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Monday 28 February 2011

10 Things I Learned & Loved This Weekend

1. My favourite bow tie made an appearance on Friday night for a friend's leaving party.
2. I wrote about one of my favourite blog posts from last week on Elle Decor's Design Insider's feature.
3. I love this tear from the March issue of Conde Nast Traveller.
4. Blue and white striped shoes? Snapped up in a flash!
5. Coloured tumblers - roll on the first picnic of the season.
6. Ditte Isager took beautiful photographs for the Anthropologie catalogue.
7. No Strings Attached raised a smile or two, but it wasn't the best romcom.
8. Loved this vintage airline tags print.
9. Pineapple tea light holders are fun.
10. I liked the quirky feel to this Paul Smith iPhone case.

Sunday 27 February 2011

Sunday's Bright Links

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A lazy, long weekend in Orange, NSW.
Great wedding photography.
A lovely introduction to the Haus Press Etsy store.
Pia Jane Bijkerk relaunched her photography and styling website.
Five cheap and easy DIY projects.
Caitlin posted a great kitchen round up.

Saturday 26 February 2011

Happy Weekend

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Well folks, we're on the move back to London next week, so this weekend is all about packing, packing, packing. I'm so excited to return to the city that I've loved since I was a young child, but before I can enjoy being back in The Big Smoke, there are latte bowls to wrap, stack and pack. Thank you for your company this week, enjoy your weekend!

Friday 25 February 2011

Ideal Home, The Colour Issue

There was much excitement when the April issue of Ideal Home dropped through the letterbox yesterday - it's the colour issue! Evidently I was in my element for the whole issue, but it was their five different cover looks that really caught my eye. Editors from across the magazine reveal their favourite cover looks and there's advice on how to translate the look into your own home. One of the strongest issues to come out of Ideal Home Towers in a while - bravo! Before you clock off for the weekend, let me know which cover look you like best.
Ideal Home | Styling, Hannah Deacon | Photographs, Tim Young

Thursday 24 February 2011

Home Tour: Art Nouveau Style

The classic details and high ceilings in this apartment are telling of the building's turn of the century Art Nouveau style. Flooded with natural light and furnished with a hint of tongue-in-cheek attitude, this place instantly caught my eye. I like how it's been styled to illustrate the different atmospheres of the rooms: the bedroom is calm and serene for writing and relaxing, whilst the dining area, playroom and entryway are more playful in their approach. My favourite parts of the apartment are the dramatic ceiling heights and the small, but perfectly formed kitchen. How about you?

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Zara Home: Phase Two Spring/Summer 2011

After tempting us all with the first release of their 2011 spring/summer collection a few weeks ago, Zara Home has now published the second phase of the collection, and it's just as tempting as the first. Split into five different looks - Ethnic, Country, Colour, White and Chic - there's a vast array of colours, textures and fabrics to choose from. Each section of the collection has a standout piece, but overall I think my favourite items are the Diamond tumblers and the Smithy cushion. What's catching your eye?
1. Orlando cushion, £19.99 | 2. Radja blanket, £89.99 | 3. Velvet cushion, £9.99
1. Jimena jug, £9.99 | 2. Ploermel bread plate, £7.99 | 3. Dug cava flute, £5.99 | 4. Adena blanket, £89.99
1. Acacia photo frame, £15.99 | 2. Sunny cushion, £19.99 | 3. Aline blanket, £89.99
1. Velvet cushion, £9.99 | 2. Abigail napkin x4, £19.99 | 3. Hacienda rug, £319.99
1. Cruise rug, £89.99 | 2. Diamond tumbler x6, £3.99 | 3. Voyage blanket, £69.99
1. Rumbo rug, from £89.99 | 2. Olimpia plate charger x2, £9.99
1. Zigzag cushion, £19.99 each | 2. Jade cushion, £19.99  | 3. Advika cushion, £25.99
1. Smithy cushion, £19.99 | 2. Hector place mat x2, £12.99 | 3. Camomila napkin x4, £16.99

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Three Effortlessly Stylish Dining Rooms

Whether you use it several times a year for holiday entertaining, or barely leave it because you are a serial dinner party host, there's no doubt you'll want your dining room to match your personality. If you're used to silver service, you might opt for a Modern Formal scheme; a traditional look updated with gloss brights for a dash of modernity. More casual in your approach? Then Country Charm is the look for you. With it's relaxed vibe and simple colour palette, this scheme would be the perfect backdrop for many a tea party - how very British! Finally, if your parties often feature music from the likes of Lady GaGa, you might be more at home with the bold and vibrant Retro Revival theme! One thing that's consistent throughout all these spaces are the simple elements that make them unique: colour, pattern and texture. Which space is for you?
Red | 1. Red; Chris Everard | 2. IPC syndication; H&G; Debi Treloar | 3. Red

Monday 21 February 2011

10 Things I Learned & Loved This Weekend

1. Things Organised Neatly is such a great blog.
2. I fell hard and fast for this simple and industrial bathroom storage.
3. These owl mascots made by students in Stockholm are super cute.
4. I've never owned a pair of Espadrille shoes, but this pair might be my first.
5. I found the perfect summer bag.
6. I love the bold patterns and colours used in Diane von Furstenberg's new home collection.
7. Isn't this camera print fun?!
8. I finally bought a subscription to Anthology.
9. I'd like to add this cute fellow to my ceramic animal menagerie.
10. I've been looking for a pair of specs like these for so long.

Sunday 20 February 2011

Sunday's Bright Links

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Thanks to the lovely Mackenzie, Bright.Bazaar was featured on Elle Decor's website this week.
Check out the cracking DIYs and decor of this wedding in Byron Bay.
The new catalogue from AphroChic is a colourful treat.
A dreamy holiday cottage in Provence, France.
This photography project gets better and better.
Oh, Hello Friend's wedding looks like it was a day of pure joy.
Adele performing Someone Like You live at the Brit Awards.

Saturday 19 February 2011

Happy Weekend

I'm in the mood for a little baking this weekend. I'm going to fill our place with the aroma of freshly baked cupcakes before crashing out on the sofa with the latest Martha Stewart Living and an indulgent romcom for company - the chores can wait! What are your plans for the weekend?

Friday 18 February 2011

Tine K Home Spring/Summer Collection 2011

Tine K Home always delivers a collection that oozes a gentle air of sophistication; never pretentious in their approach, season after season they present their assortment in a considered and effortlessly stylish manner. Their spring/summer 2011 offering continues in this vein with simple, classic patterns in delicate colourways. Thanks to Lana, I discovered that the collection was styled and photographed in an old laundry house that dates back to the 1880's, which is on Denmark's 2nd largest island, Fyn. So there you have it: a dash of trivia and a generous helping of delicious interior accessories - what more could one ask for on a Friday?!

Thursday 17 February 2011

Market Picks: Home Accessories

Time Talks wall clock, £306, Dot Maison | Guest bath towel x2, £6.99, H&M Home | Hive vase, $24, West Elm | Silver Owl, €4.95, Le Souk | Party teacup and saucer, £7.95 each, Heals | Joanie cushion, £20, Habitat | Ravello lamp, $695, Jonathan Adler

Wednesday 16 February 2011

DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Spring/Summer Collection 2011

Nauticals for spring? OK, so perhaps not the most inventive of themes, but beyond the anchors and ropes there are a few gems within DAY Birger et Mikkelsen's spring/summer collection. Take the graphic black and white textiles, for example, or the Day Sunflower cushion, all of which are standout pieces from the collection. With three colour themes - nautical blues, graphic blacks and romantic pinks and nudes - the spring/summer offering is fairly accessible for a number of schemes. So dive on in and take look at the beautifully styled collection.
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