10 Beautiful Rooms

PHOTOGRAPHY- MIKKEL RUSSEL: HOUSE OF PICTURES

We’re getting to the fun bit of the loft conversion now – the shopping. Actually I’m probably being a bit prematures as technically we still have no roof, but I have scaled the dizzy (literally) heights of the scaffolding and been up to see what’s going on. I was fine going up but realised, after…

Steel Desk

desk_1

I spent years wanting a vintage steel desk. For a long time there was one in the window of our local antique/retro/junk shop but it cost around £1,800 and was way out of our budget. I think perhaps it was way out of anyone else’s too as it was there for such a long time.…

Animal Magic by Abigail Ahern

abigail ahern owl lamp

Right we’re going to have some fun today. It’s the weekend and we could all do with some light relief so I thought we’d take a look at Abigail Ahern’s range of animal lamps for Debenhams. Now it’s fair to say they won’t be for everyone. I have a feeling that himself, who frankly isn’t…

The Househunter

crittal windows

Good Day to you all (see I did that for those of you who visit in the evening) I trust you’re all feeling better than you did yesterday. Now, have you got a cup of coffee, glass of wine, digestive biscuit to hand because we’re going to dive straight in with a few lovely houses…

Hektar Lamp from IKEA

via diana ahlgrimm on pinterest

So we braved the weekend hordes and went to Ikea during a weekend. The 11yo’s room was nearly ready and we needed to get the storage boxes and lighting sorted out before he could move back in. Well, I say nearly ready, in terms of where we were a week ago it now has a…

Jimbob Art Plates

jimbobart new range plates

It is a mystery to me why I don’t already own some of these plates. They are by James Ward, aka Jimbobart, and he designs these gorgeous ceramics in his east London studio and they are fired in Stoke on Trent. The top images features some of his new range including the Cheese Defender, cousin…

Wall Lights and Marble Tables

leather chair from french connection home

I only meant to show you one image for today’s post. There was only meant to be one object of design. But then I couldn’t choose which one. For gathered within these five images are all elements that I would be very happy to use in the loft. Everything is from French Connection, some of…

10 Beautiful Rooms

blakes london kitchen

So, the best of this weeks pins, browsings and inspirations for your Monday Beautiful Rooms post. This is the headquarters of Jo Malone created by one of my favourite designers; Rose Uniacke. She’s know for her ability to create calm spaces that don’t look too “done”. There’s very little colour in here and its quite…

Antique Silver Coffee Table

eichholtz silver drum side table

Oh I do love this silver side table. It would totally be the showstopping piece in the room and would look great contrasted with a velvet sofa (check) wooden floors and rugs or any colour (check) and lots of soft lighting (winning again) and, the latest trend, house plants (working on that one). Now, in…