Bohemian Modern has arrived!

2014 is over and despite feeling like I was going to lose my mind, I’ve come out the other side relatively unscathed. If you count losing some of my hair and having a serious teeth grinding problem unscathed (ignore the wig and mouth guard if you run into me, ok?). I made another book, Bohemian Modern and judging by the picture below, I am so pleased with it that I want to eat it.

But seriously, 2014 was a pretty nutty and stressful year for me. In March I said yes to both a new book deal and a new job. I thought I could somehow do a very challenging full-time job for Anthropologie at the exact same time as travelling Europe to make this book and oh yeah, be a mum to a teen and pre-teen. Add to the mix the death of my dad in March, and you’ve got a pretty intense year.

But here we are in February 2015, almost a year later and I didn’t get fired from Anthropologie (in fact, they extended my contract to continue working on other projects), my publisher just sent me a big stack of books that I’m really proud of, my kids are still talking to me, and my husband hasn’t left me, despite me being a pretty unpleasant person to be around for the past year. So I think it was worth it.

Bohemian Modern has so much of what I love in interiors: colour, pattern, textiles, plants, originality, creativity. It’s not all kilim rugs and dream catchers as you might expect from a book about bohemian interiors. I featured a number of different styles including a traditional barn on the windswept coast of Morocco, a Victorian loft in Tottenham, London, a huge converted mechanics garage near Amsterdam, and a grand town house in Ghent, Belgium. All very different from each other, all unique, and all occupied by creative rule breakers, doing interiors their own way.

I really hope you enjoy it. I’d love to hear your feedback. If you do choose to buy it, I encourage you to support your local bookshop.

A sneak peek of a few of my favourite spreads.


And my house below, including the sofa where I currently sit. The real world styling of the sofa upon which I am now sprawled features the little photographed hot water bottle/ pajamas/piles of papers/used coffee cups scene. Oh sorry, did you picture me sitting here typing in leather jeans and red lipstick? Talk about bursting your bubble, right?



Order here at Amazon UK and Amazon USA or any good local bookstore. If you’d like to order signed copies of both Modern Rustic and Bohemian Modern, feel free to email me directly. And thank you!

Book photography by Katya de Grunwald. Published by Ryland, Peters & Small (RPS)

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