Thursday, 9 December 2010

the french bedroom company..

.... has the most beautiful furniture in the world! Okay so I'm starting to gush a little but it's only because I love it that much. I would just love to have my house full of these stunning products. Here is a small selection of the style of their furniture.

pure ceramics

I really like white ceramics - there is something so pure and clean about them. Here are a few samples of some of the beautiful pieces that are out there right now - they're so stunning that they make me jealous that I can't create these pieces of art myself!

Jo Davis Ceramics is an exquisite example of how such a simple material can be used to create the most elegant sculptures that will enhance and add beauty to your home.

I really adore these cute pieces of pottery from Art Mind. I think they are so sweet and quite ingenious in their simplicity.

And just so I've mentioned Christmas today.... West Elm have these beautiful ceramic owls as part of their Christmas decoration range!


cushions galore

Whilst flicking through Ideal Home today I saw one of the most beautiful cushions I'd ever seen, I went to find it online only to discover it is now unavailable {insert appropriate rant/sigh of disappoint here}. It did however lead to me gazing longingly at the cushions of many many many other stores and I thought I'd share with you the best of the bunch - ironically the ones I've put together are nothing like the cushion that sparked this blog (the one I saw was pretty and girly whilst these are more retro-y/funky) however I hope you enjoy them!

Ferm Living do a great selection of cushion prints - they come in various colours and styles, all of which are made with high quality silk and filled with down. At €67 they are a little pricier than your average cushion but definitely worth it when you look at these unique designs!

I absolutely adore these gorgeous cushions by designer Jan Constantine (though I am the first to admit that when these union jack cushions first started to appear in the shops I did recoil in horror - I guess the jokes on me!). These are the most girly looking union jack cushions I've seen and they're available through Graham & Green and range from £65-£90.

Continuing on with the Britania theme, I have some cushions from one of my fave sites Rockett St George. Here we have the eastend pub crawl cushion at £35 (available in four designs), the vintage union jack cushion at £95 and these fabulous bespoke and eco friendly letter cushions at £45.

I have saved my favourite cushion for last and that one is Bus Route Destination Cushion. It's priced at £85 and I heart it!


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

the art of wrapping

It's a little known fact that the wrapping of a christmas gift is as exciting as the gift itself... well maybe not but it is important! It's also becoming more and more popular to avoid the generic christmas wrapping found in supermarkets and the high street to opt for buying more creative and unique wrapping accessories that add some extra sparkle and personalization to a gift.

I discovered these gift tags whilst looking at the blog of the designer and think they are absolutely gorgeous {so gorgeous in fact that I think I would struggle to give them away}. They are by Marley and Lockyer and I can't help but marvel at how adorable they are... they would definitely add that little something extra to a Christmas gift

If you are looking something modern and sleek then short grass designs have the gift tags for you! These beautiful letterpress gift tags are simple and sophisticated not to mention an absolute bargain.

And last, but definitely not least are some gorgeous gift tag designs by Amy Moss. These little gems are free to download and are just lovely!


top ten - home inspiration

1. Tiled Capiz Boxes from Westelm
2. Tea Box from Velvet Brown
3. Cup Cake Stand from Velvet Brown
4. 'Home Made' Cookie Stamp from Velvet Brown

5. Ceramic White Alarm Clock from Westelm
6. Nippon Magazine Shelf from Red Candy
7. Flamp Lamp Noir from Red Candy

8. 1950's Diner Phone from Pedlars
9. Bus Blind Light box from Pedlars
10. Triangle Lamp by Birgit Ostergaard from Bodie & Fou


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

a frosted christmas

One of the best things about Christmas is shopping for new decorations! Every year I trawl through the shops and the web trying to find another couple of those 'special' baubles to add some extra glitz to my tree! I'm a firm believer that a good decoration collection takes years to put together so if you're anything like me, you will have found yourself committed to a particular theme and then salivating at all the trinkets and ornaments that do NOT go with your colour scheme... don't get me wrong I absolutely adore my tree; think traditional red and gold, train sets, stockings, candy canes and gingerbread houses. I do however covet the silver sparkles of a frosted tree. Cox & Cox have a beautiful range of decorations this season which go so well with the abundance of snow and frost we're having this year:

Another website which has some beautiful decorations is Velvet Brown - I recently discovered this site and love pretty much everything they sell!