Monthly Archives: March 2012

Friday Favourites – Kitchen Perfection

As some of you may be aware, I’m a little focused on kitchens at the moment. Desperately wanting to sort out my own kitchen/diner (but not able to due to finances and the need to replace our boiler first – boo!), I’ve been gazing longingly online and in interior magazines at some beautiful kitchens recently.

And so my Friday Favourite this week is an image which to me is complete and utter kitchen perfection.

Image: Design Sponge

It’s almost embarrassing how much I love this – the pure white of the kitchen units, the stunning wooden dining table, the glorious mix and match Eames chairs. It’s bright, welcoming, uncontrived, stylish, individual, functional, spacious; I could go on.

But instead I’m going to stop before I make a complete fool of myself…



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Monochrome magic

I’m not sure what’s happening to me in my old age (apart from the wrinkles, the creaking bones and the occasional bout of memory loss). No, what I mean is that more and more I seem to be drawn to monochrome interiors.

I used to be all about bright, bold bursts of colour, but there’s something so restful about a black and white interior – especially when it’s warmed up with wood. My latest purchase fits in with my monochrome mood – the really rather beautiful Falmouth rug from John Lewis which has found a home in my living room.

So here’s a little bit of monochrome magic for a variety of different rooms:

Living Room:




Images from top:
Emma’s Blogg; House and Home; Riazzoli Blogspot; La Maison d’Anna G

I’ve come across so many beautiful images of mainly monochromatic rooms that I might come back and do a part two on this topic. But for now, I’m off to hunt me down some houndstooth cushions…


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Friday Favourites – stunning Stourhead

I know – it’s been a while, but life seems to have got a little busy recently.

So just time for a very quick Friday Favourite today – a pic taken last weekend at one of my favourite places on earth, Stourhead. A National Trust house and garden in Wiltshire, it really is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. A Palladian mansion stuffed full of gorgeous art and Chippendale furniture, set in 2,600 acres of magnificently landscaped gardens dotted with classically styled follies, it’s a little piece of heaven on earth.

The boys and hubby were looking out over one of the lakes from inside a dark grotto, and I couldn’t resist the chance to take a snap of such a magical scene.



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