Journal — lifestyle



How to decorate with your happiness & wellbeing in mind

I have recognized the impact interiors have on my emotional wellbeing for a long time, but the uncertainty of an international pandemic, paired with spending so much time at home, has encouraged me to explore it on a deeper level.  While certain restrictions are inevitable due to budget, renting, or even the lack of builders, there are some small touches that I've found to have a huge impact! So, while I'm really no expert, I wanted to share what I do to make my home feel like a little haven and keep my anxiety at bay. 

Continue reading



Design Dilemmas | Weeks 9 & 10

For the 9th installment of Design Dilemmas, Heather and I focused all our attention on one open plan apartment in Laguna Beach. The owner has been a loyal Frances Loom customer for many years, so it was a real pleasure to offer our advice! Week 10 was back to our usual format; 3 spaces, all with a very different dilemma to address. We'd love you to share your thoughts in the comments, or send us your own query here.

Continue reading



Design Dilemmas | Weeks 7 & 8

The 7th and 8th installments of Design Dilemmas feature a pre-war apartment in Brooklyn and a granny annex in Aus! We tackle kitchen cupboards and suggest some wonderfully eclectic pieces from lots of great brands. Have a read and share your thoughts in the comments!

Continue reading



The Instagram accounts lifting our lockdown spirits

You've gotta hand it to the people of Instagram... heaps of the content throughout lockdown has been so creative, entertaining & uplifting, it really is no wonder our screen time reports are higher than ever. From hilarious impressions to dreamy interiors, and travel nostalgia, the Frances Loom team has rounded up some of our favorite accounts for you all to enjoy.

Continue reading



Design Dilemmas | Weeks 5 & 6

The fourth and fifth installments of Design Dilemmas feature lots of great contemporary abstract artists, and a beautiful apartment in Lisbon! Heather and I loved delving into these and we'd love you to share your thoughts in the comments.  

Continue reading