Two years ago today Hana & George was put together on my sofa. The idea was to create somewhere that I could document all the images and ideas that inspire me as a visual keepsake. This blog runs along side my work as an upholsterer and I love the community that my ‘online sketchbook’ has attracted, it is lovely to find others who love what I love.
Thank to you all for your support & comments over the past two years, it has been a journey that I look forward to carrying on with you all and hope others continue to join along the way…
I believe that you should make the area in which you work exciting, as well as functional…after all you spend the majority of your time within your working environment and I love to work surrounded by inspirations and loveliness.
With this in mind (and the move to my new workspace happening this weekend *happy dance*), I thought I would put a few images that I have gained inspiration from for my new space…
As an inhabiter of small spaces, I am always intrigued on how people approach small homes and how they make them work for them while also keeping the interior beautiful.
This is the home of Joanna and her home is simply stunning. Believe it or not, her apartment is only 43 square meters but her clever use of furniture, light and arrangement of mirrors allows the home to work for her.
As many of you would have gathered by now, I am a believer of having beauty of display and like to make the most of the simplest of ideas. I have recently been collating ideas for the new abode I think that I will be replacing the traditional cork board for clip boards as a way of having the everyday on display!
I am a huge fan of fine pieces of jewellery and chunky rings but I am on a constant quest to find good ways to store my jewellery when it’s not being worn. I thought I’d collate a little mood board of inspiration to share with you all on cute ways of storing your trinkets and treasures. I love the idea of collecting vintage tea cups and saucers and using the cup for my rings and the saucer for storing bracelets on.
Gone are the days when a shelf was just for storing books, they are now art forms and can be curated to your hearts content! I like to perch photographs amongst my books and add trinkets onto the horizontally stored books to make a feature of the storage in my home.
Here is a little collection of images to get your inspiration flowing…
It doesn’t matter how organised you are or how much storage you have, every so often you just need ‘that place’ to keep items that you need close by but don’t always want out for all to see. That is where the sideboard comes in.
As well as being grand pieces of furniture, the sideboard is perfect for hiding away DVD’s and other such items whilst also adding the perfect space to hold a beautiful vase of flowers and to display your trinkets and treasures.
I love a vintage trunk! Whether it’s a family heir loom or a charity shop find, they are perfect to have as storage items for your loveable junk and they always seem to tell their own story. I store a lamp and books on mine, but they are also lovely as coffee tables or at the end of your bed.
I always find it a struggle to keep things in my bathroom neat and tidy – so many lotions and potions and limited spaces in which to keep them. I think that storage should be as stylish as it is practical and have come across these recent images as a source of inspiration.
I would love to hear how you have over come your storage dilemmas!