Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Wallpaper Prints

Quick post for an early Wednesday morning but hopefully this will inspire you for the day.

This last week I've been searching for wallpaper, I wanted a wallpaper suitable for country cottage living but with a modern vibe. Something quite simple but can pack a punch, catch the eye!

Here are four of my shortlisted favourites and if you have any ideas, I'd love for you to share them with us.

Cole and Son * John Lewis

Jane Churchill * John Lewis

Monday, 22 July 2013

Nordic House

Seeing as we've been talking about garden entertaining this weekend I thought it would be nice to share with you where you can purchase some of the beautiful garden accessories, rather than keep them all to myself!

My all time favourite, I have been buying these lanterns in all sizes for display in my garden!

We're going to start with a favourite of mine, Nordic House, an interiors boutique specialising in gifts and decor............ with a scandi twist! Fancy a little background into the company? Of course you do, I loved learning more abut this super fabulous company so I'll share. Based by the sea in Cornwall (sigh) with a female only warehouse (yes! women power) and run by a husband and wife team who fell in love with scandi styling after working in Sweden. Isn't it nice to now who your buying from?

Here's a round up of my favourites currently being sold and there's a summer sale on! Just click HERE and voila, the sale is at the end of your fingertips, literally. Happy shopping and keep an eye out for more shopping secrets!

All Images; Nordic House

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Garden Entertaining

Yes! Hello weekend, time to kick back and relax. With all the great weather I've been feeling inspired and after 'designers block' have had lots of ideas for the interior design of our new house and this includes the garden. So, now seems like a great idea to share some tips on garden entertaining and my ideas for my new garden, even if the sun is currently hiding.

Treat the garden like you would any room of your home, with love, consideration, colour, pattern, texture................

Create a magical environment as dusk falls with different light sources, my favourites are fairy lights, lanterns and jam jars filled with candles and a tip from Abigail Ahern, an old candelabra suspended from a tree or similar but filled with candles rather than bulbs! What a focal point.

Be creative with tables and 'dress' them with as much care as the dining table - it transforms a space in the drop of a hat. Add layers and finishing touches with flowers, candles, whatever takes your fancy.......

I plan on developing not one seating area but two or three, a practical seating area, where friends and family can gather around a table to eat and a squishy, comfy area for resting after you've consumed too much food and drink - we all know that feeling.

Happy sunny weekend. Here's hoping the sun returns here soon. x