Monday, 14 November 2011

Monday Brights

'OUT TO PLAY' Sweater - Urban Meadow
Love this sweater but would have to buy two! Now where did I hide the credit card...? x

Friday, 11 November 2011

Happy Friday and Lonny Lusciousness

Loving this issue of Lonny Mag!

My favourite features were of Rober Leleux's Manhattan apartment and Susan Becher's West Side apartment.

I love how they both used black and white but warmed them up with neutrals and metallics and the odd shot of colour. My favourite mix at the moment is black, white, pink and gold and so this fills my fancy - but I digress... see these beauties here while I dash off on the school run in my wellies dreaming of chicness xx

The Madeline Weinrib rug makes me want to rush out and get that ikea copy-cat once and for all!

LOVE the Julie Christie poster

Black, White & Gold perfection


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Rockett St George

Loving the new arrivals at Rockett St George! The price points are pretty good too. Have a butchers at some of my favourites...
Tres Chic Black & Gold Print

Tatty Devine Anchor Necklace

Framed Love Print - would make a great gift

Genius Glam Post-Its!

London Prints £37.50 Framed


Monday, 7 November 2011

Monday Brights - Seeing Red

I love a red dress, and sometimes red lipstick but red is never really top of my list on the decor stakes (other than in my boys bedroom, I love the red accents in there). But I am loving these dramatic and warm rooms here... it's definitely a case of finding the perfect balance while embracing the glamour the colour oozes. Is red your colour? x

Tobi Fairley

Miles Redd via Elle Decor

Homes and Gardens

Friday, 4 November 2011

happy friday!

I love this time of year...

It's a feast for the senses: the colours of the leaves, the crackles underfoot as you walk through the woods, the cosiness of a favourite jumper.. and it all culminates for me on bonfire night...

That smell of the fireworks and sparklers...

 the comforting food, the wellies and gloves it just brings me straight back to my childhood - love it!

Whatever you are doing enjoy yourself this weekend x

All via pininterest

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Christmas Cake!

Jackson and I have spent the morning making our Christmas Cake! I've never bothered making one before but this year I really want Christmas to be back to basics - all about the twinkly lights, the tree, good home cooked food and being with the family. As such I'm starting early making sure the cupboards are stocked with all the good stuff.

Jackson adored helping stir the ingredients and licking the spoon! The house is a flour dusted mess but smells gorgeous!

I'm looking forward to feeding it (and myself) liberally with brandy from now until Christmas. Ho ho ho, there's no turning back now!

{this is how I am hoping it will look!}
If you are interested, it is the Delia Smith recipe which you can find here

Saturday, 29 October 2011

A Sneek Peek Inside My Home!

Excuse the dodgy camera! I have a new one earmarked on the christmas wish list! Have a great weekend xx

Friday, 28 October 2011

happy friday!

What are you doing this weekend? We are off to an early fireworks/ halloween fancy dress open air event just outside Henley. Can't wait!

I've bought this lovely parka this week from Ted Baker, I love the way it fits and comes in at the waist making it feel more fitted. It's also super warm so I will be feeling all toasty out in the cold night air!

Whether you are indoor or outdoor - have a great one!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Fashion Thursday


LOVE this snuggly buggly knitted long line waistcoat with fake fur front section from H&M - perfect for layering up and only £19.99!
I can feel a shopping spree coming on....! x

Monday, 24 October 2011

Monday Brights - Caitlin Wilson Textile Launch

I love Caitlin Wilson's style and so have obviously been rather impatiently waiting for her textiles and pillow range to launch. Well today's the day!

I've just been over to her website and am now in a quandry - I love it all! I'm really in need of new cushions for our living room so I think I'm going to be sitting here trying to make a decision on which combo to pick. I love the bright and fresh colours and prints and the way they have been carefully thought out to compliment each other is very clever.

Here are a few of my favourites...

all via caitlin wilson textiles

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Wallpaper Wednesday

I think the fact that we are renting means I am forever obessed with wallpaper (what you can't have and all that), however for some projects I have going on I've just received some samples that scratch that itch for me! 

I have a particular penchant at the moment for anything slightly metallic, or with a hand painted look... so pretty and give such a richness to a room. Here are a few of my faves...

Designers Guild - Darly - I adore the grey background against the pink and gold.

Designers Guild (again!), this is Ajanta shown here in pewter...

 ... And here in lavender. It gives a plaster effect but the colour has a metallic sheen to it. It would be stunning in a room with some dramatic furniture.

Bird in a Bush from Anna French - an all time fav but even more pretty in person with that super shiny background. My dream dressing room wallpaper! One day!

Another all time fav is Nina Campbell's Perroquet in black. A work of art in wallpaper form.

Another overblown bloom, this one is Radiance in rose gold from Prestigious. A great price at £30 for the quality of the wallpaper and the richness of the colours which doesn't come across on screen. Yum yum!

All available from Wallpaper Direct x

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