Monday, 22 October 2018

Dior at the V&A

I visited the Dior exhibition in Paris recently and I have now discovered that the
exhibition is coming to London at the V&A.

The exhibition starts February, click here to see more info.

The exhibition is amazing and full of inspiration, colour and design, 
all of which can be transferred to your home design and accessories.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Update your home with accessories

A new season is a perfect time to update your home with accessories.

Candles are perfect for Autumn and Winter, especially during Christmas time.

You don't need to add lots of new items to make a change, you can even 
go shopping around your own home and move things to a different location to 
refresh your look.

Grouping items together on a tray or under a glass cloche makes a big impact.

I have been lucky enough to work with Caroline for this photo shoot 

She is great to work with and so friendly, taking amazing photos.

Check out her Instagram feed here to see more beautiful images.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Add some drama with paint

Sometimes a white bedroom can seem a little plain, adding a colour on one wall
as a feature will add some drama if using a darker colour.

This dark moody blue works great with white and greys and is from the 
Laura Ashely paint range.

It is called Midnight Seaspray and is on offer at the moment which is a 
real bonus!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Love Rose Gold?

Rose gold is still a very popular colour and not just for fashion and interiors.

Click here to read more from the BBC.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

What do you do with old garden furniture?

I've had this set of wood and metal furniture for around 20 years and it was looking tired.

I decided to paint the metal and wood the same colour, a pale grey satinwood from B&Q's
 own paint range.

I also used a white primer first to make the grey brighter.

I had my little helpers with me throughout the project.

After painting the bench in all one colour it looks like a new piece of garden furniture.

It was much easier painting it in all one colour.

What do you think to it?

Do you have any projects in mind this Summer?

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Designer classic

A second-hand Hermes Birkin bag has sold for £162,500 ($217,144) in London, a new European record for the most expensive handbag sold at auction.
The 2008 Himalaya Birkin, with an 18-carat white gold diamond encrusted lock, exceeded its list price of £100,000 - £150,000 on Tuesday.
The record for a bag sold at auction - also a Hermes Birkin - is £253,700 ($380,000), set in Hong Kong in 2017.
It is the "undisputed most valuable bag in the world," Christie's said. 
It was first time the bag had been offered in a European auction, said Matthew Rubinger, international director at the auctioneers.
The 10-year-old niloticus crocodile bag was said to be in "grade 2 condition" - with no obvious flaws. 
It measures just 30cm wide - smaller than the original Birkin handbag - and is made from nilo crocodile hide and features diamonds.

Source: BBC

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentine's Day from Paris!

In Paris couples put a padlock with their initials written on, on to bridges
on the Siene to show their love for each other.

The Je t'aime wall on Square des Abbesses spells out "I love you" in every language.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Dior exhibition in Paris

I was fortunate enough to catch the Dior exhibition in Paris before it end at the
beginning of January.

The exhibition was full of amazing, beautiful dress, accessories and clothes.

The fabrics were just awesome!

So much detail in the embroidery.

The colours, fabrics and textures are so easy to transfer to your home.

For example an embroidered cushion and green throw would be perfect
accessories for Spring to update your home.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Paris street art

On a recent trip to Paris I noticed lots of street art.

Quite a mix of styles, colour and designs.