Friday, 13 July 2012

Folk it

Happy Friday to one and all.

I am busy planning the make over of my dining room which I plan to document and share with you. At the moment it is quite plain, with Farrow and Ball Great White on the walls, off white painted furniture, white curtains and a big patio sliding door to the garden. To me it feels a bit unfinished. I want to use the white background as a backdrop to lots of vibrant colours so that they really pop against it. Here are a selection of pictures I am using to inspire me and my purchases, I am calling it Tibetan Folk. My first thoughts are to go with the vibrant vibrant turquoises and reds but I think that a more subtle pretty look might be more in keeping with the style of my house. The final pictures show how the pastel shades can be balanced with neutral earthy tones. The first things to dig out of my garage are pretty saucers and plates and to find some plate hanging hooks.

Source: via Angie on Pinterest
Source: via Angie on Pinterest
Source: via Angie on Pinterest
Source: via Angie on Pinterest

Monday, 2 July 2012

Products I LOVE

Lucky little me got a set of 3 beautiful mercury glass candlesticks from Pale and Interesting for my birthday. They are gorgeous and a shiny centrepiece on any stylish table or sideboard. They work really well with my white painted furniture in my dining room but the colour means they would also 'pop' against a lovely pastel shade or even an indulgent dark petrol blue.

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Romantic vintage style wedding flowers

Here is a smogasboard of beautiful vintage chic flower arrangements for your viewing pleasure. The first picture was taken at a bridal shoot put together by myself and the talented photographer Liesl Cheney. The other images are from a number of selected photographers including the awesome Debs Ivelja and Tarah Coonan. 

Source: via Angie on Pinterest
Source: via Angie on Pinterest
Source: via Angie on Pinterest
Source: via Angie on Pinterest

Thursday, 28 June 2012

I am back!

First of all, I have to apologise for my absence of late. In a nutshell I left my old employment in Marketing on a rather bad note (wife and husband bosses from hell!) but was inspired to set up my own event decoration business. This is now sadly on the backburner, to be reincarnated at some point in the future as alas, my love for pretty things means I really need a 9 to 5 job to sustain a habit of a lifetime - spending!

So I plan to pick things up again here on the blog as I am going to need a creative outlet again. You will notice the url is back on the old freebie blogsite hosting for now, this may change again depending on how things go.

As I have been married for almost 2 years now and since moving home to the glorious Sussex countryside, my themes are more likely to be lovely photography and products, general party stroke entertaining and house deco ideas from now on. Maybe with the odd wedding thrown in for good measure. So hope that is ok with you!

You can follow my photos and musings on pinterest here

Friday, 19 August 2011

Wanderlust Weekends - part 3

Partying is what I do best! 

This mood board for Weekenderlife, the third in the series is about homemade decorations and styling for intimate soirees and gatherings. Why not take the indoors outdoors for maximum impact and atmosphere - sofas under trees, makeshift marquees for small dinner parties. Go crazy and fill a room with balloons or use bold multi colours for table dressings and flowers to create the wow factor.

Happy weekend! x

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Friday, 12 August 2011

Wanderlust Weekends part 2

The second part of the Weekenderlife moodboards focus on getting out and feasting your eyes on something new or old treasures from the past.

Explore shows a range of images such as flea markets and vintage postcards and a romantic simple trip on a rowing boat. So stick your vintage sunnies on and go dig about at a car boot for some bargain treasures or nose around a county manor house.