Sunday, 23 December 2018

Brit Decor: Five pink bathrooms to make you think

Despite the bleakness of Winter, the Festive period is brimming with colour - from Christmas decorations cards & wrapping, cheery knits, to sparkling lights, and maybe some rich festive drinks's all there in technicolour realness. 

However, many of our homes are now telling a different story, with increasingly less colour & depth, maybe even 'soul' if I wanted to get spiritual about it, and I'm not just talking about Christmas time.

A dear friend recently reminded me of the importance of simply looking around ourselves for inspiration, and to do this every single day - Amen to that! With a fair few driving miles under my belt this week I've taken a lot of inspiration from the stormy December skies, with watery grey clouds filtering rationed glimmers of sunlight to create a whole array of pinks - there were also a couple of awesome rainbows too!

Whilst there's no doubt that a neutral home is both on-trend and promotes calm, pink is a great choice for dipping your toe into the colour spectrum. Here, I've given things a little twist by moving the interiors chat to the bathroom with five deliciously pink Bathroom designs to inspire, including Subtle Luxe / Muted Minimal / Deco Detail / Softly Softly & Punctuated.

I've also included my own curated collection of goodies to recreate the 'look', with some pretty affordable pieces - perfect for a pink makeover!

Images (from top) 1/ Realestate.comAU 2/ Fill your home with love 
3/ 4/ Behance 5/ visiteiffel 6/ Behance

1/ Futurism tile / Fired Earth £0.92 2/ Sleek Edison wall light / Industville £29
3/ Dorchester Pink Deep emulsion / Little Greene from £48.50
4/ Joss pedal bin / £14 5/ Jo Malone London limited edition 
Michael Angove red roses soap / John Lewis £15 6/ Ted Baker 
Stepped Up wall & floor tile / Bathstore £50 7/ Blomus large Fig scented 
candle / Trouva £20 8/ Pink marble soap dish / Amara £35 9/ 2 pack guest towels
 / H&M home £4.99

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Brit Decor: On Form with

Those cosy candlelit evenings wouldn't be complete without some tactile textiles to complete the whole Hygge experience, well, maybe some indulgent chocolate too...and some mulled wine?? Cue my latest #cushioncrush via the lovingly crafted wares of London-based textile designer and weaver, Charlotte Wakefield, who founded Woven Form back in 2016.

As an avid photographer, Charlotte draws inspiration from the buildings she photographs around the capital, focussing on their many textures and patterns, and she then combines this with a rich palette of colour to create these striking hand-woven cushions and scarves via her two looms.

Simply beautiful don't you think?

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Brit Decor: Festive Focals/ How to streamline your festive decor

There's no looking back now, we've taken what seems to be a hurried step into December, don't you think? For those of you who have already prepped for the big day, I take my hat off and bow to your unwavering commitment to Christmas. I always seem to find myself playing catch-up with the hunt for those elusive gifts and this year it feels like I'm going to struggle to earn my Santa stripes before the 25th December!

Whilst I can almost smell oven-baked mince pies, taste the heartwarming spices of mulled wine, and smell fresh Nordic pine scents, I am not one for 'maximal' festive frills when it comes to decorating my home for the holidays, perhaps more so this year after a manic past few month, I'm looking for a slower Season.

Instead I prefer to adopt an easier pace during this period, where our home remains a sanctuary whilst gently nodding to the spirit of Christmas with some subtle decs, but with a bigger focus on friends and family and, crucially, chill-axing with my beau. 

If like me, you are yearning for a Christmas style that is a little 'slower' this year, then you have come to the right place today. Join me on a leisurely stroll through some pared down festive decor ideas, with an emphasis on a considered style where less is more.

I've also perused some of the more natural and Scandinavian inspired Christmas decor available this year to curate my top 'picks' for pared down purchases (see below) including shop-able links.

I don't think it's too early to wish you all a very special 'slow' Christmas...

Festive Focals1 Nuance dark bauble £5.80 Design Vintage / 2 Peace cushion cover £3.99 H&M /
3 Tindra black star £32 ALSO Home / 4 Sno scented candle £29 Osmology / 
5 Grey felt Christmas tree decoration £5.70 Trouva / 6 Pine cone garland £11.99 Maisons Du Monde /
7 Mini dressed Nordic star £12 The White Company 8 Ferm Living Winterland tree £22 Connox /
9 Ferm Living marble trees £45 Nunido

Images (from top) 1/ Lykkefryd 2/ Pinterest UK 3/ NordicDesign
4/ Elisabeth Heier 5/ Miimman 6/ H&M 7/

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