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: Vibrant Wildlife

This post is really just a bit of fun to highlight some of the amazingly quirky animal inspired pieces around at the minute. The print is by one of my favourite Illustrator’s – Kristjana S Williams – who’s designs can also be bought as beautiful cushion covers and wallpaper.

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1.Laura Oakes Painted Horses Cushion, Heals now £37 || 2.Echo Treks Dessert Plate, Anthropologie £14 || 3.Langi Tagl Audubon Print By Kristjana S Williams £150 || 4.La Volière Table Lamp, The Conran Shop £425 || 5.Albion Chair, House of Hackney £2295 || 6.Parrot Lampstand, House of Hackney £395 || 7.Timorous Beasties Velvet Bee Cushion, Liberty £135

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

Picnic Plans

As today is rumoured to be the hottest day of the year, my boyfriend and I are having a picnic dinner in the park. I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to do a little bit of imaginary shopping and have put together a few things for the perfect al fresco experience.

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1.Lupine Hanging Planter, Anthropologie £14 each || 2.Picnic Blanket, Plum & Ashby £119 || 3.Vintage Fleur Tumblers, Lakeland £3.79 each || 4.Easy Chair, Ikea £125 || 5.Ria Woven Picnic Basket, Habitat £40 || 6.Modernist Bowls, West Elm £7 each || 7.Kaleidoscope Bowl, Lakeland £3.99 || 8.Oriental Lantern, Not on the High Street £12.75 each

Thanks for reading,

Tali x