Posts Tagged ‘interior details’

WHAT’S IN YOUR BATHROOM CUPBOARDS?

WHAT'S IN YOUR BATHROOM CUPBOARDS?

Hello, Wednesday people! With my bathroom makeover still bottom of the to do list – I get my kicks by watching Kimberly’s renovation with anticipation and indulging with my favourite beauty products. Today I thought I would share some of the lovely things I can’t live without in my bathroom. These are all products I have […]


WEEKEND PURSUITS AND RECENT DAYS

WEEKEND PURSUITS AND RECENT DAYS

Just lately our days have been so filled, I rarely sit still long enough to recount them, so I thought I would post some of the things I have been up to and places we have visited. A candlelit blues night with amazing food and even better company, that one of my oldest friends puts […]


HEAVENLY SCENTS FOR HOME BODY AND SOUL

HEAVENLY SCENTS FOR HOME BODY AND SOUL

If you love a beautifully scented home and prefer natural products then you’ll wanna keep reading, working from home most days means I have to find a balance between work, play, renovations and chores, and being out here in the sticks I find it easy to be here for a several days at a time […]


PLACES I WANT TO STAY #1 – MUGA DE BELOSO

PLACES I WANT TO STAY #1 - MUGA DE BELOSO

Muga de Beloso hotel a ‘mountain hugged hotel in Pamplona with spacious minimalist suites, huge windows with views of the Navarre countryside and majestic mountainous setting. Plus there is a tranquil modern spa in the basement – heaven. All images Mr and Mrs Smith.


SMALL SPACE CLEVER – HOLLYWOOD CABIN

SMALL SPACE CLEVER - HOLLYWOOD CABIN

Love this super sweet and compact 580 square foot Hollywood home belonging to Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser. Featured back in November over at Dwell, the Hollywood cabin was redesigned with Funn Roberts – photographs by Joe Pugliese. Click over for the full article. x


RACHEL ASHWELL COUTURE PRAIRIE – BLOG BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY

RACHEL ASHWELL COUTURE PRAIRIE - BLOG BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY

Hello again lovely Monday people. I am pinching myself, so that’s how I know this is really happening. Rachel Ashwell and Cico Books are kicking off their blog book tour today and starting it here with me on Lobster and Swan! I am so excited to share with you my favourites from all the stunning pictures and […]


SOME CANDY COLOURED WEEKEND JOY FOR YOU

SOME CANDY COLOURED WEEKEND JOY FOR YOU

Catching up after three days away from my husband, cats, laptop, Pinterest and all my favourite things. So with my tigers by my side I have sought out these four images featuring some candy coloured happiness for your weekend x 1. How to Make a Perfectly Delightful Vanilla Birthday Cake – Sweetapolita. 2. San Francisco […]


GREENHOUSE SERIES BY MEGAN BOLTZ

GREENHOUSE SERIES BY MEGAN BOLTZ

Love this new series of photo prints that Megan Boltz has created for the Home Ground. These images were originally shot for Brittany’s Greenhouse jewelry collection, and are now available as beautiful prints along with Megan’s two other series, Water and Air Born. The prints start at $18 for a 4×6 and are available in three […]


MODERN PRINCESS

MODERN PRINCESS

Dark walls and light accessories, lovely photography by Ragnar Ómarsson and styling by Jacob Hertzell for IKEA Livet Hemma, a little brightness in a winter corner. I love the lace against the concrete and the frou frou netting on the standing lamp. The perfect set up for a modern princess. Image via  IKEA Livet Hemma.


WINTER TONES

WINTER TONES

  Just lately I’ve gone mad for cushions in wintery colours, frosty, sparkling, knitted, cosy and velvet. I managed to narrow my favourites down to these 10. Charcoal velvet and Ikat – Sparrow and Co, Lace Lino Lavado – Zara Home, Dip Dye and Big Ted- John Lewis, Sequinned Baroque – Anthropologie, Silver Sequins and […]


BLOG OF THE WEEK-PRETTY GINGHAM

BLOG OF THE WEEK-PRETTY GINGHAM

Pale colours and subtle surroundings, some pages from the beautiful blog Pretty Gingham by Tanja in Helsinki-Finland. The cosy images and simple pleasures are inspiring me to fall back in love with my long neglected camera. Realising I rarely take pictures these days, unless I happen to see something and snap it on my phone! This […]


SUDDENLY

SUDDENLY

Sorry to disappear so suddenly, I hope to be back soon, just not quite sure when.


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 […]


HERE

HERE

Just here, loving home. Magazines, movies, Autumn sun and quiet time. Enjoying being alone, lucky for me as the husband has gone again, this time to Texas. Well not totally alone I have my four leggers here by my side in which ever room I choose to settle in, and an awesome sister who should […]


RUSHING IN RUSHING OUT

RUSHING IN RUSHING OUT

Rushing in rushing out. Going to London to work for the weekend with my friends, so excited to be with my Hotel Street girls again. My computer battery is dying and the husband has taken the charger, so I’ll leave you with some Autumn inspiration and hope to see you Monday, have a great weekend! xxx


CHARCOAL PAINT AND VINTAGE LACE

CHARCOAL PAINT AND VINTAGE LACE

Still wondering what I will make with all that beautiful vintage lace I was given last year. I will show you in detail some more of the amazing pieces, soon. But I thought while I am thinking on it, the best thing to do was to repaint my favourite pin board with charcoal paint and […]


THE OTHER WAY ALONG THE PROMENADE

THE OTHER WAY ALONG THE PROMENADE

What will you be doing next weekend? I think I will take the walk to St Leonards, (long neglected but believe it or not), the posh end in the past, it seemed everyone put their heart into our Old Town and somewhat forgot about traveling the other way along the promenade. But now it’s community […]


NATURAL HOME

I have been doting on the pages of Hans Blomquist’s The Natural Home, for months. I love the idea of living in more subtle surroundings, darker and lighter, natural, more masculine, earthy colours, wood mixed with wild flowers, linens and antiques. Perfect Sunday dreaming.


NOT ANOTHER BILL

NOT ANOTHER BILL

I spent a good while yesterday looking through the past gifts from the super sweet site Not another bill yesterday and how much do I love this idea from Dashing Magazine contributor Ned?! Who doesn’t love getting fun interesting things in the mail? And lets face it these days it’s a rare treat. But sign up  yourself […]


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 […]


FADED MEMORIES

FADED MEMORIES

Just found this film in my old Olympus Trip camera, with pictures from the Old Town here, California last february, home and views from our apartment windows. Faded memories of happy days.


KEEPING THE CHILL OUT

KEEPING THE CHILL OUT

Toast’s new Autumn Winter look book is absolute perfection. A beautiful mix as always of natural colours and simple fabrics, all mingled in with wood, simple candles, and this season 50s style enamel ware and bakelite lighting.


WHIRLWINDS

WHIRLWINDS

Don’t worry I haven’t fallen on the face of the earth, the bank holiday weekend was a whirlwind, including three wedding receptions, too much alcohol, and a day at Go Ape which pretty much destroyed me. So after a couple of quiet days hanging out with my favourite faces (pictured here) it is with great joy that […]


CREATIVE DISPLAY BOOK GIVEAWAY

CREATIVE DISPLAY BOOK GIVEAWAY

A few favourite pages from the beautiful book Creative display by Geraldine James. A woman after my own heart, finding new ways of piling up and styling interesting finds with natural elements, books, magazines and all the other kinds of wonderful things you may have collected over years of creative treasure hunting. I was sent […]