the seal pup


A couple of years ago I travelled to India, which was an incredible adventure full of fascinating temples, hilarious stories and endless memories.

I stupidly packed only summery clothes not realising how freezing the evenings would be. My friend Laurence took pity on me and gave me his huge North Face gilet to wear, which drowned me. My little arms just about poked out, whilst squealing with my new warmth – my friends named me ‘ The Seal Pup.’ Apparently seal pups are known for being noisy, sociable animals, hopefully the similarities end there and I don’t grow whiskers too.

I’m Janine, a twenty something interior designer, currently living in London. I started this blog as a way of extending my love of design to friends and family, who sometimes cannot believe the things I tell them I’ve been lucky enough to see. Finding humour in the parallels of spending days in the world’s most expensive residential properties and then travelling home on the crammed underground moaning about the extortionate fare I’ve had to pay.

After graduating University, I landed a job as an interior designer and fell into a world where every single detail is considered and designed to complete impeccable interiors.

Sometimes I feel like I’m in a fantasy world. A creative bubble packed with many cool events. But not forgetting the simpler things in life, like lounging on the sofa with my fat cat.



The Seal Pup