Posts Tagged ‘decorating’

OBSESSING OVER WALLPAPER – YET AGAIN!

OBSESSING OVER WALLPAPER - YET AGAIN!

I am totally fine knowing I’ll probably never have wallpapered walls – I simply cannot choose just one. Obsessing over pattern choices has been a regular feature on Lobster and Swan over the years, so today I am just sharing the five amazing wallpaper prints that have been frying my brain over the last few […]


BLACK WHITE OR GREY – PALE OR DARK!

BLACK WHITE OR GREY - PALE OR DARK!

I thought I had it all sorted, but the back and forth has been going on since this post from October last year before we had even looked at a new house, and I’m still freaking out! I painted all my Farrow and Ball and Little Greene testers on the wall the other day, and […]


CORAL HOME OFFICE MAKEOVER

CORAL HOME OFFICE MAKEOVER

Let the decorating commence, with a coral home office makeover! I have been pouring over all these images on Pinterest, of dark greys and shades of white for the main rooms in our new home and then suddenly this image came up in my feed.I just felt instantly happy and inspired all at once, (with […]


91 MAGAZINE WINTER 2012

91 MAGAZINE WINTER 2012

A couple of lovely pages filled with delicate flowers in dusky mauves and pinks. Photography by Michelle Young and styling by Charlotte Love, from the Winter issue of 91 Magazine.


91 MAGAZINE

91 MAGAZINE

Page love from the latest issue of 91 Magazine that just went live this morning. I am going to be adding ribbon streamers to my desk fan when I get home, I bet the cats will love it! x


TIDY INSPIRATION

TIDY INSPIRATION

Favourite pages of inspiration displayed in a clear and beautiful way. Just saw this post by Holly over at Decor8 and think I will definitely try this out in our new house when we finally move. Using a small collection of pages that I have kept treasured for ages featuring the colours that we think we’ll […]


VINTAGE VOGUE COVERS

VINTAGE VOGUE COVERS

As I was searching through posts on my old blogger page to find images of those estate sale boxes the other day, I happened upon this post about my addiction to paper and trying to keep on the straight and narrow. A problem that has been with me since studying graphic design at college. Included in […]


TO BE UP IN THE HILLS

Just look at these bowls full of goodness from Sarah Yates of A House in the Hills, my blog of the week, new to me, found via Pinterest. I love the recipes on this lovely blog, written by Sarah about her life with photographer Lou Mora and their two dogs Ruca and Eleanor in Los Angeles. These wholesome meals are […]


SNEAK PEEK AT THE UPCOMING ISSUE OF 91 MAGAZINE

SNEAK PEEK AT THE UPCOMING ISSUE OF 91 MAGAZINE

Hey Monday people. Still sunny here, the cats and I are lounging around in the hot apartment. Me working online, them snoozing. When I am finished with work an afternoon at the beach beckons. But before I go . . . . Due to pop up online at the end of the week, the next […]


H STANDS FOR HOME

H STANDS FOR HOME

Gorgeous food, styling and interiors. It’s time for the new edition of Llamas Valley online magazine. Another whirlwind week is over at Hotel Street, bumping in to old friends, drinking rum, tweaking the shop, Betty and I hope to be on the 8.15 train home tonight, I am so looking forward to sleeping in my own bed and […]


SPRING FLING

SPRING FLING

Images from the latest issue of Heart Home Magazine, I cannot wait to try this Orange and Pistachio cake, and above is my little feature on simple spring crafts, other features include interviews with Rob Ryan (p 60) and Selina Lake (p 21), seasonal wardrobe updates, interior shoots, beautiful styling tips and tons more x All […]


COOK BAKE EAT, KITCHEN GARDEN MARKET

COOK BAKE EAT, KITCHEN GARDEN MARKET

I am so excited about todays blog of the week. Just beginning, Lovely food is a new blog started by Charlotte, who you may already know from Anknel and Burblets.If not? That’s two wonderful new places to spend a quiet morning or afternoon. I can’t wait to see Charlotte’s photography and kitchen talents fully blossom side by […]


SPACE AND LIGHT

SPACE AND LIGHT

Love love this bedroom from the Shepherdess apartment over at Shoot Factory. The light, the space, the floors, the bricks. One for the husbands scrap book I think? All image Shoot Factory.


A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING FANCY

A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING FANCY

So as you know I collect and keep magazine pages by the bundle, and thought I would actually try out some of the things from the pages that I keep. My first trial is Fairy bread, usually seen served at children’s parties in New Zealand and Australia. It was featured in the last issue of Oh […]


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 […]


HEART HOME MAGAZINE ISSUE 2

HEART HOME MAGAZINE ISSUE 2

Back home today after five days of fun and laughter with my mum and sisters in Ireland. I am waiting to go to hospital later to have a tooth removed. Trying desperately to take my mind off the impending pain, snuggled at home with a cat at my feet, I thought I’d share a few […]


GIFTED MAGAZINE

GIFTED MAGAZINE

Okay Okay, so I am back online, I was checking in on FB and crossed over to twitter where I caught the buzz about Ez’s (wonderful writer of Creature Comforts) beautiful Gifted Magazine-Holiday Gift Guide for 2011. So I had to share a few pages with you, to be truthful it was pretty hard to […]


GATHERING FALL

GATHERING FALL

Toasty in bed this morning with one cat, a bowl of porridge swirled with maple, cinnamon, cranberries and toasted hazelnuts, and the gorgeous new issue of Gatherings Magazine from Heather Spriggs. All images Gatherings Magazine


OCTOBER SURVIVAL GUIDE

OCTOBER SURVIVAL GUIDE

So now the Summer has really gone, the smell of fresh mown grass, roses and candy floss are replaced with rain, fallen leaves and hearty dinners. This is the season when I like to start stock piling scented things for our home, zesty soaps for invigorating showers that wake you up when it’s dark outside […]


COMING ROUND TO EAT

COMING ROUND TO EAT

I was having a little quiet time yesterday over at Lynn’s and after catching up I found her link to Camel and Yak, initially I popped over to investigate the beautiful May Issue of Jeanne d’Arc Living Magazine, but I quickly strayed into the furniture department. As you know we hope to move at some […]


DECK YOU WALLS

DECK YOU WALLS

I have been an avid collector of vintage plates since I was a child, and after the purchase of two mismatched blue dinner plates, you know the ones, I have picked up more and more blue and white china for my collection, so when Emily from Catkin Collection sent over these images (I confess I’m […]


TROUBLE TIMES TWO

TROUBLE TIMES TWO

The sofa has changed to a dark grey colour which I have brightened with some new cushions and a few I made. The four legged folk are already making the most of them, Marlo in protest keeps shoving them on to the floor, and now the other one has run off with my belt, surely […]


CHILD’S PLAY

CHILD'S PLAY

Inspired by this handmade doll I saw tucked away in Butlers Emporium (above) amazingly made by a twelve year old girl, I have made some super simple and quick pompom garlands, the mystery girl used rolled up tissue paper balls as the crown embellishments for her ‘Jack in the Green doll’


THINGS

THINGS

Sorry for the absence, I have been making a wedding cake for a friend and in the rush to set it up, and in my usual style, I forgot my camera so no pictures I’m afraid. Now that it’s finished, things are changing at home. Here is a corner. Have a happy Sunday.