30.11.09

27.11.09

Shop Dreaming ...

This is almost exactly what I want my shop to look like one day ... can never top a black and white blind and those lovely French doors casually flung open ... now, just to find the actual shop and get that perfect puppy!

One day ... hopefully not too far away xx

Image from the always lovely blog Marley and Lockyer xx

26.11.09

Shop Love ...

Here are some photos of a fabulous shop called Kabinett and Kammer that I am sure I will never get to since it is in New York!
Oh well... maybe one day... but in the meantime I can dream...
It is crammed full of a great selection of medical curiosities... always a fan
The owner sure has a spectacular eye when it comes to furniture ...
And the masses of botanical and anatomical charts in stock clearly indicates why I can never find any! He has bought them all!
Lovely mismatched chairs!

Can someone please go there and tell me all about it... in the meantime I will dream from afar x

Kabinett & Kammer

25.11.09

Rust ...


Loving these rusty Christmas decorations at Re-found...
While I definitely have enough decorations, I think I could squeeze a few of these in still!

20.11.09

Pug Eared ...

This poor little dude is one of Valentino's pugs, I can't wait to see that movie and all those little darlings - Only he would make his puppy wear earrings in the name of fashion ... !

Rufus would have certainly objected, but he was one headstrong and naughty puppy!

Happy weekend dear friends xx

Here

19.11.09

Clutter ...

This room is such a happy jumble ... I especially love the pale blue urn on the stack of books and magazines... inspiring me to paint things in unexpected colours ...

18.11.09

Stable Love ...

Was totally gob-smacked when I saw these shots over at Loft Life Magazine ... heaven is a converted stable all of my own ...



Imagine the parties you could hold in here? Love ...

17.11.09

Stumped ...

Just gorgeous... I love the tree stumps for bedside tables and the up-high baby antlers ...
Not to mention those fabulous mirrors ... stunning!

Here

15.11.09

Re-decorate ...

Have had a bit of a redecorating weekend ... was meant to be doing other things of course but cracking open the Christmas decoration boxes was just too tempting! Bedroom has been Christmafied... now just to find my tree and finish the rest - these shots are of my bedside tables crammed to the gills...

Above, I made a giant snow dome with a cloche and a hanging snowflake...
And for the visiting (and therefore empty) side, I wrapped one of my many globes up in brown paper like a present and propped it next to the last of my pink peonys...

I love a bit of a change around!

12.11.09

Airmail Reading ...

This looks just like my title! I'm a massive judge a book by it's cover girl so who knows but it does look interesting ... might add it to my list of books to read over the Christmas break ...

Love this site ... check it out!

11.11.09

I Adore You ...

I love this bag ...
My favourite combo of tan leather and canvas... sigh.

9.11.09

Good Wood ...

Am having a bit of a moment with wooden accents currently ... who would have thought these palettes could look so chic stacked up behind this gorgeously dressed bed?
It's a bit of a glamping look ... I like it!
And this shot is so over the top but I love! This is my kind of panelling ... mismatched and scrubby ... and perfectly capped off with that killer antler chandelier...

And lastly, while not usually a fan of these Asian inspired screens, this one is perfectly accented with the Zulu feathered headdress...

Did I ever mention that when I was in South Africa I nearly bought one (I like to think this was before they were popular!) ... it was huge, stunning and the deepest jet black - I would have loved it forever...
Never again will I travel and not buy what my instincts tell me to!

Photos : Daily Danny, not sure and even less sure (as always, if you know the source, please let me know!)

6.11.09

Surfs Up ...

Couldn't resist... this is just too funny to not post it!
Happy weekend xx

5.11.09

Striped Loveliness ...

I could definitely handle this bathroom ... anything clad entirely in black and white stripes is perfectly fine with me xx

4.11.09

Ship Shape ...





Thinking about a change of direction in my decorating this Christmas ... last year I did a mix of glassy icicles and turquoise, and the year before was brown paper with red and white stripes...

Perhaps I could treat myself to a few of these nautically inspired Anthropologie lovelies to shake things up a bit? Christmas as a pirate ... hmmm... could work!

Aren't they simply adorable?

3.11.09

New Love ...

New blog obsession... I'm probably the last person to be swept up in his fabulousness but interior designer and blogger Grant K Gibson is the bomb!

Exhibit 1 - toilet roll holders are out and keeping ones paper in a vintage trophy on a Corinthian column is always more appropriate ... I love him already.
Exhibit 2 - all of it! Faultless ...
Exhibit 3 - again, divine ... what a perfectly styled vignette...
And the piece de resistance, Exhibit 4 - the man is a genius! He painted his bedroom this stunning shade of blue, trimmed the curtains in my favourite Greek key motif, and customised his bed with that perfectly chosen camel toned bedhead ... and all in a rental!
Be still my beating heart x

And he has 2 perfect white puppies... just to make him even more adorable!

Go check him out immediately ... I said now ...!

PS I've also just seen him featured over at Beefy darling ... check it out there too xx

2.11.09

Pretty ...




Simply stunning images, as seen over at the always chic, inspirational and thoughtful The City Sage ...

I've had a lovely weekend trawling some of my much loved blogs, trying to get back into the swing of things!
Promise to become a bit more reliable dear friends xx