The Idealist

Ellie Mitchell

Ellie lives in a village outside Oxford and works in fashion in London. She loves the vintage look, traditional English afternoon tea, prosecco and hiking in the Lake District.

Idealist City Guide: VENICE

Venice is known as the Serene Republic of Venice for good reason. Dramatic location (built on and around 450 bridges and 120 islands) and ...

Insider City Shopping Guide: NEWCASTLE

Newcastle has everything you would expect of a major European regional capital city. Today, the city is best known for its vibrant music scene, ...

Muswell Hill

A Garden flat for a Growing Family in Muswell Hill

In our final home from Sarah Thomas Interiors, we are visiting a beautiful garden flat in North London's Muswell Hill, which shows what some ...

Modern Hero: Cornish fabric designer Helen Baker

Today’s Modern Hero is Helen Baker who has just launched a collection of fabrics and soft furnishings inspired by her upbringing in Cornwall. Her ...

Timeless Italian styling – living la dolce vita

We’ve been out on a spending spree to get the look of la dolce vita and found some amazing pieces to build a striking ...

Upscale boutique living in Williamsburg Brooklyn

Sometimes we just can’t resist taking a look around upscale hotel designs, so to go with our feature on New York, we’ve stepped across ...