Hello From Home with Ali McIntosh of Tessuti

April 24, 2020

We're excited to step inside another friends home and as part of our Nodi Hello from home series. 

Welcome inside Ali McIntosh of Tessuti's home - we explore how she is spending her days in lockdown with her collection of treasures and beloved labrador Monty. Ali has a special gift when it comes to sourcing the most unique pieces to create a home of sanctuary and retreat.

 

What does lockdown look like for you?

I am being gentle on myself and finding a new rhythm to my days but still getting everything done, just not with all the rushing around!

I am a natural homebody, so that side of lockdown hasn't been so hard for me. 

 

What daily ritual or routine is making ‘lockdown’ more enjoyable? 

Monty and I are in our own bubble, so walks with him have been a lifesaver.  Also exchanging with friends movies and series to watch has been perfect. I recently enjoyed the movie 'Hidden Figures' which I hadn't seen before. And on Netflix 'The English Game'

 

What is inspiring you right now? A book, an episode, a movie?

Having more time to look through my (many!) cook books and interior books has been really lovely and a constant source of inspiration.

Guy Mirabella - Eat Ate (for cooking and stories) is an old favorite I have picked up again. Ducksoup: The Wisdom of Simple Cooking (delicious)  And Axel Vervoordt, Francois Halard, Interiors Atelier AM for interior inspiration right now. 

 

Image of Ali photographed by Michelle Weir