August 12th, 2014
Source: Day.dk
I’ve blogged this image before but meh, who cares. Why am I doing it again?!? Because I’m in the Caribbean baby! back home for a week for a mini break and a wedding extraordinaire! I Love being home. It’s a different pace of life and a chance for me to recalibrate & recalculate what’s most important to me. I dream of renovating a decrepit gem down here and actually, I’m sure it will happen, but all in good time. For now I’ll take inspiration from this! How good are those ceilings?

Source: Day.dk

I’ve blogged this image before but meh, who cares. Why am I doing it again?!? Because I’m in the Caribbean baby! back home for a week for a mini break and a wedding extraordinaire! I Love being home. It’s a different pace of life and a chance for me to recalibrate & recalculate what’s most important to me. I dream of renovating a decrepit gem down here and actually, I’m sure it will happen, but all in good time. For now I’ll take inspiration from this! How good are those ceilings?

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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August 10th, 2014
Source: Vogue Living
I mean, I’m all for making a statement in your home but this? Fabulous darling! Everyone should have a glitter wall and some shearling stools in their house! 

Source: Vogue Living

I mean, I’m all for making a statement in your home but this? Fabulous darling! Everyone should have a glitter wall and some shearling stools in their house! 

(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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August 1st, 2014

Source: Suzy Hoodless

If I had a office/home library this would be it. End of story (although mine might be a little more, lets call it messy “lived in”). I love the graphic floor tiles, simple vintage desk and dark, daaaarrrk walls. Seeing dark walls like this just reaffirms my love, nay obsession with them. I’m slightly worried my house will turn into one giant pit of endless darkness, but at least I’ll love it! :)

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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July 30th, 2014

Source: Vogue Living

I’ve been a bad blogger as of late, but work had been keeping me very busy! Anyway, I’m back and thinking about a crucial piece in my living room. The fireplace. The house is an old Victorian terrace so it makes sense to restore some of the period features - fireplace being one of them. Architectural Salvage yards are a great place to find said fireplaces. I’m thinking marble for sure.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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July 22nd, 2014

Source: The D Pages

Today I bring you one of my fav designers du Jour - Ilse Crawford. I have a bit of a girl crush on this woman - I mean have you seen her interiors? She artfully mixes old world and contemporary to create a sort of moody romantic vibe. The colour palette is muted but the textures are rich. Definitely a design inspiration I’ll be taking tips from when doing up my own place.

(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: 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.