Interior Motives

After all the excitement from the Christmas and New Year festivities, January is the perfect month to allow for down time and I’ve been busy on Pinterest gathering inspirations for a creative year ahead.

I can lose myself for hours viewing magazines and online resources to give me inspiration on my next upholstery pieces to work on, fabrics to choose and other interior delights for this blog, my virtual sketchbook. I thought I’d share a little of what I’ve collated recently, and if you’d like more beautiful images to digest, take a look on my Interior Motives board.

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all got lovely weekends planned.

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Table Style

There is nothing more satisfying than creating a well laid table for festive parties. When out walking, it’s easy to pick up inspiration for styling the perfect table, and vases of winter foliage dotted along the centre of the table or fallen branches can add instant glamour to the setting.

I love to tie ribbon to the stems of wine glasses and roll napkins up with brown string – all of these touches are inexpensive to achieve and can be used over again, what ever time of year.

Happy Thursday!

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Unique Touch

This striking living room is a dream come true. The eclectic mix of vintage furniture, embellished with textured velvets, clashing prints and brushed brick walls is a visual delight.

My favourite aspect of the room has to be the floral backed settee, it’s a unique touch on a traditionally shaped piece of furniture and is the perfect welcome to the room.

LOVE.

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It’s Happening

I know, it’s perhaps a little too early but let’s not fight it any longer…it’s time for a little Christmas inspiration!

If you’re looking for a lovely way of decorating your side table or just filling a vase with something visually beautiful, then look no further than this! You can collect the branches on a weekend walk and then decorate the branches with stunning glass baubles.

I must admit, I love the pastel colour scheme. Yum.

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Above the Mantle

If you’re lucky enough to have a beautiful fireplace and mantlepiece as a focal point in your home, use it to the best of it’s ability!

Use the shelf of the mantle to hold cute cards or invitations you’ve received, scatter candles elegantly along it or use it as a bookcase. The possibilities are endless. I love mantlepieces and fire places so much that I’ve got a Pinterest board dedicated to them!

Here’s a little inspiration for your own piece of mantle perfection…

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Suspended Text

Here is another quirky way of adding interest to a bare space that needs to be filled – suspend your favourite magazines or books along a wall!

This is the ideal way of adding constant interest to your home without committing to anything for the long term. You could update the space with your preferred monthly subscriptions or your book reads and save your favourite pages.

I think this is a must for my workshop…

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Descending Hue

As many of you will know, I am a huge fan of the ombré trend (so much so that I previously created this post) and when i stumbled across this beautiful image a few weeks ago, I just couldn’t wait to share it with you!

The gradually descending turquoise hue in the curtains is perfectly complemented by the boldly shaped barrel chairs at the sturdy table, welcoming the daylight to flood into the room.

LOVE.

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Lilac Lovelies

As winter is fast approaching and all traces of summer are slowly fading, I have fallen in love with these images! The idea of preserving floral beauty and displaying it around, as a reminder of our seasons. I think that the bundles hanging from the beams look stunning – cheap, yet chic!

LOVE.

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Look Forward

Adding multiple narrow rugs to a hallway or corridor is a genius way of allowing the eye to work along the area to an eye catching piece. In this instance, the chair welcomes the viewer to the end of their journey. I love the bright, modern rugs and chair fabric as a contrast to the ornate and vintage details.

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Hand Stitched

I am fond of the idea of creating a patchwork curtain. The idea of collecting vintage handkerchiefs, lace off-cuts and beautifully embroidered cotton fabrics and piecing them all together to create a curtain or voile.

I think something like this would make a striking room divider…what do you think?

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