Friday, January 28, 2011

today I'm thinking about lights

I often think about what type of lights I'm going to have in my house one day. Should I choose something different in each room, or should I stick to a certain theme? (It's funny the things one thinks about - this would never enter my partner, Richard's, mind!).

There are so many beautifully designed ceiling lights available now days. Lights can really make or break the look of a room, so I think it's so important to get it right. Chandeliers are classic and can look absolutely stunning, but a simple light hanging from the ceiling (similar to the below image) is also gorgeous.

What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I just came across this amazing new online shop called COCOCOZY.

Coco (her nickname) has produced her first line of beautiful fine linen pillows, knit throws, window coverings and unique finds. I particularly love the geometric prints, which are available in a mix of colours.

Not only does Coco have great taste, but what I admire mostly is that, like myself, she is not an interior designer or decorator but rather, Coco is simply following her passion for homewares and beautiful pieces, whilst working full-time in a completely different area. Very inspirational!

Coco's shop and blog are definitely worth visiting. All the best Coco!

Friday, January 21, 2011

suzani craze

I know suzani textiles have been popular for a while now, but I still can't get enough of them. Beautifully created with amazing colours, suzani throws look fantastic on any wall, floor or bed.

A couple of months ago I came across L'Aviva Home, who sell stunning textiles (including suzani textiles), objects and dowry's. It's definitely well worth checking out their website.

Another great store is Material Recovery, from Etsy. Material Recovery perfectly pair antique textiles from Central and East Asia with vintage and antique furniture to create unique and stunning pieces to fill one's home. (I have my eye on a few of their lamp shades!!)

Anyway, enjoy looking at the pictures and browsing the websites. You will definitely add a couple of pieces to your "to buy one day" list!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

an ideal bathroom

I cannot get enough of these pictures.

These images just ooze simplicity and style - the stone / concrete sink and tiles on the floor - what a perfect bathrooom! I just love it!

Images via the style files

Thursday, January 6, 2011

eclectic sweedish home

Whilst the below pictures have been posted on several blogs (emmas design blog and style-files), I just have to post it as well. The interior is so cool and I'm just absolutely loving it.

Each piece works so well together and creates such a fantastic fun, chic and eclectic look. Stunning!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

african clay necklaces

Happy New Year everyone!

It's been a while since I have posted a blog. Sorry - I have been enjoying the Christmas festive season too much and I have been away. I have just returned from a fabulous holiday in Noosa, Queensland. Oh, it was so relaxing - I didn't want to leave!

Anyway, back to work again and back to reality. I'm already browsing the Internet for our next holiday!

I have recently sourced the below pictured African clay necklaces and I absolutely adore them. Unique, chic and stylish, a combination of the plain beaded necklace with the cross necklace looks fabulous together. Absolutely beautiful! I hope you like them too!