Thursday, 11 October 2018

|| SHOP OF THE MONTH | The Hairpin Leg Company

About: Manufacturers of hairpin furniture legs for DIYers and professionals


Style: Contemporary, mid-century modern, Scandic-Chic, industrial


Location: Based in the UK offering international worldwide shipping (free UK shipping!)


Notes: Update an old desk or coffee table by simply changing the legs for a set of contemporary modern hairpin legs; D.I.Y. and create your own unique piece of furniture. Combine a simple table top (new or up-cycled vintage ) with your choice from the wide selection from The Hairpin Leg Company. Here are a few ideas for inspiration: 

Above image: The Hairpin Leg company copper hairpin legs add a contemporary minimal touch to an office desk. Click on the image above to open the item page.
Above image: The Hairpin Leg company white hairpin legs + pale wood table top for a relaxed dressing table. Click on the image above to open the item page. Try the Ikea Hilver table top for a similar look
Above images: The Hairpin Leg company 1.Copper 28inch/71cms desk/dining table legs 2.Ikea's Ekby Alex shelf with drawers paired with The Hairpin Leg Company's copper 28inch legs (see no.1 for details) 3. & 4. replace existing furniture legs with the hairpin legs for an instant update and refresh your style, use the 12inch/30cm 2 rod design for the coffee table shown in picture 4.
Above image: The Hairpin Leg company 8inch/20cm cabinet hairpin legs in raw steel on a mid Century modern cabernet
Above images: 1. & 3. @_mirelei_ gorgeous D.I.Y. dining table using The Hairpin Leg company's 3 rod 28inch/ 71cm desk and dining table legs in Raw Steel combined with a simple wood table top 2.& 4.The Hairpin Leg company'28inch/ 71cm desk and dining table legs in Raw Steel with co-ordinating floor protectors 5.Chair from Amara Hay 'About a Chair AAC22 in white and lacquered oak
Above image: @bricksandflair Claire's fabulous D.I.Y table using Ikea's Rydeback table top in white combined with The Hairpin Leg company's black 28inch/71cm 3 rod Hairpin legs. For similar chairs try the original iconic design of the Eames DSW in white/maple available from the Conran Shop or find similar inspired styles such as these
Above images: 1. The Hairpin Leg company D.I.Y console or dressing table using 2.Copper 28inch/71cms desk/dining table legs 3.Ikea's Ekby Alex shelf with drawers

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 


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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

|| GARDEN | Container ponds

Container water gardens or tiny ponds are perfect for patios, decks and balconies.  Creating a pond in a pot is a simple way to add water into a garden scheme, no matter how limited the space is. Here are a few of my favourite ideas:
Above image: Erwinstam-tuinstudio photo' by Maaike de Ridder Producties | low bowl pond with tropical floating pistia stratiotes 'water lettuce'  
Above images: 1.Garden365 black pebbles  2.Outdoor Alabamafloating pistia stratiotes 'water lettuce' 3.The Lost World Nursery Equisetum ramosissimum var. japonicum 4.NNSS floating pistia stratiotes 'water lettuce' 5.Elho Pure Soft Bowl in anthracite
Above image: Compleet Groen low dish water bowl with floating pistia stratiotes 'water lettuce' and water hyacinth eichhornia crassipes 
for a grass like plant try Hesperantha Coccinea Pink (Schizostylis) 
  Above images: 1.& 2. Compleet Groen low dish water bowl with floating pistia stratiotes 'water lettuce' and water hyacinth eichhornia crassipes and for pretty seed heads try Cyperus Eragrostis, the corkscrew plant is Juncus effusus f. spiralis

corkscrew rush

Above image:Elho Pure Cone Bowl and dwarf water lilies - for a pure white water lily try Nymphaea Pygmaea Helvola
Above images: 1.Martha Stewart miniature peachy pink waterlily (try Nymphaea Aurora) 2.Future Garden water lily bud 3.Waterside Nursery lime green pond bowl with miniature water lilies
 Above image: Eric Sels contemporary cube ponds with water lilies
Above images: 1. Waterside Nursery granite finish bowl (for the tall variegated leaf try Iris Pseudacorus Variegata; for the blue plant try Myosotis Scorpioides palustris 2.Green Plant Swap Schizostylis coccinea var. alba 3.Compleet Groen low dish water bowl with floating pistia stratiotes 'water lettuce' and water hyacinth eichhornia crassipes and for pretty seed heads try Cyperus Eragrostis or Juncus Submodulosa


Above images: 1. A watertight pot (if using a plant pot seal the drainage holes with pond sealant) 2.Oxygenating plant: Ceratophyllum Demersum (hornwort) 3.Plant support ring 4.If using tap water use a chlorine guard for guides and "how to's" click here

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 


With warmest wishes


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