Monday, 28 January 2019

Decadent Ochre

Sources & Links (clockwise from top left)
Celia Chair in Cotton Velvet Ochre - Arlo & Jacob 
Under The Wave - Paint by Fired Earth
Crane Figure - Zara Home
Maison Noir Ceramic Pillar Candle - Voluspa
Cotton Velvet Cushion Covers - H&M
Delft Flower Noir Bed Linen - Designers Guild
Hoxton Four Poster Bed - And So To Bed London
Brass Side Table with smoked glass top - Primrose & Plum
Mini Silvia Shade - LilianDaph
Teardrop Mirrors - Rockett St George 

Monday, 7 January 2019

Coral & Concrete

Sources & Links (clockwise from top left)
Vico Concrete Table Lamp - Oliver Bonas
Spiced Honey - Dulux Colur Of The Year 2019
Abstract Leaf Cushion - Marks & Spencer
Eastern Sky Side Table - Anthropologie
Ariel Coral Velvet Chair - Graham & Green
Orange & Fuscia Edge Throw - The British Blanket Company
Townsend Sofa (Herringbone Navy Wool)  - Habitat
Living Coral - Pantone Colour Of The Year 2019
Denali Wallpaper - Albany  

Friday, 14 October 2016

Heather Sent

So, Mid October and after what feels like a long and lovely summer, Im finally ready to surrender to the beauty of Autumn.

A couple of weeks ago the sun was out so I scrapped the usual dog walk and we hopped in the car to walk in one of my favourite spots instead. I'm lucky enough to live just a twenty minute drive from the edge of some of the most stunning scenery in this country - the North York Moors. It never fails to deliver, whatever the weather, but on a crisp blue-sky day the colours just sing as you can see from the pics I took below!
Heather in so many shades of purple, sandstone paths & freshly felled trees provide the inspiration for todays mood board - Heather Sent..... 

Sources (clockwise from top left)
Brinjal, Hay & Charleston Gray from Farrow & Ball
Grandy Chair from Fern & Grey
Midas Gold Geometric Side Table from Rockett St George
Isla Rug from John Lewis
Large Rib LED Hurricane Lamp from Matalan
Industrial Metal Pendant from Nordic House
Oscar Sideboard from Atkin and Thyme
Oscar Chaise Sofa (Two Oscars by pure coincidence!) in Grape Clever Velvet from Loaf

If you have any queries, suggestions, or just fancy communicating, as always, please free to leave a comment or drop me a line directly & I promise to get back to you!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Sea Shanties

Yep - thats a trio of beautiful beaches you see below (All British beaches too Ill have you know!) And yes, I am aware it is late September now, but bear with me for this blog post!

Despite the fabulous weather we've had recently, everywhere I turn there's people willingly giving up on Summer. Practically pushing it out the door, shoving it out of the way to make room for chestnuts, woolly sweaters and pumpkins! There are Facebook memes all over my news feed about falling leaves and winter boots! And, most upsetting of all- there's actual Christmas stuff in my local Tesco already - whats that all about?!

We had a wonderful extended family holiday this year that saw us bouncing around the French & Cornish coastlines. Friends, BBQs, sunshine, balmy sunsets, surfing, rockpooling, icecreams, fresh air, salty skin and of course sand in absolutely everything.....haha! It was perfect, so I am more than prepared to drain the very last dregs of it while I can - I'm not ready to let my flip flop tan fade under thick socks just yet!

So, inspired by Summer 2016, heres todays mood board....

Sources & Links (clockwise from top left)
Originals Nest of Tables by Ercol    
Brass Box Candle Holder from The Decorators Notebook
Blue Moon Light by the Light Shack
Prussian Rug from Bluebellgray
Weathered Wood Frames from West Elm
Hand scraped oak flooring
Vintage Pepsi Boxes from Loop The Loop
Vintage Yellow Basket from Winters Moon
Momo Sofa from Habitat

Monday, 6 June 2016

The Beauty of Botany

Whoa! - I knew the last few weeks have been busy but I didnt realise it had been over a month since I last posted! That's not to say I haven't been planning though - I have a few boards bubbling away in the pipeline!
The idea for today's board came through some research I've been doing recently that featured this amazing Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper. 


Who doesn't recognise it?! It was created by decorator Don Loper in 1942 for the Beverly Hills Hotel and has since acquired iconic status in the design world thereafter.
Its lush, its juicy - it speaks of balmy nights and endlessly blue sky days. It truly is a fabulous design, no question, but possibly not the easiest to directly transfer into your home.

However, the 'Botanical' trend has been on the scene for a for while now with no sign of abating so the shops are awash with plenty of ways to inject a bit of beautiful botany into your life.........
Heres a handpicked sample of some of my favourites! 

Sources & Links (clockwise from top left)
Urban Grow Gold Diamond Terrarium from Urban Outfitters 
Honolulu Palm Wallpaper from Graham & Brown 
Tapered Recycled Vase from Cox & Cox 
Kasai Salad Bowl from Urbanara 
Aprile Duvet from Anthropologie 
Islay Dry Gin from The Botanist 
Mini Drop Vases from Rowen & Wren 
Alium Ceiling Pendant from John Lewis

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Hippy Chic

Do you use Pinterest? Its an amazing tool for us creative (forgetful) sorts in particular - not just as a place to keep things we spot but its full of inspiration, admiration & revelations galore!
Its so addictive Ive had to restrict the amount of time I allow myself on it, otherwise I could be there all day! It was when I checked in to Pinterest this week that I noticed that the whole of my feed had a definite boho vibe going on! As Pinterest shows you stuff based on boards that you follow or things you've already pinned - its quite evident that the anticipation of summer holidays and imminent festival season is definitely on my mind at the moment!

These interior shots were just 3 of many I could have chosen but I think they each embrace that laid back, eclectic style really well. 

While the beauty of this look is that almost anything goes, if you dissect the images you can see they each have similarities and a few notable key points. The room composition is naturally informal; theres plenty of interest created through differing heights - hanging chairs & planters for example and general layering is key. Leathers and fibres are natural colours; fabrics are either natural (sheepskin) or have a handmade quality - think embroidery/macramé etc; an obligatory pouffe of course and plenty of lush air cleaning greenery.

Todays board contains a selection of pieces that will work independently within your existing interior or all together as a whole Hippy Chic look......

Sources & Links (clockwise from bottom left)
Moroccan Tan Leather Pouffe from Cuckooland
Hurricane Diamond Vase from White Mint
Celia Small Woodblock from Monsoon
Hanging Swing Chair from Rockett St George
Floral Print from Howkapow
End Grain Coffee Table from West Elm
Sheepskin Throw from The Organic Sheep
Fiesta Embroidered Cushion from Bombay Duck

If you have any queries, sugestions or just fancy communicating, as always, please feel free to leave any comments below, or drop me a line directly in the box to the right & I promise to get back to you!