comfort food ~ lemon & poppy seed cake

My styling assistant while in lockdown has of course been Maude. Hopeless at actually helping, but especially when things are not going quite to plan, she looks intelligent, and at...

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getting back on the horse

They say that when you fall off a horse or a bike or a bandwagon (what even is a bandwagon?) that the best thing to do is get straight back on. Before...

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summer plum cake via perfectly imperfect living

summer plum cake

Happy New Year! I’m writing today from my little office at the beach house. Of course it’s not really an office. It’s actually just our outdoor table here at the...

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festive table ideas via perfectly imperfect living

festive table settings

I thought that you might like a few very quick and simple ideas for lovely festive tables. Ideas that are visually gorgeous, easy, and most importantly, stress free. Well really,...

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spring flowers via perfectly imperfect living

making a house magical & baking

Last weekend I was doing a little baking. Of course, out loud I will pretend that it was for the benefit of the school lunch boxes. But actually, it was...

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interior style via perfectly imperfect living

interior style

Great style isn’t about how slavishly you follow a trend or how quick you are to embrace the latest, greatest thing; in fact it’s anything but slavishly following a trend...

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objet trouve via perfectly imperfect living

objet trouve

Finding a special treasure for my home in a store or studio or market or junk shop or auction is pure joy. Especially if that ‘objet trouve’ is unexpected, and...

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figs weeds and faffing via perfectly imperfect living

faffing, foraging and frippery

Faffing, foraging and frippery. Try rolling that sentence off the tongue several times! I’ve decided that these are three of my favourite words, despite the fact that they all have connotations...

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floating camellias via perfectly imperfect living

flowers on the low down

Flowers on the low down – those little flower arrangements that you see literally, when you look down, as opposed to the low down on flowers, which this is not....

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vintage furniture via perfectly imperfect living

collecting beautiful moments

If you have known me for a while now, then you will know that I am an interior stylist who believes there is beauty in imperfection. Who thinks that something...

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beach cottage via perfectly imperfect living

there’s no place like home

Leaving the bach after summer holidays is always hard and sad and a little depressing. The pack up is horrible. Aside from the actual packing and cleaning, there is also...

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marigold filled saris via perfectly imperfectly living

the jaipur flower market

If you follow me on Instagram then you may know that my family and I have recently been travelling in India. And, as I’m sure you also know, at any...

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chalk board calendar via perfectly imperfect living

our blackboard calendar

It isn’t always easy trying to balance one’s perfectly imperfect living style with one’s innate Virgo tendencies for order and routine. I do like a little tidy in my life...

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authenticity over perfectionism part 2

Do you remember my little blog post a couple of months ago about authenticity over perfectionism? I’m thinking that perhaps now I’m still a little too perfectionist-leaning to be qualified...

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foggy grey bedlinen via perfectly imperfect living

linen luxe and love

I don’t know about you, but cooler days, and long, dark nights bring out my best hibernating instincts. I like nothing more than cosying up with layers of warmth, some...

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Feijoa Upside Down Cake via Perfectly Imperfect Living

feijoa upside down cake

When I pressed the delete button on my old blog I didn’t think it would be missed. But as is often the way with something old, familiar and comfortable that...

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agapanthus and paintchipped table

authenticity over perfectionism

My husband thought it absolutely hilarious when I told him that I’d signed up for an online course in time management, but that I hadn’t actually had the time to...

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natural collections via perfectly imperfect living

nature rambles

I’ve set myself a couple of personal challenges these holidays. I’m not really one for new years resolutions, but I do like to spend a little time in January evaluating the...

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my favourite things ~ rachel castle

It's a universal truth that all who know Rachel Castle, describe her as pure sunshine. And if you follow her instagram or facebook feeds, then you'll also know how damn...

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