The Bramwell Brown Blog

Meet the Blogger and their Weather Clock - Lins Drabwell

This week we are meeting the blogger Lins Drabwell from lifestyle and interiors blog Boo and Maddie

Can you tell us a bit about your blog please?

My blog is very much a creative outlet which I started to document our long-term renovation when we bought our home in 2014. I wanted a way to be able to look back on all the changes we make. But as we realised how expensive big projects are it evolved into a more interiors and lifestyle themed platform. I also don’t like to be too niche (even though we’re told that’s the key to success) and enjoy writing about London, travel and food too! Oh, and it’s named after my gorgeous cat (Boo) and dog (Maddie)

What’s your favourite room in your house and why?     

It quite often changes depending which room we’re working on, but at the moment I’d have to say our bedroom. It’s at the top of the house in a loft conversion and windows on opposite sides means it’s always flooded with light. Plus, it’s a tranquil retreat away from the rest of the house 

Where do you hang your Bramwell Brown Weather Clock and why?

We decided to hang the clock in our ‘guest’ bedroom. It’s got quite an eclectic style with statement wallpaper so the clock fits beautifully. We haven’t finished the room yet but have done some major work like replacing the flooring and skirting boards as well as reinstating period features like the picture rails. It’s also super handy for guests to have a clock on the wall.

Can you sum your Bramwell Brown Weather Clock up in three words?

Stylish, creative, bespoke

Any tips for incorporating clocks into your interior design?

I love to have an individual piece in each room and clocks can definitely be that statement item. We had a carriage clock on the mantel when I was growing up and a huge grandfather clock in the hallway so they’ve always been very present to me in home décor. It’s also a really good way of tying in a particular colour scheme. For example, we have copper accents dotted about the house from an industrial pendant light in the hallway to storage baskets in the bedroom. The Bramwell Brown clock is a beautiful representation of that.

What are the big interior trends that we should be looking out for in 2018

I think metallics will continue to blaize a trail through 2018 but with more emphasis on mixing colours rather than keeping them separate. For me copper and gold go beautifully together as they’re both such warm colours.

Colour will be bold too, Pantone’s Ultra Violet being colour of the year has been quite divisive. But after a long pattern of pastels, it’s exciting to see vibrancy take centre stage.

And finally, we love mechanical/analogue objects here at Bramwell Brown, what mechanical/analogue objects do you have in your home or remember from your childhood that you love(d)?

Oh gosh, I definitely remember my Dad’s projector. He was a conservationist and used to document everything with slides, we had boxes and boxes of them in the attic. Watching them on the projector felt like a very special moment. We also had the traditional barometer too, it’s probably still somewhere in my Mum’s house now.

Thanks you to Lins for speaking with us.