Thursday, 28 March 2013

Rugs: Inspiration

During my sourcing I came across some great rugs but they weren't suitable for my room; Black and white chevrons and stripes are very on trend at the moment and I love them but I needed something with colour to lift the space, so the hunt continued. But, here are some of my favourites rugs, perhaps you'll find some inspiration..........

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Etsy Art

My living room has a wall designed for art! A 'relatively' large white space, where art can stand out, say 'hello, look at me'! And while on my hunt for the perfect rug for this room I've also been thinking about what I want with regards to art work! I know it will be a collection, a mixture of artists, styles and photos. And I know that Etsy has some amazing artists! If you haven't yet come across Etsy, where have you been? And shame on you! Not only does Etsy connect you to fantastic items and shops but it is all handmade or vintage!

Images: Etsy

Images, left to right:
1. Vintagraphy, Beautiful ride typography poster
2. DomesticNotions, typography poster
3. DallowayPlace, typography poster
4. etchedandsketched, modern art bird print
5. WhatsNew, ballerina pencil drawing
6. Lizkapiloto, love birds watercolour 
7. AdventuresWithLight, geology art
8. AdventuresWithLight, oars
9. BreadAndCircuses, seascape 

So, Here we are, today I wanted to share with you some of my favourite pieces on Etsy; above but also offer some art inspiration for your home!

Now, trust me when I say if you haven't visited Etsy yet, go and do it! I would say now but I know all too well that you'll need more than 5 minutes - you will get lost in a wonderful world! And as for art, original work at some great prices, this designer will certainly be shopping here! Oh, I'm also very aware I'm yet to show you my favourite rugs!! Will do, sorry! Something to look forward too. X

Monday, 4 March 2013


After completing the renovation on our kitchen and living room and arranging the main pieces of furniture I am now sourcing the final touches - the pieces that make it a loved home, inject personality and character into a room.

Images; Pinterest
Rugs have the power to complete a room, bring everything together and create a finished product. I am currently trying to find a rug for both the living room and kitchen. Kitchen I hear you say! Yes! Our dining table is part of the kitchen and although I created a lighting plan which incorporated a pendant over the table to zone the space, the rug is another way which I can divide the space between the function of cooking and pleasure of dining; it will also feel more luxurious underfoot. And while on my quest for the perfect rug, I thought i'd share some inspiration. Not only do I adore these rugs......... the second image below would be perfect but the art in these images are stunning!

Images; Pinterest
Patterns are definitely big at the moment, especially black and white stripes and chevrons but whether you love plain and classic, bold and boho, stripes, circles or squares?! there is a rug that will make your home! I've been saving all my favourite rugs while product sourcing and although i've not yet found my perfect rug (well, within budget) I'll be sure to share them with you this week!