Posts Tagged ‘styling’

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 […]


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 […]


A QUIET AND TRANQUIL BEDROOM PART 2

A QUIET AND TRANQUIL BEDROOM PART 2

Hello and welcome on this sunny Tuesday, following on from yesterday, I am sharing a few more details and happy things from our newly decorated bedroom. We decide to keep only the essential and the beautiful in our sleeping space in this house. In our old apartment we had wardrobes and a dressing table and […]


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 […]


JANUARY HIGHS

JANUARY HIGHS

Hello and happy 2014 to you! Sorry for just disappearing, but the festive season just carried me off and I am only just getting back to normal. I hope you had a lovely time with family and friends. My mornings have been spent enjoying sitting cross legged on the carpet looking out through the french doors […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 – PICTURES AND WORDS

Hello, I hope you had a festive but calm weekend, they seem to be getting more crazed for some as the days of December slip away. We are managing to stay grounded and our tree was chosen and decorated while the mulled wined stayed warm on the hob, I am loving the reflection of the […]


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 […]


WEEKEND READING – GYPSY BY SIBELLA COURT

WEEKEND READING - GYPSY BY SIBELLA COURT

Hello and happy Friday! I have been all at sea this week in a confusion of Christmas projects and trying to source the right furnishings for our home. Today I have taken just a few moments out to flick through Gypsy. Every time I get news of a new Sibella Court book in the works, […]


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 […]


THE FADING OF AUTUMN

THE FADING OF AUTUMN

Wild winds and heavy rain have sped up this slow starting Autumn of ours, some days of brilliant sunshine have fooled me, but my garden trees are almost bare and the cold is creeping in. We have almost finished our bedroom, but matt varnishing floors and painting skirting are taking up all my time.The camera […]


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 […]


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 […]


MISSING THE SEASONS ON MY MANTLE

MISSING THE SEASONS ON MY MANTLE

Hey! How was your weekend? Our new windows are in and the place is beginning to look a lot brighter now, although my mind is racing ahead and can visualise the end result, time and money decide how fast things can happen so we take every day as it comes. Living here is so much […]


HARLEQUIN LONDON MANHATTAN LOFT INSPIRED MOOD BOARD

HARLEQUIN LONDON MANHATTAN LOFT INSPIRED MOOD BOARD

Inspired by this Manhattan loft apartment designed by Len Morgan and featured over at Elle Decor, I have put together this inspiration board for the Harlequin London Trendsetter competition. I thought such a simple space would warrant luxury accessories and modern lighting in wood and glass with a warm twist of colour to stop the […]


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 […]


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 […]


SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN

SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN

Just cooing over all the lovely whites recently captured by photographer Simon Eldon. Shot for issues of Heart Home Magazine, these interiors are so light, bright and fresh. Just right for keeping spirits up over what’s expected to be a wet weekend.All images Simon Eldon.


DECOR SOURCEBOOK – MY DREAM BATHROOM

Today’s decor source book page is all about our search for bathroom related things. The bedroom renovation decisions are mostly set in stone, but work has come to a standstill while we spend the last days of Summer outside fixing up what we can in the garden. But with an interiors obsessed mind like mine […]