September 17th, 2014

Source: AD Espana

How about this for a wonderfully eclectic living room?!? I think it’s the walls that capture my attention. They are truly bizarre! but the colour is quite amazing. 

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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September 16th, 2014
Source: Lorenzo Gironi
You know when you see something and you go on a manic hunt to find it? Yep - so that happened. I’m slightly obsessed with these chairs at the moment. Maybe it’s because I’m loving pink right now but I just adore them!. I will track them down but in the mean time if any of you lovely people out there know who makes them then please do share!
***NEWS FLASH!*** after much hunting I’ve found them! They are the Elettra Lounge Chair by Arflex. Of course they cost more than my life…. (typical) but a girl can dream.

Source: Lorenzo Gironi

You know when you see something and you go on a manic hunt to find it? Yep - so that happened. I’m slightly obsessed with these chairs at the moment. Maybe it’s because I’m loving pink right now but I just adore them!. I will track them down but in the mean time if any of you lovely people out there know who makes them then please do share!

***NEWS FLASH!*** after much hunting I’ve found them! They are the Elettra Lounge Chair by Arflex. Of course they cost more than my life…. (typical) but a girl can dream.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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September 15th, 2014

Source: AD

Well that’s certainly a different Fireplace?!? Old, eclectic yet modern and the same time. Not an easy accomplishment but it’s a job well done here me thinks.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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September 11th, 2014

Source: Nuevo Estilo

Still living off my French high I’ve been looking like a crazy person at French interiors in an attempt to keep that flame of inspiration burning (it can so easily dwindle in the hecticness of London life). This Paris apartment is virtually next to the Eiffel Tower….had I known I may have knocked on the door to say Bonjour!.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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September 10th, 2014

Source: The Apartment

Bonsoir mes cheries! I’m back from Paris and Ooooooh was it good. A jam packed weekend of treasure hunting in the Saint Ouen flea markets, eating patisseries, drinking wine (lots of wine) and more treasure hunting. Couldn’t have asked for a better escape. Thank you Paris, I will be returning.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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August 24th, 2014

Source: Inside out

Sunday Funday! It’s a long weekend here and I’m feeling bright & inspired! We could all use a little colour in our lives every once in a while. I mean how could you not feel happy when walking through this door? Hallways are transient spaces but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with them. In fact, if you’re only passing through then make the most of it! be bold, be bright and decorate it like a disco ball! (or not….. just have fun!)

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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August 5th, 2014

Source: Elle Decoration

Did you hear? Elle Decoration UK has revamped their website and now has a whole host of fun new features including inspirational room images, shopping and design news. Maybe I’m late to the party on this one (I’ve been a terrible blogger as of late!) but at least this is a start. Other major magazines (AD, Living Etc) have had this and more for yonks now, so Welcome to the party Elle Decoration! Good of you to join :)

P.s. I want that daybed and side table please.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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August 4th, 2014
Source: The Decorista
Another looong day and a very late post! but better late than never I guess. Anyhooo, I fell for those chairs a first glance. *sigh* if only eBay would turn up such gems in my price range and or in my country. The hunt continues……..

Source: The Decorista

Another looong day and a very late post! but better late than never I guess. Anyhooo, I fell for those chairs a first glance. *sigh* if only eBay would turn up such gems in my price range and or in my country. The hunt continues……..

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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July 15th, 2014

Source: AD España

"Art" thou wonderful to look at!. Something I find as important in a home as furniture is Art. Good art - although this is always a highly controversial and somewhat personal subject because taste differs from person to person AND THEN it opens up the whole debate about "what is considered art"? Let us not go down that road. Let’s keep it simple. For me, art should have 3 main things. 1) Subject - if the subject doesn’t grab you then so be it. End of story. 2) Colour composition - this can sometimes go against number 1 because often it doesn’t matter what the subject is, if the colours are right then I’ll like it (confused yet? just wait….). 3) Scale. Now that doesn’t mean oversized but more about whether the scale fits and compliments the subject and detail. So, take the piece above for example.

1) The subject may not be to everyones liking but I find it intriguing - it makes me want to know more and want to study it.

2) The colour composition - It grabs my attention and I love the way the vivid pink is centralised because it really draws attention to the subject (not overlooking the fact that this piece was clearly created to cause controversy)

3) Scale - if this image were a small photograph would it have the same impact? Personally, I don’t think so. I think a large part of its appeal comes from the scale.

Anyway, you may or may not agree with what I think but that’s the beauty of Art - it’s in the eye of the beholder ;)

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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July 14th, 2014

Source: Domaine

I have a slight sofa obsession right now. I’ve bought two in the past week that are completely at odds with each other. One is a 1960’s curved (and very grotty) old thing and the other a sleek original 1973’s modular sofa called COR Trio (in a very dodgy burnt orange fleecy type material. Ekkk. and yes I may have lost my mind….) but it’s all in aid of something……to be revealed! What I’m really excited about is the prospect of having them recovered! Just need to decide on a fabric…………

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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July 12th, 2014
Source: DTI

Who doesn’t want a taxidermy parrot in a vintage cage on top of a checker board table? Oh….. Just me then….

Source: DTI

Who doesn’t want a taxidermy parrot in a vintage cage on top of a checker board table? Oh….. Just me then….

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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Interior Designer raised in the Caribbean and transplanted in London. These are 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.