A CUP OF TEA WITH: JUSTIN VAN BREDA, FURNITURE DESIGNER

You may remember a few months back I visited the showroom of C.P Hart, one of my favourite retailers of luxury bathroom accessories and furniture. Almost instantly I fell in love with a few very distinct Art Deco influenced pieces in the showroom, and when I heard they were designed by Justin I knew I just had to get in touch to learn more about him and his work. 

I sat down for a quick fire interview with the man himself (and when I say sat down, I mean I emailed him), LOL!

WHAT IS EGYPTIAN COTTON? 5 REASONS THAT IT'S THE DOGS BOLLOCKS

I don't know what it is about getting older but you get so much more picky about things... your taste levels go up and you become less tolerant of crap quality. When I was younger I didn't really appreciate good quality bed linen. I'd find the cheapest thing on offer, and as long as it looked alright and was in the right colour scheme I didn't give a monkeys about the feel or quality. Well, all that has changed! I hear things about types of cotton types and thread count... so what is Egyptian cotton? Here are some reasons that I think you should be thinking about investing in good quality bed linen, along with some helpful educational facts about cotton that I basically learnt from the university of google. 

SIX TIPS FOR SHOPPING VINTAGE AND MY FAVOURITE VINTAGE BUYS

The ethos of sarahakwisombe.com has always been about staying true to your own style. Regardless of whether that’s seen as being ‘on trend’. In fact, you’re more likely to see me avidly pushing you to avoid the trends! One of the best ways I find to stay true to your own style and not be influences by mass market mainstream fads is to shop vintage, charity shop and antique, so I thought I’d show you some of my fave finds that I've got for my flat to get you inspired.

THINGS TO SEE IN COPENHAGEN: GLYPTOTEKET MUSEUM

Hey peeps! Sorry for a few days of no blogs, we just got back from a week away in Copenhagen. You may remember that I visited CPH on a press trip with Amara earlier in the year, and because I loved it so much wed decided to take a trip as a family. I thought you might be interested in things to see in Copenhagen, and one of our most enjoyed days out of our holiday was this trip to Glyptoteket, an art museum built around the collection of Carl Jacobsen.

PUTTING UP A SHELF FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER (YES REALLY)

Confession. I know I'm an interiors blogger but I've never actually put up a shelf. I've watched many times over as my hubby Jason does various bits of drilling into walls and levelling up shelves only to watch said shelves drop out of the wall because the plaster wasn't strong enough to hold it. I once recall being well excited that we had managed to put up our new circular shower curtain rail so that I could finally shower without spraying the entire bathroom with water only to have it slowly collapse on me, mid shower, mid shampoo. Almost more frustrating than when the boiler light decides to go out mid shower. Almost. Anyway...

TUTORIAL: SUMMER FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

Living in a block of flats means we have a communal garden so don't really get to entertain outside much (boo), so when M&S invited me along to learn how to create a summer flower arrangement I got a chance to get stuck in and indulge myself. Learning how to create a summer table display and a hand tied bouquet was loads of fun, both of which I'm sharing below!