Friday, 7 October 2016

Monday, 3 October 2016

Mini Trend Flash- Watercolour florals

My monday moodboard is all about watercolour florals as that's what i'm working on this week. What a beautiful array of work from talented painters I have to inspire me!


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Friday, 30 September 2016

Palette Play Friday

It's feeling a bit more wintery this week so to reflect that today's palette play comes from Hanna Konola and includes these lovely rusty colours mixed with deep purples and blues. I think this would look great for a menswear or homeware palette.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Love, want, need- NOTHS.com

This week's Love, Want, Need comes from Notonthehighstreet.com. Loving this simple monochrome and neon cushion by Sparrow & Wolf. I want this Neon coloured fabric lighting cable by Quirk to dress up my lights and I need some more storage for all the pens I keep buying, this beautiful wood and metal one by Ginger Rose will do the trick nicely!






Friday, 23 September 2016

Colour Pop: Bright Pink

Colour Pop has moved to a Friday! Today it's Bright Pink. I'm not really a pink person normally, but I love this front door, and the splash of colour inside the sink is a fab idea! Been meaning to paint some plant pots like this for ages too!




Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Mini Trend Flash- Avocados

They've been on the horizon for a while, but Avocados are everywhere now. From avo toast, to using them in sweet treats, to cute illustrations and avocado shaped cookies, theres lots to choose from. Go on, avo-look!



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Monday, 19 September 2016

Two of a Kind

I've decided to switch my blog days around a bit from now on. Mondays will be Love, want, need/ Two of a kind, Wednesdays will be my Mini Trend Flash and Fridays will be Palette Play/ Colour Pops.

This week it's Two of a kind, bringing together this beautiful bag made by Paper & stitch and this art print by Polly Egmore. The loose, graphic nature of each design caught my eye as they work together brilliantly.


Friday, 16 September 2016

Palette Play Friday

This week's Palette Play is from Jilly Phillips, and this beautiful floral design done for Marks & Spencer. I love the naive design and the simple but unusual colour palette. You can buy Jill's fabulous designs from the kidswear Print Studio Lemon Ribbon!


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Colour Pop: Mint Green

It's colour pop wednesday, and this is one of my favourite colours, mint green! It's been popular in homewares and fashion over the past couple of years, I totally love those shoes, not that I could ever walk in those heels!


 Table | Bag | Shoes | Door



Monday, 12 September 2016

Love, Want, Need- Made.com

This week's love, want, need comes from made.com the online retailer all your stylish furniture needs. I love this chartreuse yellow sofa which would really brighten up a living room, I want these hexagon shaped shelves for keeping my books and trinkets and I need this glass lamp, especially since I recently broke the one that we had that was similar!


love | want | need

Monday, 5 September 2016

Summer Break



I'm away on holiday this week so I'm taking a little break from blogging. In the meantime check out my instagram page which has lots of fun pics on there from things I like, to trends I've seen or prints I've been designing...


Friday, 2 September 2016

Palette Play Friday!

I love these wall decals from The Lovely Wall on Etsy. The lovely colours inspired this week's palette play. Especially love the pop of bright yellow against the more muted colours.


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Colour Pop: Bright Orange

Today's colour pop is Bright Orange. The pops of colour in the door & fridge are great to brighten up a room, and it looks especially great against grey on the wall. Also love those nails!



Monday, 29 August 2016

Two of a kind

These beautiful ceramic mugs by Leah Jackson perfectly compliment this piece of art by Ashley Goldberg.

 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Mini Trend Flash: Novelty Handbags

Novelty shaped handbags seem to be everywhere at the moment, fruit, sweets, drinks, animals, plants and everyday objects, take your pick! Here are my top 6...


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Friday, 26 August 2016

Palette Play Friday

This week's palette play is a pretty floral design from Tara Lilly Studio. The bright blue back really sets off the deeper blue, bright pinks and greens.


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Colour Pop: Pinky Purple

Today's colour pop is pinky purple. I love the combination with the neon orange shorts and the orange sofas, also love the kitchen work surface- really unusual!





Monday, 22 August 2016

Love, Want, Need: Anthropologie

This week's Love, Want, Need comes from Anthropologie. I love these gem facet planters, I feel it's important to have plants in your home and these are a lovely way of displaying them. I want this teal coloured lace detail jumpsuit by Elevenses and I need these pretty coloured frosted candles!



Love | Want | Need

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Mini Trend Flash: Mermaids

Mermaids have been a big trend this summer and although they are fun it's a bit OTT for most people. Here are a few ideas to give a nod to the trend whilst still being a grown up!




Embellish with this beautiful fish scale textured irridescent fabric
Adorn your nails with a sparkly pearl like finish
Relax in this bathroom with fish scale inspired wall tiles
Furnish your room with this beautiful clam shell chair
Accessorise with this silver mussel shell necklace

Friday, 19 August 2016

Palette Play Friday!

This week's palette play is a photograph from the Hindu Holi Festival of Colour. Coloured powders get thrown around and and give these beautiful clouds of bright colour. Absolutely beautiful and so inspiring as a palette!



Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Colour Pop: True Red

I'm not the greatest fan of red, mainly because it doesn't remotely suit my complexion, but it can look great sometimes. I especially like the bright chair agains the black desk and the unusual red bath.


 Hat | Bath | Bag | Chair




Monday, 15 August 2016

Two of a kind

Another new feature on my blog called Two of a kind, where I'll pick two completely different objects whose designs compliment each other. This striped ceramic plant pot works beautifully with that printed cushion.



Sunday, 14 August 2016

Mini Trend Flash- Food Animals

I first noticed this trend on instagram with Donuts made to look like cat and dog heads, or even their whole bodies, and now it has moved onto chocolates, eclairs, bread and even rice! This Japanese trend is taking over, and it's too cute! A lot of hard work for something that will be demolished in seconds though!





Friday, 12 August 2016

Palette Play Friday!

Another Palette Play, this time by Minakani who make beautiful Wallpaper. An unusual earthy colour palette with rusty oranges, coral pinks and greyish blues.


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Colour Pop: Klein Blue

A few years ago I went to Marrakech in Morocco and the highlight of my trip was the Majorelle Gardens designed by Jacques Majorelle and owned by Yves Saint Laurent since 1980. I fell in love the place because of the amazing colours there, most noteably Yves Klein Blue, developed by french artist Yves Klein. This week's colour pop is inspired by this, I still have a very small pot of the paint, bought when I was there but I never really knew what to do with it!

 




Monday, 8 August 2016

Love, Want, Need: Oliver Bonas

A new feature on my blog called Love, Want, Need, compiled by picking 3 things from one shop to feature that i really love, want or need! This week my picks come from my favourite shop, Oliver Bonas...




Love | Want | Need

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Lifestyle Trend Flash: Unicorns

This month's lifestyle trend flash is all about Unicorns! Whether you love or hate them, the trend is here to stay and has seeped its way into every part of life. Here are some fun ideas on how to give a nod to the trend, whilst not going too girly or overboard!




Admire this beautiful unicorn watercolour painting
Wear these cosy light up unicorn slippers
Experiment with rainbow coloured hair
Buy this fun framed print
Adorn your nails with rainbow glitter varnish
Use this unicorn statue to hold your rings
Decorate with this 3D paper unicorn head
Relax on holiday with this unicorn pool float
Eat unicorn bark treats
Make a unicorn pi
ñata for a party!

Friday, 5 August 2016

Palette Play Friday

This beautiful skirt from Anthropologie is todays palette play. The coral and rust red look fantastic against the deep blue and neutrals. I also love the tiny hint of greeny gold.


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Colour Pop: Neon Red

Punchy and bright, and not for the faint hearted, this neon red colour pop brings a slap of happiness to your home and wardrobe! From soft furnishings to furniture to statement walls to shoes, it really stands out from the crowd. I'll be trying that wall in my new home asap!



Monday, 1 August 2016

Lusting After... Copper

I'm completely crazy for copper at the moment, and I'd really like a set of copper cutlery. Other top items on my list are a glass and metal side table, love this green glass version, hexagon shelves and a side board for my work studio with lots & lots of drawers. These beautiful copper versions would certainly do!



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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Mini Trend Flash: Succulents

It's nice to have a bit of greenery in your home and succulents are a hot trend right now. I love their beautiful colours and below are some lovely and unusual ways to display them...


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Friday, 29 July 2016

Palette Play Friday

This beautiful abstract print from Australian designer Lamai McCartan inspired this week's Palette Play. A beautiful mixture of blues and greys with a hint of pink, lime and black.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Colour Pop: Turquoise Blue

Inspired by the sea, this turquoise blue colour pop invokes a feeling of serenity and calm. I love the unusual use of a colour found with this painted bathroom ceiling and this colourful kitchen sink. It's a great way to bring colour in without it being overwhelming. I also love the hint of shimmer with the foil used on these business cards and the modern coloured edges.



Monday, 25 July 2016

Lusting After... Stairs

I've been lusting over stairs for quite some years, since I've been living in a flat for over 10 years. Any old normal stairs would do, but why not dream of something better! From this perforated red metal wall encasing the steps, to these beautifully shaped wooden ones, the metal geometric stairs come shelving unit or glass ones with coloured lights shining through, they are all simply stunning! I'll take them all!


 

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Mini Trend Flash- Pretty Ice

It's been mega hot here in London in the past week, and what better way to cool down than by partaking in the current trend of Pretty Ice. Filled with flowers or fruit these ice cubes & lollies are just so pretty! Perfect for a Summer BBQ, wedding, party or just because!






Friday, 22 July 2016

Palette Play Friday

Dark Jungley greens, and bright pinks, purples and oranges make up this week's Palette Play Friday with a painting called Good Morning, Sunshine by Carrie Schmitt. I can't wait to try this palette out on a new print, it will be great for the new summer in winter trend for AW17.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Colour Pop: Coral Pink

On this bright summer's day we have a coral pink colour pop of deliciousness! From those ombre nails to upcycled furniture, those amazing front doors to fun electric plugs, coral has been around a while but it's definitely here to stay. Team with dark greyish/ greenish brown to really make it stand out!




Monday, 18 July 2016

Lusting After... Rainbows

Rainbows are multicolored, kaleidoscopic, ombred, spectrums of colour, and I love them! My eye is always instantly drawn to anything rainbow coloured, and it makes me smile! So this week I'm lusting over every colour in the rainbow- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo & violet... on stairs, nails, windows and cakes.


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Sunday, 17 July 2016

Mini Trend Flash: Pineapples

Still everywhere at the moment is the tropical fruit of choice recently, the pineapple. A move on for the trend though, brings us the Gold Pineapple. From interiors to cakes to shoes to games, this iconic silhouette is adorning every aspect of our lives.


Use these book ends to keep your shelves tidy
Party the night away with these gold pineapple plates
Eat a delicous gold pineapple cake
Wear these fab pineapple sandles
Play pineapple skittles

Friday, 15 July 2016

Palette Play Friday

This week's Palette Play comes from an artist called Jaime Derringer, who does wonderful colourful abstract pieces. I love the fat brushstrokes and naive loose lines, all with a fun bright colour palette- I think it would look great as a cute floral colourway.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Colour Pop: Lime Green

A pop of lime green will definitely lift your spirits and brighten your day. It looks really good against the black/ grey / cream base... I want that skirt!!!


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Monday, 11 July 2016

Lusting After... Coloured Front Doors

Once I have my own front door to play with, I know exactly what I'll be doing with it- painting it a lovely fun bright colour... the only question is, which colour!! I'm no doubt going to be buying a lot of tester pots!



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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Lifestyle Trend Flash: Galaxies

My second lifestyle trend flash is all about Galaxies. What with Tim Peake just returning from a year in Space, the Cosmonaut Exhibition at the Science museum recently and the release of Independence day: Resurgence, 2016 is the year to look to the Universe for inspiration.



Decorate your laptop with these fun stardust decals
Wear this fab cosmic backpack
Wonder over this magnificent photograph of the Carina Nebula
Eat some tasty twinkly cosmic cupcakes
Buy some galaxy print headphones
Adorn your hair with out of this world colours
Play with galaxy star play dough
Admire this galactic Lamborghini
Make some space print shorts
Embellish your room with planets and stars

Friday, 8 July 2016

Palette Play Friday...

I just love the mix of urban greys with coral pink and turquoise in todays Palette Play Friday which comes from this Degrassi Art cushion by ElRanchoRelaxo

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Colour Pop- Bright Purple

Colour your life with a bright purple Colour Pop, which gives a beautiful punch of contemporary colour to just about anything...


 Bag | Door | Chair | Eye


Monday, 4 July 2016

Lusting After... Neon

Whether it's homewares, clothes, bags, accessories, furniture or an actual sign, neon is everywhere, and I love it!


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Sunday, 3 July 2016

Mini Trend Flash: Icecream

Icecream seems to be all the rage at the moment, but not as we traditionally know it. One such example of this, the Japanese trend of making icecream into roses has recently reach the continent, and these beautiful, delicate works of art are all over Instagram at the moment. Other noticeable trends are rainbow & ombre colours, icecream biscuit sandwiches and most recently painting with it! I'm definitely salivating at the thought of all of these! 



 

Friday, 1 July 2016

Palette Play Friday

Bright geometrics make up today's Palette Play. These notebooks from M&S caught my eye as I love the deep blue base.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Colour Pop- Candy Pink

This Candy Pink Colour Pop really stands out from the crowd, whether it's a sofa, clothing or makeup, I love that bit of bright happiness this colour brings to the world!

 


 

Monday, 27 June 2016

Lusting After... Gardens

I have a lovely little balcony in my flat, but I do really want a garden! Here's my Lusting After Gardens List. Must haves are some greenery and flowers, a lovely outdoor seating area with cool lighting, fun colourful planters and of course a swing! I could spend hours on that as a child, and probably an adult too!


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