A lifetime in the fashion industry - now, sharing my passion for interiors. Follow my reportage of talented creative's & designers. Bx

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Gorgeous Glass


Glass is one of the most amazing light reflective materials. From antique chandelier droplets, bottle stops to decorative pieces. So very decadent.

I have a treasure trove of small glass object d'art from when we repaired antique chandeliers - I cant part with them, particularly the huge mauve  antique droplet , I often wonder what the chandelier would have looked like. Bx

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Nature Inspires - Boa Design Lighting

Photograph by Tomas Miikule Image via www.designboom.com
Lighting by Boa Design 

Flora - reed lamps, inspired by the shape of water -bound plants. A cluster of glass lights create wonderful light reflecting shapes.

They can be individual or grouped, and would 
look great in a group, at varying heights. Bx



Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Sapphire Blue


Shades of intense sapphire blue. Gorgeous clusters and layers of one colour in varying density's 
This titanium quatz ring by Totokaelo is on my wish list. Bx

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Indigo Tatoo



 Kimono inspired patterns with geometric and floral designs. New indigo tones for tattooing. A great choice for men - teamed with denim.
.....remember tatoo trends change, but tattooing is permanent. Bx

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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Fashion Pick of the Week ❤ Rag & Bone S/S15


Modern urban casual-wear by Rag & Bone for New York Fashion week s/s15. Simple, clean silhouettes in indigo cotton hemp. Beautifully constructed with attention to detail.
Have a look at this seasons range of contemporary shapes and basic essentials, in core classic colours. www.rag-bone.com Love this brand. Bx
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Saturday, 9 May 2015

F&B Drawing Room Blue - Painted Kitchens


Drawing Room Blue - paint by Farrow & Ball. A clean graphic feel. Contrast with white for a modern classic approach to a painted kitchen.
Looks fabulous with matching Smeg fridge and subway tiles. Bx

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Friday, 8 May 2015

Lounge Chairs for the Garden

Outdoor furniture for luxury living by Patricia Urquiola, for B&B Italia. A Polyethylene woven structure in griege with a  mottled natural, water repellent finish.
Large lounge chairs are heaven Bx

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Thursday, 7 May 2015

The Bohemian Garden

Create an oasis in the garden with decking, structured seating, lots of colourful cushions. Great with this seasons print trend for palm and tropical plants on white backgrounds. A retro inspired Bohemian paradise.
View lots more palm inspired cushions www.etsy.com
Similar poofs & cushions www.urbanbarn.com

Bold colour and print doesn't suit all interiors - a garden is a fabulous place to experiment with colour and wild prints. Authentic retro fabrics would also look great. Bx

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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Novel - The Mirror of Eden


This week, I am concentrating on my novel called The Mirror of Eden. I am in the process of improving the content, prior to publishing with the aim to have it printed by Nov 2015. I am undertaking a huge project particularly as I have decided to self publish and not send it to agents. It is the total concept that interests me - the cover, the marketing etc.

I am currently trialling the first four chapters with children aged 8-15, although I believe my target age is 8-12. I will not be revealing any content of the book yet, therefore, my blog will cover my journey and information leading up to release. This is a very exciting time for me. If you have children, girls and boys please take a look at my website. Bx

www.themirrorofeden.com

Monday, 4 May 2015

Stella McCartney + Canon - Fashion & Technology

Combining fashion with technology. Stella McCartney designs the Canon EOS 100D box shaped bag. A combination of neutral tones and metallic finish.
The Linda camera bag is on my wish list 'limited edition' ....love the Canon in white. This addresses a huge gap in the market for well designed camera bags. Bx


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Sunday, 3 May 2015

The Stencilled Floor

Following the popularity of painted furniture, stencils have become useful tool to personalise homes.  The intricate lace design (top image) is by Royal Design Studio
Pale grey with white looks fabulous, I recommend tone on tone to give a very subtle effect, Great to disguise concrete floors. Bx


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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Paper Meadow Wallpaper


Wallpaper of scattered meadow flowers in charcoal 
& pale grey. Pretty and contemporary.
Designed by Hannah Nunn. 
Beautifully designed. Bx


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Friday, 1 May 2015

Sara Bran Jewellery

Artisan jewellery in silver & gold, pierced, openwork, lace inspired pieces by French designer Sara Bran.
Beautiful unique, hand-crafted pieces. Bx

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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Planting in Waves of Colour

Photo by Dario Fusaro © Giardino Segreto di Cristiana Ruspa
Planting in hues of mauve and green/grey. 
Grasses soften borders and add subtle movement to the garden. A coastal influence which compliments
gravel / pebble walkways.
Strong block planting. A gorgeous colour combination. Bx

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Fashion Pick of the Week ❤ Prada S/S15


Prada S/S15 - The Clog influence. 
Wooden platform and heel, studded rand and turned up toe shape. Closed toe contemporary sandals & boots.
Look out for interpretations of the clog through to next Summer 2016. Bx



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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Contemporary Wood Lighting - Kwon Jae Min


The Crack Bowl Pendant Light, created by Korean designer Kwon Jae Min. Unique lamps made from thin sheets of polished wood. "Object is the metaphor of that time." Kwon Jae Min.

The simplicity of this lighting design looks fabulous in a group. Love the mix of contemporary design with natural materials. Bx

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Monday, 27 April 2015

*Monthly Mood Creation - Rich Earth Tones

* Once a month I will share with you how I interpret trends, use colours and select beautiful product, creating a mood to style interiors.

Earthy tones of rich brown. Texture and geometric pattern with ethnic overtones. Linear & natural materials. Dark oak flooring and wooden interior accessories. 
Texture is key to combining one colour neutrals. I love influences from around the world to inspire eclectic interior choices. Bx

Where to buy.... 
1. Hand woven Rattan tie-back spinadesign.co.uk
2. Parquet oak flooring Citarra www.thewoodgalleries.co.uk
3. Ceiling light www.horchow.com
4. Cushions www.horchow.com
5. Earthern vessel utsuwanote.exblog.jp
6. Engineered wood flooring Verona www.thewoodgalleries.co.uk
7. Wooden table www.circlefactory.com
8. Embroidered stool via - srta-pepis.tumblr.com
10. Interior www.aedesstudio.com

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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Linear Textured Walls

Add interest to the neutral palette with linear textured wallpaper. Sophisticated embossed linen grains with shimmering highlights & subtle metallic lustre. 
Look fabulous with modern ethnic touches.Bx

Alternative sources;
www.whittakerwells.com - Nobolis/Ralph Lauren/Thibaut/Casamance.

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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Colour Palette of the Month - Warm, Dusty Hues

www.lefevre.be

A warm and unusual colour combination. Warm neutrals mix with multi-colours in dusty hues. 
A large luxurious sofa with statement lamps and sculptures. 
An interior with a feeling of world travel. 

A neutral backdrop with multi cushions and lampshades provide an inspiring view on colour.  Bx

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Friday, 24 April 2015

Fashion Pick of the Week ❤ Prada


 The Prada collection AW15/16. A confident mix of texture and colour - Tailoring with a youthful, retro spirit. Boxy Kelly bags in croc' and ostrich leather (embossed). A neutral outer with an internal layer of colour.
Love this idea for handbags, a fabulous way to use neutral and colour combinations. Bx


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