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Fantastic interior designer Kit Kemp’s book A Living Space takes you through a magnitude of her beautifully executed interiors, and will really help to guide you through your own home and experiment with the spaces that you have, and perhaps inspire you to go bold with your designs.

A Living Space by Kit Kemp


A Living Space by Kit Kemp


Kemp’s approach is a contemporary take on the classic English style, dressing up rooms in a chic but relaxed way, which makes them perfect for all types of homes, from a town house to a country cottage.

She uses playful and colourful components in her work that show how a sophisticated and elegant home can have of hints of fun and spontaneity in its interiors, and these themes can be seen throughout all of her designs. Kemp has said of her own work as producing “elements of intrigue and curiosity that create a sense of adventure and fun”, which sounds like the perfect recipe for creating a beautiful and exciting home!

A Living Space by Kit Kemp


With ten lovely chapters, Kemp takes you through making your home perfect for you, and it’s all about the little touches of detail to make a space complete. From using artwork to textiles to organic materials, Kemp shows how to make a house your home, whatever your style or taste preference.

A Living Space by Kit Kemp

Much of Kemp’s work are beautiful hotels around the world, but with her innovative touch the rooms she creates look less like hotels and more like beautifully modern but welcoming rooms in a beloved family home.

The chapter titled Dogs, is one of my favourites in the book, and is the essential guide for decorating a home that every dog-lover needs.

A Living Space by Kit Kemp


This artwork of a Scottie dog’s silhouette filled in with a map of Scotland is one of my favourite pieces in the book, along with these colourful cow sculptures below, that proves sophisticated style comes in all shapes and sizes (and animals!)

A Living Space by Kit Kemp


So whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own home, or just fancy looking through some beautiful interiors and maybe picking up a few ideas along the way, A Living Space is the perfect book for you.

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I know you don’t want to hear it but there are just six weeks to go until Christmas. I too have been in denial but the arrival of the Rockett St George Christmas catalogue has finally stirred my festive spirit. It is a lovely collection of things we don’t need but really want and I have picked some of my favourites for you below – three of which I have already placed an order for. So that’s my Christmas shopping underway then.angel wings

Of course we want these for the Angel and Blume tree!2 snow doll candles - stargazer and wishmakerTwo snow doll candles – Stargazer and Wish Maker

silver glass christmas trees

Glass Christmas Trees – sold separately but they look great as a trioKasbah Morrocan Led fairy lights

Moroccan inspired fairy lightsquare stickers

Christmas Stickers which look great on plain brown paper

gold candle wall sconce

Fabulous gold wall sconce – this is not going to be taken down after Christmas!

christmas tree tea light holder

Lovely tea light holderchristmas cards

I bought these fab cards but what I really want is the gorgeous box they come in!gold wreath

Lovely metallic Christmas wreath

Nut crackerA must have Christmas item

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