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Happy New Year

Oh crumbs lovelies, I’ve been dreadful at this blogging malarkey lately!  We’ve been rushing around the country trying to squeeze in seeing everyone and I’ve been polishing off the last few bits of my course in every spare minute.  But I am oh so happy to announce that it is now done and dusted, and that I’ll be a qualified interior designer (bar any unexpected catastrophes…) in the next month or so.

I just re-read my New Year wrap up from last year and had a chuckle to myself at the characteristically over-enthusiastic and over-positive attitude.  So I have completed only one of the three massively overambitious targets I set myself, but have done about 80% of the remaining two so am still on track.

As ever a bazillion thank yous for joining me in this little corner of t’interwebs in 2013, and I hope you stay tuned for more blogging in the new year about designing our space in Singapore and setting up the Biz (as well as the usual ramblings) and much much less bitchin’ about how much work my course has been, haha.

We’re hosting a dinner party tonight for some buddies so I need to go get my skates on – there’s food to cook and decor to magic out of thin air.

Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve loves, from my home to yours.xx

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Cute as a button nurseries – part 1

Some good friends of ours have recently had the amazing news that they are expecting a little bub.  We are soooo delighted for them, and I have been asked to put together some ideas for nursery inspo and sourcing.  So here you go peeps!

I’ve posted up this beauty twice in the last fortnight already, but ya know I loves it:

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But I am also head over heels still for this colourful puppy:

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So I figured I’d take a look and the pale and interestings today, and then the more vibrant options tomorrow.

So here are my fave neutral nurseries:

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While we are not planning on mini Macs any time soon, I am massively excited about the prospect of having an excuse to do more selfie-design.  I think that means I’m not ready for kids yet, right?!  The fact I’m more psyched about the decor than the baby…?

Anyhoo so here’s my take on it – nothing here is terribly groundbreaking I am aware (white Moroccan pouf? check.  sheepskin rug? check.) but there’s a reason why they’re so popular folks…  Oh yah and this is very States-centric as our buddies are living over there right now, apols rest-of-the-world.

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{clockwise from top left: oversize rattan pendant, crib sheet, crib, storage baskets, changing table, whale mobile, sheepskin – try IKEA for a more economical version, sisal rug, sleeper, Moroccan pouf, herringbone throw, cloud art}

Thoughts…?  You likey the whitey or do you think more colour is necessary?  Stop by tomorrow if yup!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter y’all – hope the sun is shining and the Easter Bunny finds you, wherever in the world you are today.

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I’ll be taking tomorrow off along with the rest of the planet, but in case you’re here because you want to actually read an interiors post, the Egg Chair is pretty topical today I suppose, see here for more!

Monday’s Masterpiece – dark and moody

Morning lovelies!  How were everybody’s weekends?  We had a fantastic time in Bali for our anniversary – lots of sun and sea and Seminyak (homewares) shopping were brills, I’m feeling refreshed and rejuvenated this morning.  SUCH a beautiful island.  Pics to follow later in the week.

So…I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about light and bright spaces lately, what with all the whites, creams and taupes in our new home, so thought it was about time I featured a few slightly more sombre moody affairs here on le blog.

Enter Gabriel Hendifar, a fashion, interiors and lighting designer who’s been getting quite a bit of attention lately in interiors-land.

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Can you see why…?!

Such fantastic use of rich dark wall colours, gorgeous natural woods and metals and a liberal splattering of lucite – I have fallen hard for this one.

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I do love me some grasscloth – can’t wait to own a home I can cover it in…

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I’ve been increasingly drawn to patinated brass, bronze and gold finishes for ermmmm ever, and Gabriel’s lighting collection is seriously not helping matters…check out these beauts:

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Thoughts…?

Caribbean Living goes a’sourcin’

Big huge massive enormous apologies for the very poor form this week ladies and genties.  A combination of multiple house guests, a flooded Singapore and a trip this weekend has left me neglecting le blog…

Ali and I are heading back to Bali today to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary – can you believe it’s one year already??!  I’m up at 5.30am today sola for the first flight of the morning to go source a bunch of items for our flat and to start making Indonesian contacts in Seminyak.

So I shall wish you a fabulous and happy weekend and promise to share some piccies next week!xx

 

Design chassic (25) – Hanging/Egg chair

Morning morning folks and a very Happy Friday to you.  As you read this I am sitting miserably on a 400 hour flight back to Singers, so here is one I made earlier!

I’ve been slightly fixated on tropical design since getting back to Cayman, specifically terrace design, and the Hanging/Egg chair would be perfection for injecting a little fun into an outdoors space.

Designed in 1957 by Nanna Ditzel for R Wengler, it’s made of rattan with a choice of coloured cushions, and looks so fab I would love to bag a whole bunch:

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It’s had quite the evolution from its humble beginnings, with plenty of other designs stemming from it, such as the below:

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But I think for today I’ll focus on the classic.  So check out these lovely ladies, and tell me what you reckon please!

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And here’s a little boho terrace I’ve put together using the hanging chair as inspiration – hope you likey:

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Industrial goodies

Morning loves, how are we all today?  Firstly, thank you for the very sweet comments yesterday, it made my day reading them.  Secondly, I thought today I would take a little peek at the restaurant we went to on Friday night to celebrate our good news, the Blue Butcher on Hollywood Road.

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It was AMAAAAZING.  The food was fabulous and the decor just incredible – couldn’t take my eyes off all the steel, raw plaster, reclaimed wood and leather all night.

I’ve been meaning to have a look at some more industrial style places for a while now and this is the perfect excuse.  Whether you’d opt for full on stainless steel, brash pendants and concrete finishes, or just a little touch of industrial chic, there should be something here for you I hope.

Let me know what you recky por fav!

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Ooops…

Apols for the…

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…peeps – was in deepest darkest Devon without wifi over the weekend at a fabulous wedding, and have now just arrived back in Honkers after a 36 hour trans-global journey from hell.

Back tomorrow!