Pockets, Pockets, Pockets x


Time is a muscle that needs to be stretched and I’ve been doing my best to limber it up without running the risk of becoming a frazzled, urban melodrama.  It’s a fine line.

– There’s the new fitness regime: I don’t want to hit that New Year winter coat without having done something, and I’d like that something to be a enjoyable, new, permanent addition. Swimming (good for the joints I hear) seems to be it.

– I’ve just done a massive summer/autumn clean of the house from cellar to attic (After the summer hols the house starts working as a dam of clutter and misplaced objet d’art holding back ideas n free flow, but it means wading through the detritus before calm descends. Which I thought it had, except now I can’t find anything.  The calendar anyone?

– I have an Art Project with a deadline in November (more later).

– And the house – we hope to start renovations after Christmas, but it all needs planning and research..it’s the sort of thing that is very necessary and rather enjoyable but sucks the hours away.  Thankfully I’m beginning to make interesting discoveries, like space-saving pocket doors – not seen much in the UK, but they are the perfect room divider.  This initial idea came from Pinterest and is American, all the doors on the UK sites are very modern…I like the idea of vintage doors complete with beading and a bit of stained glass…I think more research is needed..


Now..What’s the time?

Laters, Kate x


    • Maison Bentley Style

      Thank you!! it’s true..it’s a very 30’s thing/feel..I’m now getting nicely caught between that black hole of standard size is one price..but of course what you want isn’t standard..bespoke price for you! May have to reign back… xxx

  1. theblackberryboys

    Pocket doors, what a great idea! I have started decluttering the apartment, I will take all our baby stuff to a “baby sale” saturday. I hope to get rid of most of it, while making money. wish me luck. xoxo Fanni

  2. KerryCan

    I don’t know how you juggle everything! And yes to pocket doors–we had them in our 1915 bungalow and I thought they were so elegant and practical and lovely!

  3. jackiemallon

    Ditto! Been trying to get work done on our place. Calling and internet research alone takes hours. We need a nine foot door made. To highlight high ceilings of a small room. This is New York…how hard can it be?! Can I keep an eye on your research ( like copying the good student’s homework) as I’m sure you’ll unearth just the perfect door for us? 🙂
    You’re right, pocket doors very popular over here…because we live in shoeboxes…harrumph!

    • Maison Bentley Style

      I hear you. I’m trying to be very clinical and practical – I find if I don’t have to rush a decision I make a better one..and generally cheaper one..but I do find I pay for that luxury in other ways. But I might have struck lucky on our kitchen lights…keep fingers crossed.. xxx