Friday, 14 August 2009


I absolutely love the perfect match pendant by YellowGoat. I'm obsessing about it so much that I thought I would share it with you!
Have a great weekend.

Monday, 10 August 2009


Still awaiting repair is our sad sad kitchen. Mainly because of the insurance company but also because of my indecisiveness. But here it is, my favourite kitchen inspiration picture and the look that I think we will be going for.

I've seen the pictures of Emily Walker's bungalow from Canadian house and home quite a few times not but the kitchen is the room that stands out the most for me, a lovely mix of traditional and modern, a beautiful shade of grey on the walls and most of all the fantastic yellow that brings it to life. I really like the mix of fitted base units and the open shelving (with very carefully chosen items on them).

So that is it decided, white base units, cup handles and of course some lack shelves from ikea are on our shopping list for the kitchen. And maybe some yellow accessories? Or maybe red?

I love this 90th anniversary edition kitchenaid artisan mixer. I already have a kitchenaid so this would be just pure greed.

Far less greedy would be this salong vase from ikea. Now for the perfect grey. Any suggestions?

Saturday, 8 August 2009

house envy

I love this house that is featured in the current issue of LivingEtc. The mix of white walls and bright coloured soft furnishings and artwork add lots of fun and personality to the family home. Maybe I'm not ready to live in an all white home but this I could certainly do!

The shocking pink stair runner is amazing, adding humour to a very traditional entrance. The couple say that their next home is going to have a tomato red runner but I'm lusting after turquoise!

Even the most functional room of the house is bursting with colour ... and practicality with the concrete worktop.

I love the crux throw in the master bedroom.

And of course a beautiful tulip table. What a brilliant family home.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

birthday presents

My lovely Mark bought me my birthday presents (a little early) this weekend. I have called them Bill and Ted ... they are Roborovski dwarf hamsters. I have always loved hamsters (and all other rodents), they are so inquisitive and entertaining! They have a beautiful apartment with 360 degree views, open plan living/dining and a mezzanine level bedroom.

This isn't actually them. They are the smallest and fastest hamsters that you can get and I can't get them to stay still for a second, let alone take a picture. I'm sure there is more to come about these two when they settle in!