Posted on May 16 2014
Friday’s love them, especially Â this one as I’m taking it off. This week has been a 6 dayer as there was a Design School last weekend and there is another one this weekend Â (its Design School crazy at the mo). Talking of which yesterday we put a slide show up on the web of the day so if anyone is interested in coming along you get to see a bit more about it. Hope you like. Â AnywaysÂ I’m not going to feel bad aboutÂ taking some time outÂ todayÂ Â body is telling me to sloooooow it down so I am.Â Â A stroll along the river forÂ lunch at Petersham Nurseries with the 2 M’s Â is the plan and then a bit of pottering in the afternoon in the garden ending up with a barbecue. Nice!
On yesterday’s walk to the park at the bottom of our road, Maud sat down, wouldn’t move a centimetre. Mungo who does whatever Maud does and never reasons why alsoÂ sat down and refused to move Â so I had to scoop them up in both arms and carry home, which nearly halfÂ killed me. So I’ve decided we all need a change of scenery, a river walk, some cows (always good for crazy barking) Â plus a few ducks, the odd swan and that will stop the sitting down!
I’ve become a little addicted to Instagram so will post pictures of our little outing there. There is something fabulous about eating/entertaining outside so much nicer than in I find. This video thatÂ Sara Ruffin Costello did for Rue previewing Target’s spring line makes me want to throw a party right now. We don’t all have spaces this size but irrespective of the space its the lighting that nails it. Lanterns, firepits, lights strung in trees, super cool. You don’t need to spend oodles, fairy lights look fab, jam jars with t-lights scattered around the gardenÂ look fab. I’ve designed the lighting inÂ our garden like I would aÂ living room so all areas are lit with pools of light, beautiful. Infact I’ve got plans for the garden which I’m kind of keeping to myself and just you guys (of course). I fancy a little cabin at the back with a chimney so I can have fires, a stove, a comfy chair, a rug, and a desk. I have romantic images of writing away late at night in the summer or in the depths of winter with snow (even though it rarely snows) in this little cabin. It would involve tearing down some walls and possibly replanting the odd tree so its not the easiest of tasks but I like the idea.Here it is:
Each cabin is custom made Â from old barn timber. So sweet don’t you think, and obviously I would spend a lot of time standing in the doorway like this!
I am rambling have a lovely weekend, see you Monday and very much look forward to meeting my class tomorrow for a day of design!