Thursday, 28 April 2016

House plants and crystals.... The Opaque

The Opaque
I have a little crush on a new Tumblr account I found last week called The Opaque. Houseplants and crystals.... perfect combination don't you agree?

My little collection is growing slowly, only last week I found the most beautiful piece of Amethyst in a bargain bin in a charity shop.... sadly here in England crystals and minerals are really expensive...

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The Eclectic Stockholm home of....... Daphne and Rolf

I found this stunning home on Hem & Antik, a Swedish website. It belongs to couple Daphne and Rolf and is located in Stolkholm . I was going to include the text which i translated on Google but I am not sure that the Copywriters would be too happy with that... it is worth a read though if you have the time.

The home is decorated head to foot in textiles and ornaments from the couples extensive travels across the globe. Although the whole apartment is beautiful, my favorite room is by far the master bedroom. It has been decorated with wall hangings from Uzbekistan, and has a fabulous chunky wooden framed Day bed from Java. I also adore the rich velvet table cloth to the left of the bed.

The bed is a daybed from Java and the walls are covered in wall hangings from Uzbekistan,
Even the guest room is unique. Above the bed is a canopy made from mosquito nets from Goa, says Daphne

-The couch is a little different, because it has no back support. But we have added a ton of pillows

If you like this home then you will love the homes of Greg Irvine  and Mary Randolph Carter

Photos by Anne Nyblaeus
Original Article by  Gill Renlund
Published by Hem & Antik

Monday, 25 April 2016

Peacock Chairs : Hollywood Legends....

Peacock Chair : Elizabeth Taylor
Peacock Chair : Audrey Hepburn
Kathrine Hepburn
Norma Talmadge, 1920s
Bridget Bardot
Bette Davis
Ever since I brought my Peacock chair, it has been under threat as my partner absolutely hates it! It is true that they are uncomfortable and they do take up a lot of room, but they are just so darn pretty aren't they?

If a Peacock chair is good enough for Audrey Hepburn it is good enough for me....