Posts Tagged ‘decor’

AESTHETICALLY MAGICAL – THE STUFF OF LIFE

AESTHETICALLY MAGICAL - THE STUFF OF LIFE

I can’t contain the joy I feel when I turn the pages of The Stuff of Life by Hilary Robertson. You may have noticed that my book reviews are always positive, that’s because I only choose books that I know I can connect with and think you will too. Every now and then one comes […]


COLOUR JOY WITH BRIGHT BAZAAR THE BOOK

COLOUR JOY WITH BRIGHT BAZAAR THE BOOK

Colour is your friend – great words to remember! Today I am super excited to share some beautiful pages from the bright, colourful and most definitely fun new book – Bright Bazaar by Will Taylor. As a girl who is mostly fond of a grey and white palette, I do enjoy colour immensely and it […]


THE HOUSE GARDENER – BLOG BOOK TOUR

THE HOUSE GARDENER - BLOG BOOK TOUR

Hello and happy midweek, I am back with images from a lovely new book for you. We have been garden owners for one whole year on the 5th of April. With a bit more outdoor space than were aiming for - The Balcony Gardener – Isabelle Palmer has been a great inspiration as we’ve tackled balcony sized areas […]


LIVING LIFE BEAUTIFULLY – CHRISTINA STRUTT

LIVING LIFE BEAUTIFULLY - CHRISTINA STRUTT

Afternoon midweekers! I have a beautiful treat for all lovers of faded florals and washed linen today, these images are from the new and eighth book - Living life Beautifully - by creative director of Cabbages & Roses Christina Strutt. When I saw the images it was tough to cut down from using them all, but I hope […]


A QUIET AND TRANQUIL BEDROOM PART 1

A QUIET AND TRANQUIL BEDROOM PART 1

A long time in the making and oh so close to being finished – the bedroom – although in our home nothing is ever really ‘done’ as I am constantly moving things around, adding and taking away. The challenge over the last couple of months has been our hunt for perfect bedside tables.It took us an […]


DECOR SOURCEBOOK – RETRO WALLPAPER!

Patterned wallpaper is having a massive revival as I am sure you are aware! But with more patterns than you can quite get your head around available and price tags running up in to the hundreds, when a friend asked me where to get vintage style papers from, I thought I should also share them […]


DECOR SOURCEBOOK – KITCHEN STORIES

Our bed arrives today so the bedroom is oh so close to being finished, and with floors up in the other two rooms and decorating underway, I am starting to refine our plans for the main living space, we hope to have some free standing elements but still need to decide on the type of […]


BED SHOPPING AND CHRISTMAS TREE HUNTING

BED SHOPPING AND CHRISTMAS TREE HUNTING

A few weeks ago we found the perfect bed online and was so upset when I realised it was in the US and not shipping to England. We have been sleeping on our mattress on the floor for a couple of weeks as we are selling our old iron bed frame and have been scouring […]


EVER CHANGING WALLS

EVER CHANGING WALLS

Hello! Bleak and dreary outside today, so I took to a little interior decorating. We sold our television a while back and the log burner is another winter away, so we need something lovely to look at, hence my installing new wall decoration and as many candles as possible for that flickering flame feeling.With such a […]


NINA CAMPBELL INTERIORS – BLOG BOOK TOUR

NINA CAMPBELL INTERIORS – BLOG BOOK TOUR

Good morning to you! The first week of December and after a rushed and frantic weekend of Christmas market fun, I am relaxing today within the pages of the lovely book – Nina Campbell Interiors. The book features the private homes of Nina’s clients and shares beautiful images (shot by Simon Brown) and solutions for adding detail, […]


SUNDAY PONDERING – DRESSING ROOMS

SUNDAY PONDERING - DRESSING ROOMS

We have plenty of rooms here, it’s just that they are all of a modest size, so wardrobes would look quite cumbersome in any of the bedrooms. For our bedroom we would like a less cluttered look, more tranquil with only the essentials close by, favourite perfume, the book we are reading, a couple of […]


ROOM PLANNING AND RUSTIC FEATURES

Hello Wednesday folk, today I am planning more of our home decor, everyday new corners of this house of ours are coming together, (we now have skirting in our bedroom wahooo) it’s a slower process this time and as the place is liveable where the last one was not, there isn’t as much of a […]


A LITTLE HALLWAY MAKEOVER MAGIC

A LITTLE HALLWAY MAKEOVER MAGIC

The first thing you see when you open your front door should not be a pile of trainers and various other junk that is needed in life, but not visually pleasing – muddy wellington boots – cardboard for recycling – furniture waiting for a new home – the list is long. We have been so […]


YELLOW OCTOBER – BEDSIDE MAKEOVER

YELLOW OCTOBER - BEDSIDE MAKEOVER

October is rolling in with a heavy and dark sky, so I set out to create a sunny indoor spot to last throughout the Winter months. An old chest of drawers, some Farrow and Ball and Little Greene tester pots, a tray of white trade emulsion, a hammer, some patience, new drawer handles, a lot […]


MY DAY AT DECOREX INTERNATIONAL 2013

MY DAY AT DECOREX INTERNATIONAL 2013

I spent my morning last wednesday lost in the mind boggling maze of beautiful home decor that is Decorex International. I went thinking I would be wowed by fabrics and wall coverings and home embellishments and I was, but the stands that inspired me most were owned by the lighting companies. Having worked in lighting retail […]


ANOTHER LAYER OF LIBERTY FOR YOUR HOME

ANOTHER LAYER OF LIBERTY FOR YOUR HOME

Hello, I am back after a few days working away, a whirlwind of interior design and decor research, fun, friends, rum, long days and hard work. But I’m super excited to share with you today the beautiful things I saw last week in London, up first Liberty! Emotions ranging from the utter joy to extreme […]


A DESK FOR THE BOY

A DESK FOR THE BOY

Keeping my eyes peeled for interior decor that will keep the husband happy whilst pleasing my eyes too, I have discovered Case Furniture, established in 2006, Case created a collection of furniture to promote the idea that great design should be available to everyone. Working with some of the worlds’ best furniture designers they have created […]


CRISPER DAYS AND A LITTLE LESS DAYLIGHT

CRISPER DAYS AND A LITTLE LESS DAYLIGHT

Happy midweek lovelies, last year the Summer never was and winter arrived abruptly in August with a storm that stripped the trees and ended at the beginning of this June, I think there was a Spring but it happened in the blink of an eye. This years glorious Summer has filled me with hope. When Mother […]


RUSTIC INTERIOR – ERWOOD HOUSE

RUSTIC INTERIOR – ERWOOD HOUSE

Erwood House is a beautiful Grade l listed 16th Century house with an amazing untouched interior, I found this beauty over at Light Locations, it’s full of period features and character with open fires, peeling walls, stone floors, (this one hand painted timber dining wall above and below really made my smile), stuffed with old […]


RUSTIC INTERIOR – MUXTON CHAPEL

RUSTIC INTERIOR - MUXTON CHAPEL

This weeks rustic interior is a gem featured on The Interior Archive. Muxton Chapel, once a working church is now a cosy retreat ‘amongst the trees of one of England’s finest arboretums at Walcot Hall in Shropshire’. Clad in cooling pale blue corrugated-iron on the outside, inside is as cosy as home from Brambly Hedge. […]


DECOR SOURCEBOOK – RUSTIC FLOORING

Last week I was looking for rugs, today it’s all about what goes underneath. The story goes like this, man takes wife to reclamation yard, wife falls in love with life size bronze stag and reclaimed oak flooring from yesteryear. No room for the giant woodland animal and no budget for the high price tag of […]


SPARSELY SPARKLING

SPARSELY SPARKLING

Yesterday, excited but a little shaky after my tooth was taken out, we went to choose our tree at a lovely family owned farm out in the freezing cold. Usually a drawn out affair with too many contenders or none quite right, but yesterday was quiet, a world away from the weekend choosers, clutching to […]


SIX THINGS-RIGBY AND MAC

SIX THINGS-RIGBY AND MAC

Pale, simple, faded with a shabby glamour, my six things today come from the three shops that make up Rigby & Mac. ‘The dulwich trader at No.9 combines country style with a touch of glamour, Tomlinsons at No.89 has a feminine, vintage feel and proves that pale is definitely interesting and Ed at No.41 is […]


PRETTY THINGS WINTER 2011

PRETTY THINGS WINTER 2011

Happy Friday! Last night we had front row seats for the best firework display of the year, the christmas lights were lit our in town and from our bedroom window we get a better view than if we were in attendance. So, the big tree is lit, lights are twinkling everywhere and I can no […]