Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

September favourites

Frances Palmer & Charlie McCormick pop-up store at Pentreath & Hall – The pretty homegrown dahlias by Charlie McCormick paired with Frances Palmer stunning pottery was a match made in heaven.



Landofbelle – Discovering @landofbelle Instagram account was one of the highlights of the month. Annabelle Moehlmann lives a very stylish NY life (and a Vogue-worthy wedding) and her @landofbelle account is basically filled with all the things I love. She is definitely one to follow!

Annabelle Moelhmann
Annabelle was recently featured on Tory Burch’s blog


A summer table setting by Annabelle Moehlmann
A summer table setting by Annabelle Moehlmann



Luke Edward Hall for Stubbs and Wotton: Luke Edward Hall’s meteoric career adds yet another great collaboration, this time with the classic slipper’s brand Stubbs and Wotton.

Luke Edward Hall for Stubbs & Wotton

Luke Edward Hall for Stubbs & Wotton

Luke Edward Hall for Stubbs & Wotton


Matilda Goad’s ribbed beeswax candles: Probably the chicest dinner candles that I’ve seen in a long time. 100% beeswax and made in England.

Matilda Goad ribbed beeswax candle

Matilda Goad ribbed beeswax candle Matilda Goad ribbed beeswax candle


Hibiscus Linen’s hand-smocked dresses. I have a pending post about the amazing work of Mariana Barran Goodall and her  embroidery company ‘Hibiscus Linens ‘ but  I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to recommend you the beautiful children dresses they have created for this season. All hand smocked, hand embroidered and with hem finished by hand.

Hibiscus Linen's hand-smocked dress

Hibiscus Linen's hand-smocked dresses


A dreamy Italian wedding by Fiona Leahy: if there’s an event organizer of the moment, that is Fiona Leahy. She creates magic in everything she does and this Italian wedding was no exception.

Italian wedding by Fiona Leahy. Laboratorio Paravicini plates

Italian wedding by Fiona Leahy. Laboratorio Paravicini plates

Laboratorio Paravicini plate available at Bonadea
Play Swallow Plate by Laboratorio Paravicini available at Bonadea (psst they ship worldwide!)

Indian Summer

While I can’t complain about the Indian Summer in Madrid (known in Spanish as ‘Veranillo de San Miguel) I must admit that this month some of my favourite Instagram feeds were giving me major envy with their travels to India. The explosion of colours, fabrics and patterns is difficult to beat.

Caution: seeing these images can make you feel an inevitable force to take the next plane to Delhi.

Hand block printing
As Diana Vreeland said  ‘Pink is the navy blue of India’  @mollymahonblockprinting


Molly Mahon at the Jaipur flower market wearind Day Dress
Molly Mahon in the Jaipur flower market wearing a dress by Day Dress (a brand every ‘hand block-printed’ lover needs to know!) Read my conversation with Molly here 


' If you've run out of time and the blocks aren't ready, pick up a brush'
‘ If you’ve run out of time and the blocks aren’t ready, pick up a brush’ @mollymahonblockprinting


The Sujan Rajmahal Palace
The Sujan Rajmahal Palace couldn’t be any more perfect @auntyb_madrid



The Sujan Rajmahal Palace
Sujan Rajmahal Palace @auntyb_madrid


Aunty b Madrid choosing colors in India
Decisions, Decisions… @auntyb_madrid choosing colours




The Samode Palace
Samode Palace @johnrobshaw


Amber Fort
Amber Fort @johnrobshaw

Kalinko: from Burma with love

I was looking for the perfect rattan butler’s tray when I discovered the one made by Kalinko. Later that day I found out that this brand has much more to offer than just pretty trays.

My beloved rattan butler’s tray by Kalinko



As Londoners living in Burma, Kalinko founders noticed that it was very difficult for the Burmese craftsmen to sell worldwide so they decided to give the artisans access to the international market through an online homeware store.

Their products are affordable yet you won’t compromise on great design and quality. Kalinko is independent, ethical and adheres to the globally recognised 10 Principles of Fair Trade.

If you’re a rattan lover like myself, you’ll probably find browsing their website very tempting! Although I honestly love everything they do, here are my picks.


Za jacket. Kalinko
The Za Jacket. Proceeds from the jacket’s sales will be used to buy new looms, yarns and weaving equipment for the community, and to help support their livelihoods, giving them time to train their successors, and keep their traditional skills alive. Learn more about the project here
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