Tuesday, 22 September 2009

It's a card life

Quirky new online stationers, {papermash} caught my eye today with it's simple website showcasing some really fun designs. I love the delightfully designed, hilarious gift tags ...'It's a red, that's all I know' for that last minute claret you buy from the corner shop on your way to a dinner party. Their Parisian polaroid postcards look perfect tucked in ribbon around your brown paper wrapped parcels. Another fun alternative to pretty up your pressies is with their quirky lace and typewriter tape. I've just placed an order for a new notebook and some typewriter tape... fingers crossed the ever long postal strike won't hold them up!!!

For a limited time only you can download for free, a cute typewriter notecard designed exclusively for {papermash} by Irish Illustrator Kathryn Boyle - the perfect notecard to thank friends for a wonderful weekend.


Monday, 14 September 2009

Dreamy bedrooms

How dreamy are these Lombok bedrooms! I have picked 4 favourites to share with you...

delightful distress

The distressed look is the in trend option out of the four and probably my pick of the bunch. The empty picture frames and asymmetrical styling works magically with its neutral distressed backdrop. The only real option furniture wise is untreated wood. Be careful not to overdo the look by adding distressed white furniture into the mix.

french fancy

I am loving the stylist's work in this one. The hat box, pile of classic novels and quilted eiderdown give this modern, angular four-poster majestic grandeur.

oriental paradise

When I look at this I hear trickling waterfalls and tropical bird noises, which is naturally dreamy. This monochrome look is organically complimented by the surrounding foliage. A truly memorizing experience.

vintage twist

Ornamental four-posters like this one are a child hood dream of mine... to own a four-poster bed, to have my own vegetable patch and potting shed, and to have an in and an out drive... the older I become the more distant these dreams become. For example, the in and out drive is no longer on my list, more a Victorian town house in leafy north London, which incidentally is still a very distant dream more so in terms of finances... In terms of the styling of this room, I love the vintage inspired voile canopy and antique accessories.


Monday, 7 September 2009

Selina Lake & Max Attenborough

What a delightful pair. I discovered their work on design blog, decor8, and was mesmerised. These images were styled by Selina, in her London home and photographed by Max Attenborough. I for one am jealous of her beautiful belongings, in particular her vintage collection of eiderdowns and antique china.

To see more of Selina's work visit selinalake.co.uk