Moody hues

It’s a bank holiday weekend here in the UK so no posts from me on Monday. Apparently it’s a huge DIY weekend with everyone tarting up their  homes and gardens ready for summer. If like me you are painting (touching up a few rooms that are in a severe need of a repaint) then I just wanted to show you how fabulous dark rooms can look even in summer.

You just don’t get that cosy gentleman’s club feeling in a neutral space I say. Loving everything about the room below from the panels to the painting from the inky blue  of the sofa to the rug. Particularly liking the idea of two sofas sitting opposite each other the question is can I relocate my george smith sofa to another floor and suggest going down this route without being murdered. Thinking probably not – so shall keep this one to myself for oh at least the weekend x

Happy weekend

I want to move into this space right now

More sneak peaks

Our faux flowers are about to go on line so thought would show you guys a sneak peak of some of the shots we created,  photographed by the fabulous Graham Atkins Hughes. From little posies to single stems I love how realistic they look and whilst I will never stop buying the real thing it now means that I can fill the whole house with blooms without spending a fortune week on week.

Photography Graham Atkins Hughes

A single stem of dahlia on my desk and a big bunch of gelda on my mantle piece make my office super cool in my humble opinion!

Photography Graham Atkins Hughes

Another shot of my office with bunches of faux hydranger in a hand thrown pot.

Photography Graham Atkins Hughes

Our biggest seller – peonies in hot hot pink

Vintage letters

Vintage letters  numbers on a wall anything to do with font infact you name it I want it. Whether  made from zinc, Bakelite or wood vintage words are unique and add a whimsical atmosphere to walls  – the fun is making up the words with the letters you find. I am favouring words like wow, or love (but then everyone has love) or something perhaps a little more provocative (but then the in laws and the raised eye brows spring to mind so I chicken out as eyebrows get raised enough as it is). There is a fabulous place in Paris which stocks only vintage letters and it’s in my little black book. As the sun is shining I feel like sharing so check out www.kidimo.com and in the meantime a couple of images to inspire.

Adore this image from the letters to the shelves to the chair.

Super cool

How to translate your style into your home

Its easy peasy – never quite get why people find it so hard but then I guess I am sleeping, breathing, researching interiors every single day of my life. I kid you not. So you want a cool pad and you want it to reflect you first tip buy only what you truly love, and when I say love I mean truly love. When I first moved into my house years ago we had limited funds to furnish it, literally had no furnishings as having just relocated from the States I had flung everything out (sensible hey). I was charged with buying furniture for the living room sofa, chairs coffee table you know the thing and I came back with one chair that blew the budget  for the year and was made of concrete.  Yes that’s a triffle extreme but the point I am trying to make is that I didn’t want to furnish my newly beloved house with any old mumbo jumbo so I didn’t – simple as that.

Enough on me you’re the ones who want a stylish pad.  Next tip mix it all up a bit its way more interesting and funky messing around with scale and age as it invigorates the eye at the same time as making g your space totally unique.  Another thing that I am always doing is playing by moving my stuff around – rotating who knows what from one room to another keeps the space evolving and it feels fresh.

So not exactly my cup of tea this space but I love the vibe, unique, personal and fun and that at the end of the day is what it is all about.  If we all thought and decorated the same way it would be a dull old world.