April 23rd, 2014

Source: Anne-Claire Rohé 

I love the simplicity of this shot. It’s minimalist and graphic but not unfriendly like minimalism can sometimes feel. The mosaic floor is a curious choice? Not sure I would have gone in that direction, but I like the contrast in texture to the very clean sharp walls.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 22nd, 2014
Source: T Magazine
Ummmm Marble. I have a slight obsession with marbles at the moment. I love the movement it can have as seen in the example above. It can add drama where you want to see it or be understated where you don’t. In a kitchen, a bathroom or as accent pieces and furniture, it has an aesthetic quality that is almost unrivalled by other materials (in my opinion - apart from perhaps woods). Big fan right here. Big fan.

Source: T Magazine

Ummmm Marble. I have a slight obsession with marbles at the moment. I love the movement it can have as seen in the example above. It can add drama where you want to see it or be understated where you don’t. In a kitchen, a bathroom or as accent pieces and furniture, it has an aesthetic quality that is almost unrivalled by other materials (in my opinion - apart from perhaps woods). Big fan right here. Big fan.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 21st, 2014

Source: Living Etc

Luscious deep navy’s and pale greys. If you find yourself wanting to revamp a space quickly then try painting it. Paper Paint Library do a fantastic range - look at their new colours called Felt l - V and Salt l - V. Perfect for your skirting, architraves and walls.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 20th, 2014

Source: T Magazine

Well hello! After a few days off and a much needed break I’m back and wishing you all a very Happy Easter. Now on to the important stuff. The above is grey, much like the weather today, but do I love it? Yes. Yes I do (the image not the grey weather). That chair is speaking to me. It’s totally the type of thing that’s catching my eye right now. I feel a long night of trawling eBay ahead…..

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 16th, 2014

Source: Apartment Therapy

Often the first thing to make an impression when someone walks into your house is the hallway - an often overlooked space. I mean it is a transient space after all so it’s not like you’re spending loads of time there, but that’s no reason to neglect it! Funk it up, get wild with tiles or paint, add some fun storage solutions or interesting lighting. There is so much that can be done and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Perhaps a DIY project for this coming Easter Weekend?

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 14th, 2014

Source: Ngoc Minh Ngo

There is something very satisfying about this house. It’s my structured architectural side coming out and I love it! The textures, the straight lines, the feeling of openness and the landscape planting tops it off. Brilliant.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 11th, 2014

Source: Ngoc Minh Ngo

TGIF! Naughty me neglecting my blogging duties. I’ve been a busy busy person but today I came across this and thought it was too good to pass up. I think I’m developing a thing for chocolate coloured floors because I love these! and I’m not sure what that crazy chemistry contraption is in the background but I’ll have that too.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 8th, 2014

Source: Dust Jacket Attic

Spotted this over on Dust Jacket this morning. Isn’t it fab? This Stockholm apartment belongs to Swedish set stylist Joanna Lavén. Her apartment has been featured in Residence mag before but has undergone quite a transformation. It’s a great example of how changing just a few things like paint colours or flooring can have such a different effect.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 7th, 2014
Source: Nuevo Estilo
Lighting has to be one of my favourite aspects to my job. Not designing lighting plans, that can get tedious (however being a geek I actually quite like it even though it does get tedious…) but the pieces themselves, whether it’s a pendant light, table lamp, wall sconce or other. I just think there is so much that can be added by these little beauties. Good lighting should be layered but no one said it had to be invisible or boring! I say be daring and make a feature of your lighting choices.

Source: Nuevo Estilo

Lighting has to be one of my favourite aspects to my job. Not designing lighting plans, that can get tedious (however being a geek I actually quite like it even though it does get tedious…) but the pieces themselves, whether it’s a pendant light, table lamp, wall sconce or other. I just think there is so much that can be added by these little beauties. Good lighting should be layered but no one said it had to be invisible or boring! I say be daring and make a feature of your lighting choices.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 6th, 2014

Source: Moi

Sunday Funday! So far I’ve trekked across the country (OK…London) to pick up my newest addition to the Kentish Townhouse, a gorgeous Calacatta Marble Tulip side table (my steal off eBay!) He’s temporarily keeping my Pierre Paulin Tongue Chair company as the reno continues :)

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 5th, 2014

Source: Elle Decoration

Simply a stunning space with right balance of colour, texture & materials. Of course I’m loving the mid century pieces aka the PK22 chairs and Jacobsen lamp (my love for mid century modern is getting out of hand……) and those doors?! Sliding crittall doors = Genius.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 4th, 2014

Source: Damask & Dentelle

Oh no. Now I’m desperately on the hunt for Platner side chairs (I don’t even have a dining table nor the room, or the money…. especially the money) - because who wouldn’t want them after seeing this? Paired with the Calacatta marble Tulip table (which I may or may not have purchased this week for a STEAL on ebay, bloody ebay and it’s the side table version people - don’t be jealous. Ok be a little jealous, but I still can’t afford the dining table. I digress) they almost look like they were made for each other. Definitely a combo I am going to be using in the future.

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Interior Designer. Images I collect which I love. It might only be a part of an image, a single object or the composition, but each has something that I am drawn to.