living little in london.

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this is a charming little home which formally housed horses. no really — it used to be a small stable in Victoria Park in central London, recently renovated by Norwegian architect Christopher Dyvik and his partner Isabel Pietri, recently featured on bo bedre. the house is still in a state of renovation, but such a long way they’ve come. In small houses, it’s... 
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pretty little petersham.

pretty little petersham. / sfgirlbybay

spring is in the air and it’s time to get my urban garden growing again. and a recent trip to the legendary petersham nurseries has provided much inspiration. oh how i’ve dreamt of visiting this magical place and it turned out to be even more dreamier than I expected! i have to thank my new florist friend (and local london gal) chikae of okishima & simmonds for... 
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slow living at goddards.

retreat at goddards. / sfgirlbybay

Today I’m sharing photos from a recent trip to Goddards House in the idyllic town of Abinger Common in Surrey. Located 45 minutes south of London, this tranquil country estate was our home for a creative slow living retreat with food photographer and stylist Beth Kirby of Local Milk. Built between 1898-1900 and later expanded in 1910, the two-level house is comprised... 
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a little london calling.

a little london calling / sfgirlbybay

image via artist residence A week from now I’ll be venturing to the English countryside for much needed downtime in Surrey. I envision old villages full of crooked streets, cozy pubs and plenty of knitting and dining by a warm open fire. It’s an area I’ve never been and I’m excited to see what I’ll uncover. Visions of The Holiday come to mind, but I know it’s going... 
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the bloomsbury kitchen.

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London’s deVol kitchens sent me an email this week sharing this stunning shaker Kitchen in a victorian home in the heart of London. dreamy, right? i’m working away on my own kitchen remodel ideas, so it was great to get a peek at devol’s Bloomsbury WC1 Kitchen. their client opted to use Flint, a color from their bathroom range — so atmospheric and sophisticated,... 
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