Tuesday, 25 October 2011

DIY Pom Poms

Apologies for not posting recently, I have had another really bad cold which has now turned into a chesty cough so have been recovering these past few days while still trying to get the odd bit of decorating done.

Image from Jessica Demaio

Anyway enough about my ailments, here's a project to sweep away those cold winter blues. This project is to make your own pom poms taken from a bog by Jessica Demaio, and all you need is:

  • paper lanterns (9" and two 6" lanterns)
  • 2-3 yards of fabric per lantern (3yd for 9" and 2yd for 6")
  • glue gun
  • ribbon
  • a long weekend 
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

DIY Tissue Covered Luminaries

Just wanted to do a quick post about fantastically easy project to add some sparkle and warmth to any home, especially for christmas. It has come from the Hey Gorgeous blog, below are the photos to show you how it's done but if you want detailed instructions take at look at the post here.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Photoshop Letterpress Effect

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, mine was spent celebrating my husband's birthday and more decorating. We've had the plasterers in to do two ceilings and already they look so much better.

Anyway about today's post. I was browsing my new favourite place for inspiration Pinterest and came across a link to a site Pugly Pixel. This is easily the best site I have ever found for photoshop tutorials, created by Katrina. There are step by step guides to everything from creating your own stripey tape for moodboards to recreating staples on top of your images. It's the letterpress tutorial that I found particularly interesting, it's a great way of making your web images look all the more exciting!

Image from Pugly Pixel

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Front Door Inspiration

Our front door on the new house, needs a bit of an upgrade. Now I obviously don't want to replace the door as this would be incredibly expensive so we are thinking of replacing the two glass panels on the door with a lovely traditional patterned etched glass. So I have been trawling the web for inspiration. Here are a few options that are my faves.

Love the idea of blue green colour with traditional victorian glass panels and the number above the door.

All Images from London Door Company

If you are interested in new glass panels, I found a website artglass where you can buy a number of lovely victorian etched glass panels in made to order sizes.

Images from artglass

Also if you are after numbers for above the door, go to Brume where you can get made to measure window film with your choice of words or numbers which you can apply to the inside of your glass panels. It's a fairly inexpensive way of giving your front door a facelift.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Heart Home Mag

I am very excited to post about a wonderful new online magazine Heart Home. Launched in September 2011, it is a quarterly interior design publication set up by Arianna Trapani, Carole King and Daniel Nelson, it champions British designers and showcases fantastic British homes. It's free to subscribe so check it out here.
Image from Heart Home

Monday, 10 October 2011

Interesting use of ceiling roses

Wow. what a busy weekend. We boarded the loft, sanded and primed the living room, got rid of a fireplace, cleared the guttering and replanted the front border. I'm exhausted and there is still lots more to do, but all enjoyable.

Anyway back to the post. I've been looking at ceiling roses for our living room and came across this image from the Salt Lake Designer Gal blog showing an interesting way of displaying roses and making them into a feature wall. I particularly like the zesty yellow colour.

Ceiling Roses

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Paper Punch Heart Garland

As regular readers will know, I love little craft projects, and the simpler the better. So when I saw this Heart Garland from Oh! Crafts I just had to share it with you all. Basically all you need is a heart shaped punch, some paint swatch cards in your choice of colours, a needle and thread and away you go! A great quick creative project. Check out more projects here and on my Pinterest page.

Image from Oh Craft

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Staircase Inspiration

We are currently deliberating about whether to keep carpet on our staircase or opt for wood with a bit of interest. Below are some lovely images of interesting ideas for a part of the house that often gets ignored but essentially is the first thing you see as you enter.

Great use of a sunny colour and stencils  here.

Image from naturalhistory.typepad.com on Pinterest

Love the use of the Orla Kiely Stem print here
Image from bellemaison23.com
Good use of Damask wallpaper below

Image from casasugar.com on Pinterest
Interesting use of grades of colour on white background.

Image from Martha Stewart on Pinterest

Image from flor.com
Why not have an uplifting message to brighten your day every time you walk through the door. Also like the wooden tops

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

We're finally in our New Home!

Image by Delightful Living from Not on the High Street

We are finally in our new home, last night was the second night of sleeping there which felt quite strange but good. We spent most of Friday and Saturday clearing and pruning the garden, I will post images shortly, it looks so much wider and we can now see it's full potential. We had a builder friend round yesterday to quote on a few jobs that need doing; plastering, replacing flashing on chimney etc. Becoming a homeowner is going to be expensive but hey at least it's ours!

We are really busy unpacking but still trying to live in only a couple of rooms until the work is done. First priorities are the living room and master bedroom, and then I think it will have to be a room at a time.
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