Thursday, 28 July 2011

Hemp and Grain

Grain & flour sacks, hessian, scrubbed wood and laundered linen. Recycled, upcycled rustic elements are some of my favourite interior decorating items.

Above images: SHOP: Antique vintage European textiles The Textile Trunk (loodylady Ebay)
Above image: Creator & artist of antiques - SHOP: Daryl McMahon  
Katie Quinn Davies photographer author of What Katie Ate
Above image: SHOP: Billet Japan 
Above image: scanned from BOOK: The Perfect Country Room by Emma-Louise O'Reilly
Above image: scanned from the August 2011 issue of Country Homes & Interiors magazine
Above images: 1.scanned from the August 2011 issue of Country Homes & Interiors magazine 2.SHOP: Cote Bastide 3.SHOP: Full Bloom Cottage
Above image: SHOP: The Textile Trunk (loodylady Ebay)
Above images: 1.E-magdeco 2.SHOP: Billet Japan 3.SHOP: LinenMe 4.SHOP: Red Ticking 1st Dibs
Above image: SHOP: The Textile Trunk (loodylady Ebay)
Above image: scanned from BOOK: Junk Style by Melaine Molesworth

Thursday, 21 July 2011


My favourite of all the colour palettes comes from my love of rustic interiors that have a soft dusted patina. From French console tables to Swedish Mora clocks in gently aged tones of chalky white, bone and putty. For me the charm of chipped paint, bleached wood, washed linen and worn stone gives a restful, soothing and calming atmosphere to a room.

Above images: Appley Hoare Antiques

Above images: 1.,3. & 4. Appley Hoare Antiques 2.Cote Bastide

Above images: Brownrigg @ Home
Above image: Chateau Dominique Antiques

Above 3 images: French Country Antiques
Above images: 1., 2., 3 & 4. Brownrigg @ Home

Above images: Brownrigg @ Home
Above images: 1., 2.& 3.Brownrigg @ Home
Above image: Italian Villas
Above image: Chateau Dominique Antiques

Thursday, 14 July 2011

The Perfect White Bathroom

Are you are inspired by a vintage roll top bath with claw and ball feet, Rococo mirrors, apothecary jars & chandeliers? Or perhaps you prefer a more rustic farmhouse feel with natural stone, scrubbed floors boards, beams and rattan baskets. These gorgeous ideas have one element in common, all are heavenly white rooms in which to relax,indulge or just bathe!  

Image: location agency JJ Locations Balham House

Image: location agency 1st Option - Balham House
Images:1.SHOP:Gianna Rose Atelier 2.SHOP:Lavender room 3. & 4. The White Company
Above image: SHOP: The White Company
Image: location agency JJ Locations Balham House
Images: 1.& 4.Elmueble Magazine 2.& 3. SHOP:Lavender room

Above 3 images: location agency: 1st Option
Above image: magazine Campagne Decoration avec Dekio
Above images: 1.SHOP: Juliettes Interiors 2.Photographer: Caroline Arber 3.The Paper Mulberry - vintage bottles from my home
Above image: Jackye Lanham designer
Above images: 1.Elmueble Magazine 2.& 3.SHOP: The White Company
Above image: SHOP: Anton & K
Above image: Living Etc. magazine photographer James Merrell