When you’ve got a small space, mirrors are perfect . They add depth to a room and make it appear larger than it actually is. I’ve recently began collecting art deco mirrors from charity and junk shops so that I can build up a gallery wall of mirrors.
I love the mirrors in the bathroom, tilted on the shelf all happy!
Kitchens are thought of as being the heart of the home. It’s the place where people congregate at parties and where a storm is cooked up! With this in mind, I always think that your kitchen should be one of the main spaces in your home to reflect your personality and interests.
Here are a few images that I’ve collected of beautiful kitchens for future inspiration. There is plenty more where this came from on my Kitchen Lovin’ Pinterest board.
Stripes are huge this season – in the home and on the catwalk. I find stripes to be an eye catching trench that works perfectly when you’re wanting to make a bold statement. I love candy stripe wallpaper and beautifully cut stripe trousers. Yum.
Have you gathered a love affair with ‘the stripe’?
The colour red is associated with passion, courage, rage and desire. Deep, ruby reds first came into our homes during the Victorian era, a statement colour of grandeur which was seen in libraries, dining rooms and entrances. This coming season, red is seen in the home and on the catwalks and is vibrant and uplifting.
As many of you will know, I’m a magpie for all things shiny and sparkly and the colour gold is a colour I’m always drawn to. As a colour, gold adds a touch of luxury and glamour to any outfit, interior or table and I’m currently experiencing a love affair rose gold. Yum.
Everyone’s home is injected with their own personal style, their likes and loves and I enjoy ‘reading’ the story of people’s personality through the home they live in and how things are placed and arranged.
I recently learnt that the placement of objects on your favourite side board or console table is called ‘Vignetting’ (I just presumed it was homely touches but I’ve now learnt otherwise!).
Do you have a beautifully styled vignettes in your home?
As soon as I came across the images of the beautiful home of Laura & David Seeman I went weak at the knees! The interior is delicate yet functional, and the stunning patterns and textures are perfect without being too feminine. Every room is displayed beautifully, each with personal touches of colour that welcome you into them.
I have been storing up these inspirational images for a few weeks now, since writing On Display, and couldn’t wait to share them with you!
I think the majority of photos are often thrown into drawers waiting for that ‘one day’ when you get round to finding the perfect frame, but why not just make a spare wall into one big frame? Layer your favourite photos, cut out articles that caught your eye and pin postcards from your travels…the possibilities are endless!
The pinky-orange hues that make up the tone of coral is one of my favourites. It’s uplifting and adds the perfect pop of colour to an outfit, interior or garden. If I’m feeling a little out of sorts, a quick sweep of coral lipstick is a sure way of living my spirits and my day is instantly injected with fun!