i was having one of those mornings, ones that you wish would disappear as quickly as they appeared. it was then that i found that i had wondered into one of my favourite streets in london, and next to that two of my other favourite streets. after seeing them today, i will probably write about why these are so special, but for today i will share with you why these streets make me smile.

now contrary to who i work for and the colour of my own home, i do absolutely love colour. i have a ridiculous fondness for a pantone chip, i have a lots of spools and hanks of yarn, i have a slightly worrying amount of coloured pens (thick and thin) and i also have quite an extraordinary collection of paint charts. i have for the last 3 years carried a small collection of farrow and ball paint swatches in my purse, and even though they are tattered and torn i can’t bring myself to throw them away. ridiculous i know but they are rather lovely.

so here is why i love these streets so much, they simply have the most wonderful doors, silly but it is often the small things that make you smile and make your day.

spitalfields doors

if you have a story about how a small thing can lift you from what might be a god awful day. why don’t you pop over to mummy never sleeps and add your post to her linky, just like i have x



  1. January 21, 2014 / 20:46

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! I stood taking photos of doors in Sicily and Al thought I was mental 😉

    • January 24, 2014 / 21:54

      i got a funny few looks too, but who cares!

  2. January 21, 2014 / 23:05

    The doors are beautiful but it would make my day if you tell me someone walked out of a door while you stood taking a photo of it! Sorry. Childish. I’ll leave now. 🙂

    • January 24, 2014 / 21:54

      sorry, no one walked out, but i was worried that someone might!

  3. January 22, 2014 / 00:13

    How clever is this?! And you for thinking of doing it! Bloody brilliant.

    Also, I love how they’re obvs big fans of navy but all have different shades 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining in x

    • January 24, 2014 / 21:57

      i really want to live behind one of these doors! aren’t they pretty? x

  4. January 22, 2014 / 09:11

    wow I love those – for your next project can you please go into all these houses & take pics of the interiors , I’m so nosey!

    • January 24, 2014 / 21:59

      given the opportunity i would so be right in there!

  5. January 22, 2014 / 22:56

    Wonderful post (& blog, my first visit & definitely not my last!). I love the difference among something commonplace, and all the questions the doors evoke. It’s a post you don’t easily shake off. & I am looking forward to hearing about your favourite streets.

    • January 24, 2014 / 22:00

      oooo hello, hope you do come back again, lovely to have you oking around x

  6. January 25, 2014 / 22:47

    Ah a Pantone woman. And paint swatches in purse. Colours raise my spirits like someone playing a symphony can change my mood in an instant. I love your doors – they all have so much personality and some of them look like faces. Wonder what colour they all started off. Probably the same colour as paint was so expensive and limited in range until relatively recently?

    • February 28, 2014 / 21:34

      i have been known to obsess over colour!