Laura Ashley distressed home decor
$265 –

Oakwood furniture
$255 –

$340 –

Nomad Copper Ceiling Fitting
$125 –

$110 –

$31 –

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Alabaster lighting

Industrial ceiling light
$340 –

Industrial lighting
$240 –

Leftbank Art wall art

Wall art

GreenGate rustic home decor
$93 –

Book end

Glass tea light holder
$33 –

Luxury Hotel Chic….

Luxury Hotel Chic....

Well I guess that’s why they call it the blues…

No I’m not depressed, I’m just loving the blue today. Maybe the truly awful British weather is making me yearn for blue skies and sunny days at the beach…wishful thinking at this time of year!

I spotted this GORGEOUS blue living room whilst browsing online. I really like how it’s beachy and relaxed whilst being sort of retro and practical too.

And I WANT that phone…badly.

So, to complement my dream living room I though I’d compile a baby blue house. All of the rooms here seem like they’d be so calming and relaxing.

How great are these tiles?!?

This bedroom look like it would be the perfect sanctuary…

And I can’t begin to explain how much I would like to take a soak in here right now…bliss

I’m now officially in love with baby blue tiles, both feminine and practical and a really refreshing change from the neutral palette usually employed in kitchens and bathrooms.

The Ideal Home Show 2012

As any homey keen bean will know, it’s that time of the year when the Ideal Home Show springs up in Earls Court. That makes it one of the best times of year in my opinion. Naturally, I was there bright and early on the second day (partly because my free -!- ticket from Ideal Home magazine was only valid for the first few days and definitely because I couldn’t get time off to be there on the very first day).

Anyway…needless to say it was great. Any place stuffed to the ceilings with interior design classifies as heaven as far as I’m concerned. The highlight is always visiting the fully kitted-out example houses and this year’s  Prince’s Trust Craft house was particularly beautiful, as you can see from these pictures…

A lot of the contents were handmade and I luckily kept my head enough to hang on to the leaflet   for the house as it has a list of suppliers that will definitely be added to my wishlist! My favourite is this butterfly pendant lamp from Boatswain Lighting: simply gorgeous.


The other houses were a Swedish designed house by yes, you guessed it, IKEA (surprise!) and a  Santiago townhouse by Dulux (nice paint) which were nice but less my style. I prefer more   rugged and rustic than sleek and stark.


I went to see a cooking demo by Martin Blunos which, it being the 17th March was Irish themed and just top off a good day, we caught Alan Titchmarsh, King of the Garden, doing a tutorial. I used to LOVE Ground Force as a kid, if only Charlie and Tommy had been there…