Monday, 6 April 2009

A bag for a wife

Now that we're nearly married I feel compelled to buy this fabulous bag for the other half. At the moment he's the one who always buys those raffia bags sold in supermarkets.

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The best part is the fact that the bag costs just $6.95 (£4.65) from Archie McPhee.

Thanks to
Rare Bird Finds for bringing this to my attention.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Sweet dreams

This beautiful headboard carries an adorable sentiment despite being wonderfully simple. I love it and think it finishes the photo off perfectly.


The image is of a bedoom styled by Sophie Anderson.

Office mouse

I've been thinking quite a bit about my new office recently. The other half wants a minimalistic, simple vibe, whereas I prefer my office to be full of cute inspirational little objects and pictures.

We leads to this adorable paper clip holder, Fievel goes desk. It has a magnet inside that keep you paperclips in all place and costs just $13.99 at ModCloth.

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We'll have to find a compromise somewhere.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Interior cure

I've had a long week so will hold back on the words today. Instead I'm just going to show you some of my favourite images from the last few days. Let me know what you think.


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Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Cool, calm and collected

I'm most definitely a hoarder, especially given the 150 interior design magazines that I now have stacked up in my hallway (thank you Freecycle!).

The word "hoarder" however, has negative connotations.
These images, recently posted on poppy talk show that collecting things is most definitely not negative, especially if you display your treasures thoughtfully. The weirdest things can look cool when gathered all together.

Then again, the prospect of moving my collection of 500-plus magazines in six weeks' time does feel me with quite a substantial feeling of fear.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Milk it

I'm not really one for fancy milk jugs, which is why this one caught my eye.

Although it will mean you don't have to put the shop bought carton on the table, it isn't stuffy like some milk jugs are. And it's a bargain at just £9 ($13).

Head to helitrope to pick one up.

Soaking up style

I dream of a bathroom like this. It's so stylish and decadent. I could spend hours in that gorgeous tub. Mmmmmmm.

Clean easy

If you want to bring a suggestion of personality into your bathroom without breaking the bank, you can't go far wrong with these fabulous retro soaps.

They're made by Digital Soaps and are available through Etsy. And as they at just £3.60 ($5.25) they're the perfect way to bring a splash of character to your bathing space.



Sunday, 29 March 2009

Up to the Guilds

I used to think of the Designer's Guild as pretty stuffy, but the email they sent me the other day changed my perception once and for all.

Here are some of my favourite items:



Cheep cheep – don't eat

Ok, I know this is an interior design blog but I simply have to show you these amazing cookies from Eleni's. I don't know if I could bring myself to eat one, as they must take so long to make. Perfect for spring though.

Muted magic

I normally find myself drawn towards bright, playful colours, but I found myself really driven towards this image of Nicolette Camille's kitchen. Despite its muted palette, the unusual plants make it really interesting. For more images like this head on over to Design*Sponge.


Thursday, 26 March 2009

Shiny and clean

I told you a few weeks ago that I simply adore wall transfers (Transfer your affections, Truly stumped). Well it's for that reason that I simply have to share this amazing image of a bathroom, which I came across yesterday.

It was found on Inspace Locations and the decor is so beautifully unique that it would work in a bathroom of any size.

This is great news for me because the bathroom in my new house is rather on the small side. It will soon look fab when I apply some decoration this though.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

A portrait of pleasure

Although the weather's taken a turn for the worse, there's no sign of spring disappearing from the world of interior design any time soon.

A few items in particular have caught my eye today, all of them bursting with colour and character.

Numero uno is the work of Wary Meyers, which offers an original take on pet and wedding portraits. This isn't the extent of their work though. It also includes adorable crests, clothing, interior design and they even painted canoes.


Lighting is often overlooked when people are planning their rooms, but it can make or break your interior design. Which brings me to my next pick of the day. The koro purple and black was made by Etsy crafter poaplum, who was inspired by coral and anemone. The best thing is that costs less than £50. What a bargain!

My third pick relates to a post from a few weeks ago (I'm hooked), where I mentioned my idea of mixing and matching coat hooks. It's these ├╝ber-cute sparrow hooks, which cost just $20 (£13) for two. I just love them.

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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Talking stripes

I've got just one image for you today. I found it on desiretoinspire.net and it's the work of Mads Mogensen. As I'm currently planning the decoration of my living room this one just "spoke" to me. The painted stripes are smart but playful, and work well with simple furnishings. Not too sure I can stick to that though!

Monday, 23 March 2009

Space invaders

Yet another post from decor8 caught my eye today. Check out the space invader tiling in the kitchen. It's so simple but incredible none-the-less. I'm also loving the fact that owls are appearing in home furnishings so much this year. Very wise!