Meet the Blogger and their Weather Clock - Katie Woods
This week we are meeting interiors blogger Katie Woods from Come down to the woods...
Can you tell us a bit about your blog please?
At nine months pregnant with baby number four we bought a house. A beautiful house in need of total renovation. The blog was born from the ashes (well dust really) of this insane project. It started as a home's equivalent to a baby journal, a way to document the progress of this handsome house and epic build. It has turned into so much more, a place where I am now able to channel my creativity and passion for all things interiors
What's your favourite room in the house and why?
My heart and soul has gone into every corner of this home, there isn't an inch that I don't love. I am rather proud of the smallest rooms though. I think that in smaller rooms you are able to take more risks. That's why I love my downstairs loo and study. Despite having no windows and no natural light it has been painted black and I kept the original peach marble sink, I love it. The study is hidden behind a secret door concealed as a bookcase and is a riot of clashing prints and vintage furniture.
Where do you hang your Bramwell Brown Weather Clock and why?
Since the clock arrived it has been a real talking point. The kids are fascinated by the weather feature and it's the first thing that they check in the morning. There really is only one place for it. The clock needed to be where we are, the heart of our home, our kitchen diner.
Can you sum your Bramwell Brown Weather Clock up in three words?
Intriguing, inventive, inspiring.
Any tips for incorporating clocks into your interior design?
Think of a clock as a piece of art, show it off as you would your favourite piece. If small enough, they look great as part of a gallery wall.
What are the big interior trends that we should be looking out for in 2019?
I try not to follow trends, I just opt for what my makes my heart sing. Your home is so personal to you I think it's important to surround yourself with things chosen by you and not influenced by what we think may become popular. That said, it's always interesting to look ahead. I think we will be seeing more floral print, wide use of scallops and scales and a shift toward using more sustainable materials.
Finally, we love mechanical/ analogue objects; what mechanical/ analogue do you have in your home or remember from your childhood that you love(d)?
We used to visit our Granddad every Sunday. Sat upon his matel piece was a carriage clock, nothing fancy but it was a constant. Every week he let us wind it up before he cooked us cheese on toast. I can still hear the noise and smell the grill. Such fond memories.