Elaine: Anything by the Ban.do girls, especially their creative director Jen Gotch, I’ve a total girl crush for her. I love the colours and textures of Kate Spade, super girly and fun. I think if I lived alone I would most likely have glitter pink walls and neon pink lights everywhere!
Like myself, Elaine has a penchant for collecting graphic postcards. She displays them on this simple white board which hangs above her desk. And yes, those are GOLDEN legs. Elaine injects so much personality into her home with small details like this - here she simply sprayed the legs of this Ikea-bought table. Add a divine Ghost chair and BOOM = Instant Luxe Office Decor.
A&TB: What's your favourite piece in the house and why?
Elaine: Probably a chair belonged to my grandmother Cecilia, she had quite a collection of stylish furniture and my mother gifted me a piece when I bought my house. Its super comfy despite needing some restoration and upholstery however I’m too protective to let it out of my sight.
A&TB: What blogs/Pinterest boards do you LOVE?
Elaine: I follow lots of randomers who just like nice things and then some hardcore bloggers. I love 47 Park Avenue blog, SF Girl by Bay, Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, The Glitter Guide and the Every Girl. I follow Bri Emery of DesignLoveFest.com, and interior designer Emily Henderson, they have very similar style and taste to me.
A&TB: Could you tell me the story about the art print in the hall?
Elaine: Our friends sometimes refer to us as ‘The Verdigan’s’, a mash up of our surnames. My friend / colleague Ross is an amazing illustrator (www.im-ross.com/)
, and so as a gift for Simon, I asked him to illustrate our little family for us as we had no pic of the three of us. He’s captured Daisy’s disdain for being hugged / picked up perfectly!