Things are crazy at the moment and I'm loving it - well, at least I do when I don't panic a bit. My first Styling and Photography Workshop date is finally set, so I'm planning and preparing for that - more on that in my next post. Today I will be working on the Christmas lookbook for the National Portrait Gallery which will hopefully show their gorgeous gifts in the best light possible. I have to make this happen in the shortest available time ever as access to the gallery is very limited, so it's a challenge, but one I'm very much looking forward to. I have articles to write for clients and of course don't want to completely neglect this little corner here.
So, as it happens, I still have two gorgeous homes to show you! You might remember that a little while back I went on the Livingetc House Tour where I got to see some gorgeous properties. I have chosen my favourite three to show you and this is one of them. If you've missed the first one, you can see it here. This is the home of Marianne Cotterill, super stylist with an amazing house full of eclectic details. I could have spent all day in that house and taken hundreds of pictures, but that's of course not really an option when there are a total of seven properties to visit and each is full with people just as curious as me.
I realise that this kind of house won't be to everybody's taste and I happily admit that all of it together would be somewhat too much for me as well, especially considering the size of my own home. However, I really love how unapologetically eccentric it is, how eras, styles, origins, colours and patterns have been mixed and how much personality this place has! So many things have been put together here that - on paper - shouldn't work and that would probably look crazy in somebody else's home. But then Marianne isn't a stylist for no reason and her good eye is evident in all those details. It doesn't only work, it looks positively amazing, don't you think?