boho chick {cat deeley}…

it appears cat deeley has stolen not only my hair & wardrobe, but my home too!

i’m loving her bedroom’s take on boho chic which weaves in some earthy sculptural elements to offset the glamour…

& this lounge proves a theory i’ve been developing in my head for a while now… every home needs some ugly {yes, that caterpillar couch has a face only a mother could love} in order to be truly beautiful…

not only does this la pad feature my much coveted peacock mirror, but i’ve also heard crazy talk of zebra heads & mexican textiles too…

i’m looking forward to checking out the rest of this eclectic abode in this month’s instyle magazine…

image by david a keeps for instyle via: daily mail

fetch me my camel {i’m moving to morocco}…

ok, maybe not {today}, but… i would pay many, many camels to live in a wondrous place like this one below…

peacock pavilions is, of course, the exquisite, exotic & tantalising retreat of maryam montague of my marrakesh {as featured in the latest edition of lonny magazine}

i’ve shown you a sneak peek of peacock pavilions once before when discussing how to create transitional spaces that rock, but lonny’s in-depth tour is like being transported to a whole other world entirely… i’m absolutely mesmerised!

a riot of colour greets visitors in this vibrant entrance…

& if you’ve ever feared layering pattern, upon pattern, upon pattern, fear no more… as this energising space clearly proves, the effect is nothing short of spectacular!

& if ever there was a nook that stood testimony to the magic of layering, this is it: colour, texture & pattern combined create pure moroccan magic…

even a neutral palette is enlivened with lovely layers & detail, detail, detail… this time black & white photography turns a bathroom into a picture gallery {definitely a look i’m inspired to recreate}…

whilst a grouping of like objects makes a calm oasis of what might otherwise be a sea of chaos…

once again proving the theory that you can never have too much detail, lovely clusters of gold-tassled pendant lights play alongside a bold-patterned ceiling in dreamy teal tones…

& nature’s sculptural offerings sit in sweet juxtaposition to a collection of smooth man-made vessels standing sentry from behind…

finally, an assortment of multi-coloured trinkets look good enough to eat nestled within the confines of a wooden bowl…

want to see more? dive further into the jewel-toned depths of maryam’s retreat here… & the hugest of shout-outs to lonny for this beautiful, beautiful feature… it’s lonny at its very best & a return to the form i fell in love with in the very first issue…

{ps.: i forgot to mention the very best bit of all, you can actually stay at peacock pavilions on your next moroccan jaunt}

images via: lonny magazine

house tour {doub hanshaw}…

it was only last week i was touting the virtues of an on-line clothing store, free people, to the girls at work… and today i discover livingetc is featuring the house of doub hanshaw {and her partner john mahaffey}, the label’s creative director…

not too surprisingly, this eclectic home does not disappoint on the style-front {especially for those of us with gypsy leanings}… based in philadelphia, this expansive former garage is spread over 4,500 sq. ft. and features what its owners describe as an “american industrial” vibe

after a little on-line investigation, i happened upon these images from a previous shoot for apartment therapy

resisting the urge to carve up the space, this creative duo have instead maintained a predominantly open-plan living and dining area wherein concrete, wood & metal {with a backdrop of brickwork} prevail…

the raw urban look is softened with layers of rugs, hides and throws…

entertaining on a large scale is never an issue at this enormous hand-made table…
while an expanse of shelving laden with books and decorative objects lends a homely feel to the space…

one of my favourite nooks, a cosy cubby tucked under a mezzanine level {housing the bedroom & bathroom}, is built using repurposed materials…

while concrete & steel feature heavily in the open-plan kitchen…

lace panels add a dreamy quality to the upstairs bedroom and afford privacy from the living area below…

for more drool-worthy imagery, be sure to check out doub and john’s abode on apartment therapy or in this month’s issue of livingetc

images via: livingetc, apartment therapy

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