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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A bit of attitude!

I'm seeing more attitude in interiors just now and liking it! It's different and quite refreshing as there's a lot of the same out there. It doesn't take much to make your home unique. In this living room these mannequin legs make the space look a bit strange and fills the room with attitude.  


By placing the Verner Panton S chairs this close together it almost looks like a sofa.

photos by Fantastic Frank

Short, but sweet today or actually not so sweet, more like tough! 
hx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tuesday Tips - DIY Towel holder

I love discovering new DIYs, so when I saw this cool project I had to share. This Tuesday Tips is a DIY towel holder made with an old leather belt and two wooden sticks. You can get the sticks from your DIY store (or alternatively you could use a curtain rail or copper pipe). If you don't have a leather belt you can easily get one from a second hand shop or pick up a faux one from a cheap high street store. It doesn't have to be black you could make one in bright yellow if you wanted. 

I think it would look nice in the kitchen too for your kitchen towels. You could even make this for newspapers and magazines.. You can of course choose the length of the leather straps and the sticks to adapt it to your home. Make it exactly the way you want it!



DIY and photos all by Ohoh blog

Check out Ohoh blog for lots of other DIYs too. 

Have you made something similar? Show us below in the comment field. 

hx



Sunday, 14 September 2014

Mini cactus

Welcome my new mini cactus! It's very cute. The grey mini Pantone flowerpot fits nicely. I found it at a beautiful flower shop at the West End, Glasgow. We also visited a farmers market. I'm really enjoying the weekends here. As we both work from home it's good to get out at weekends. There are so many nice places to visit in Glasgow and most of them are free, which is quite amazing. Another thing I'm really enoying is the Glasgow architecture. The building are fantastic and I can't get enough!

Today we visited a vintage market at the Briggait. The building is from 1873 and used to be an old fish market. After being closed for a number of years it was redeveloped and reopened in 2010. It's now got 45 artists' studios, meeting rooms, offices and a cafe. 


Hope you're enjoying a relaxing Sunday. 
hx



Friday, 12 September 2014

I need a black chair or maybe six

Seriously how many black chairs have I seen lately! I paid £12 for 6 second hand chairs a few weeks after we moved to Scotland. I know, I'm a girl who can find a bargain! My husband had to drive for half an hour there and back to get them, but still.. a bargain! They are stackable and very nice, but how much do I want black chairs just now?! A lot! Here's why. 



photo by Kira Brandt

photo by Thomas Loof & Aubrie Pick

photo by Line Klein

photo by Ana Kern

What do you think - BLACK chairs?!

Happy Weekend!! 
hx



Wednesday, 10 September 2014

September issue of 91 Magazine

I'm really excited to see my first magazine article in the September issue of 91 Magazine. Not just that, but my photo is also on the cover page! The article is about Inger Lill's home and her blog Kaspara's Regnbue. I visited Inger Lill back in April, when I was in Norway for a few days. She had prepared a beautiful lunch and it was great to get to know her better. She had lots of stories to tell me about her life and about her home, that dates back to the 1930s. 

Inger Lill's love for colour is obvious, but she's made her home unique with all her vintage finds and that's what makes it so special. Want to read more?! Buy it online here


This postcard tapet to a vintage mirror really summes up her home. There's something to look at everywhere, yet it doesn't feel cluttered. 



I would love to do more of this. Really enjoyed it.
Thank you, Inger Lill and Caroline. 

Have a fab day!
hx


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Tuesday Tips - Trend Rhythmic Palms

Now, you might be slightly shocked, but I actually really like this. If you read Gudy Herder's Blog Eclectic Trends you will have noticed that trends are moving towards nature, in fact into the wild!. The trend I'll be exploring today it called Rhytmic Palms. 

"This theme is about new beginnings and escapism. Oversized and exaggerated patterns and rich colors convey a jungle feel, a call to the nature and getting lost."


Stylist: www.drentenvandijk.nl Photographer: www.ronaldzijlstra.com 

Palm jungle wallpaper in Black and Green

If you're not sure about wallpapering an entire wall, you could do a part of it, a feature wall like a chimney breast or alternatively wallpaper a large sheet of plywood (yes, I know, I'm talking about sheets of plywood again, but they're so handy!).

Silvers on Black palm jungle wallpaper. 

photos by Cole & Son

photo Simon Upton

I've gathered lots of Rhythmic Palms inspiration on Pinterest for you, both fashion and interiors. 

My kind of people... Studio Adigoorich


I would love to hear what you think of this trend! 
For more Tuesday Tips click here.
hx



Monday, 8 September 2014

Fantastically Swedish

Really glad to be back at work this morning after a week of lying in bed feeling sorry for myself. I thought we'd start with a light and bright Swedish home. It's never a bad idea, is it? There's plenty of inspiration to pick up from this apartment for sale with Fantastic Frank. Except for the fact that this apartment is mostly white and black and has lots of light, there are lots of things I like about it. 

I change things a lot around our flat, so I think it's a great idea not to hang eveything up on walls. The artwork on the teak unit in this living room would probably move around a lot here. 



These shelves might not be String shelves, but they work really well as they have been nicely styled and they have been put up with the exact same spacing. With a few brackets and ready cut shelves you could change a wall in a few minutes. 



If you have a look under the screen you can see some nice black magazines. I just got a flash back to the hospital where I used to work in the Human Resource Department.. Our monitors where help up with packets of copy paper. It didn't exactly look good. 



Lots of nice bathroom details here. I'm a huge fan of artwork in the bathroom and definitely green plants. It just makes it look so nice and fresh. 

All photos by Fantastic Frank

Have fab new week!
hx
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