Archive : May 2012

31 May 2012
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

Oh yes indeed, oh YES indeed!!!!!

London is ahung with bunting and all things Jubileeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!   And I, as the in house ex-pat, of course am embracing it all like a suburban housewife on too many Starbucks….

Its Fortnums and Peter Jones and M&S and Harvey Nichols and Selfridges and Old Bond Street and New Bond Street…..and even the Churchill Arms on Kensington Church Street.

I’m having far too much fun, and this is just the tip of the iceberg…more to come I promise!

Photograph by Douglas Arrowsmith

Photograph by Douglas Arrowsmith

Photograph by Douglas Arrowsmith

Photograph by Douglas Arrowsmith

Photograph by Douglas Arrowsmith

Photograph by Douglas Arrowsmith

Photograph by Douglas Arrowsmith

Photograph by Douglas Arrowsmith

Photograph by Douglas Arrowsmith

Photograph by Douglas Arrowsmith

Photograph by Douglas Arrowsmith

All Photographs by Douglas Arrowsmith

29 May 2012
avatar Author: NH Design

…24 Hours: A Day In The Life Of Designer Nicky Haslam

Designers Nicky Haslam and Colette van den Thillart tour their favorite London shops

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24 May 2012
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

Why don’t you….or rather why don’t we all?!!  Make master bathroom vanities front to front instead of side by side like this one I recently spotted in Doris Day’s ‘Do Not Disturb’.  Not that they look blissfully happy.  Perhaps a two sided mirror would be just the thing for matrimonial harmony.

17 May 2012
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

Get thee on down to Rochester, Kent for the spring sweeps festival!!

Nicky and I did…..and it was a TON of fun.

14 May 2012
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

When Nicky takes me to the premier of the new Burton movie ‘Dark Shadows’…

And though I’m not carrying a camera, I DO manage to get as close as I probably ever will to my beloved….. (yes I’m talking Johnny)

Not sure WHY we look so grumpy – perhaps its the rain…cuz there’s nothing I love more than Tim Burton, aaaaand Johnny Depp.

NOT to mention Mr Richard Zanuck who I finally meet with a thrill….legendary director in his own right BUT, shining son of that uber inspirer Darryl Zanuck whose film’s I still watch ipad in hand ready to capture long forgotten footage of decorative arts genius.

Not a ton of interior inspiration to be had in this particular film though Nicky and I were inspired by the very spectacular castle floor which Burton assured us does exist ‘in the real’ (as opposed to reel).  Never mind – really I’m just posting this cuz its got Johnny Depp in it.