Sunburst

Sunburst

Laura Ashley distressed home decor
$265 – lauraashley.com

Oakwood furniture
$255 – made.com

YOKO
$340 – made.com

Nomad Copper Ceiling Fitting
$125 – next.co.uk

Bathrooms
$110 – worldstores.co.uk

RANARP
$31 – ikea.com

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Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Alabaster lighting
lampsplus.com

Industrial ceiling light
$340 – wonenmetlef.nl

Industrial lighting
$240 – alexanderandpearl.co.uk

Leftbank Art wall art
blisshomeanddesign.com

Wall art
zgallerie.com

GreenGate rustic home decor
$93 – occa-home.co.uk

Book end
plushpod.com

Glass tea light holder
$33 – conranshop.co.uk

Luxury Hotel Chic….

Luxury Hotel Chic....

Mid-century

The mid-century style seems to be really in at the moment. I think perhaps because it gives a slightly more masculine break from all the vintage floral and the clean lines are pretty practical and sit with modern items easily . I really love this Sanderson ‘Dandelion clocks’ pattern and although I wouldn’t cover the walls in it, I would like a splash of it somewhere. The moodboard was just what I was feeling tonight but perhaps a little extreme for most of us who would prefer a subtle mid-century influence as opposed to full-on fifties!

Mid-century

Light and Bright Hallway

I’m back!!!You probably noticed my exceptionally long absence from the blogosphere. So sorry, things have been M.A.N.I.C around here! First Christmas, then a lovely skiing trip, being thrown headlong back into work and finally, a house hunt. That’s right, it’s finally happened- I’m moving out! We’ve found a lovely little house in London and we move on the 1st March. I’m so excited and, as you can imagine, having a ball buying stuff for the place.

Anyway, with the apologies over, here is something I put together on Polyvore. Unfortunately our new place isn’t big enough to have a proper hallway but if it did, this is what I’d want it to looklight and bright like this one.

Craving a sunburst mirror but as we’re renting and have limited options when it comes to hanging stuff on the walls, so that’ll have to wait. I’m sure I’ll manage to sneak in a tripod lamp or two though- they’re my absolute favourite at the moment.

Watch this space for more on the move and the decorative choices involved!

Neutral Hallway

Pretty in Pink moodboard

Quickly following on from my last moodboard,( in fact quicker than i’d like- Polyvore automatically blogs your collages if you don’t stop it, my bad ) this is my girly bedroom moodboard. Although I’d like the ‘public’ spaces of my house to be more grown up, I can’t help but love unrestrained girliness when it comes to my bedroom. That, and the fact that my current bedroom is predominantly pink, means I’ll be most likely sticking with it when I get my own place. The boyfriend will not be thrilled (“why are 90% of the things you own floral?!?”).
Anyway, here are selection of pink pieces (again from Pinterest on Polyvore- loving the Ps today), enjoy girls! Especially want that shell inlaid bedside table, although I suspect it is WAY above my pay grade!
pretty in pink

Girly bedroom
pinterest.com

cream floral cushion
pinterest.com

Zigzag Rug
pinterest.com

Asterisk shape
polyvore.com

For the Home
pinterest.com

shop
pinterest.com

Pantone
pinterest.com

Sweet Home
pinterest.com

Pantone
pinterest.com

Cool Stuff
pinterest.com

Pantone
pinterest.com

Prettys
pinterest.com

Duck Egg Blue moodboard

As some of you might know, I’m really keen to move out soon. Recently I’ve been having a think about what sort of interior design I’ll want in my new place so that I can try and channel my over the top shopping towards things I’ll actually use.
Polyvore have a great collage tool which is pretty nifty for making moodboards. You just download the ‘clip to Polyvore’ toolbar icon and then you can save any pics you like (just like Pinterest in that respect, and as you can see, I get pretty much all of my images from pinterest- there’s so much I love).  Images without background tend to work best but you can always custom crop them later. When you’ve got a selection of items you can arrange them however you want in the ‘create’ section of Polyvore. Genius really, and so simple to use. For more tips, I found House Tweaking‘s recent blog posts on ‘Making of a mood board’ extremely helpful and easy to understand.
Here’s my moodboard for my future living room. I’m set on plenty of Duck Egg blue and neutrals to balance it out. I want it to be a completely relaxing space that is light but also cosy in the inevitable long British winters.
Duck Egg Blue

Home Moodboard

I’m planning to fly the nest in six months or so (health of bank balance permitting) and although it’s quite a while away I’ve been collecting images everytime I see something I HAVE to have. This is the latest collection of ideas, put together on Polyvore (thanks for the tip Dana from House Tweaking).

blue

All of these things, apart from the UK artwork , were spotted in the ever-pleasing Dunelm Mill on a recent inspiration browse. I typically ended up buying some small bits too which I’ll show next post.