WELCOME TO MINFORD
Good Things Just Dropped In The Shop
The Minford and miniford shops have been updated. My HOURS of pain, quite literally trawling until my eyes hurt, will hopefully be your gain with my edit of the latest interior and fashion finds for you and your little ones.
As for me, I’m off on me hols so it’ll be a laptop shut, bikini on, picnic on the beach situation for the next few weeks. Unable to give up technology entirely Instagram will of course continue as usual 😉 .
Au revoir for now!
So I’ve had my eye on this collection of beauties for a while now. Call me weird but my object obsession goes from strength to strength. Put these on your desk to spark inspiration come that mid afternoon slump. They surely beat any calligraphy squirly whirly quote hands down. Trust the Danes to come up with such a thing. Kristina Dam Studio YES PLEASE.
The White Blouse
I am a sucker for a white lacy something. Call it my Isabel Marant/French Summer meets Victoriana obsession if you will. But each July, as the children break for the holidays, out comes my collection. This year I’ve snagged a particularly super white blouse from &Other Stories (aka my second home) to add to the collection. This little number has puffed sleves (a little nod to Jacquemus there) and a run of covered buttons up the back. It’s a heavier 100 percent cotton so one for when the clouds descend and the nights get a little cooler.
In other white blouse news I noticed yesterday that the River Island broderie number that was in the Minford Shop a while ago is now back in stock! The more the merrier as far as I’m concerned.
Shop it: & Other Stories Buttoned Back Blouse
Dassie Midnight Blue Ceramics
Matt navy tableware, slightly wonky with a drippy glaze made by an eco conscious company – these beauties made me stop what I was scrolling through and hit that buy button right away. Get in my virtual basket now please.
I am keeping it short and sweet today as I simply want to flag up these Dassie Artisan ceramics that I am really excited about. The company are based in good old Tunbridge Wells and work directly with artisans in developing countries to produce their homeware. That’s a big gold star in my book.
I plan to throw a linen cloth over the table (maybe even go a bit ‘Minford’ and make it dusty pale pink one) and pile on as many navy ceramics as I can fit.
Beautiful Pale Pink Bedding. And It's Not Linen.
Some people think that being an interior stylist is a glamorous job full of trips abroad styling cheese boards and fluffing cushions. SOMETIMES it is. But more often than not you’ll find me in a giant shopping center. The Westfield staff practically know me by name.
A couple of weeks ago I was trawling the shops looking for cushions and bedding for a client. I ambled into M&S’s home department, by this point pretty weary from slogging about and if I had been sitting on a chair (or bed), I would have fallen off it.
Out of the corner of my eye I spied the most fabulous pale pink blink and you’d think it was the one Conran used to do duvet cover. Same double seam stitching, same muted palest pink colour, same washed crunchy feel, just a different price. At £6 a pillowcase the shelf was immediately cleared and I was off to the till with my arms bulging.
I thought it only right to give my new purchases a trial run before I started banging on about it to you guys. As you can see from the pictures it’s a definite thumbs up from me. I had a wonderful nights sleep and this morning when I woke up it was looking even better. No starched crispness here people. We’re getting into relaxed holiday mode and so is my bedding.