The Transylvanian Manor conjures up all things spooky and gothic, but in this case I’m talking about a collection of designs from Mind the Gap, a delicate and feminine collection, no ghouls or monsters at all. In fact the patterns are rather tame compared to some of their others, but the vibrancy of colour and exotic forms makes them just burst off the page.

Continue reading →


If you’re even a casual follower of my blog, you’ll know that my interior design philosophy often leans towards the classics. Recent entries have highlighted Gothic, Georgian, and other inspirations from centuries past that have stood the test of time.  Today I’m going to highlight something that’s more of decades rather than centuries in age-old inspiration, but immediately invokes a sense of nostalgia that would suit many modern homes. Continue reading →