Paris Deco Off – Design Week

Once a year, the big names in Interior Design migrate over to Paris to showcase the very latest designs in their upcoming new launches. The Rue du Mail becomes a Mecca for design lovers, as the fabric and wallpaper big names set up shop and open their doors to the trade and general public. Champagne is flowing, parties are abundant, and the finest fabrics and wallcoverings are viewed in a week of glamour and artistry.

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The most wonderful time of the year…

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…is very very nearly upon us! It’s Christmas Eve Eve and now I am at home in Somerset, already two homemade mince pies down, presents all wrapped, feeling pretty content and relaxed. This magical time of year comes and goes in the blink of an eye, and dreary January rolls in, so for this post I want to capture all my favourite things about Christmas, and the run up to the big day.

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The Loire Valley- Château de Saint Georges

1It’s not very often I come across a place that looks almost exactly like somewhere I’d drift off to in a daydream. Somewhere that really inspires me, and I want to absorb every detail so it’s ingrained in my memory. I spent the 5th night of my recent road trip around central France in place which was exactly that, a historic Château in the Loire Valley, bursting with interior excellence, and every inch as stylish as the delightfully French couple who live there. Continue reading

Picture Frame Wall- Stage 2- Inspiration

Following on from this post, getting my frames up on the wall is my next challenge! It’s been about 2 months since I moved in, and all my furniture is now settled in its correct location (after MANY re-shuffles. I like to know I’ve assessed all my options….), but I haven’t really got stuck into decorating.

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Dinner Table Setting- Moroccan Style!

This post is inspired by a dinner party my housemate, Amy, is hosting for her work friends. They’re each hosting a competitive ‘Come Dine With Me’ style dinner, and  Amy is first to host with Moroccan as her theme of choice. This got me thinking…how could she extending the theme beyond the menu, and create an authentic, stylish Moroccan ambiance for the evening…?

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My VERY Simple Picture Frame Update

Picture frames are my vice. I love them. But I very rarely get around to filling them.

I’ve taken thousands of pictures in the past few years, majority of which were snapped during my travels around Europe and Scandinavia, however they are all sorted away digitally and not on display in their full glory. Last week I got fed up of looking at the empty frames, so I ordered some prints from snapfish and got to work. As well as filling my pretty, store-bought frames with snaps, my mum gave me a selection of Ikea frames which she’d painted cream but no longer wanted, so I had a think about how to jazz them up.

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