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Discovering Lovely Things

By September 25, 2014October 30th, 2017Blog, Inspiration

After a busy month with the Artwave Open House Festival it has been lovely this week to just relax and enjoy this fabulous Indian summer! My studio is currently being transformed into a much bigger space and it isn’t practical for me to be there at the moment. I am really missing painting but long walks, beach barbeques and family time is certainly not a poor substitute.

It’s during these ‘down times’ I find art inspiration for my work and having time to check in on my favourite blogs and social media accounts has been hugely inspiring.

Today I am sharing some of the lovely things I have discovered:

Inspiring Blogs:

Hip & Healthy – If You Only Do One Thing This Week… Eat Yourself Fit!

This is a great online wellbeing magazine packed full of tips for a healthy lifestyle. Keeping fit and eating well is so important. I need to be strong, fit and healthy so when my studio is completed I’ll be ready for action!

Decorator’s Notebook –

This blog is a recent discovery.  I love their styling tips and online store selling beautiful homewares


Inspiring Facebook Posts:

How wonderful to discover on Facebook that my living room had been included in Country Homes & Interiors Magazine’s 10 of the best country storage ideas! 

Jessica Zoob Living room in Country Home Interiors Magazine

Trunk table

Instead of a coffee table in the living room, invest in a vintage wooden trunk with plenty of room inside to stash magazines, throws and more. Paint floorboards for a casual look, and soften daybed seating with beautiful Jessica Zoob Desire Romo cushions.


The Decorative Living Fair   This is a ‘must go’ event. I went to their spring fair in Eridge Park and it was full of wonderful dealers selling a wide variety of antique, vintage and decorative contemporary goods. Read my blogpost about it here. Happening next Thursday so do try and go along if you can.

Decorative Living Fair Chelsea


Inspiring Pinterest

Pinterest is a constant source of inspiration for me, I have so many boards now so do have a look if you need some inspiration or just love discovering lovely things! 

Framed Flowers

Framed Flowers by  Anne Ten Donkelaar

Lovely Vintage Bottle

Bottle with Roses by Chris Taylor Ceramics


Inspiring Instagram

I am addicted to ‎Instagram!! I love how it makes all the quirky little forgotten corners so pretty! I follow some wonderfully inspiring IG accounts that constantly amaze me with their innovative ways of making the ordinary so very special.

I have blogged about some of my favourites here


Autumn tones from 5ftinf


Mademoiselle Poirot

Coffee and flower crown from Mademoiselle Poirot

Inspiring Twitter

Tuesday night was the nominations party for the Elle Decoration British Design Awards. I had an amazing night and it was so lovely to see so many fabulous, inspiring people from the interior design world!

Gorgeous goodie bag from the Elle Decor nomination party

Here are some of the tweets from lovely tweeters!

Elle Decor Party tweets 2

Elle Decor Party tweets

Do let me know if you have discovered any lovely things recently!


Jessica xx