Lisbon tiles

Last week my sisters took me to Lisbon for a belated birthday treat. Having visited Portugal many times for work I've always wanted to go to Lisbon for a holiday. It didn't disappoint. As a colour and pattern fan I found inspiration around every street corner. I loved the all tiled buildings and unusual combinations of paint colours and pattern around the city.

Spring greens

Green seems to be having a moment but it's always been a favourite colour of mine, it was also my Grandma's favourite colour and she also got married in green. Here are a few greens I've spotted and liked out and about recently. A dark, rich green wall at the Josef Franck's exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles museum, I love the floral patterned sofa against it. Josef Frank's Window textile print on linen, a garage door in Dalston and a green stripy grocery awning in Paris.

Indian summer

I'm loving our Indian summer in London (although I would rather be enjoying it at the lido rather than at my desk). It's made me think of my first trip to India 11 years ago. This was a super hot day spent at the Taj Mahal with my little sister Sally. Love the colours!