Your home can be made personal to you with the things you collect throughout your life. It can also be made personal using monograms, names and letters. Light up letters, wooden letters and metal letters are all on trend at the moment and can be used to decorate walls or enhance shelving units.
Wallpaper is a wonderful thing. Many people will shy away from it for fear of putting it up right, fear of it peeling off or just because they don’t know what prints will work in their room. Well not I… or you!
Continue reading “Great walls of fire”
I love candles. All shapes, sizes and smells. They make me feel relaxed, calm and zen. Creating space and time where you can appreciate yourself is important. Candles will instantly bring a tranquil atmosphere to your room, hopefully having the same impact on you too!
As you’ll all be aware our sense of smell, olfaction if we’re being scientific, is one our five senses and a very important one at that. Our sense of smell, especially in women is very sensitive and so surrounding ourselves in good aromas is important for our wellbeing and home comfort.
I guess we will never know who really is the fairest of them all but we can keep filling our homes with mirrors in the hope that one day we might find out. Light reflecting surfaces in any form are the (second) best way to bring light to a room and make it appear more spacious. Continue reading “Mirror, Mirror”
Having people over for dinner is always more fun for the people who aren’t hosting, right? Well I’ll try and take one stress away and provide some top tips for making your table look great… having a good looking table might mean you can get away with those ‘caramelized’ carrots, no one will notice!
‘The secret to life is putting yourself in the right lighting’ Susan Cain, author of The Power of Introverts.
I couldn’t agree more. However, when those words were said I don’t think the intention was for people to consider actually changing the lighting in their room. Anyway I’m going to roll with it. Lighting is very important and these days it can cost very little to change the mood of a room through light… after all daylight is free! Continue reading “Light it Up”
Everyone loves a print and I’m not one to shy away from the boldest and brightest of them all. When it comes to home furnishings a print of any variety will instantly bring life to a room. Whether it is a graphic stripe, a geometric shape, a floral burst or a simple polka dot, there is something to suit all tastes. Continue reading “Pattern Perfection”
On what I like to call my second official ‘working in the corporate world’ anniversary I was in India…not actually working in the corporate world. I spent two weeks out in Kolkata supporting a great business called Pollinate Energy. I loved every second and met some great people. While I was there a lot of things were put into perspective and a lot of questions brought to light; Continue reading “Why Beyond the Bricks?”