Thanks for all your lovely comments about my garden, the sun has been shining for days now and it really feels like Summer at last, my rambling roses are blooming and the hydrangeas are almost ready for their sunshine debut. With house renovations underway and my sisters wedding on the horizon (so excited!) there might not be time or the extra funds for holidaying abroad this year so I am looking at ways to bring some of our holiday wish list destinations indoors. Keep reading to find out how to get closer to your dream Summer destination with this pinterest competition. Would you like to transform you place into. . . . Greece? – turquoise, cyan, azure, cobalt, powder, cornflower and sky. Blues and white, the crisp fresh sea breeze and salty air, cool tiled floors, shutters of painted wood letting in slices of sunshine and a few modest accessories, a light salad on the terrace and a paddle in the ocean.Morocco – Spices, amber, leather and sunshine. Chalky red walls surrounding a bustling city, patterned rugs and wedding blankets shimmering with antique metal sequins, pretty glasses clink together for mint tea enjoyed with a side of sweet pastries in the shade at the Jardin Majorelle.The coast – waves rippling over beach pebbles, fresh seafood at shoreline shacks and the call of seagulls overhead. A rustic retreat calm and cosy with linen and drift wood, simple wild flowers stuffed into old china, pale textiles layered up to add depth and indoor shutters ensure shade on sunshine days.Mexico – the fun and drama of Cinco de Mayo and Los Dias de los Muertos, colourful celebrations and decorations indoors and out. Be inspired by mariachi music, free spirited artists Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, bright colours swirling together to create happy vibrant living spaces. Eat tortillas filled with squash blossoms and spiced pork marinated in chilies. For desert deep-fried churros dipped in thick hot chocolate.
Which look do you like best?
Even better, why not enter a competition to get closer to your dream destination? Hillary’s is giving away one £500 Thomson voucher, and two runners up prizes of £50 Marks and Spencers vouchers. To enter the prize all you have to do is re-pin any image on this competition board, and the winner will be announced on the 29th of this July. Give it a go, I did!
Greek island inspired images 1 – Cripple Horse 2 - George Kordakis via Tovima 3- Prue Ruscoe 4 – Gaelle Le Boulicaut via Ampresan Design, all via My Paradissi. Moroccan inspired images My own, Coastal inspired images 1 and 2 – The Oyster Catcher at Unique home stays 3 – Hilary’s, Mexican inspired images 1- Charchar 22 2 – Pinterest 3 – Pinterest 4 – Blonde Buddha.