Tuesday 31 May 2011

Pink & Yellow

I'm having a little love affair with pink & yellow at the moment, you can see that from yesterday's post. It's just so pretty, and fresh, and alive. What do you think - is anyone else feeling the joy?

Beautiful cushions and cool zebra stool

Such an amazing room by Kelly Wearstler

Pretty with a slight industrial edge - cute wallpaper!
Gorgeous painting and I love everything about this little corner

Monday 30 May 2011

Lemonade & Sunshine

This is the most divine birthday party I have ever seen! Jessica, over at Pen n' Paperflowers, created this beautiful day for her two oldest daughters. The theme was lemonade & sunshine, with a lovely rustic feel and a colour palette of pink & yellow - what lucky girls! 
I wonder if Jess would pop over to New Zealand to help with our next party? With four girls in our household, she would be most popular. xxx

Sunday 29 May 2011

The brilliant Rob Ryan

I have been a huge Rob Ryan fan for a while now, and one day would love to own an original print of his - for now I will just have to settle for having one as my screen saver! 
As well as his beautifully poetic prints Rob now offers a range of homewares including decorative plates, mugs, notebooks & bunting. You can see more of Rob on his website, his etsy store, or I found his homeware range at Until.

Saturday 28 May 2011

Graphic Wonderland

I have another amazing home to show you. You can find it in the latest Lonny mag, I saw it originally on the lovely Santa's blog - Homestilo. The home was designed by decorator, Lisa Sherry, and the thing I love the most about it is the abundance of beautiful graphic patterns throughout the house. From stripes on the kitchen island, and the Moroccan-style medallion on the ceiling, to the hexagon rug in the office, and all the patterns and motifs in the living room (my favourite room). The light airy rooms with their pristine white walls are a perfect backdrop, and enable all these patterns and colours to sit harmoniously together. It's an inspiration to me. xxx

Thursday 26 May 2011

Sitting pretty

Here are three quite different, but equally gorgeous, looks with cushions...

A lovely sun-drenched room. Fresh white, with the lovely kaleidoscope of colour in those cute cushions. I love the little turquoise touches (my favourite colour) - isn't the little deer on the windowsill precious!

More lovely white with a zing of colour, but quite different cushions. You can buy one of these cleverly crocheted cushions or footstools, along with the rugs, at this Etsy store.

This might just be my favourite! Blue & yellow is a classic colour theme, and this is nice and subtle with just little splashes of yellow. The cushions on the sofa are divine, and I'm in love with the little footstool. And the lovely curves of the lamp base, the sofa, the apple, and the wiggly fabric is softening the clean, straight lines of the tables, the frame and the shape of the stool.

Which is your favourite look?

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Biker Chic

Yes, you have got the right blog! I know I'm a real girly-girl and this is not my usual sort of post, but underneath the lace and flowers I have a secret desire to be a biker chic! The problem is I don't like motorbikes, but I love the biker-inspired fashion, and I have become hooked on the TV show "Sons of Anarchy"
While I was in Wellington last weekend I bought some Lee Biker Licks jeans (as pictured below), they are such a great fit, perfect with boots, and with my new leather jacket (which is also very cool - tan coloured Levis fitted jacket). "Sons of Anarchy" is on tonight in New Zealand, channel 3, 9.30pm - drama packed, great viewing!

from top, left to right: biker fashion; Prada motorcycle boots; Alexander Wang handbag; Lee biker licks jeans
Lorna Jane biker inspired active wear, Sons of Anarchy

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Life is beautiful

I want you all to see the amazing work of illustrator & designer, Katie Daisy...

Isn't it divine?! It combines my love of colour, flowers and typography, I just adore it. 
You can follow her on her blog, or buy her beautiful prints and cards from her Etsy shop 
- I certainly will be.

Monday 23 May 2011

Sweet Dreams

I'm feeling a lot like this little cutie right now! After a big weekend away with the girls I was looking forward to a good nights sleep in my own bed. But my two small six year olds, happy to have Mum home, took it in turns to wake me in the night for cuddles after they claimed they were having bad dreams. Now I am going to crawl back into my bed and hope for a better night tonight.

These beds are looking so inviting to me. I'm seeing a pattern here - I love crisp white linen with a pretty colourful throw or blanket. All images from the fabulous pinterest.
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