so apparently this happened…

 

blogbadge-voteforme!

sometimes on my wanderings through the world of design it becomes embarrassingly apparent that i need to actually check my emails more regularly…

because if i had, i might have known sooner that i’ve actually been nominated for this!

many thanks to the team at amara & to all who participate…

much love!

the sunday nook {on loop}…

Willy Guhl Loop

i’m in the midst of a mild obsession with sculptural furnishings of late: an obsession i do not foresee abating anytime soon…

little beats simple, well-considered forms beautifully executed, like this concrete loop chair designed by swiss designer willy guhl way back in 1954…

its clean lines & lack of pretention bestow upon it a timeless quality which elevates this nook from country idyll to contemporary retreat…

i’ll take two please…

image via: hitta hem

i’m sorry, don’t hate me…

so, april came and went without so much as a ”hello, how are you?” around these parts…

i blinked and spring, my favourite season, was virtually all but a distant memory…

the past several weeks have been a blur of recurring flu {3 times a charm}, impending client deadlines & general state of knackeredness…

thank goodness for instagram, if for nothing more than to remind me that april & early may also meant:

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the biggest, blousiest peonies ever known to exist, all the more beautiful for their lipstick hues {exhibit a}…

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{exhibit b}…

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blue skies breaking through the gloom that came before…

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vintage finds at flea markets on days out with the boyfriend…

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& blissful moments of pottering in my home…

back soon….

the sunday nook {the watering hole}…

tamer nakisci

i’ve never been particularly partial to light wood kitchens: always thought they were a little bland & safe…

but today’s sunday nook has made me think twice…

teamed with playful geometric tiles {which, by the way, make a lovely alternative to the ubiquitous subway} the look is fresh & modern…

this is helped, no doubt, by the use of streamlined cabinetry {note the cut-outs for handles} which keeps the focus squarely on the main player…

a few additional touches like a deck-mounted faucet with integrated taps, an undermount sink & a chunky floating shelf for accessories keep things clean & simple…

not bland, just beautiful…

image via: academy tiles

the sunday nook {guest room}…

 

be my guest

we have house guests arriving this week which has finally encouraged us to rethink our office/guestroom/dumping ground {ie, do a dirty great clear-out}…

whilst i have high hopes of creating something magical, today’s sunday nook is what i affectionately class as ‘wishful thinking’…

i’d be nothing short of delighted if i rocked up at a friend’s place to be housed in this multi-functional affair: i could even overlook the beautiful brute-like antique desk & paraphernalia which threatens to consume half the room…

i’d turn a blind eye to the fine display of family portraiture & beautifully co-ordinated linens & should my host selfishly decide to leave bedtime cookies & milk {who does that?} on my mirrored bedside table, i’d no doubt forgive that intrusion too…

happy sunday…

 

{p.s: note to future house guests, this is sadly not where you’ll be sleeping}

image via: gold and gray

the sunday nook {stopped in your tracks}…

christine dovey

what’s better than the perfect nook? it’s got to be the opportunistic nook: making something from nothing…

take this hallway in the home of christine dovey of bijou and boheme as an example…

with a few clever furnishings & some attention to detail, christine has turned a transitional space into a destination in its own right…

feature wall coverings add a playful backdrop to a largely monochromatic theme…

a slimline console visually widens the walk-through, whilst mirrors reflect otherwise hidden upholstery details on the flanking chairs…

striking, fun &, most of all, memorable…

image by ashley capp via: stylemepretty 

country kitchen alchemy {edition eleven}…

feeling peckish? well the wait is over: i present to you the first of this year’s country kitchen alchemy editions…

inspired by chinese new year, lisa has singled out some of her favourite yum cha dishes & they’re surprisingly easy to make at home!

enjoy…

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chinese new year fell on the boyfriend’s birthday this year so we celebrated with some {mediocre} takeaway befitting the theme: next time i think i’ll just cut out the middle man & follow lisa’s recipes, all of which can be download from the my features tab where i have saved these recipe cards in a more printer-friendly format…

here’s to the year of the horse!

previous editions of country kitchen alchemy: onetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnine, ten

{this is not a sponsored post, just two friends sharing the love!}

the sunday nook {fashion stakes}…

hedi gores, the coveteur

today’s sunday nook combines two of my greatest loves: fashion & interiors…

tucked away in the home of hedi gores, co-founder of the pressed juicery & the chalkboard, this eclectic corner effortlessly mixes bohemian glam & mid-century masculinity with surprising results…

the layering of pattern & eras alongside some pretty punchy colour creates lashings of intrigue, whilst the clever use of symmetry helps reign in any potential craziness that such a confluence of styles could create…

ok, i concede, it’s still a little crazy, but completely cool too…

no?

happy sunday!

image via: the coveteur

in my home {studded cross vase}…

a nomadic abode_cross vase

continuing with my new in my home series, today i’d like to share the most recent addition to our abode {it arrived this morning}, my studded cross vase {a christmas gift from my mum}…

confession time: my 76-year-old mum did not choose this gift, but no doubt tired of hearing my endless babble about how a studded cross vase would complete my life, she wisely conceded & offered to buy it for me, despite it being the antithesis of her own personal style {gotta love that}

it’s a hulking, behemoth of a vase {though i consider it more a piece of sculpture than a vessel}…

cast in ceramic with a mission brown glaze finish, it’s adorned with knobbly studs dotting the surface…

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it’s a little big retro {think dalek} & a whole lot of cool…

i’ve long subscribed to the need for a good bit of ugly in an interior to elevate the beauty around it & i think this rather fits the bill…

i also love the masculine edge it brings to this space…

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i first clocked this vase on jen ramos’ blog made by girl & was a little elated when i found it for sale closer to home via none other than here {of course}

cherry on the top, it was actually cheaper to purchase in the uk than in the usa {that’s got to be a first}…

i wish i had more details to share, but there are sadly {or delightedly, depending on your point of view} no discernible maker’s marks…

if you have any further details, please do share as i pretty much want to marry this piece!

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