Thursday, 30 June 2011

Romantic & Feminine Bathrooms

Inspired by Provencal farmhouses, English country houses and villas in Tuscany, these are some of my favourite romantic bathrooms. All unashamedly feminine in shades of the palest lilac, Palma violet, shimmering silver to blush rose and robin's egg blue. Blissful rooms to luxuriate and pamper!
Above image scanned from Homes and Gardens Magazine October 1999
Above image via: Location Agency 1st Option
Above images all: Stylist Eva Lindh
Above images: Location Agency: Light Locations
Above images: 1.Portland Mitchell stylist 2.& 3.Sandra Lane photographer 4.SHOP: Decorative Country Living
Above image via: Red Magazine
Above images: 1.Sandra Lane photographer 2.Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine 3.Polly Wreford photographer 4.Nato Welton photographer
Above image: Hotel Loverlij
Above image: Photographer Spike Powell from Country Homes and Interiors
Above images: 1.SHOP:Gianna Rose Atelier 2.Sarah Richardson Design 3.Heather Bullard styling & photography via Heather Bullard's Blog 4.Sandra Lane photographer
Above image: Little Greene Paint Company featuring Dummonds bath
Above images: 1.Heather Bullard styling & photography 2.Jo Tyler photography 3.Balham House via Shoot Factory location agency 4.SHOP: Bliss and Bloom


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Perfectly Pale - Sitting rooms

Drawing room, parlour, salon, living room or lounge what ever the term you prefer and whether it's white, grey or buff, chalky tones of a pale sitting room create a relaxing & calming sanctuary.
Above image: Hotel Loverlij 
Above image PHOTOGRAPHER: Joanna Maclennan
1. Antiques: Atelier de Campagne 2.Interiors and antiques: Arcobaleno 3.Lighting: Interiors by Vale
Interiors and antiques: Arcobaleno
Interiors and antiques: Arcobaleno
Images 1.,2.,3 & 4. Antiques: Atelier de Campagne
Location Agency: Shootfactory
Location Agency: Shootfactory
1.& 2.Antiques: Chateau Dominique 3.Interiors: Sue Murphy Designs
  Interior paints: Pure & Original
Above images via: Elmueble Magazine
Above images: Appley Hoare Antiques
Above images via: Elmueble Magazine
Above image: Interiors and antiques: Arcobaleno

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Romantic French Fabrics - Champagne Neutrals

This is the fourth in my series of posts about fabulous fabrics for French style interiors. In this post elegant, sophisticated neutral shades are depicted, with the palest ivory, richest clotted cream through to divine taupe; in decadent silks, lavish embroidery and softly textured linens.
Above images: Hotel Borgo Santo Pietro
Fabrics: 1.Marvic Textiles 'Arumina' 70% silk/ 30% viscose colour shown: porcelain 2.Clarke & Clarke 'Gingham Check' colour: taupe 100% cotton 3.Marvic Textiles 'Adara' 80% cotton/20% polyamide colour shown: almond 4.Marvic Textiles 'Agrippina' 25% Silk, 25% Linen, 24% Wool, 15% Viscose, 11% Cotton colour shown: opal 5.Kate Forman Fabrics 'Light Plain' 100% linen colour: light 
Above images: Hotel Borgo Santo Pietro
Fabrics: 1.Clarke & Clarke 'Antoinette' 51% linen/49% cotton colour shown: mocha 2.Clarke and Clarke 'Cove Check'100% linen -colour shown: natural 3.Chelsea Textiles 'Queen Anne Vine' 100% linen colour shown: natural 4.Clarke and Clarke 'Dupion Silk' 100% silk colour shown: buff
Fabrics: 1. Design Forum 'Climbing Leaf' 100% silk colour shown: beige 2.Nordic Style 'Sage Small Check' 100% cotton colour: sage 3.Clarke and Clarke 'Dupion Silk' 100% silk colour shown: taupe 4.Design Forum 'Taffeta Check Duo/Trio' 100% silk colour shown:taupe/ivory
Fabrics: 1.Design Forum 'Jacobean Embroidered Linen' 100% linen colour shown: taupe on ivory 2.Ian Mankin 'Skye Check' 65% linen/35% cotton colour shown: sage 3.Marvic Textiles 'Adara' 80% cotton/20% polyamide colour shown: almond 4.Design Forum 'Duck Weave' 100% linen colour shown: oatmeal
Above image: Country Homes & Interiors magazine

Just a note: I have compiled these fabric combinations working from images online so please forgive me if in reality they don't work as well together! Most shops are happy to provide swatches. 


Also I do hope that my Italian friends will not be offended by my featuring the Hotel Borgo Santo Pietro in a post about French style. The hotel is so divine I just had to include it! 

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Romantic French Fabrics - Gorgeous Greys

This is the third in my series of posts about fabulous fabrics for French style interiors. This time shades of grey are highlighted, with the softest dove through to deep charcoal; in the perfect Toile de Jouy, embroidered florals and lavish silks.
Above images: Cabbages and Roses 

FABRICS: 1.Bennison 'Banyan' 100% linen colour shown: charcoal blue on oyster 2.Clarke and Clarke 'Cove Check'100% linen -colour shown:Mineral 3.Chelsea Textiles 'Posies' 100% linen colour shown: white on cloud 4.Tinsmiths 'Ticking' 100% cotton colour shown: flax 5.Clarke and Clarke 'Clifford Check'100% linen -colour shown:Mineral
Above images: The Bella Cottage
FABRICS: 1.Manuel Canovas 'Bellegarde' colour shown: sepia 2.Clarke & Clarke 'Gingham Check' colour: taupe 100% cotton 3.Clarke & Clarke 'Ashley' 70% viscose/30% linen colour shown: linen 4.Clarke & Clarke 'Marton'70% viscose/30% linen colour shown: linen
Fabrics: 1.Clarke & Clarke 'Alderly' 70% viscose/30% linen colour shown: linen 2.The Linen Works 'Kama Lin' 100% cotton colour shown: taupe 3.Chelsea Textiles 'Forget-me-not sprig' 100% embroidered linen colour shown: grey green 4.Marvic Textiles 'Toile Carreaux' 100% cotton colour shown: noir 5.Marvic Textiles 'Fortuna' 49% Linen/18% Cotton/18% Polyester/14% Viscose/1% Polyamide colour shown: flint
 Above image: Homes & Gardens photo Jan Baldwin

Just a note: I have compiled these fabric combinations working from images online so please forgive me if in reality they don't work as well together! Most shops are happy to provide swatches

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