Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Design Board: A Rustic Modern Living Room

Basket // Chairs // Leather Rug // Drawers

I'm rather liking all the natural elements in today's mood board, and yet I don't think it feels too woodsy. I'm on the hunt for a new sofa, I only wish that one came as a sofa bed. And those chairs are killer, although they're from a flash sale site so probably hard to get your hands on.

On a separate note, we're moving again, and soon! I'm very excited - I'll spill the beans as soon as I can. :)

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Feminine Master Bedroom

Lamp // Bed // Chair // Frame

There are a few really budget-friendly pieces in this mood board (that rug is £15!), paired with a few splurges. I'm all for soothing bedroom spaces, but I love the punch that the gorgeous painting adds (by Michelle Armas).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

On the hunt: Coffee Tables

We've been without a coffee table since we sold our steamer trunk table, almost a year ago. It'll probably be another few months (and hopefully a new house) before we actually shell out for a new one, but that hasn't stopped me browsing...
Industrial table - £650 (Trade Furniture) // Round lattice table - £880 (OKA) //
Storage table - £345 (Loaf) // Dollshouse table - £725 (Not on the High Street) //
Round trunk table - £190 (Trade Furniture) // Gold table set - £130 (Zara Home) //
Storage table - £450-£600 (West Elm) // Glass table - £370 (Not on the High Street) //
Venetian table - £436 (Trade Furniture) // Steamer trunk - £1350 (John Lewis) 

Of course, my favorite is the steamer trunk - it's very similar to our old one but smaller - and it's also the most expensive. Like, crazy expensive. I did score an awesome headboard on eBay the other day for a proper bargain though, so I am keeping my eyes peeled for a coffee table there too.
{Listing photo}
It's pretty similar to the Serena and Lily one below, which I've been coveting for a while, but it was £20 instead of $500. And I'm pretty sure mine is straight from the seventies (I'm picking it up from the seller's grandma), so way more authentic. ;) It's going in Eleanor's room, and so far I'm thinking I'll keep it natural. 
Hooray for eBay scores!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lust List: Zara Home

I happened upon a Zara Home last weekend. (I think you can only do that in England, by the way, happen upon things. It felt very British.) I got overly excited about a doormat so, against my better judgement, I dragged my two-year-old away from attempting suicide by slow moving traffic/chatting up homeless people and went to check it out. They had ca-ute stuff in there, people.

I was *this close* to buying said doormat but Eleanor had a melt down because I wouldn't let her shoplift a hand towel (the colour scheme didn't match our decor, but she wouldn't be told), so we left. But I will go back, even if I have to wait until she is in nursery to do it.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Design Collaboration Challenge: A Bright, Beachy Living Room

Sarah challenged us to create a mood board based on this gorgeous seagull painting. I decided to embrace colour on this one...
Sofa // Table (sold out) // Lamp // Chair // Rug

I used a lot of vintage pieces here, all thanks to Chairish, mixed with a couple of big box staples (there's that sofa again).

It was just me and Carissa for August; here's her take on the inspiration painting...

{Carissa from Carissa Miss}

Sarah picked a fun seagull canvas for this month's design collaboration challenge and I thought it was the perfect color palette for Kassi's new relaxing master bedroom. Visit Carissa Miss to see how we're tackling the next project in her house.