Showing posts with label design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label design. Show all posts

Orlaith's Bedroom Tour

Hanging Butterflies  - Similar / Bunny Pillow - Primark / Bed Sheets - Morleys
Play Kitchen - Ikea
Bookcase - Ikea / Table + Chairs - Ikea / Gro Clock - Here / Beatrix Potter Book Collection - Same Here

Wardrobe - Similar
It's official, we're moving home! I don't know when exactly but probably in the next two months. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. And then it crossed my mind that I've never really done a proper bedroom tour of Orlaith's room in the whole (almost) five years that we've lived here. It will be nice to have something for Orlaith to look back on when she's older. Her first proper bedroom.

Orlaith's room was lucky to get a lick of paint a couple of months ago so it's looking pretty fresh compared to the other rooms in our home. I've spent a lot of time over the last few months going through all our belongings, pairing things down to just what we need with little excess. Things are a lot less cluttered and a lot more manageable now. Not everything has a designated place yet, but most things do, and I don't think there's much point putting too much energy into it right now since we're moving so soon. 

All the furniture in Orlaith's room is ours so we'll be able to take everything with us when we move and set up her room fairly quickly. Next time round there's a few things I'd love to try in Orlaith's room, like adding some wall colour, maybe even try a patterned wall, adding some shelves and new art work, and perhaps investing in some blackout blinds, like these ones from VELUX, which I've heard promote better sleep. But for now, we're just enjoying the time we have left here together.

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This post was written in collaboration with VELUX

Country Living Magazine Spring Fair

Peter & Sandra Noble
On the weekend I found myself with tickets to the Country Living Spring Fair so I popped down for a little browse. If I hadn't recently imposed a shopping ban on myself I would have had my purse out buying lots of things. There was a great range of stalls and some really beautiful things for sale.

Luckily for you I took lots of pictures and have websites for every shop I saw. You can thank me later! (Maybe with a gorgeous piece of jewellery or a cow hide purse...)

I chatted to some lovely shop owners about their businesses and also attended a knitting workshop where I brushed up on my non-existant knitting skills. I can now proudly say I can knit a bracelet!

Jacqueline Headlam
Cameron Taylor Cashmere
Somerville Scarves
Gabriela Rose London
Jill Bulgan & Sheree Robinson
Jane Means
Eliza Wray
Seesaw Childrens Clothes
Seesaw Childrens Clothes
Woodcock and Cavendish
Luna Lighting
Jessica Flinn Designs
Green & Black's Organic

Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

This weekend I went to the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair in Islington. Spread over 3 floors, and with over 400 stalls, it was certainly a busy afternoon. The Christmas Fair is the perfect place to pick up Christmas presents and decorations for your home.

As this is the first year I plan to have a proper Christmas tree in our home I was itching to pick up a few of the amazing decorations I saw for our tree. But as I'm on a tight budget right now it just didn't make sense to spend lots of money on luxury decorations. Definitely in the future I'll return and invest in some beautiful decorations. Orlaith was mesmerised by all the baubles and lights.

I loved that so many of the exhibitors were selling hand crafted goods, it's lovely that some magazines like Country Living like to celebrate and support small businesses and give them a platform to showcase their work.

Pictures Of Our Home

I'm working on our home a little every day, slowly making it a place I love spending time in. I have most of the things I need now, and my bank account is on lockdown until we go away, so I've been thinking of some fun DIY projects to do. I've got some great ones lined up, I can't wait to share them.

Each day there's a bit more organising, another bag to the charity shop, slowly letting go of the unnecessary clutter that I've been holding on to. I really need to get some art up on the walls and get some blinds on the windows, apart from that there's only a few small touches left to add then the living room is done, finally!

On a side note, my Nikon J1 is still in the repair shop. They've told me that because the damage was due to an impact my warranty won't cover it and quoted me a ridiculous price to fix the damage. We're talking almost enough to buy the same camera again brand new! I told them to send it back unfixed so I can get a better price for repair elsewhere. I really really miss my camera. I need to learn to take better care of my things.

Desk Inspiration

I'm half way through an apartment re-design and have just acquired a new desk, essential for the many projects I constantly have going on. Up until now I've had about 5 to do lists floating around at one time, and papers in lots of different places, not reaching the goals I'd set myself and recently not paying my bills on time because nothing was where I could find it. It was all getting a bit chaotic.

The desk is in my bedroom, I had specific dimensions and I was so lucky to find one that fit them perfectly on ebay. I've recently been gathering inspiration on-line of work spaces I like. Organisation, decor and ambience are all important to me. The desk has to be a place where I can relax, focus and create. All at once, separately, whatever. I'm sure I'll be constantly changing and adding things to it but I'm excited to start the process.


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