Apr 23

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: 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)

Apr 22

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)

Apr 21

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: 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)

Apr 20

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: 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)

Apr 16

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: 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)

Apr 15

Source: Ngoc Minh Ngo
Compact contemporary kitchen with a chem lab feel? Does it for me!

Source: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Compact contemporary kitchen with a chem lab feel? Does it for me!

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

Apr 14

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: 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)

Apr 13

Source: Ngoc Minh Ngo


Sunday funday! How fab is this living room? Loving all the woods and oversized art!

Source: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Sunday funday! How fab is this living room? Loving all the woods and oversized art!

Apr 12

Source: Ngoc Minh Ngo

That looks likes a comfy nest. One must always have a comfy nest.

Source: Ngoc Minh Ngo

That looks likes a comfy nest. One must always have a comfy nest.

Apr 11

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: 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)

Apr 08

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: 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)

Apr 07

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)

Apr 06

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: 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)

Apr 05

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: 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)

Apr 04

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.

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.