Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Sweet Dreams in Sweet Beds

What little one would not want to go to sleep in these gorgeous bespoke oak beds from Oakey Dokey? Which to choose?!

A tractor

The Castle Wardrobe
The Castle Bed

The Jeep

Images courtesy of Oakey Dokey Furniture

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Loving the sales!

Well I had to share the lovely bargains I found yesterday, there are sales everywhere and I could spend hours routing around in each store - and I did!


I love these ceramic stools - they are so hard to find in the UK and this one has been reduced from £95 to £76. Yes please!

I love this rattan butler tray, so many uses for so many places. Reduced from £55 to £44.


This wall art is so pretty and would light up any dark corner. Reduced from £115 to £92

Zara Home is having a great sale. I love these perspex trays, with the image of a pretty white doily on the bottom - so cute! Not in the sale unfortunately but still a great price at £19.99
This beige and white bedspread and matching pillow is so sweet. Bedspread reduced from £70 to £39.99, cushion from £20 to £12.99

I had to get this cute bedspread for Jackson, I love it! Reduced from £59.99 to £39.99 (actually says 'i love you babe' when fully open)

Adore these towels. They would make bathtime much more interesting! Hand towel now £6.99, bath towel now £12

Friday, 25 June 2010

Happy Friday

Haven't been able to blog much this week - had one of those weeks where none of my 'to-do's' were done but I haven't stopped chasing my tail!
We have been looking for a new home as our current home is just too teeny tiny for us - even though we love the location so we went house hunting and have fallen in love with a gorgeous Georgian house in the most picture perfect place. The property is in demand so we have our fingers firmly crossed and are waiting for news. Meanwhile we have viewers on this place and so I am rushing around trying to make it viewing worthy while my boys are running after me with sticky fingers and muddy feet!
The house we've fallen in love with has my dream room - a dressing room!
It also have the most gorgeous garden with a rose arbour and a lovely decked terrace which is where I would put this beautiful parasol from The White Company:

Image via The White Company

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

I'm in love...

... with the new additions to my wardrobe courtesy of J Crew. There are no J Crew stores in the UK but, new for this season, you can buy from a capsule collection at the fantabulous Net-a-Porter.

It is a hot hot day here today and I am loving the beautiful black silk gorgette shorts - probably too good for the school run but so comfortable and gorgeous.

The magenta vest is beautiful and gives a real pop of colour.

Happy Summer Days!!

Monday, 21 June 2010

Happy Mondays

Many people dread Mondays but, as lucky as I am with my beautiful boys and husband, I do secretly enjoy  having some quiet time to myself on a Monday after a full-on fun weekend. Time to reflect, research and regain some sanity! Happy Monday everyone!!

Image via tumblr

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Happy Father's Day!

My husband is making the most of Father's Day with a lie-in this morning! We will then be having my father-in-law round for Sunday Lunch and will be skype-ing my dad in France to say hi. What are you doing today? Have fun whatever you're up to! x

me & my dad xx

Photo courtesy of Stephen Swain Photography

Saturday, 19 June 2010

I'm in love...

...With dark floorboards

They add instant glamour...

And drama...

Especially when set against constrasting colours and textures like this distressed grey dresser...

They bring other pops of colour alive...

And add a certain edge to any interior. I love the picture below where the glossy dark floorboards really add a sexiness this overtly feminine room, just gorgeous.

Images via Caitlin Wilson Designs, A Life's Design, Designer's Block, Domino, Everything Fabulous

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

A Summer's Sky

Gorgeous Powder Blue is the colour I am feeling today - just like an English Summer's sky it is reflective  and calming. I especially love these last photos of this breathtaking open plan room with stunningly coloured floor but all of them are perfect for a good book and a snooze...! x 

Images via Caitlin Wilson Designs, Things That Inspire, Habitually Chic, My Home Ideas x

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Off to the Midsummer Fair

Today we are going to the Wealden Times Midsummer Fair and I'm really looking forward to it as there are some gorgeous exhibitors lined up and the weather is sunny after days of miserable rain.

Not decided yet whether to pack a picnic or go for the Hog Roast!  Have a happy Saturday x

A French Nest!

Here are some photos of my parent's new home in the Vienne in France, they have lived out there for nearly six years now but this is their new project. As you can see from the interior picture there is a lot of work to do but once those stone walls are pointed they will look beautiful.
It's also got over an acre of land and a pool so my boys are going to love it.

I can't wait to get out there and help with the pretty things once all the hard work is done he he!

Friday, 11 June 2010

A Wet Day for Homework

Well it's a typical english summer's day here: it's been tipping it down all day!

So I have been holed up indoors, nibbling on Cadbury's chocolate and finally writing up my second assignment while Jackson has his nap.

I feel saintly now it is completed but I can't wait for the next module - I'm really enjoying getting my brain working - especially at something I love. But now I am stopping for a lovely hot cup of tea before I tackle the laundry - oh what a glamour life I lead! x

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

I'm in love...

....with console tables, as you know and this beautiful one from my favourite Graham & Green is no exception. Ditto for the mirror and the lamp, tres glam.

And then, whilst reading 25 Beautiful Homes magazine, I came across a similar photo with a suggestion in the description to try Quality Furniture 4 U who produce almost identical furniture at pretty much half the price. Being a bargain lover I had a nosey and found matching for all the pieces that I heart!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Today's dawn chorus

Console tables are my latest obsession - probably because I don't currently have a big enough hallway to accommodate one! But i'm working on that... anyway - I love them all!

Images courtesy of hilary thomas, graham & green, ada & darcy, the decorista

Monday, 7 June 2010

I'm in love...

I'm in love... with this simply stunning malibu home that I stumbled across via the inspiring blog of Velvet & Linen.
The view, the lap pool, the dreamy coastal living rooms, the size of the place - I don't know what is most amazing! I also love the attic room that the owner had designed for all her grandchildren - so much fun.
It is currently up for sale here - not quite in my price range just yet... besides I'm quite happy in good old blighty in my little house!!!!
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