Thursday, July 28, 2011

Friday Favourites

My colour for Friday Favourites this week is mint. I absolutely love mint and have really been loving the patterned dinnerware available recently in places like anthropologie and west elm, especially in mint.

1. Tolix chair in mint from design within reach $212.50
2. Modernist mug from west elm €7.49
3. Super skinny belt from ASOS £6.00
4. Candle holder from Ferm Living €29.95
5. Nails in gone fishing from Top Shop £5.00
6. Studio 2 - oak from Ferm Living €93.95

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Love the Look

This weeks love the look is a bedroom featured in house and home designed by Barbara Purdy. This bedroom is just the right mix of bright and cozy. Bright enough to wake you up on a sunny morning and cozy enough to curl up and relax on a rainy night. I've posted about grey and mustard before here - I just love these two colours together!

Here's how you can get the look:

1 - Hummingbird cushion from Natural History - £70
2 - Momo wall light in white from John Lewis - £130
3 - Shabby key rail from The Door Stop on Etsy - $18
4 - Grey stripe duvet cover from West Elm -  €50.49
5 - Chunky pine side table from Konteaki Furniture - £95
6 - Enamel flower jug from dot com gift shop - from £13.95
7 - Bubbles quilt in Horseradish from West Elm - €65.85

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Favourites

A new look to my Friday Favourites as I wasn't very keen on the old look. I have decided to do this by colour theme for a while so have included a bit of fashion as well as home wares. I seem to have had a bit of an orange obsession recently. Probably because I am still waiting for summer to start in Ireland and feel the need to add some sunny colours into my life!

1. Reidar chair in orange from ikea $49.99
2. Meet me at sunset nail polish from essie rrp $8.00
3. Orange converse from American Athletics $44.99
4. Martini side table from West Elm €95.82 
5. Toast to you top handle cross body from Olive and Joy $68
6. Jali cushion in orange from Lombock £32

Happy weekend!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mini moderns for sophisticated kiddies

Have you heard of Mini Moderns? They are based in London and have a range of some gorgeous prints on wallpaper, textiles and homewares. They are influenced by designs from the 50s and these designs are predominantly for kids rooms although I wouldn't mind any of these pieces myself. They are now stocked by Heals and you can buy direct from Mini Moderns. I particulary like the Whitby cushion - in the turquoise. 

Which is your favourite?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cutting Down

I am pretty busy at the moment so I am cutting down on my blogging a bit. I am going to try to do as much as possible but may reduce the frequency of my Love the Look feature to once every two weeks as it takes me quite a bit of time to compile. You can still flick through a few old posts here, here or here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Colour Board - Teal and Coral

Images from top left clockwise, a creative mint, chamelonite on flickr, rachel med on flickr and mon tout

I decided to put together a colour board because there are so many lovely colour possibilities out there. This combination of teal and coral would be good in an interior for a lounge or for a table setting or even for a wedding colour scheme. My personal feeling with this particular combination is that less is more. I would probably accessorize with these colours against a white backdrop and perhaps just have one feature wall or a couple of pieces of furniture in teal or coral.

The paint colours are all from dulux, names as follows from left to right:

Javan Dawn 2, Javan Dawn 3, Caribbean Dawn 3, Caribbean Dawn 1

I don't know if this will be a regular thing or not but I enjoyed putting this board together so I will definitely do a few more.

What do you think of this colour combination?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Favourites - Cereal Bowls

This week my Friday favourite is cereal bowls. I actually have plain white bowls just now but I think I may have to buy some colourful ones too as there are some lovely patterns and finishes available just now.

1 - Modern bowl in blue from West Elm  €5.87
2 - Studio stoneware cereal bowl in grey from John Lewis £7
3 - Provence Rose set of 4 bowls from Cath Kidson  £22
4 - Piecrust bowl from Anthropologie  €14
5 - Rotor small stoneware bowl in black from Hus & Hem  £12.25

Have a lovely weekend

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rice new season arrivals

I know a lot of people in blog land are well aware of the wonders of Danish company Rice. I first found out about their existence because a coffee shop in Galway sells some of their gorgeous colourful goodies. Some of their products for next season are starting to feature on their website. What do you think? I love the smile doormat, just what you need to welcome people (and yourself) home on a rainy day!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Love the Look

This weeks room for love the look is a delightful dining room as featured in the gallery of the house to home collection of magazines. I love the printed lampshades that look like tiles from the med and the vintage style glassware. I managed to find the actual lampshade, it is from Habitat which I have heard has gone into administration. You can find a similar one from Helen Rawlinson if you want an alternative.

Here's how you can get the look:

1 - Persia large lampshade from Habitat - £45
2 - Blomster set of 3 candle holders from Ikea - £15.99
3 - Jars green fruit cup from John Lewis - £13
4 - Burleigh Arden cerial bowl from John Lewis -  £9.25
5 - Helianthus Goblet in turquoise from Anthropologie - €10
6 - Pair of valder dining chairs in scarlet red from - from £29.50
7 - Pair of valder dining chairs in sky blue from - €32

Monday, July 11, 2011

Atelier Halo Simply Stylish

I discovered Atelier Halo via that great tool for discovering all things beautiful - Pinterest

Atelier Halo is designer Fanny Cavin who is based in the southwest of France. She creates items in porcelain that she wants to be simple and useful.There is something really charming about these pieces. I think it is the simplicity I love. You can visit Fanny's shop here.

What do you think?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Favourites - note pads

I do miss having lots of paper around the house. With iphones and laptops at the centre of our lives we don't have many notepads in our place. I want to make an effort to have more around the apartment just for jotting down ideas when I think of them. They are so much nicer to read back over, especially if you keep them for years. So that's what my Friday Favourite is this week- and there are so many gorgeous ones I may have difficulty choosing.

Here are the five I have it narrowed down to -this week anyhow!

1 - Mustard leather journal from Susan Holland on Etsy  $39
2 - Spade pocket journals from Kate Spade  $18
3 - Pantone notebook from John Lewis  £6.25
4 - Pink Panama notebook from Smythson £45
5 - Bursting with brilliance notebook from Katie Blair designs on Etsy $10

Have a note filled weekend :-)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Stunning prints from Summersville

I just found this Etsy seller Summersville via pinterest whilst browsing. I love finding a new Etsy seller especially one where I want every item in the shop!

I love the double sided wrapping paper. There are lots of simply lovely fabric prints in delicious colours. Head over to Lu Summers Etsy shop for more treats.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Love the Look

This weeks love the look is an open plan kitchen - living area from a home for sale as featured on bo-laget. I love the white forrest wallpaper and the bright yellow. I also love the use of a set of white chairs with an odd pink and blue chair thrown in for interest. What do you think of this look?

Here's how you can get the look:

1 - Ottava pendant lamp from Ikea - €30.99
2 - Large bow lamp from - £99
3 - Cole and Sons woods wallpaper from John Lewis - £55 per roll
4 - Yellow mosaic tiles from tiles and bathroom -  £11.02 per sheet
5 - Blue isaac chair from Habitat - £50
6 - Littala green maribowl from hus and hem - from £19
7 - 3107 chair in white from The Conran Shop - £339
8 - Red dining chairs from - £49 for 2

Monday, July 4, 2011

Website obsession - Rie Elise Larsen

I just found an amazing website packed full of gorgeous goodies. Rie Elise Larsen is a stylist who worked for a number of the leading Danish magazines and in 2008 created her own home accessories collection. 

The wrapping paper is stunning and I will certainly be purchasing some as I can never find nice paper when I am looking for it. I also love the papier mache lamps and kitchen textiles. The jewellery and bags are pretty yummy too. I think I have just found my new website obsession.

There is a list of stockists in Europe on the website and an inspiration page with lots of lovely styling ideas using these gorgeous things. Head over there now, you'll be drooling!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Favourites - Coloured vases

This week my Friday favourite is vases. I adore white vases with texture and glass vases, but I have decided to focus on coloured vases for this post as I love the use of vases to add a pop of colour to a room.

1 - Paradisverkstan heather stripe vase from Hus and Hem  £29
2 - Large hitch vase from Jonathan Adler  $98
3 - Red rubber vase from Bodie and Fou  £22
4 - Carnaby Hollywood Vase from Jonathan Adler  $48
5 - Small bulb drop vase from Conran Shop  £39

Have a lovely weekend

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