• Sweet success at the Violet Bakery

    by  • August 24, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Violet-Cakes-Hackney-Homes-&-Gardens-Offering cinnamon buns, fresh ginger molasses cakes and coconut macaroons, all made with organic ingredients and limited edition buttercreams, its not hard to see why Claire Ptak’s Violet Bakery and Broadway Market stall are both East London foodie favourites. Taking a moment out from conjuring up new recipes and styling mouthwatering shoots, the former pastry chef told us about her journey from cupcakes to cookery book…

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    The look: mixing playful geometrics

    by  • August 17, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Playful-geometrics-Homes-&-Gardens-September-2016To ensure patterns work comfortably together, choose designs from a similar tonal palette and complement them with plain walls and upholstery. Adding sculptural pieces of furniture and lighting brings an additional layer of interest to the scheme without overpowering it.

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    Shop of the week: Pillo London

    by  • August 16, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pillo-London-Homes-&-Gardens--If scouring antiques markets and fawning over vintage textiles sounds like your idea of heaven, you’ll probably have a lot in common with Amy Morton. On a mission to bring us beautiful, one-off pieces for the home, the textile designer and former fabric buyer set up online shop Pillo in 2014, selling furnishings made using antique textiles. Meticulously hand-sewing each design from her London workshop, we chatted to Amy to find out more…

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