Friday, 9 August 2013

New Discoveries!


August 2013

The first of an additional regular monthly feature for The Paper Mulberry - highlighting shops, blogs and products that I have just discovered and want to share. This month it's a fabulous online shop Idyll Home selling beautiful and unusual vintage and modern home accessories, lighting and furniture. If you are a lover of 'Scandi-chic' (including Tine K) then this is the place to go! Their zinc planters, based on vintage wash tubs are fabulous!!! Here is just a small selection of their gorgeous goodies. 


Above images: all from Idyll Home
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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
 

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Essentially French!

There is a style of interior decorating that for me remains a perennial favourite and at it's heart is essentially French. Armoires in chalky greys, putty coloured linen, sparkling chandeliers, rustic market baskets, Louis 14th chairs, bleached dry woods in palest tones, armorial crests, oversized rustic candlesticks and chunky wooden lamps, ticking and toile and elaborate swept framed Rococo mirrors - a recipe for heaven in my books! Here are just a few of my favourite finds:   

Above image: a shop filled with divine chalky rustic French furniture and accessories for the home - i gigi general store (take a look at their virtual tour video of the shop - DIVINE!)
 Above images: 1.gorgeous vintage furniture and brocante from Lisa Luby Ryan 2.contemporary Belgian kitchen in grey, white and oak from Timeless Living 3.traces of antique paint on a stunning vintage crested mirror by French antique specialist Brownrigg Interiors 4.Svanby Grey skirted slipcover Henriksdal dining chair by Ikea 5.colour palette suggestion by The Paper Mulberry(the colour palettes I put together are my suggestions for the general room schemes and don't particularly refer to paint unless specifically stated)
Above image:grey linen slip covered dining chairs and palest blonde woods in a pretty white dining/kitchen - Funda properties - Holland
Above image: pretty French chairs in pale white and ticking linen from Appley Hoare Antiques
Above image:the stunning dining area in the kitchen of blogger Seizoen & Stijl - linen slipcovered chairs, rustic wooden table in a soft palette of grey, and taupe. Fabulous industrial metal lights!
Above image: soft vintage French styling from Seizoen & Stijl blog - linen slipcovered chair in a gorgeous putty shade, rustic wooden table and vintage baskets and accessories.
Above images:1. antique styled accessories from Aidan Gray Home 2.washed white slipcovered sofa (the Ektorp in Blekinge white from Ikea is similar)against a grey willow basket at the lovely home of blogger Freudentanz 3.zinc grey lanterns from Authentic Provence 4. soft white draped curtains and 'string' coloured tieback featured in the pretty contemporary country interior from i gigi interior design service 5. colour palette suggestion by The Paper Mulberry(the colour palettes I put together are my suggestions for the general room schemes and don't particularly refer to paint unless specifically stated) 
Above image:Soft damson grey washed linen sofa, rustic metal industrial tables and windows dressed with yards of draped stone linen curtains - Marco Meneguzzi Design 
Above image: antique wooden French buffet and fabulous limed chunky wooden table lamps by Life in Oxfordshire
Above images: 1.vintage French styled mirror in soft shades of washed grey by Camel and Yak 2. French influenced living room with pretty rustic console table with chalky grey jar lamps, baskets for storage and crystal chandelier by Home Unique Netherlands 3.original vintage French grainsack cushion from Anton and K 4.draped shades of stone and taupe linen curtains - Marco Meneguzzi Design 5. colour palette suggestion by The Paper Mulberry(the colour palettes I put together are my suggestions for the general room schemes and don't particularly refer to paint unless specifically stated)     
Above image:gorgeous oak beams in this conservatory dining room with pretty chandelier, linen covered Louis chairs, glazed dresser and limestone tiled floor - House to Home magazine
Above image: antique French furniture from Anton and K featuring a lovely bleached oak linen press 
Above images:1. gorgeously ornate faux stone candle holder from Bliss and Bloom 2.large grey wash wicker baskets from Camel and Yak 3.stunning raw wood and linen French chair from i gigi general store 4. heavenly antique mirror, console and accessories from Room 17 featured here in the divine home seen on the room seventeen blog 5. colour palette suggestion by The Paper Mulberry(the colour palettes I put together are my suggestions for the general room schemes and don't particularly refer to paint unless specifically stated)
Above images:1.Svanby Grey long slipcover Henriksdal dining chair by Ikea also available in Blekinge white 2.embroidered monogram linen cushion along with other French inspired goodies from UK shop Lots of living 3.gorgeous rustic French accessories including these lovely twiggy wreaths from Room 17 4.antique flax linen flour sack cushions from Hen and Hammock 5.linen lined wicker storage baskets from Summerill and Bishop 6.antiqued metal and glass brazier candle holder from Interiors by Vale 7. colour palette suggestion by The Paper Mulberry(the colour palettes I put together are my suggestions for the general room schemes and don't particularly refer to paint unless specifically stated)   
Above image: limed oak and linen French style upholstered bed from De Bongerd in the Netherlands in this stunning pretty neutral attic bedroom scheme 
Above image:sublime French mirrored armoire in a pretty taupe bedroom with lavish pin tucked, draped curtains featured in the Wealden Times with photograph by David Merewether  
Above images: 1.lanterns, candlestick lamps and French style limewashed furniture featured in a coastal cottage - House to Home magazine 2.white ornate French style mirror from Out there interiors 3.Travertine tiled ensuite bathroom/shower room with pretty deep buttoned chair in a gorgeous shade of mushroom and classical stone mirror featured in House to home magazine 4.embroidered monogram linen pillow by Pom Pom Interiors 5. colour palette suggestion by The Paper Mulberry (the colour palettes I put together are my suggestions for the general room schemes and don't particularly refer to paint unless specifically stated)
Above image: elegant neutral tones in this master bedroom with winged headboard by Sims Hilditch Interiors of Bath
Above image: gorgeous linen French chair and fur throw from Room 17
Above image: antique stone angel from Life


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.

The colour swatches shown above I create as a suggestion for furnishings, carpets, ornaments, fixtures, fittings and paints. They do not come from manufacturers charts but I am sure that if you want to use them for paint shades that your favourite supplier will be happy to help match them. 

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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