Happy New Year!!!

It’s been far too long since my last post but on top of all of the usual Christmas and New Year celebrations the last month has also included both my boyfriend’s and my birthdays, and (watching my boyfriend) building an eight person dining table from scratch.

So I just thought I’d do a quick post to show you some lovely presents I received and also to share some very exciting news…!

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I love these vintage Chinese scissors and plan to hang them as part of that ‘gallery wall’ we still haven’t gotten round to creating…

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My boyfriend responded very well to my constant unsubtle hints and got me this beautiful glass cloche!

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And also this lovely Brass and Glass picture frame. I still haven’t found the perfect thing to put inside but just popped an old table reservation in for the time being – didn’t he do well?!

Now that all the festivities are over January is normally my least favourite time of the year – I’m really not a fan of the cold and without all the pretty lighting that Christmas provides it’s just so daarrrk. This year, however, I’ve actually been willing the time to go faster as tomorrow….

I start a 4 week work experience placement at Elle Decoration!!!!!!

I genuinely can’t explain how excited (and nervous) I am to have been offered this as it’s just such a good opportunity.

Wish me luck and I’m sure it’ll give me lots of good blog material for the future!

Thanks for reading and I hope you’re having a great start to 2015!

Tali x

 

 

Trend: Monochrome

Feeling a bit colour-phobic? Here’s some inspiration for your monochrome interior – mixing textures like velvet, glass and marble keeps things interesting whilst stopping it seeming too cold and uninviting.

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1.Concrete Bowl, Marks and Spencer £45 || 2.Black Marble Coffee Table, Holly’s House £450 || 3.Pols Potten Glass Bottle, Heal’s £30 || 4.Teapot by Emma Lacey, The Conran Shop £85 || 5.Stamped Metal Vase, Cox and Cox £85 || 6.Hollywood Floor Lamp, John Lewis £450 || 7.Regency Black Velvet Cushion, Habitat £25 || 8.Alphabet Tea Towel, Heal’s £15

Thanks for reading,

Tali x

Trend: New Nautical

Growing up I spent a lot of time on the Norfolk coast, a place notorious for its beautiful beaches and countryside. The houses around the coast are often heavily influenced by this and the nautical theme sometimes a little too present. With that in mind I’ve put together this inspiration board in an attempt to bring the nautical trend a bit more up to date – and there’s not a model beach hut in sight…nautical, inspiration, norfolk, coast, interior, beach, natural, habitat, john lewis, heals, occa, home, style, blue, anthropology, decor, interior design

 

1.Olive Wood Bowl, John Lewis £55 || 2.Eggshell Laundry Rack, Anthropologie £800 || 3.Gradient Vase, Holly’s House £180 || 4.Small Jug by Sue Binns, The Conran Shop £40 || 5.Grey Herringbone Throw, Heal’s £128 || 6.Recycled Glass Vase, Habitat £30 || 7.Andrew Martin Coffee Table, Occa-Home £2695

Thanks for reading,

Tali x

Trend: Scandinavian Design

Last month my boyfriend and I went to Sweden for the weekend to visit a friend who is working out in Gothenburg. We spent our first day exploring the beautiful lakes and beaches surrounding the city and I spent the next day in shopping heaven as we wandered around the huuuge selection of swoon-worthy interiors shops.

Here’s a few photos from the weekend, with a little help from my good friend Instagram of course…

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I thought I’d use the trip as an excuse to create a little shopping list with a nod to Scandinavian design. The Les Montgolfières Bowl is inspired by a hot air balloon – isn’t it sweet?

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1.Les Montgolfières Bowl, madeindesign.co.uk £55.40 || 2.Hay Copenhague Desk, nest.co.uk £893 || 3.Linie Design Pink Rug, Heal’s £235 || 4.Sports Luxe Geo Yellow Cushion, made.com £15 || 5.Porcelain Vase, Design Vintage £16.50 || 6.Junction Floor Lamp, Heal’s £185 || 7.Sofa by Hee Welling, Haus £1478 || 8.Tom and Jerry Stool, Conran Shop £444

Thanks for reading,

Tali x

Trend: Modern Pastels

I’m currently stockpiling empty jam jars because I saw a great tutorial on how to transform them into gorgeous pastel coloured vases like these:

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To make your own use up any old paint you have lying around – or buy the smallest tester pot you can find – and pour a small amount into a clean, dry jar. Tilt the jar to swirl the paint around until the inside is completely coated and leave it somewhere warm to dry for a couple of days.

Et voila! They’re great for displaying flowers or even just as a pot for pens on your desk.

If that’s not completely satisfied your penchant for pastels then here’s a few sliiightly less thrifty purchases (£4299 on a sofa is reasonable right…?) to complete the trend in your home!

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1.Mayor Oak Sofa by &Tradition, Nest.com £4299 || 2.Striped Wool Blanket, Zara Home £69.99 || 3.XL Boom Palm Tray, Heal’s £20 || 4.Hive Pendant Light, Made.com £99 || 5.Glass Vase, H&M £3.99 || 6.Twiitter Table Lamp, Heal’s £120 || 7.Blossom Side Table, Habitat £50 || 8.Maya Poster by Ferm Living, Coolshop £23.99

Thanks for reading,

Tali x

Trend: Copper Accessories

I’m a little bit obsessed with all things copper at the minute so here’s a few of my favourite things available now.

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1.Cage Pendant, Made.com £99 || 2.Large Copper Vase, Habitat £25 || 3.Strand Lamp Small, The Conran Shop £450 || 4.Lup Candlestick by Hay, Heals £22 || 5.Metal Candlestick, H&M £6.99 || 6.Real Good Chair by Blu Dot, Heals £299 || 7.Metal Wire Basket, H&M £7.99 || 8.Range Side Table, Made.com £149

Thanks for reading,

Tali x

Gallery Wall Wishes

My next project is to create a bit of a gallery wall in our ‘office’ (i.e. the corner of the kitchen next to the fridge where the computer lives) as I think it will give the space a bit more definition. Since moving in to our flat we’ve been a bit too nervous to put any new holes in the walls so the only things currently hung are placed on nails that were already there when we arrived. This has somehow led to the presence of Ben’s ‘Homer Simpson’ light up clock hung in the centre of my planned gallery wall, quite frankly I’m not even sure how he managed to sneak it into the flat…

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So here are a few of my favourite inspiration images…

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1.  I love the use of Washi tape instead of frames in this image taken from Apartment Therapy. The ‘frames’ can be easily changed and it’s a super thrifty idea!

2. Sadly, as we’re renting, we can’t paint the wall behind the computer like in this image from live creating yourself blog but how great does it look? This picture actually inspired my own chevron print rug from Urban Outfitters which still makes me really happy every time I see it!

3. I love the mix of colours and objects in this image from Desert Domicile. I might mix in some porcelain mounted cow heads I bought from Tiger a couple of years ago!

 

So all I need to do now is get some great prints to fill the wall and find a way of removing Homer without Ben noticing….

 

Thanks for reading,

Tali x