The Bert & May Journal

An online magazine that shares all of our latest news, events, collaborations and interior inspiration

Introducing This Month’s Supper Club Host: Kylee Newton

Cooking credentials … Kylee Newton is a self-taught preserver and cook. Born in New-Zealand, she is the founder of Newton & Pott. Her artisanal jams, pickles, chutneys and preserves are stocked in food stores across the UK and available to buy each Saturday from her stall at Broadway Market....

Inspirational Green Living Room Ideas

Green is good for you. And we’re not talking about spirulina, avocados or kale. Psychological studies have shown that the colour green focusses the mind and boosts your mood – it can even enhance creative performance. But, if the view from your window is less than evergreen, there are...

How to Decorate Your Fireplace

Fireplaces provide a readymade focal point like no other. If you have the time and fuel you need to keep it flickering, you’ll appreciate the transformative power of a glowing, open flame. They can be tricky to live with, though, especially if the bare bones of what you have...

How to Choose a Kitchen Splashback

When remodelling – or even just updating – your kitchen, choosing the right splashback can cause even the most confident interior enthusiast to falter. The permanence (and expense) of the decision, coupled with the thought of all that scouring can provoke some serious procrastination. Our guide to good-looking solutions should...

Introducing This Month’s Supper Club Host: Tom Hunt

Cooking credentials … Tom Hunt is a self-trained chef whose passion for food and cooking began at the age of eight. His first serious job in food was with his friend and mentor, Ben Hodges. Together they set up a certified organic cafe and catering business that served food made...

How to Live with Houseplants (and Keep Them Alive)

Pantone – the almighty authority on colour – have recently announced their colour of the year for 2017. It is called “greenery” and is described as “a refreshing and revitalising shade … symbolic of new beginnings.” After months spent indoors with the windows firmly shut, it’s exactly the kind of colour...

The Style Secrets of Soho House (and how to recreate them at home)

The international success of private members’ club, Soho House, is, we have concluded, largely down to cushions. Actually, not just cushions, but velvet cocktail chairs, outsize leather sofas, perfectly-proportioned side tables, covetable wallpaper, burnished table lamps … In each and every Soho House property (and there are 18 across the...

The Best Mirror Tricks for Your Interior

At this time of year, daylight is in short supply. If your home isn’t bathed in natural light, you will find that mirrors are the best way to boost both artificial and natural light, as well as inject a sense of airiness – and just the right level of...

Inside the Creative Mind of … Camille Walala

In the first of a new series, we ask creatives we admire what makes them tick. First up is the French-born graphic artist and designer, Camille Walala. Photograph by Lucie Goodayle Camille Walala calls herself “a purveyor of powerfully positive digital print.” She studied for a degree in Printed Textiles...