By Hannah, 20-Mar-2012 11:48:00
A few weeks ago my lovely husband came home with some Ladureé macaroons. The colours were so spring like and fresh that I took some pictures to share.
The flavours were amazing! there was Orange Blossom, Black forest, Pistachio, Rose and Raspberry.
By Hannah, 19-Mar-2012 16:25:00
I'm sure you and everybody in the english speaking world has heard this song by now... But I can't get it (or the video) out of my mind.
Who knew a fairly average looking guy in arty painty stuff could be so sexy?
By Hannah, 15-Mar-2012 11:21:00
What is yarn bomb? Seriously why am I seeing this? As far as I can tell yarn bomb is taking pictures of random stuffs covered with string. All I can say is I love it! If this amount of colour doesn't get you in the mood for spring then you are a bore.
If you are a master knitter unlike myself! get out there and start yarn bombing. I know I would rather see this out and about than grimy grafitti.
Anyone seen any of this? Im sure it would be a lovely way to pimp up items around the house too!
Right off to get some knitting needles and tie myself in knots!
By Hannah, 07-Feb-2012 09:00:00
My Grandma is amazing at putting interiors together. She has always been very young at heart and has an amazing house which, even now, she is constantly updating with new colours and pieces. Years spent as an antiques dealer have taught her so much as well as having a natural flair for design, without being too slushy (yuk!) she is an amazing role model and I would love to have one half of her energy.
Aaanyway... My grandma's great rule for creating interiors applies here; Use one colour that clashes and stands out. This may seem simple but I believe that most people get so bogged down in creating a 'scheme' that it seems too matchy matchy and ends up flat. You need one tiny thing in the room that literally screams at the other stuff. Then you go from "nice room, could see it on the pages of the Next catalogue" to "holy sh*t how unfair that room is so effortlessly cool" Its about contradiction and making an interior personal and lived in.
You can see how this works in the photo above. The one reason it is so beautiful is the red sash. If it was dusky pink or champagne gold in colour, I believe, no one would have looked twice at this image, let alone pinned it.
With this photo in mind I have tried to show how you could use this colour philosophy to create a room that would be a calming yet lived-in bedroom or living room.
What do you love about colour?
Antoinette fainting sofa by ‘Kiwi’. Beautiful mustard colour, a lovely combination of modern shape with classic fabric and style www.urbanoutfitters.com
Duck egg wreath http://pinterest.com/pin/27443878949134738/
French country Eau de Nil wallpaper. 1950’s print and beautiful Eau De Nil colourway. http://www.wallpaperspace.co.uk/
Red Lampe Berger http://lampebergerparis.co.uk/page/4/ I recently got a Lampe Berger for Christmas (mine is blue) They are a little known French refillable fragrance lamp and they are a beautiful way of perfuming your home. The scents are very pervasive and only 10 minutes of burn time gives an impressively long lasting effect. They are pricey but I would definitely recommend.
White lamps http://pinterest.com/pin/18288843483759456 Playing with texture rather than colour in an interior really looks calming and classy.
By Hannah, 06-Feb-2012 13:34:00
Frankie Loves the snow, he would stay out in it all day if I would let him. He hates his coat that I make him wear (all the other dogs at the park say it makes him look fat)
He has been playing all weekend with my little sister on the sledge. They go down the hill; her on the sledge, him hoppity jumping down along side her and then he tries to bite the sledge as she drags it back up the hill. Its a simple game and a simple life for a little girl and a little dog, I am starting to think they have a comparable mental age. I'm not sure whether that is worse for the 2 year old collie or the 9 year old girl.
We took Frankie for a walk in the woods and took some photos, happy snow day!
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