Ceramicist and fine artist Freya Bramble-Carter talks to us about teaching, finding her voice and how her environment influences her creativity.
Florist Florence Kennedy of Petalon Flowers opens the door to her dramatic Hackney home to talk bicycles, bouquets and building a community in the city.
We sat down with architect Ewald Van Der Straeten and his partner Louise Lloyd, an opera singer, to talk mid-century magic, music and marathons.
We talked comedy, cats and cookery with journalist and comedian David and charity worker Lucy.
Dark colours, vintage French furniture and an abundance of festive greenery add up to a cosy space for props stylist Katy Harris and her family
Valentina Fois’ career path has seen a few interesting twists and turns. The Italian-born vegan chef, who first moved to London in 2009, has worked in fashion, branding, marketing and art.
Located in a pretty mews in Clerkenwell, Kei Tominaga’s home is a calm and light-filled space set above a former stable.
We loved every minute of our visit to Robyn Donaldson’s home, which she shares with her husband Jamie Watts and their rescue dog called Cilla.
Within minutes of stepping out of the cold and into Sanaz Zardosht’s Dalston home, we were offered comfy slippers and steaming glasses of fragrant Persian tea.
We got so carried away chatting when we popped round to see florist Anna Robinson and designer-builder Mark Vetch, that we almost forgot the reason for our visit.
The enviable interiors are the work of this characterful abode are the work of design blogger Ruth Matthews, who lives here with her husband Dan, their four-year-old son, Ted, and Dinah the cat.
Set in a prime location, right opposite a large park and a stone’s throw from the river, this Hackney home is much loved by its owners Amy and Adrian, who live here with their two adorable girls, Beatrix, four, and Otilie, one.
It’s a bleak winter morning when we nip up to north London for a sneak peek around Annie Ayevard’s work-in-progress Victorian home next to the Walthamstow Wetlands.
If, like us, you’re guilty of spending vast amounts of time Insta-stalking other people’s interiors, then you’ll be pleased to know we’ve got another account to add to your list.
A serene and streamlined home located on one of Notting Hill’s enviably elegant streets, Jessica Mason’s flat is both a haven of peace and a hive of activity.
“Who lives in a house like this” is definitely a question you’d find yourself pondering if you somehow came to be snooping around this Notting Hill narrowboat.
It was bucketing down with rain on the morning we visited illustrator Carol Maxwell, but the minute we stepped inside her colourful home, we totally forgot about the weather.
Just minutes from the colourful beach huts on Hove seafront, we ring the doorbell of James Myers, a restaurateur turned personal trainer and his wife, Sarah.
Deena Kestenbaum’s home feels like it’s located somewhere blissfully rural. In fact, it’s just 15 minutes from Central London – and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
After reaching the end of a quiet country lane, at the top of a hill that crosses what was once Lewes race course, we arrive at this colourful family home.
“The sun shines here every day” proclaims a print in the living room of this vibrant Walthamstow abode, and after our visit, we’re entirely persuaded that it’s true.
This elegant Hackney townhouse is home to stylist and location agent Sara Ekholm and her music composer boyfriend Scuta Salamanca.
We went to visit design journalist and trend forecaster Rohini Wahi at her London home and talked materials, memories and meaningful interiors.
Mushrooms, marinades and McCartney – we’re in Josh’s home in Angel, talking everything from Tintin to his fondness for fungus.
The Good Life – we all want it. And then there are some who actually make it happen.
It’s a real gift to meet people whose passion beams out of them. And Jess, Swoon’s Content and Social Media Manager, is the epitome of passionate.
Inside a three-storey apartment, in a leafy corner of south-west London, Joanna is making pancakes. Naleśniki to be exact.
“Working has always been a way of exploring the world.” The sentence that sticks when I’m talking to Abi, Swoon’s Manufacturing Manager based in India.
“I bought an old Volvo. One day I want to put my kids in the back of it and take them to the beach.” There are some people who just have life figured out. Josh, Swoon’s Head of Visuals, is one of them.
According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of perseverance is the ‘persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.’ The metaphorical definition is sitting in front of me – Swoon’s E-commerce Software Engineer, Ivan.
“I could not live without languages – I couldn’t live in a world that only speaks English.” If you live in a city like London, you’ll know it can be tricky to quell the chaos. Which is why it’s quite an achievement that Fran, Swoon’s Copywriter, and her fiancé Nick have managed to carve out […]
“I used to completely rearrange my gran’s house. I must have been into interiors from a young age.” Perched on a quiet industrial street in Bethnal Green is the home of Debbie, Swoon’s Co-founder and Creative Director. Situated in an old warehouse block, Debbie’s two-floor apartment is right at the top. The front door sits […]