The Rough with the Smooth

The Rough with the Smooth

Concrete has always had such a bad press, particularly in the UK, where it’s usually uttered in the same breath as “monstrous carbuncle”. I would agree that images of rain streaked grey and soulless housing estates don’t help its cause, but...
In the Post

In the Post

A post room didn’t initially strike me as a terribly exciting assignment. I had visions of a very functional space somewhere in the bowels of a building, like in those film scenes where someone is given the lowliest job possible in a huge corporation, pushing...
Fashion Press

Fashion Press

Before we’ve had a chance to don so much as a lightweight linen suit or some bold summery prints – I’m told they are hot this season, fashion retailers are already showing off their autumn/winter collections to an eager press. Gap & Hermes, more...
Mood Indigo – Part 4

Mood Indigo – Part 4

Reception Rooms Some houses were made for hosting great events and parties, and the principal rooms on the ground floor here could happily accommodate receptions of an ambassadorial scale. The drawing room could easily double as a ballroom; the  grand piano is already...