is this lovely master bedroom in Battersea. It was one of the first projects I worked on and I loved this space so much – the striking wallpaper from Tapet Cafe, combined with Cornforth White paint from Farrow & Ball worked well together to create a lovely calming palette and a serene, elegant space. A calming colour palette is the basis of all bedrooms that I design – I really feel they should always be a luxurious sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house.

The Vogue print in the picture above was a personal commission – I asked my talented friend Buzzy to paint it for me and he has since been asked to recreate it a few times after people have spotted it on Pinterest. I think it has been saved over 20,000 times in total, which is just amazing!

I hope you like this selection of images – if you want to recreate a look similar to this in your home, then sign up for blog updates or follow me on instagram, as I will be sharing a ‘Get the Look’ post here soon!

LBM

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{No. 282 Shadow White}
There are two reasons to be very happy today – the first is that we have all survived January, which has been particularly rainy and miserable this year and the second reason is that Farrow & Ball have released nine new paint colours! 

I’m a huge fan of Farrow & Ball and use their paints in almost all my projects. I love them partly because, like me, they are from Dorset and partly because they just get it so right when it comes to colour. The new palette includes some lovely soothing pastels as well as some stronger colours to tie in with the current trend for darker, moodier interiors.


These images show off the new colour collection so perfectly – which one do you like best? My favourites are the beautiful soft pink Peignoir, which would be the perfect colour to paint an elegant apartment in Paris, and the brave, strong Vardo, which would work brilliantly to create a cosy library room.

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{No. 285 Cromarty}

{No. 286 Peignoir}
{No. 290 Salon Drab}
{No. 288 Vardo}

{No. 287 Yeabridge Green}

{No. 284 Worsted}
{No. 283 Drop Cloth}

{No. 289 Inchyra Blue}

Happy Friday!

I arrived back from beautiful Sri Lanka yesterday morning and although missing the warmth, the stunning scenery and lovely people there, I am also pleased to be back home with Coco and Lola and ready to get back to work. There are so many exciting plans for this year both with my work and with Little Miss Homes, the first of which is our new development project that is now well underway. It’s a stunning Victorian Villa in a South West London conservation area – I will share the before pictures with you next week!

For now I wanted to share these pictures of the master bedroom in our most recent project. We extended into the loft to and instead of splitting the space into two smaller bedrooms, we chose to create one large generous space, combining bedroom, en suite shower room and walk in wardrobe. The property is a 1930s house so there was a lot of height that we could use for the conversion,as well as being semi-detached so we could extend to the rear and the side, so you don’t have the cramped feeling you sometimes get up the roof. We designed the large windows to add character to space and to create a slightly New England feel, which is a style I am just loving at the moment.

The colour palette was chosen to create a sense of serenity and calm with plush carpet, marble tiles in the bathroom and a walk in wardrobe adding a bit of glamour to the space. The dressing table and mirror were chosen to compliment the 1930s origin of the house. 

If you would like to create a look similar to this in your home, then scroll to the end of the post for all the supplier information.

Have a gorgeous weekend and see you next week.

LBM
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{Photography by Butler-Madden Photography}
GET THE LOOK: Walls are painted in Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball, the mirror above the sink are from a Swedish Boutique, Betsy Dressing Table is from Graham & Green. The large floor mirror is from An Angle At My Table. The marble bathroom tiles are from Fired Earth and the carpet is from a range at The Carpet Bureau in Battersea.

I’m excited to share some happy news with you on this very rainy Monday…Farrow & Ball have added nine beautiful new colours to their collection! Some bold and bright, some soft greys and pastels, all with typically romantic names including Dimpse, Yellow Cake, Nancy’s Blushes, Purbeck Stone and my personal favourite, following on from their classic Elephant’s breath, there is now a Mole’s breath! The full collection of colours is shown above and see pictures below for them in action! Which is your new favourite?

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{St Giles Blue by Farrow & Ball}
{Purbeck Stone by Farrow & Ball} 
{Dimpse by Farrow & Ball}

{Nancy’s Blush by Farrow & Ball}
{Yellowcake by Farrow & Ball}
{Purbeck Stone by Farrow & Ball}
{Wevet by Farrow & Ball}
{Ammonite by Farrow & Ball}

This week I’m thinking a lot about paint – we’re at that stage with the development project where the final touches are now being planned (four weeks to completion all being well!) and then the builders will be coming to our home to work on the loft extension, after which we will finally be able to redecorate the rest of the house. When it comes to paint I like to stick with what I know – I’m a huge fan of the classic pastel Farrow & Ball colours but occasionally throw in the odd tone from Little Greene, so when I saw these pictures they really brought a smile to my face.

A lady with very similar taste to me is Hannah Gooch, who runs the gorgeous Ebury Home & Garden. These stunning pictures are of her freshly re-painted home and I think you’ll all agree her colour choices are perfect!  In the living room she’s used Hardwick White from F&B, hallway is Strong White, All White and Hardwick White F&B, kitchen and dining room have Cornforth White on walls and Pavilion Grey on cupboards, again from Farrow & Ball, the main bedroom has a wallpaper from Farrow & Ball with their White Tie paint on the walls, bathroom is Skimming Stone on the walls and Strong White on the floor and finally their son Oliver’s room has been painted in French Gray from Little Green. A lot of these are my favourite colours too and seeing Hannah’s finished home has really made me excited about choosing our perfect paint palette. 

I hope it has inspired you too!

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