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Interior Trends: Enduring or Fads?

Category: Outdoors

The fashionable colours of Spring

On March 11th, 2013 by .

As I sat in my garden last week admiring the first signs of spring (even though it’s snowing today!) I felt compelled to grab my camera.  Nature is a constant reminder of how different colour palettes can work so spectacularly well together, and therefore should always be used as a source of inspiration.  Take a look at the Pantone Spring 2013 report, the fashionable colours of Spring, straight from the garden…

Purple spring flowersSpring corcusesA bee taking pollen from a crocusYellow crocusYellow crocus in springA bee taking pollen from a crocus



Princelets, pretty online home accessories

On October 15th, 2012 by .

I am often approached by independent shops and designers asking me to talk about their new products, sadly, I am unable to feature everything but I try my best to include items that really stand out or pieces that I feel will appeal to my readers, Princelets falls into this category.  This new online shop offers an affordable collection with wide appeal, selling a mixture of  stylish printed textiles including tea-towels, cushions and bags, simplistic and pretty glassware and striking outdoor lanterns.

My Olympic Angle

On September 4th, 2012 by .

I have been lucky enough to visit the Olympics a few time over the last few weeks and have been completely caught up in the atmosphere, grinning like a child whenever I’ve been in the Olympic Park.  I feel very proud that we have held what is being named as ‘the most successful games to date’, the athletes, the volunteers, sponsors, organisers, architects, what an amazing contribution!

I fell in love with all of the buildings, the fluid and organic shapes, the bright pops of colour and the range of materials used.  Below is my take on what I saw.   I hope you are all enjoying the Olympics as much as we are!