Monday, November 4, 2013

Mismatched Style for a Grand Autumnal Effect

Photographer: Nina Broburg
Images from Livet Hemma

So I think I am fully back in the swing of absorbing all things lovely about interiors, it's not hard for me really. I have always been obsessed with interiors so wanting to blog about it will not be hard, finding the time to sit down and actually write something may be a little tricky with a little one who's about to start crawling any day now.

We don't have our keys yet so I am spending a lot of time browsing for inspiration and drooling over seasonal lifestyle shots. I am also trying to do the odd practical thing like find fittings that will fit into the tiny bathroom that we will soon have and figure out who to get to knock down one of our walls in the kitchen.

But until we get the keys I can't finalise any of that, so I can do the fun bit - create mood boards, and get carried away with myself browsing online.

I love autumn or the fall, I love halloween, crunchy golden leaves, I love the cosy evenings inside when we start to light the fire - so when I was sent the above images by Livet Hemma I had to share them with you. Mismatched chairs and table wear is a popular look that I have long been a fan of and I love the grand autumnal feel of these images. The colour on the walls, the large jug of grass and the miss matched fabrics on the table. This setting is cosy, grand and relaxed all together. I wonder if I will ever be able to achieve such a sophisticated yet casual feel for a small get together - probably not for a good few years!

What do you think of this look? Do you think it is possible to achieve a level of stylish/ sophisticated living with babies and young children in the house?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I'm glad to be back - how are you?

It is well over a year since my last post and I didn't even say I was taking a break! - probably because I didn't know myself.

It has been a busy couple of years for my family and I. We had a baby boy in February and made the decision a few months ago to move back to Scotland where I am from. We arrived a month ago and have already put an offer in on a house. 

It's funny how things turn out, it took us a long time to get around to any major life events and then we got married, had a baby, moved country and are in the process of buying a house all in the space of just over a year. Most of my friend's bought their first property around 10 years ago and so it has taken us a while to get on the property ladder but I have always wanted to put my own stamp on a place. This will come as no surprise to anyone who read this blog a few years ago - I was an interior design nut with no interior to design!

Anyway, I decided - what better time to return to the blog than now. You can follow my home improvement journey and hopefully I will be able to provide some decent before and after pictures. We don't have the keys yet so it may be some time before I can take any before photos but in the meantime I can start to share some inspiration with you that will hopefully influence the look and feel of our home.

I'm glad to be back - how are you?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Looking for inspiration with shop style

NARS, Kate Spade, Habitat, John Lewis


Hello and happy new year! I have to admit that I haven't been very inspired this year so far! I think it is because I have been told to rest by the doctor and so haven't been able to get out and about to get my creative juices flowing. Instead I have been trying to find some inspiration online.

Yesterday I came across Shop Style - have you ever used it? You can browse their database of products and create an editorial style layout. You can even bring in your own images or graphics to add to the page. It is way easier and quicker than using a vector graphics program but obviously it is limited and you can't be as creative.

I though I would try a colour board as my first attempt with the site - a bit like the ones I used to do on the blog. What do you think? I love the chair! You should be able to click on the images to go direct to the products although I haven't tested this yet!
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