Thursday, 25 April 2013

Lanterns, Lombok and My New Home!

It has to be said, I have an addiction to a passion for lanterns! They are such a useful decorating accessory and of course come into their own when candles are lit in the evening. This is the latest in my collection, a beautiful and romantically named 'Seta windlight' from one of my favourite shops Lombok! With the new ethnic vibe appearing in home interiors, Lombok is my first stop for eastern inspired, hand crafted furniture and accessories. From the idyllic Indonesian island of the same name, they bring chic pared down, rustic pieces each infused with a contemporary twist. This season sees carved powder stone accessories; heavenly water hyacinth storage baskets and of course a whole collection of lanterns and wind lights to transport your home to far off exotic shores - SUBLIME!!! In November of last year (2012) we sold our old farmhouse and moved to a brand new house (more pictures/details to follow!) and we are having great fun unpacking and decorating! Here are a few photo's of our home and of course my new lantern.
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the kitchen: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle (I have left the Lombok wrapping on the candle as it went so well with the linen table runner!
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the kitchen: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle the dining chairs are Henriksdal in Gobo white with oak frame from Ikea and the paper floor lanterns are from Homebase
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the kitchen: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle 
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the kitchen: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the living room: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the living room: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle too the white glass vase is from Homebase "Oslo" collection and the tripod metal table lamp with linen shade is from Dunelm Mill 
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the living room: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle too the white corner sofa is the Ektorp in Blekinge white from Ikea and the faux leather magazine holder is from John Lewis
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the living room: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle too the white corner sofa is the Ektorp in Blekinge white from Ikea and the faux leather magazine holder is from John Lewis (we haven't yet unpacked any pictures or artworks hence the bare walls!)
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the living room: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle too the white corner sofa is the Ektorp in Blekinge white from Ikea and the faux leather magazine holder is from John Lewis
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the living room: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle too the grey wash willow log basket is from The Sack Store
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the master bedroom suite: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle too, I love the contrast between the shiny metal and the antique grain chest at the foot of our bed!
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the master bedroom suite: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle  we have used seagrass flooring in the bedrooms and living room with sisal on the stairs
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the master bedroom suite: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle  the rococo style mirror is from The Sack Store (shown here in previous home)the carpet is a seagrass ("Seagrass Superior" code 2106 from Alternative Flooring Company and treated with a Scotchgard stain inhibitor)
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the master bedroom suite: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle   
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the master bedroom suite: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle  the bed is painted in Farrow and Ball Stony Ground 211
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the master bedroom suite: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle  the carpet is a seagrass ("Seagrass Superior" code 2106 from Alternative Flooring Company and treated with a Scotchgard stain inhibitor), our dressing room and living room with sisal on the stairs
Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the master bedroom suite: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle  the carpet is a seagrass ("Seagrass Superior" code 2106 from Alternative Flooring Company and treated with a Scotchgard stain inhibitor), the master dressing room and living room
 Above image: The Paper Mulberry - our new home - the family bathroom: 'Seta Windlight' lantern from Lombok and Ivory Pillar candle the little white dish is filled with green tea leaves as they add a pretty 'spa' perfume to the bathroom - an alternative pot pourri & the Phalaenopsis orchid is another of my new obsessions!

Here is my wishlist of other goodies from Lombok!
Above images: all Lombok


For more information on anything shown in the above images and links to tutorials, please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their respective 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
 

27 comments:

gooogoook said...

All details...Perfect!

Susan T said...

Darling Glenda - You blow me away with your styling I adore it. Your new home is scrumptious, just as I knew it would be. I am now addicted to pinterest and bump into you all the time, please do a blog post on bistro kitchens, please. xxxx

Monika POźNIAK said...

beautiful arrangements!!!

hong kong property said...

such a pretty sight:)

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much for such kind compliments! We plan to re-think our master bedroom (more along those I adore from The White Company) so it is rather a 'work in progress'! Oh and Darling Susan you read my mind!!!!! Warmest of wishes and heartfelt thanks - Glenda

Marjonel M said...

Beautiful!!

marygalzo said...

HI:

Love this post! Will they ship to the US

Jade said...

Oh, I loooooooove it, dear Glenda, everything looks so elegant and fresh - thank you so much for sharing!!! Have a wonderful springtime,

hugs Jade

miss b said...

The size and shape of the lantern is perfect in the bathroom with the gorgeous orchid and other accessories.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

The enchanted home said...

Looks amazing, the polished nickel is so rich and your entire room is simply stunning!

cowparsley said...

I love the simplicity and elegance of the lanterns. As always Glenda you have the most impeccable taste. SO looking forward to seeing more images of your new home.

Xxxx

cowparsley said...

I love the simplicity and elegance of the lanterns. As always Glenda you have the most impeccable taste.

Happy weekend xxx

DaiseyJayne.com said...

Just beautiful, what cinches it for me are all the different textures that create the most beautiful spaces!

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Hi Marygalzo I will check on US/international shipping for you and pop the info' at the bottom of the post.

Thank you so much for such lovely comments!!!

Warmest wishes Glenda

Rosa Lily said...

As always your "eye" for detail is inspirational x

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It's all coming together beautifully. I love all your selections.

NotesFromAbroad said...

What perfect timing for me ! We have just moved back to the United States from Argentina and the change in lifestyle and the sort of home we will have is huge .. as always I find inspiration and comfort while looking at your posts.
besitos, C

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Glenda, happy to see a new post from you.
New home? A move for you? Where is this home, and you no longer live in you 500 year old home?
When you wrote that your walls are bare of art I didn't mind much, in fact there was a modern country side feel to it and oh so peaceful. I have very little art on my walls letting each piece have a voice against the backdrop of white.

Love you soothing style.
A beautiful weekend to you, would love to see more layout of your new home.

Xx
Doré

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Hi Dore! Yes we sold our 500 year old house and moved into a brand new one! It still has beams (new oak), a wood burning stove, an oak porch and that contemporary country feel as you say. It's quite a change and we adore every inch of it!!! It's in a tiny village quite close to our old home and is so peaceful - but more to follow!! Thank you so much for your lovely messages - Warmest wishes - Glenda

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you beautiful Glenda for gracing your beauty over at my place, and taking the time to comment joyed my heart.
I have you on my sidebar of inspiration and when I see a new post from you I run right over looking to you for a little inspiration I can steal from you.

Love the grain chest at the foot of your bed and that darker shade of white to your bed is breathtakingly soothing to the soul of your new home.
I will be so looking forward to all the up-styling you have added to your new home and the life you are breathing into it.

A happy weekend that inspires you.

Xox
Doré

Nat L. said...

Quelles belles photos !
La lanterne a en effet sa place dans toutes les pièces de la maison. Je l'ai particulièrement bien aimée associée au très beau coffre en bois ancien;
Belle soirée
Nat

Ivy Clad said...

Glenda, your new house is completely wonderful! I'm loving all the lanterns AND SEAGRASS! Thank you so much for showing all of these detailed photo shots of it.

Keri

Unknown said...

Hi Glenda,
Love your new home, congratulations and of course you decorating is perfect as in your Country home. How are you liking your IKEA sofa. I love the slipcover sofa's and have been wanting a slipcover couch. Enjoy you new home, Teresa

matind'hiver said...

Tout est vraiment très joli et si harmonieusement mis en place !
Les yeux se régalent ...
Belle journée *

Stacy Curran said...

I love the idea of carrying the lantern theme throughout the house the way you did. And by the way, your new home is gorgeous!

Hayley said...

I love lanterns too! I have big lantern plans for inside and outside the house.Your new house looks devine, so peaceful and tranquil xx

closets Bergen said...

I really love your home. Your designing is just perfect. You also have an eye for detail and no element is superfluous. Anyway, that candle lamp is really gorgeous and I also want something like it. I could just imagine how beautiful it would even be when lit at night. Thank you for sharing this post.

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