Monday, 27 February 2012

Dining Room

I am in the process of deciding how to decorate our dining room. It is a really lovely sunny south facing room so I want to keep it clean and minimal but with the odd splash of colour.  It also has to incorporate a desk for the Mac and the already existing built-in bookcase/dresser.

Below are a few elements I have already got plus some extras that i think will work really well in the space, let me know what you think?

1. This is the Ercol Windsor dining table we already have so the whole look has pretty much been built around it.

2. Sigurd Bench from Ikea - one of these either side of the dining table would allow for a nice informal dining look.
3. I already have an Eames DSW chair in white so thought if I got a pair I could put them at the ends of the table. The beech legs match the Ercol table nicely.

4. I bought my husband the Newgate Brixton wall clock for his birthday, which would look great above the boxed in old fireplace. I like the monochrome with a splash of colour and it's utility look.

5. The Fonteyn desk made from oak and walnut has got to be the most beautiful thing in the world. I can just imagine my mac sitting proudly on top of it in the left hand alcove. Maybe with a couple of floating shelves above it.

6. And finally on top of the desk would be the Penelope Task Lamp from John Lewis in Slate or Quince, either are lovely and go with the overall Mid-century look.

and just look how well it co-ordinates with the Penelope ceiling light below which could become the main light above the dining table. love it!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Willow Collection from Bluebellgray

I was recently sent a newsletter about the new Willow collection at bluebellgray. It's a beautiful new collection of cushions and fabrics inspired by the classic blue willow pattern that we all know and recognise but with a modern twist. I remember my grandmother having this original patterned crockery, and even though I didn't appreciate it as a child, it does have a timeless look.

It's a shame we didn't keep any of the original crockery because I am loving the plate collection on the blue wall, maybe I'll have to start re-collecting it.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Image from Papermash

I hope you are all having a lovely Valentine's day. I realise it's probably a bit cheesy to celebrate such a corporate excuse of a holiday but i can't help it. Love to you all!

To make things extra special check out this crafty tip from the people at Papermash on how to create a lovely centre piece for your loved one's special dinner.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Just had to post about...

I've decided to start a new feature on Mrs Peabod, well it's not really a feature but more of a quick note on something I find beautiful, absolute genius or instantly inspiring.

Today's post is about this fantastic scalloped edged cupboard in Victoria Smith of sfgirlybay's nook. Not only does the use of pale pink Eames chairs, chalkboard walls and warm wooden floors make me drool but the fitted dresser is to die for.

Image courtesy of sfgirlybay

Just thought I would quickly share something that got me thinking.
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