Monday, 31 August 2015

The Home of... Sarah Humphrey

 If like me you are a bit of a Spell Designs obsessive and follow their Instagram you have probably noticed their friend Sarah Humpreys ( aka Sarah phoenix) and her always perfectly effortless style... (that for me would take a lot of effort)..... so It was no surprise to me when i stumbled upon her home on the Spell blog and it had that same laid back vintage feel....

"by day her and her family eat and live in a cool shack in the hinterland, and by night they sleep on a bus"

.....and its a bus filled with stunning vintage clothes and Turquoise jewellery!!

To see more images and the original text visit Spell here

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Current Obsession: Senufo Stools

Senufo Stool as a bench
Senufo Stool
Senufo Stool
Senufo Stool used as a table
Senufo Stool used as a Table

You know one of those items that you see everywhere but can't ever figure out what they are called, or find a link that explains what it is or where to get it? Well that is what has been going on for a few months with these beautiful stools!

......Senufo Stools...... to be exact.

These beautiful stool are hand carved from a single block of wood by the Senufo people of the Ivory coast, and as such are extremely durable. perfect for extra low level seating or as a handy litle side table!!

African Stools at the Rosebowl

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Sitting room of.... Dabido

Small but perfectly formed, and so well laid out!!!

I have a tiny house and I am always looking for ways to 'utilise my space' more effectivly. As I have decided to buy most of my furniture second hand does mean that I have to wait to find the perfect piece, which is wonderful when it presents itself, but a pain waiting.....

This small sitting room is owned by blogger and photographer Dabido of Old Brand New and was a makeover in collaboration with West Elm USA.

I really love what he has done with the room. Loads of huge house plants, bright colours and interesting shapes. There is a nice mixture of brand new items like the table and lamp (both from West Elm) and vintage/ handmade crafted items like the little yellow Indian Bajot table and the African figures on the bookshelves.

My favorite item however is that fabulous hand carved Indian Satara mirror from World Market..... too bad they don't ship to the UK, I would actually buy that for my hallway!!

To see more of his home and his work visit Dabido at Old Brand New