I’ve had quite a break over Christmas and New Year but back now and kicking the year off with a project from one of my favourite designers… Mixing pattern, textures and materials are the key to Studio McGee’s designs, for example juxtaposing a leather sofa next to a linen sofa. A dark almost black buttoned […]
Another fabulous project from Studio Mcgee, contemporary meets traditional… What’s not to love about this space, a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional give it a modern look with a heritage nod. Textures are big with Studio McGee and if you look closely at the coffee table in image 5 you will see it has […]
Crib Creative If we want to make a personal good impression we will want to dress our best, this can also be said of the first impression one receives as they step inside our home… When someone visits our home for the first time, it gives them an impression of the person we are, it […]
Described as “Cape Cod meets West Indies”, another fabulous project by one of my favourite design companies. The exterior architecture of this new build leans towards Hamptons, however Black Band Design have also injected a tropical feel inspired by quote, the “vibrant waters of the Caribbean”. When planning a new build by oneself with no interior designer […]
1. Image via Mercer Interior The word, ‘boho’ may conjure up a riotous mix of colours and patterns, muddle these together in a messy but creative way and throw in some greenery and you may have the boho of the past. However, today boho can be far more chic, in fact…..’boho chic’. ‘Boho’ stems from the word […]
“Casual and sophisticated, modern and timeless, serene but colourful” is how the designer describes this relaxed, South Carolina home. The designers, Guest House Studio, have used varying shades of blue for this project, with paint, soft furnishing and artwork. Blue is ‘cool’ on the colour charts but can evoke a moody or calming affect when you […]
Peek inside a gorgeous cottage of blue and white with the addition of a few surprising colours. Designed by award winning interior designers and home builders, Cottage Company of Harbor Springs, this sweet home has the perfect balance of style for coast or country. Specialising in creating “beautiful, classic cottages where generations of families can […]
Breeze Giannasio is an interior designer to the stars and I literally have stars in my eyes when I see the transformations she makes to these Hollywood homes. I’ve been in love with the distinctive style of designer, Breeze Giannasio since I viewed a video of her transformation of Mila Kunis parents condo on Houzz. Breeze takes […]
No ice cream maker needed for this delicious treat and if raspberries are not in season in your part of the world, you could use ‘freeze dried’ or frozen raspberries (defrost them first). Recipe via Bromer Bakery…click here for instructions. More inspiration….
Ever wondered how to achieve a faux metal look, ‘Love, Create, Celebrate’, shows you how with easy DIY instructions.
Above: I love those chunky tassel throws but why spend hundred’s of dollars when you can upcycle one yourself for next to nothing. This idea comes from ‘Bre Purposed’ where you will find instructions to make these fab tassels.
And some Coastal inspiration…
Above: Wood, soft shades of grey, nautical print and layering are all elements of a peaceful, coastal retreat
Above: Circular mirrors are a better shape for a coastal look
Above: Glass pendants grouped together look fabulous suspended in an open space such as above a stairwell or a vaulted ceiling
Above: Mix up blue and white cushions for a coastal look and use plants such as palms which have a tropical feel
I used to feature weekly inspiration with recipes, diy and inspiring interiors, but somehow this post seemed to have been put on the back burner so I am bringing it back, yet again, and mixing it up with plenty of inspiration to fill your weekend.
I have always loved the beauty of coral but don’t believe in encouraging people to raid our delicate reefs for the sake of decorating our homes, coral is far more beautiful in its natural surroundings and that is exactly where it should remain. However, that said, it can really enhance a room so Faux coral is a great option but is usually very expensive to purchase. So, Heather from “Setting for Four”, has come up with a 10 minute makeover (why didn’t I think of it), using plastic aquarium coral that when it is finished, looks as good as the faux coral from Pottery Barn.
Above: You will find a link at the end of this post to see more of this lovely home by designer Melanie Turner
I hope you enjoy this week’s Tuesdays mix a couple of easy recipes including how to make coconut whipped cream which has got to be healthier than dairy and it tastes delicious. Also a recipe for 15 minute mint thins, (vegan and ‘no bake’), now that’s what I like! I have also included a couple of DIY ideas for the home and a glimpse of a designer’s makeover.
Many of the ideas I come across are from very creative bloggers, so I do encourage you to look around their blogs if you are hopping over for a recipe or tip.
Above: Ebay don’t just sell things, they also have tips and recipes including this one for Coconut Whipped Cream published by leealicious. This is definitely a healthy alternative to whipped cream or butter cream icing
Above: I love a recipe that requires no baking, only 3 ingredients and is vegan to boot, although these are not gluten free they fit the vegan category and these sweet morsels take only 15 minutes to make…. Find the recipe instructions at Izy Hossack’s blog, Top with Cinnamon
Above: I seem to have chocolate on my mind, but who couldn’t resist these cute Chocolate, Blackberry Cupcakes… Recipe, at Pastry Affair
Above: If you can’t find that perfect Duvet cover, why not make one yourself, you may be surprised how easy it is to do. At ‘Hey There Home’ a very crafty blog with lots of ideas you can find simple, visua and written instructions on how to make your own duvet cover
I also wanted to share a home tour, the work of Interior designer, Melanie Turner. Melanie has used colour and pattern in a wonderful way. Here is a link so you can read the full post and see more images of this delightful home at Cococozy
I hope you have enjoyed this weeks mix as much as I enjoyed discovering these lovely recipes and ideas.