Friday, 17 July 2009

Styling small spaces

VOGUE Stylist Pippa Holt's decorating style echoes her fashion philosophy: mixing one-off items with high-street and designer buys to create a statement look with an original, eclectic finish. Pippa cleverly creates a sense of space by using lots of mirrors in her dinky bathroom.


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Anthropologie jumps the pond

Anthropologie is the latest US store to set up shop in Regent Street. Think Urban Outfitters grown up - this stateside store has it all. From bohemian cotton blouses to flea-market chic homewares and adorable handmade notebooks. Here are a few of my favourites (minus the gorgeous homewares because I can't get hold of any good images)...

This floral necklace is so pretty. Make this your statement summer necklace!

Anthropologie's stationery collection is equally as adorable as their jewllery collection. This turquoise paperweight instantly brings unmistakable glamour to any 'in tray'. And with one of these vintage inspired bookmarks you can add vintage beauty to your otherwise grimy tube journey.

Doors don't open till late 2009, so go online to familiarise yourself with their stunning collections -

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Living with Light

I love the creative use of this upturned wooden crate to make a bedside table. The organic drift-wood feel of the crate looks so effective with this white scheme.

I love this Scandinavian style, especially this pale grey kitchen with porcelain farmhouse sink. I'm usually one for zero clutter and prefer things encased in beautiful furniture in the kitchen, distressed armoires are a favourite of mine, however the simple lines of the shelves in this Nordic kitchen look just stunning and with the pale palette and bright light don't look cluttered at all. Merely a display area for your ceramic collection - with the yellow accent colour complementing perfectly.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Wendy Marchbanks

These quirky and innovative fabrics are the exciting creations of new lifestyle brand, Wendy Marchbanks.

Wendy takes time to capture the nostalgia of story telling and imagery, with illustrations evolved from her childhood imagination. The careful juxtaposition of unusual shapes and illustrations, seemingly lacking in narrative, stimulate the mind of the viewer and allow them to see their own story.

I love this mint green fabric with soft circular shapes. I think it would look stunning made into full length curtains with white wash walls and furniture. To view more of this exciting new lifestyle brand visit

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Best of British

I don't know about you, but with our pound looking so sorry for itself I shall definitely be enjoying what Britain has to offer this summer. Add some patriotic optimism to your home with these fun British accessories from Pedlars. I love the outdoor ceramic tea set and British flag tea towels.