Sunday 31 October 2010

Lulu & Hitch, Hove BN3

Oh where to find an interiors shop full of classics and quirky accessories on a sunny day? The south coast again, that's where (for a London obsessive these jaunts to the seaside seem to be pleasing me a bit too much...)
Last week I stumbled across Lulu & Hitch on Church Street, one of the main drags, in Hove. A fabulous mix of cleverly spruced up vintage furniture pieces at very good prices and an even more affordable mix of gifts, smellies and co.
As loathed as I am to get Christmassy too early (yup I'm still hanging onto October on the 31st) at Lulu & Hitch they were already showing a very cute and original selection of Christmas decorations, perfect to add those special one-off ornaments to the tree.
Some very well-chosen antique gifts were also spied...

And tell me where you could find beautifully renovated furniture pieces like these (for under £200?!) in London then I will be a happy girl...

Friday 1 October 2010

Decorex highlights

I know a review of one of the biggest interior design shows shouldn't begin with the loos but...
This year Decorex commissioned the fabulous Louise Body to decorate the toilets and oh did she. Her trompe l'oeil wallpaper was one of my show highlights - wish I hadn't been too shy to snap the urinals (hmm maybe not).

The show started with a route through Nina Campbell's amazing (grown up) Alice in Wonderland style foyer.
This monumentous elephant stood above the, as always fabulous, Andrew Martin stand.
I love the intricate designs of these prints from Sandberg.
Revolving fabric branch tree...obviously...
Anonymous woolly sheep...
Out of the Alice in Wonderland house and then home. Great Decorex indeed, more like this please!