Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Brit Decor: Wall Worship with oversized Art

If you've ever had one of those moments where, creatively, you feel a little restrained by doubt or lack of confidence, then maybe this is the post for you!

I've lost count of the number of times I've visited a home where the owner confessed they were too afraid to go any larger than a single A3 print in case it was too 'over the top', despite the fact that they are clearly wanting to. 

If you have already determined that your approach is 'less is more', then all is good, but if you are seriously tempted to get creative with your walls, then oversized artwork is an incredible way to make a statement. It's also a highly effective source of accents for the remaining room scheme.

One cautionary note - an oversized artwork is often expensive, so choose wisely by researching your style and the look/feel that you want your art to create when it's given pride of place at home.

Are you a fan of oversized art in your home? I'd love to know if you've already embraced the 'look' or  if you are considering it!

Images (from top) 1/ Brigitta Wolfgang 2/ Oracle Fox 3/ Black Market Design Lab
4/ Adore magazine 5/ Apartment 34 6/ Chris Loves Julia 
7/ Lola Donoghue 8/ Sarah Yates Mora

Friday, 6 January 2017

Brit Decor: Spring Spruce/ Fast fixes for a mini-makeover in 2017

Happy New Year readers & friends (even if this is a slightly belated one!)

It's been a long and challenging Festive period here at our new home, with building works back underway again on the 2nd of January, I've barely been able to reach my computer through all of the dust sheets, dust, power tools, and more dust.

In amongst the, did I mention dust?, I have been thinking about ways in which I could make our current living conditions more bearable with simple, temporary makeover tricks, that can easily be moved or packed away as we play musical chairs, moving from one room to another whilst the rest of the house is given over to tradesmen. The obvious, like scented candles, are being used in abundance! 

Whatever our situation is at home, it's undeniable that a makeover, however large or small, is good for the soul. It's also a fun & exciting way of ushering in the New -  something that many of us strive for in the New Year.

So today I have shared some of my favourite and most effective interior styling tricks for fast & fabulous home makeovers. These won't require too much of your time or effort, leaving you more time to relax and enjoy your newly refreshed home!

Images (from top) 1/ Sheer Luxe 2/ Interiorzine 3/ Coco Lapine 
4/ Cow+Co 5/ elle decoration.Se  6/ MSBAcakery 7/
8/ est Living 9/ Madogbolig 10/ Matthew Williamson

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Brit Decor: Merry Mellow / How to channel calm decor this Christmas!

Time for me to 'fess up about Christmas 2016 - it's caught me woefully unaware, or maybe I ignored it on purpose? Either way, the Festive season is fast approaching and it's time to reach for those holiday decorations, new and old.

Having recently moved into our new home and now dealing with all of the associated problems that come with many renovation projects, such as an aged and decrepit heating system, old & breezy windows, and a genuine 1960s lemon yellow bath suite complete with black mould, I have been struggling to comprehend the notion of Christmas decor this year and how to rock the 'construction site chic' look in time for Santa's arrival?

This got me thinking about how pared-down and easy to assemble festive decor could translate into something really rather beautiful. With this in mind, I've collated some of my top picks of beautiful homes bedecked in subtle Christmas decorations with an emphasis on natural materials, uncomplicated colour palettes, the handmade, and a notable absence of Festive bling! After all - less is more, right?

How will you be decorating your home this season? I'd love to hear!

Images (from top) 1/ PutAllOnMe 2/ IKEA 3/ Pinterest 4/ Artilleriet 5/ Pinterest
6/ Apartment Therapy 7/ Urban Outfitters 8/ 101 Recycled Crafts
9/ Mini Eco 10/ Salad Days 11/ Pinterest

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