Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Wednesday Wants - Magazine time

I love a long weekend. It's how weeks are meant to be if you ask me. Who decided we should have only 2 days to the weekend? I ask you!

What I should have done on this long weekend however is put aside time to read the growing mountain of magazines that I have accumulating next to my sofa, on my desk, in the kitchen, by my bed, you get the picture. But I didn’t and now I am kicking myself. I’ve had a flick through the new RUM magazine – which I love. However, I really need to sit down with google translate to get to grips with the editorial as it’s in Danish. So for now here are some gorgeous pictures from RUM but I’ve little knowledge on the content - sorry. 
So my wednesday want is for more reading time, oh and to read Danish and obviously to have the below as my holiday home.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

NYC trip planning: Thank you

I have had some great tips and advice about my upcoming trip to NYC and I just want to thank a few people.  Katie Treggiden over at confessions of a design geek who pointed me to her great post's on NYC here and here. The ever-lovely Veronika Miller at Modenus who connected me with Tina Ramchandani at life in sketch, who was very helpful. See her Nolita walking tour here.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

How many chairs does a girl need? Wednesday Wants

How many chairs does a girl need? The simple answer is many. AND a container for all the others.  I just can’t get enough of chairs, they draw me to them in a way that sofa’s never do.  In my lovely little home I have plenty of chairs (and some in the loft too) but every time I’m out sourcing or vintage hunting its chairs that call my name (buy me, buy me, buy me they say).  
These modern beauties in grey would definitely make the long list for me, although I'd probably change the fabric. The lovely Ro chair by Jaime Hayon, the Lady armchair from SCP and Vitra Grand Repos Lounge chair. I love the shape of the Lady chair but would probably want to stretch to an original 1950 Italian one if money was no object. 

Friday, 16 August 2013

Sourcing Simply – John Lewis

I really wish we had a John Lewis in Brighton. It’s a store that I often find is a go-to for basics and its product range is so large that there really is something for everyone, plus plenty of items are high style for great value.
As we don’t have a store nearby I tend to do my shopping either online (utilising the click and collect at my local Waitrose) or it means I have an excuse to spend a couple of hours at Peter Jones in Sloane Square. 
I'm currently looking at rugs for a project with a really tight budget.  It’s for a child’s bedroom with a grey, blue and chartreuse colour palette. I have to say I'm particularly taken with these below and the chevron rug could work in so many situations. What's great too is that John Lewis stock rugs by the likes of Sanderson, Designers Guild, Scion and Harlequin. Designer style and you can walk out of the store with it. 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Colour Palette Inspiration – Into the deep

All this recent gorgeous weather makes me think constantly of cool clear water. Oh I want to be on yacht somewhere in the Mediterranean with the sun shining down and the waves lapping at my feet   

With so much grey in interiors I love the idea of taking it to the watery level with these greens and bluey-greens. 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

NYC trip planning: Help & Advice

I’ve just got my new passport back and at last it’s in my married name – sorry DH, I know 10 years is a long time to wait. I am however realising that I should have got a professional picture taken as I look like an axe murderer. I’m not kidding, I really do. It’s a very scary picture.  I had my son’s picture taken professionally and I’m confused now as to why I didn’t get mine done at the same time. Hey ho, 10 more years and I can change it again.

A new passport means that I want to travel. We’ve a big family trip to New Zealand in December, which I am in equal parts looking forward to and dreading; 30 hours on a plane with a 14 month old. So before them I want to stretch my wings and I think NYC is just the ticket. I’ve been to the USA a lot, 15 times between 2003 and 2008 and most of those trips have been to NYC. However 5 years have passed since then and I’m sure a lot has changed, not just the city but I’ll also be travelling with a baby.  So planning for this trip is all the more important. And that's where I need your help.

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