Posts Tagged ‘Design’

GIFT GUIDE 2013 WILD LIFE

GIFT GUIDE 2013 WILD LIFE

A walk in my local woods was inspiration for todays gift guide. Gathering pinecones and watching the birds, then home for some spiced tea to warm up. Mary Cushion – Also Home, Audrey Enjoy’s Her Cup of Tea Giclée Print - Ez Pudewa,   Keep and Cut String Stand – Catesby’s. Lucien Tea Light Holder – […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 GOLD LEAF

GIFT GUIDE 2013 GOLD LEAF

Now for some Friday shimmer, it was only a matter of time before the full on sparkle and glitter happened, so here are my favourite independent boutique and high street finds with extra twinkle x Large Tissue Paper Pom Pom – Pipii, Georgette Trim Sequin Dress – Jigsaw, Glass Baubles – Toast. Glass Gold Pear […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 SUGARED ALMOND

GIFT GUIDE 2013 SUGARED ALMOND

All the colours of a jar of Sugared Almonds with added lace, fur, sparkle and pastels. Delicate gifts for dainty girls. Lavender Tassel Trace Cushion – Anthropologie, trEATs by April Carter – Hardie Grant Books, Pip Studio Khaki Jug – Simply Chic. Small Cone Light – Let it Reign, Pair of Shabby Chic Dining Chairs – Mia […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 HOLLY BERRY

GIFT GUIDE 2013 HOLLY BERRY

    Holly berry bright reds are cheering my cheeks in todays gift guide. Any Hastings locals will love to know that Butlers Emporium in George Street are selling a selection of these most delicious Melt candles in different scents while stocks last xxx Pickle Jar Lamp – Rose & Grey, The Go-Getter Art Print – Janet Hill […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 MAN KIND

GIFT GUIDE 2013 MAN KIND

I hope you had a lovely weekend? Yesterday was a little crazed around here, but I did have time to put together this little collection of lovely things for the man or lady whisky drinker in your life x Dockwood by Jon McNaught – Nobrow, New York | JFK T-Shirt – Pilot & Capt, Bicycle Clips […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 COASTAL COSINESS

GIFT GUIDE 2013 COASTAL COSINESS

  Some peaceful relaxing colours in today’s gift guide, sea air, weathered wood, soothing scents and  lovely big pot for tea. I do love the combination of ochre and grey and had real fun curating this collection, I hope you enjoy the inspiration and follow the lovely links to see what else is available from […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 WINTER BLUES

GIFT GUIDE 2013 WINTER BLUES

  I do love a festive trip to the high street, roasted nuts, mulled wine, twinkling lights and all the bustle, but way later in December, so if you have your eye on something online (especially if it is a vintage one off or handmade to order) it is best to get your ice skates […]


LATE NIGHT SPREE – BLACK & WHITE

LATE NIGHT SPREE - BLACK & WHITE

I have been remembering the good old days this evening, when I had money to burn, on clothes, fun, booze and cigarettes, (I no longer smoke – yay – or can afford to drink!) Late night shopping sprees, trying on clothes until 10pm and trotting home with all the shoes I could carry. These days […]


A PLACE TO KEEP ALL MY DECOR INSPIRATION

A PLACE TO KEEP ALL MY DECOR INSPIRATION

Renovations are in full swing now, and as I am constantly looking for finishing touches to add to our decor, even though the floors are still up! So I thought I would keep my shopping and interior decor posts all together in their own category (in the top bar under Decor Sourcebook) so I can […]


AUTUMN PRINT PATTERN AND TEXTURES

AUTUMN PRINT PATTERN AND TEXTURES

Autumn print pattern and textures with the new Toast Collection, outfits for cooler days and evenings in Rich Fall colours and layers. For leaf kicking and pine cone collecting, wine drinking and hot chocolate hugging. Elmira Necklace, Alberton Top, Josie Sweater, Jacquard Diamond Socks, Aran Cardigan, Hali Skirt, Boy Jean, Lahariya Scarf, Erin Hobo Bag, East […]


SNUGGLE DOWN TOWARDS SEPTEMBER

SNUGGLE DOWN TOWARDS SEPTEMBER

I’m just going to say it out loud, so cover your eyes and ears if you aren’t ready! Although the sun is still shining, the evenings are getting just chilly enough to want to pull a blanket over your knees or around your shoulders as the sun goes down. Having a garden has made me all […]


HOW TO REDECORATE YOUR BEDROOM ON A BUDGET

HOW TO REDECORATE YOUR BEDROOM ON A BUDGET

With the advent of fine weather, thoughts often turn to refreshing home décor – it’s amazing how sunlight streaming through windows can show up those patches of worn carpet or fading paintwork. A favourite place to start redecorating your home is the bedroom: not least because it can be easy to transform on a limited […]


FREEDOM FEATHERS, GLITTER AND NEONS

FREEDOM FEATHERS, GLITTER AND NEONS

Afternoon! x you may have spotted some of these in that last issue of Simple Things Magazine? Not one to ever pass up the opportunity to expand my beautiful notebook collection, I had to get one of these beauties by designer Nikki Strange. With the tagline ‘Imaginative & ethereal textile printed accessories for day dreamers […]


SAY HELLO TO EMERALD NEST

SAY HELLO TO EMERALD NEST

Just wanted to pop in on this beautiful hot sunny Monday to say hello and introduce you to my lovely new sponsor Emerald Nest, carefully curated, lovely home wares. I have fallen in love and must have the Bee Friendly Tea Towel –  designed by Stuart Gardiner in collaboration with Friends of the Earth, it is […]


MY HAPPY PLACES – RIFLE PAPER CO

MY HAPPY PLACES - RIFLE PAPER CO

I’m sure if it’s not already this will also be your new happy place too – Rifle Paper Co. This company has been an obsession of mine (and all who chance upon it), since I first discovered their personalised stationery a few years ago. Each new collection of beautifully created paper and home products by […]


BED RESEARCH AND A COMPETITION

BED RESEARCH AND A COMPETITION

Now we are all settled in, and my home office plans are under way, we next hope to create a tranquil bedroom space, so we can close the door and hide away from the wallpaper stripping, wall smashing and paint rollers etc. So the first big thing on our shopping list, is a new bed.


PRETTY PASTEL STYLE BY SELINA LAKE

PRETTY PASTEL STYLE BY SELINA LAKE

When the prettiest book of 2013 arrived in the mail last week, I was so excited, and wow, Selina Lake’s Pretty Pastel Style does not disappoint. It is filled from cover to cover with the loveliest pastel inspired interiors. Modern settings with new ideas and a dash of vintage all mixed in, bringing long neglected pastels […]


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.


DECISIONS DECISIONS

DECISIONS DECISIONS

As we near being ready to sell our apartment and looking seriously for a new home. I am obsessing heavily over how our new bedroom will look. Drawn to both light and dark ideas, we started halfway dark here with brown grey walls, before I whited out all the rooms one Summer. I love the […]


SLOWING DOWN

SLOWING DOWN

Just wanted to share with you these lovely images from the editor of the revue Toc-toc-toc Sophie Denux and French designer Caroline Gomez  (www.carolinegomez.com). Both Passionate about editing and design, they met two years ago and decided to create a different magazine. SLØ Review, is dedicated to slow design and a slow lifestyle. With articles about the Maison empereur in Marseille, […]


L&S MEETS LAURA ASHLEY

L&S MEETS LAURA ASHLEY

I can’t express how exciting this day is for me (thanks Kate!). After being a life long fan, I was recently asked to work on a feature with the lovely peeps over at the Laura Ashley Blog. I remember when my husband and I first moved in together, spending any chance we could visiting Laura Ashley […]


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 […]