Saturday, 13 August 2011

Simple pleasures

Est magazine never fails to impress and inspire. If you enjoy trend spotting and delighting in mesmorisingly splendid photography and styling you must subscribe immediately.

I. Love. it.

May I share 3 awesome creatives Est magazine has kindly shared with me today:

Marjon Hoogervorst / Photography / Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Leibowitz & McLachlan / Interior Design / Sydney, Australia

Thanks to a little Spitalfields market mooch I've got a vintage cake stand just like this!

Sian MacPherson / Interior Design / Melbourne, Australia

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


Well, thanks to the clever minds over at Jonathon Adler you can now design your own cushion covers, rugs, throws and totes from a huge range of gorgeous patterns and colours. It's so much fun and really easy to use! I actually thought there was perhaps too much choice - it took me ages to decide on sharing this little trio...

If it weren't for the unaffordable designer price tag, fit for Gwyneth Paltrow and the like, I would kit my flat out immediately. Well at least it's provided me with some harmless fun for half an hour - now back to work! humph.

Summer brights

It seems a bit old news to write about summer seeing as we should be well on to Autumn/Winter trends now (or Christmas for us Stylists!) - but I can't help recognising these punchy summer colours Leslie Shewring has styled. As always her work is the look of military coordination...

I hereby salute you Leslie, as the queen of colour palettes, moodboards and cute DIY details!

To me this fusion of aquamarines and citrus tones conjures up thoughts of fresh mint mojitos... or perhaps a fresh mint tea seeing as it is only lunchtime!

I think this colour palette would be most suited to a conservatory space or compact/balcony garden - with painted pots and garden furniture in limes, blues and yellows, and cushions or seat pads in ikat patterns.

Green Ikat Napkins by Horchow

Lifestyle images from Homes & Gardens magazine, with Photography by Tom Leighton