Lifestyle: Desert island decor
We asked three lifestyle gurus to list the home comforts they couldn’t live without. Cue some very stylish beach shacks!
‘My brass palm tree lamp from rockettstgeorge.co.uk would need to come to the island. It has become emblematic of my house and I wouldn’t feel at home without it. I could also use it to find my way back to shore if I became lost, as it would stand out like a beacon!’
‘I’d take my palm tree lamp’
Kate Watson-Smyth, founder of award-winning blog Mad About The House and co-presenter of The Great Indoors podcast
Kate Watson-Smyth, founder of award-winning blog Mad About The House and co-presenter of The Great Indoors podcast, lives in a converted three-bedroom terraced house in North London with her husband and two sons. Her home is a combination of earthy spaces in rich chocolate, raspberry and soft pink, and there’s always ‘something new, something old, something dark, something gold’. It’s the decorating mantra Kate lives by. madaboutthehouse.com
‘I’d want my plant friends’
TV presenter and wellness consultant Jasmine Hemsley lives in a four-bedroom Californian-style house in South London with her boyfriend, a photographer, and their three rescue dogs. Their home is a mix of upcycled car boot treasures with 1970s bohemian flair. Most items have been salvaged from skips, charity shops and fairs before being restored to their former glory or reinvented. ‘I hate to see things thrown away or wasted,’ says Jasmine. jasminehemsley.com
Photographs: Nick Hopper. Jasmine Hemsley has partnered with new plant-based brand ZENB helping to raise awareness of food waste, zenb.co.uk
‘I’d pack a few little luxuries’
Frontline A&E consultant and founder of award-winning interiors and lifestyle blog Little Big Bell, Dr Geraldine Tan
Frontline A&E consultant and founder of award-winning interiors and lifestyle blog Little Big Bell, Dr Geraldine Tan lives in a three-bedroom Victorian terraced house in North London with her husband and two children.
Geraldine styles, designs and photographs her blog and Instagram feed. ‘When I’m not at the hospital the blog gives me a creative outlet that helps ease stressful situations. I look forward to putting ideas together and do so with my family,’ she says. Think bright, colourful rooms and spaces that make people happy and radiate positivity. littlebigbell.com
‘I always write my blog posts and edit photos at my pink desk by helloretrodesign.com. Light and easy to move around, it would also double up brilliantly as a dining table on the island’