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This look is all about sophistication and class. Art Deco touches such as the shell corbels and use of sapphire paint, vintage silver and gleaming glass make it a classically beautiful area for serving drinks, nibbles and burning candles.

Wall Colour

Try Dulux’s Sapphire Springs 2 or in Blue Suede Shoe by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen


Pure Black sideboard from Go modern £2140

Ikea Bjursta sideboard £149

Wide Door Double Sideboard £499


Shell Corbel £39.50


Madrid Lamp from Zara home - £99.99

Ripple Complete Lamp from Laura Ashley £128

Cake Stand

Vintage 3 tier cake stand from John Lewis £38

Drinks Tray & Set

Black glass tumblers (set of 6) £22.26

Silver plate Victorian style drinks tray £45 eBay

Culinary Concepts New York Water Pitcher £67.95

Antique Silver Hip Flask £360

I will be showing you rooms and spaces that I admire, whilst giving you all of the resources to recreate this look yourself. First up, this beautifully battered home workspace.



Try this slightly more polished chair from Dwell, which keeps the cage feel but is a little more sophisticated

Graphic acrylic chair - £99

or this dining chair from Habitat

Zach Dining Chair - £170


Look on eBay for vintage and antique desks like the one above. I found these below, which are sitting at around £5-600 on auction at the moment with a couple of days to go. Remember when buying furniture on eBay to include the cost of you driving to pick it up and make sure you have a car / van with enough space!

Finding a lamp similar to this was quite difficult, but this from Etsy.com is a close alternative (and it’s only $10!). Add a vintage feathered lampshade for a really rustic look.


Add this green bottle vase or some equally rustic bits and bobs to really give your workspace the beautifully battered look.

Green Glass Bottle - Next, £5

The more worn and battered pieces are the better!

Wow! This reindeer of death would make an amazing piece. Now.. Where to buy?!
Suitcase chair. Love it.
Nice eclectic mix of colour here. I’ve always wanted to paint a wall black. May do it very soon!

(via desire to inspire - desiretoinspire.net - Reader request - going bold with trim)

One of my recent project ideas was to start a wallpaper company with peel away wallpaper by cool urban designers that people in rented accomodation could put up. Was a cool idea and it would have been great but the start up costs were far too high! So, I resort to this. Me, obsessing over wallpaper on my blog :)

Here’s a few that I am loving at the moment.


  Deer & Fox wallpaper by Lisa Bliss, £125 a roll from the Graduate Collection

Designers Guild Palmieri wallpaper, £47 a roll from the Designers Guild at John Lewis

Minaret wallpaper, £53 a roll by Osborne & Little

Couture stripe by Opus Muras, £102 a roll at Wallpaper Direct

Andrew Martin Library Wallpaper, £119.90 a roll at Occa Home

Light and Bright wallpaper by Brewers, £47.94 a roll at Wallpaper Direct

Which is your favourite? I am lusting over the black and white stripe pretty hard right now. It’s velvet flock!



Lassco at Brunswick House, purveyor of reclamation, ornament and curiosities, is housed in a Georgian mansion by Vauxhall Cross in London. It’s surrounded by two fast lanes of traffic, back and front, and backed by the St George’s Wharf development, which dwarfs it. Against such a backdrop of modernity and fast track activity the magnificent double fronted house certainly is unique. It has a stature and pride reflective of the time period in which it was built and I’ve often whizzed past it while in the car and made a note to pop in.

So, recently that’s precisely what I did and what I discovered was a charming treasure trove. You will come across architectural pieces from columns to chimney pieces, furniture, flooring, and lighting. There’s even old street signs and clothes (bought from the English National Opera). You name it and it’s here. The stock spans the time from Georgian through to the 1960s.


I asked Director Ferrous Auger what was the essential difference between Lassco and an antiques dealer and he said that he simply doesn’t like the classification pertaining to an antique, i.e that an item has to be over 100 years old. If something is re-sellable and fashionable then Lassco will have it. Because of this Georgian hob grates nestle amongst English National Opera cast offs and 1960s wooden toys. In addition they sell most of their stock in the condition they found it with just a few pieces having been restored where it will significantly improve the possibility of a sale or the value of the piece. Lassco get the majority of their stock from private sales, or just people ‘selling stuff’, though they will also get contacted by museums or institutions that will be changing interiors and possess stuff they need to get rid of.

In Auger’s expert opinion, the marketplace for architectural salvage, or ‘particularly well-made furniture’, is growing, possibly because many are encouraged by the fact a product has lasted for so long. It’s also because ‘people are realising that they can pickup well-made Georgian furniture for only a fraction of what you would probably be buying new’, says Auger.

Rooms in Lassco are hired out for private functions and I can imagine would make a captivating ‘Jane Austen meets Austen Powers style’ venue for a celebration.

There’s also a fabulously eclectic cafe restaurant furnished with an variety of lights and furniture which are available for sale. So you may simply stop by for a cafe latte and emerge, having fallen deeply in love with the seat that you were sat on, with a fine Regency chaise tucked under your arm. A stroke of genius from the owners of Lassco.


If you’re interested in Georgian Interior Design then Lassco is a great spot to check out!