26 June 2012

Life's A Beach (House)

After chatting with a friend over the weekend about their newly purchased coastal property, I've been thinking of the endless ways to deck out a place on the beach by drawing inspiration from those that have got it down to a T. 

Nothing will ever scream 'I live by the sea' like blue and white.....but residents of Nantucket, Palm Beach and The Hamptons show us how Beach House Chic is done  - proof that achieving the nautical look doesn't have to be quite so literal as hanging life rings from the walls...

Habitually Chic

Kate Jackson

The Unexpected Chic

Mermaid Hut

Throw by Cococozy

The Enchanted Home

...and obviously, if you're unfortunate enough to have a coastal property....you'll be needing something extremely uncomfortable to enjoy the view on....

Men's Reverie

13 June 2012

Summer Feature: IN|OUT Magazine

After unleashing our creativity on the fantastic IN|OUT Magazine and giving its interiors section a whole new look, we're proud to say that their summer issue is out and about and looking good!!

With our top tips for giving your conservatory a style injection and the latest must-haves for outdoor spaces - we're obviously still in the hope of enjoying a Great British summer...

Positivity is key.....

Here's a sneaky peek....

Thanks IN|OUT..

06 June 2012

Curtain Call

We get asked a fair few questions on a day-to-day basis (all of which interior related of course) and they often share the same theme; how to make simple changes to a room without it costing the earth! Well, it's the million dollar question (pardon the pun!)...but it really is rather simple. In fact it's what we pride ourselves on! We know we're not all rolling around in a sea of cash and we understand that it's not about how much something costs anymore - it's about being creative and unique. DIY and handmade homes have never been so trendy.

So I thought I'd show you just how simple it can be. Picking out just one feature within a room can make all the difference. I've kept all furniture, lighting and accessories the same but swapped the curtains around on each board to show you exactly how entire feel of a room can be transformed with a bit of new fabric! Simple hey?!...

Honeycomb Curtains

Finnia Curtains

Marrakech Curtains
Toorie Curtains

Easy as pie!.....Give it a try!....

01 June 2012

Inside Out

Happy June everyone! It's here and we're ready for that glorious summer that we WILL be enjoying...We've had a taster, and we want more!! So with sunshine and happiness in mind, I've hunted down some more beautiful and inspiring outdoor spaces (I just can't help myself!) to make our summer just that little bit more enjoyable. With the array of fantastic garden furniture and outdoor accessories that are now giving our interiors a run for their money, there really hasn't been a better time to create a living space outside!

Whether you have a small terrace ready for a transformation or a sprawling back garden in need of a bit of tlc, there's no time like the present!...and if you're not running to homebase after feasting your eyes on these little beauties, well I'll eat my.....sombrero.

via Style At Home

via You Wanna Come Over

via Pinterest

via Desire To Inspire
via Apartment Therapy

Which is your favourite? Bold, bright and colourful or cool, calm and relaxed?? I'm a little torn!