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The African Textiles Are in Place

  I’ve missed these terribly. They’re either Ajar veils or Bakhnug shawls, which are part of the attire of Berber women. We had them in the hall in Sotogrande (the … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 28 Comments

Faux-Bonsai

This is a Beaucarnea Recurvata (aka Nolina). You  get the effect of a miniature palm/coconut tree for very little money (between €5 and €10) and even less work. It’ll do … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · 13 Comments

Superb Design: Sabine Medina

Sabine Medina, the interior designer, has just updated her portfolio and it’s absolutely stunning. You may not know her name because she’s the ultimate in discretion, but she’s responsible for … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · 11 Comments

To gild or not to gild

This week’s conundrum: to gild details of the wrought iron balustrade (as they were in the hall’s original decor) or to leave them black as they are now (and have been … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 24 Comments

What makes a home?

  Work on the flats is well on its way. We’ve started with floor plan changes. That meant knocking down a couple of walls because the room distribution in two … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · 27 Comments

Light at the end of the… scraping.

The dining room: My floor scraping activities are going well. A bit hard on the hands, but there you go. The chandelier arrived and I couldn’t be more pleased. The … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 10 Comments

Work and then more work. Months of work ahead.

I did ask for it. Now I’ve got a total of six serious reforms on my hands. Six kitchens to be redone, six bathrooms- goodness knows how many square metres of … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · 26 Comments

The Dining Room: Upping my game

We had our first dinner party a few days ago. Small but exceedingly lively. It lasted eight hours, which I suppose means it went well. It was all very casual … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · 15 Comments

Roof-work, kitchens and sculleries

Now there’s a good picture for proportion! Doesn’t he look tiny? He’s replaced eight broken roof tiles and repaired cracks on the chimneys. Fortunately the roof is in quite good condition. … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 11 Comments