Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Horse Photography | Three Ways

I am a massive animal lover, and photography is one of my favourite art forms, so of course, I love photographs of animals. But animals are not always willing models - it takes a special photographer to capture their beauty on film. Sharon Montrose of The Animal Print Shop specialises in animal photography, and I was thrilled to see her latest print - Baby Horse.

In my opinion, horses are the most beautiful of all animals - graceful, elegant, and strong. Kara Rosenlund has a divine print of Wild Horses, that I love.

I came across this gorgeous print on Domaine recently. Combined with the beach backdrop, this photograph is a winner in my book.

A large framed photograph can be a fantastic statement piece in your home. I highly recommend finding one with a subject matter that has meaning to you, and remember in this case, size does matter - the bigger the better!
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Navy & White

Navy blue and white is such a classic and beautiful colour combination. It's so crisp and fresh - I love to balance it with warm tones of pink, coral, wood or brass.

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I love a deep blue painted wall, but if you'd rather introduce it into your home in smaller doses, here are some fantastic ways to do that...

rocking chair | wall tiles | key tassel | papier mache bowl | watercolour painting
shibori baskets | y side table | zebra fouta towel

Monday, 18 August 2014

Online Reading

I put some time aside over the weekend to catch up on some online magazine reading. The latest issue of Est Magazine is out, and I was really happy to hear that, after some reader feedback, they have decided to publish Est more regularly (monthly) but reduce the size of the magazine. The reason being that as many of us are becoming increasingly busy, we're more likely to be able to find ten minutes to put aside to read a magazine, than half an hour. I know that's a scary thought! I really believe in taking some time to 'breathe', but I can completely relate to being constantly time-poor.

For that same reason I have reduced the number of online magazines featured on my blog side panel down to my three favourites (see below, right hand panel). I was finding it hard to find the time to regularly update all of them, but with just three, it will be much more manageable. This latest Est has lots of fabulous content, but I particularly loved the cover home belonging to interior designer, Taimi Sanders.

I am completely envious of her kitchen/dining renovation, which is the last remaining room in my home that needs doing. Simple, clean lines with gorgeous furniture pieces, and beautiful materials is the key to this amazing home.

It's also the cover home in the latest issue of Rue Magazine that grabbed my attention. It's a one bedroom apartment in Sweden owned by school teacher, Emma Solveigsdotter. It was Emma's grandmother who inspired her interest in vintage furniture and pieces with history. She choses each piece for her home very carefully, which has helped her to create a warm and soulful home.

Make sure you give yourself some breathing time this week and check out both of these awesome mags in their entirety.
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