It was so great to be invited back to the House and Garden Festival for a second time around. Last year it was all about neutrals and glamour so I thought that this year it should be all about colour. My favourite colour and a colour I often wear and…


Sophie founded her interior design and creative direction practice, Studio Ashby Ltd, in 2014 at the age of 25. Before branching out on her own, Sophie learned her trade working for two very different interior design practices. Her first position, as an apprentice to Victoria Fairfax, a brilliantly talented, classical…


I introduced you to Gi — Design a few weeks ago on the blog. I was also lucky enough to see the fantastic water sculptures whilst I was in Milan for design week. Today I want to delve more into the technology, how they work and the artists and craftsmen…


J.L Coquet - Lutece

I would like to introduce you to two incredible forces of design. J.L Coquet and Achille Salvagni. If you follow my instagram you’ll have seen that I attended a dinner to celebrate the launch of J.L Coquet’s new collection Lutèce designed by Achille Salvagni. Surrounded by design and art collectors…


Ardmore is a South African ceramic art studio based in the rural Natal Midlands. They create exquisite, detailed, handmade ceramics and have been doing so for over 30 years. Their recent collaboration with Cole & Son has catapulted them into every day conversation in the design sector. Their pieces are…


We are thrilled to announce another collaboration with our friends at Design Milk at Wanteddesign, May 20–22. The Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge will feature a series of talks that range from business of design to diversity in design and from the importance of vintage to the importance of…


The traditional business model of interior design is being challenged. The advances in technology are making this possible. It’s not a bad thing, but if you’re in this sector, it’s something you need to be aware of. Being so active in the interior design sector, and in a unique position…


I was recently sent a copy of Kelly Hoppen’s latest book, House of Hoppen: A Retrospective. The book was published to celebrate the astonishing 40 year career of Kelly and to look back at some of the iconic projects, some well known and some not, some seen before and some…


Firstly, let me introduce you to our new interview series ‘A Day in the Life Of’. As my readers know, this blog was founded on interviews with interior designers and an insight into their aesthetic and inspirations behind their designs. However after 2 years of this format we feel that…

Julian Mouton

Pleasure to introduce myself I am Julian I am 38 years old living in Perth with my beautiful wife Lenny. I am an interior designer and I love decorating homes

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