The musings of an interior architect,
celebrating Modern Glamour :: finding it, creating it…
...in architecture, gardens, fashion, art & lifestyle.


Sharing the Front Garden with the Street creates the Streetscape :: the importance of sharing the transition between Public and Private Space...

Sharing the Front Garden with the Street creates the Streetscape :: the importance of sharing the transition between Public and Private Space...

 
 
Would you Love to Live Here? A London mews house which is anything but a white box….

Would you Love to Live Here? A London mews house which is anything but a white box….

 
 
Change is in the air :: why do we love the new seasons?

Change is in the air :: why do we love the new seasons?

 
Glamour :: origin early 18th c…meaning ‘enchantment, magic’…Derived from latin ‘grammatical’ meaning ‘scholarship, learning’...
 

 
 

 
 
Quick to make and sinfully delicious :: Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls...

Quick to make and sinfully delicious :: Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls...

Using Trompe L'Oeil in a garden….

Using Trompe L'Oeil in a garden….

 

 

Other recent thoughts….


 
 
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
 
 

"September" : from the Latin "septem" (seven)
because it was originally the seventh month of the year….

 

The birth flowers for september are the Forget Me Not and the Aster Daisy.

The birthstone is the Sapphire.

The story behind September's birth flowers….

The story behind September's birth flowers….

The story behind September's glorious blue Sapphire….

The story behind September's glorious blue Sapphire….


 
 

From the archives….a small selection of glamorous favourites….:

NEW TO GLAMOUR DROPS? START HERE :: What is the definition of a Glamorous Interior?

NEW TO GLAMOUR DROPS? START HERE :: What is the definition of a Glamorous Interior?

 
 
Would you care for a little sparkling, perhaps?

Would you care for a little sparkling, perhaps?

 
 
 
How to throw a 1920s cocktail party...

How to throw a 1920s cocktail party...

 
Glamour…is a kind of vessel into which dreams are poured…
— Arthur Miller
BAKING :: Rose Petal Cheesecake….

BAKING :: Rose Petal Cheesecake….

 
BAKING :: Espresso chocolate cakes...

BAKING :: Espresso chocolate cakes...

 
The glamorosity of simplicity….

The glamorosity of simplicity….

 
 
RESCUE ME PLEASE :: I'm Spanish Mission...

RESCUE ME PLEASE :: I'm Spanish Mission...

 
A beautiful woman can turn heads but real glamour has a deeper pull…
— Arthur Miller
Would you Love to Live Here?

Would you Love to Live Here?

 
 
 

 
5 steps to creating a glamorous bedroom….

5 steps to creating a glamorous bedroom….

 
 
Glamour is the power to rearrange people’s emotions, which, in effect, is the power to control one’s environment.
— Arthur Miller
 
 
A glamorous dinner party menu for 8...

A glamorous dinner party menu for 8...