Friday, 30 May 2014

Fabulous wall art inspiration

Today I'm in Edinburgh, Scotland for my sister's hen do. I love this city as it's also where I went to university a few years back. So much fun to be with the girls! I thought I'd stop in to share this wonderful summery image from Urban Outfitters and to wish you a very happy weekend!


Urban outfitters

More fabulous wall art inspiration here. And also I've hoarded images of all the wall spaces I love on this Pinterest board. Do you have any tips?

I hope you have a great couple of days! See you Monday with a home tour!


Thursday, 29 May 2014

A pretty Stockholm space in pastels

The sitting room in this Stockholm apartment is so pretty. I love the pastel palette and the beautiful way it's been styled for the shoot by Maria Kangärde and Jessica Silver Saga for Fantastic Frank. The rest of the apartment is pretty lovely too and amazing how the owners have made a relatively small living space look so light and airy. It's located in Södermalm, a borough in Sweden's capital city known for it's rugged terrain and diverse shopping and entertainment  In other words, it's very a cool place to live. I could pad around here on a Thursday could you?








I spy the Muuto stacked shelving system, the Tulip table and a handbag very similar to my terracotta one from (one of my favourite high street stores) Cos (see this beautiful one by Dorayaky too).

For more pastel inspiration check out this label (such pretty spaces!).

Thank you so much for all your suggestions yesterday for somewhere to stay in the Dordogne this summer, I hope some of you make it to the fab camper in Nashville too (and if you do let us know what it's like!).

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The out house retreat of a Nashville author

It's that time of year when everyone starts last minute summer holiday bookings (OK I speak for myself - can anyone recommend anywhere last minute to stay in the Dordogne?!). Of course there are always hotels, B&B's and holiday cottage rentals but I also love to go quirky too and often consider glamping, tree houses and unique stay alternatives. And that's how I came across this cool 1962 Shaster camper.  Sitting in the back garden of 'Carry My Bones' author J. Wes Yoder in East Nashville, Tennessee, the camper has been lovingly renovated inside and out and includes an outdoor shower, bath house and terrace. When it's not in use as a work studio the author rents it out through Airbnb. Nashville anyone?!








Photography: Laura Dart via Remodelista

What a cute place to stay and a fabulous idea for an out house!

It's not the first time I've come across an unusually cool outhouse. Do you remember this  alternative garden shed for example?! I'm a big fan of outdoor bathroom's too, for inspiration take a peek at this outdoor bathroom post.

Other holiday sites I love right now include Alistair Sawdays Canopy & Stars which offers a collection of wonderful and quirky places to stay and Kid & Coe which makes travelling with children a whole lot easier - (what's not to love about that?!)! And if you're considering SouthWest England - one of my most memorable holidays ever was at Polgreen Glamping in Cornwall.

Do you have great holiday accommodation tips?



Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Elodie's very cool Bordeaux townhouse

My younger sister and her beau are getting married just near Bordeaux, France this summer. So exciting! We're busy exploring places to stay right now which is why this beautiful French townhouse struck a chord with me today. You may have seen the dining room shot with the tulip chairs and fabulous artwork from this Bordeaux home before but the rest of the home is equally fantastic. I particularly love the touches of mustard yellow, how about you?








A big merci to Julien Fernandez  of Amandine & Jules interior photography for the kind permission. Via House of C

Did you spot the flamingo?!

The photographer behind these images, Julien Fernandez has been working on a wonderful personal project called 'we are inside' in which he has taken a sequence of images of French creatives in their studios / creative spaces. The photographs are so inspiring and well worth a look.

If you fancy a little more yellow inspiration today you might want to check out this link. It's amazing how spirits can be lifted in a space by adding one simple item in a bright hue! Do you have any yellow in your home?

Before I head off, I'm really excited to introduce a new sponsor, LiveAuctioneers. The spaces I show on here often feature antique and vintage items or mid-century finds and LiveAuctioneers is a great source for these fab treasures. I hope you'll join me in welcoming LiveAuctioneers to the fold.

Have a lovely day!

Monday, 26 May 2014

A beautiful converted carpenter's workshop

Good morning Monday! Let's kick off the week with a beautiful conversion (I do love converted spaces how about you?!). This former carpenters workshop is currently for sale here in Skåne (tempted to go and take a look!). It's been carefully decorated to highlight the original features of the space including the exposed brick wall, steel beams and pipes. I love the monochrome colour scheme too, it fits the style of the space perfectly don't you think?












Peter Landgren via Husligheter
Anything that catches your eye?

Other favourite converted spaces include the home of a fashion designer in a converted bar, this former monks retreat and a fabulous barn conversion. I have a dream to live in a converted lighthouse one day (apparently it's quite tricky to decorate with all the rounded walls but imagine the views?!). How about you?

Thank you so much for entering the Rosendahl monkey give-away sponsored by the fab online shop Design 55. I am delighted to announce the winner as Amanda of Amanda takes a trip blog, I think this cheeky chap by Kay Bojesen will make a perfect flatmate for your new apartment!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Op shop find turned chalkboard

I found this large, dated print in a second hand shop a few months ago which I knew would come in handy somewhere down the track. I have played with the idea of keep in the frame gold (LOVE a bit of gold!) but had a neater idea one night to cover the whole piece in Graphite....
 
 
This stuff is a beautiful, rich deep grey, more interesting than plain old blackboard paint. There are some great DIY chalkboards out there, a few of my favourites include...
Dear Lillie
Décor Pad
 
And here is mine...(complete with cranky angel ;)
 
Getting more into it..
I like how casual the piece has become with the graphite. Just got to find a wall to hang it now.



Minty cupboard love

 
I have been wanting to paint something in a mint green shade for AGES! I don't have a lot of this beautiful shade in my home to be honest, but it is definitely one of those colours that catches my eye whether it be furniture, home wares, room colour etc.....
Delovesdesigns.com
Making Home Base
 Interior Revolution
Refunkmyjunk.com
 
So this antique cupboard came home with me and it had a ghastly cherry stain on it. I decided this would be the piece to get mint-ed! I painted it all over, hardware included (which I don't often do, but love in on this piece) and sanded back the top to reveal a lovely mid-toned timber. I buffed a white wax into this to emphasise the weathered, beachy look and then simply lined the drawer.
 

 
 
 
She sold quickly, so there are some other mint fans out there for sure - i'll definitely paint in this shade again soon! :)



Friday, 23 May 2014

The (truly beautiful) Line Apartment

You may already be familiar with The Line in New York but in case you're not, it's a beautiful online store selling pared back items and latest finds from emerging names across fashion, home and beauty. Already sold? Well, there's more. The Line believe objects gain new meaning and greater dimension through context and as a result have created The Apartment to showcase items in the intimate setting of a home. And what a beautiful home it is, don't you think?!






Copyright: Apartment34.comThe Line Apartment. Photography: Aubrie Pick via Seventeen Doors.

The Line has recently introduced Toteme the fashion brand created by Swedish stylist and blogger Elin Kling and Karl Lindman on their site which is well worth a look here.

And how cool is that blue velvet modern take on a chesterfield?! My parents have always had blue velvet chesterfields so they always remind me of my childhood. Keep an eye on LiveAuctioneer for similar. I pinned a space on my 'Moody' board the other day which had a surprisingly beautiful sitting room colour combination of dark blue velvet, dark grey and brass. You can see the image here (what do you think?).

Is there anything you love in particular about this space?

You might also want to take a peek at The Apartment in Copenhagen which works with the same concept. Also beautiful!

Are you doing anything great this weekend? I am at home with my sick three year old today (poor little thing) but I hope she'll be better by the weekend so we can do something fun in the sun.

Have a wonderful couple of days and see you Monday!

PS don't forget to enter the Rosendahl Monkey give-away which closes Sunday