Thursday, 29 March 2012

Easter

A Spring palette of sugared almond pastels for the home combined with oh so pretty egg and hen decorations should keep Easter Bunnies of all ages happy! Here are a few of my favourite finds:
Above image: Twig and egg wreath from Not on the high street
Above image: 1. Background fabric 'Seaside Spot' in mist 100% cotton by Clarke & Clarke 2.Bunny knitting pattern from book "The third little Sublime hand knit book"
Above image: Liz Gardener's home by Mollie and Finn
Above image: Easter Party Tutus from Bodie & Frou
Above image: pretty eggs dyed using fruit and vegetable dyes from Dreamy Whites
Above image: fabrics from the "Cockerel" Collection by Vanessa Arbuthnott
Above image: pretty eggs dyed using fruit and vegetable dyes from Dreamy Whites
Above image: pretty idea for an Easter table - photography by Julia Hoersch 

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. The colour swatches featured are my suggestions for accent shades and do not relate to specific paints unless otherwise stated, but I'm sure your favourite paint companies would be happy to suggest matches!
With warmest wishes
 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Rustic White

Rustic white interiors, breezy, relaxed and inviting; combining brocante finds with a contemporary pared-down look. Soft rustic textures with pretty faded florals, washed vintage linens and crisp white cottons. Wood adds warmth, be it natural or painted and rural industrial elements contrast perfectly with the softness of cottage fabrics. The finished look is fresh, practical and very, very comfortable.
Above image: Gorgeous bags and accessories made from vintage fabrics by Ana & Cuca
Above image: Divine home and photography of Lara Sheleheda of Air-kissed
Above image: House to Home online magazine photographer Tom Scott
Above images: 1.Film & photography location the gorgeous Camber Sands Cabin at Beach Studios 2.Vintage kitchen items by Hvitur Lakkris 3.Fabric - "Deckchair Stripe" in Swedish Gray by Peony & Sage 4.& 6.Fabulous French baskets and twine from interior shop Julias Vita Drommar 5.Fabric - "Violet" on oyster linen by Bennison Fabrics
Above image: the divine styling from Susanne's blog Den Gamla Skolan
Above image: Film & photography location the gorgeous Openview Barn at Foster House
Above image: Film & photography location the gorgeous Openview Barn at Foster House
Above image: Stylist Louise Rastall

Above image scanned from book: "Junk Style" by Melanie Molesworth
Above image: divine table linens by Cote Bastide
Above images: 1.& 3.Parcel labels and pretty linens from interior shop Julias Vita Dromma 2.Fabric "Faded Floral" on oyster linen by Bennison Fabrics 4.Photograph "Upsidedown Town" by Sara Cantrell 5.Fabric "Wreath" charcoal by Peony & Sage
Above image:lovely vintage kitchen finds of Hvitur Lakkris 
Above image: gorgeous "Natural Hatley" linen in raspberry by Cabbages & Roses
Above image scanned from book: "Junk Style" by Melanie Molesworth
Above image: Film & photography location the gorgeous Openview Barn at Foster House
Above image: Film & photography location the gorgeous Openview Barn at Foster House
Above image: the gorgeous kitchen of the lovely Kjerstis from the blog Kjerstis Lykke
Above images: 1.Gorgeous wooden chopping boards from shop SLOWFSHIONhouse 2.Pretty "Roses & Ribbons" in sage and pink by Peony & Sage 3.& 4.Divine linen cushions, bags and styling by Ana & Cuca 5.Fabric "Faded Rosebuds" in pink by Annie Sloan
Above image: Film & photography location the gorgeous Openview Barn at Foster House
Above image: Film & photography location the gorgeous Openview Barn at Foster House 





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. The colour swatches featured are my suggestions for accent shades and do not relate to specific paints unless otherwise stated, but I'm sure your favourite paint companies would be happy to suggest matches!
With warmest wishes
 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Darling Buds

With the gentle sunshine warming the earth the early blooms peak through showing hints of the colours to come. A fresh new colour palette heralds the arrival of Spring. Tiny splashes of deepest raspberry set against snowy white and soft palest blossom pinks are crisp and refreshing against the new stems and branches. Here are a few ideas for bringing Spring into the home.

Above image taken from book: Simply Country - Creating Comfortable Style for cottage living Liz Bauwens Alexandra Campbell
Above images:1. Wallpaper 'Almond Blossom' by Anna Dove 2.Rose image from book 'Vintage Chic' by Cabbages and Roses 3.Fabric 'Jardin' 100% cotton by Annie Sloan 4.Flowers in bottles from Country Living magazine
Above image: the gorgeous guest bedroom of Urban Farmgirl featuring 'Podge' cerise cushions by Cabbages & Roses and headboard covered in ''Hatley' cerise linen by Cabbages & Roses
Above image: the gorgeous guest bedroom of Urban Farmgirl detail of the headboard covered in ''Hatley' cerise linen by Cabbages & Roses
Above image: Flowers & styling by Amy Merrick
Above images: 1.Vintage red sprig cushion cover from Pale & Interesting 2.Fabric 'Podge' cerise by Cabbages & Roses 3.Apothecary jars from Pale & Interesting 4.Photography - settee, quilt and grain sack by Mari Eriksson 5.Fabric 'Hatley' cerise linen by Cabbages & Roses 
Above image: locations agency jjlocations
Above image: Book 'Junk Style' by Melanie Molesworth

Above images: 1.Divine interiors and online brocante shop by Dreamy Whites 2.Photography by Mari Eriksson 3.Tiana cotton/silk boudoir cushion from Also Home 4.Fabric 'Natural Hatley' blue 100% linen by Cabbages & Roses
Above image: Photography by Elena Kovyrzina
Above images: 1.Online Interiors magazine Emag Deco article found here 2.Fabric 'Natural Hatley' raspberry 100% linen by Cabbages & Roses 3.Old style notebooks from Cote Bastide 4.Vintage floral and paisley cushions by Velvet Ribbon 5.Lavender bundles by Peony & Sage
Above image: Vintage floral and paisley quiltsside table by Velvet Ribbon
Above image: Photography by Elena Kovyrzina

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. The colour swatches featured are my suggestions for accent shades and do not relate to specific paints unless otherwise stated, but I'm sure your favourite paint companies would be happy to suggest matches!
With warmest wishes
 

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