Thursday, 24 April 2014

Home Office Update 2 - New Photos

A few updated shots of my office progress, all that remains is two chairs, wall art and a few accessories. I have decided to keep the French Louis chair for my bedroom project.  I am now looking for a comfortable, high back chair for my desk and a cosy reading chair. I still haven't found my elusive olive jar, so meanwhile I have created a temporary vignette to fill the gap.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Harmonious Design by Kelly McGuill

Kelly McGuill is an interior designer, freelance editorial stylist and consultant. Bose Corporation, The Harvard Square Hotel, Accent Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens and Lexus are just a few of her elite clients. Kelly's spaces are said to reflect "clean lines and beautiful details that take your breath away". Large, wooden urn shaped lamps frame this console vignette. Glass, wood, porcelain and rattan work together harmoniously. Nothing is vying for attention, they all have their place. What a clever touch the three wooden stools add to complete this beautiful vignette.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter

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Happy Easter to all my wonderful readers and passers by. I hope everyone is having a pleasant Easter break and if your celebrating....lots of delicious chocolate eggs and hot cross buns too.

Lee oxo

Friday, 18 April 2014

Sunlight Bathes The Walls of a Yellow, Rustic Farmhouse Near Crikvenica

The dappled sunlight, on the yellow walls of this old farmhouse, immediately caught my attention. Home to Anne-Katrin, Gordan and their 5 boys, the farmhouse is located in the Vinodol Valley, near Crikvenica on the Adriatic coast. As yet, I have not been fortunate to travel to Croatia, however, my sister-in-law has an apartment on the Adriatic side of Italy which I have visited, and I can easily visualise a similar beauty in the surrounding area of Crikvenica.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Cheats - Frosted, Individual Vanilla Easter Cakes

Don't get me wrong, I love to create dishes from scratch, however when your having an ultra busy week and still want to create a little Easter love, I don't see any harm in cheating a little.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Creating a Built In Shelving System with the IKEA Billy Book Case - Inspiration from creative bloggers

Censational Girl created stunning 'wall to wall' shelves with the  Billy system

When I see images such as this bookshelf, oh! how I wish we had IKEA in NZ. However, before I start sharing, I just want to add, this is not a sponsored post and I am not affiliated with IKEA in any way. Secondly, I cannot confess to creating this look myself, however as built in bookshelves can be rather costly and usually call for a very talented and patient spouse, or a joiner with an expensive hourly rate, I wanted to share how some clever bloggers are using the IKEA Billy Bookcase, to create an 'inexpensive', 'built in look', in their homes.