Screened

Whether it be upholstered or wooden, I love the diversity of an antique screen. They can be used behind a bed as a headboard, in a room to create a divide or they can be tucked away in a boudoir to create depth and interest.

Happy Wednesday!

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Hearty Home

They always say that the kitchen is the heart of any home and because of this, I always feel that kitchens should be as practical as they are visual treat.¬†We’re in the process of collating ideas for the kitchen in our new home and I want something that is light and airy, whilst also being the perfect combination of style and substance.

Here are a few images that have been inspiring me for ideas for our new kitchen…

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Stock Pile

As soon as I saw this I had to share it with you all! I love the quirky touch to the pile by the random burst of colour painted onto the side of the wood. Not only is it fun, but it also makes an everyday view (if you’re lucky to have an open fire, that is!) into a stunning focal point for a home.

I hope you’re all having a lovely week!

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Simplicity

I really love the simplicity of this image – there are no trinkets or treasures to detract the eye from the beautifully carved fireplace, or the intricate wooden flooring. The idea of stacking high several piles of books to create a coffee table in the centre of the furniture is as simple as it is inspiring…

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Stag Do

On many of my online ‘window shopping’ ventures, I have recently been noticing a reoccurring theme of deer or stag heads gracing homes & walls. I love the idea of making a feature in a room with a stags head and decorating it with how my mood takes me – a string of lights or ribbon tied to the antlers, perhaps.

I thought I would put together a collection of images to inspire you and would love to know your thoughts on whether you’d consider adding one to your home…

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To One Side

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.

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Crates

In a few previous posts (here & here) I’ve looked at how we can all recycle and upcycle everyday items. I always think that there is a fine line between ‘junk and funk’ and some items are past restoring and giving a new lease of life. However, I’ve always loved old wooden crates – you know, the fruit and veg ones that have the company’s name embossed on its side, and you can pick them up pretty cheaply from flea markets and junk shops. I think they can be adapted for the 21st century home really easily and add a twist of heritage to any interior.

I personally LOVE the idea of a crate side table…

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