Eclectic Scandi Style

Lagerlings [dot] se living room via design lovers blog

I love this apartment discovered via Swedish estate agency Lagerlings and shared with me by a friend, Danish photographer Christian Radil.  Light and bright with high ceilings, decorative coving and white walls serving as the backdrop for some exciting pops of colour.  Other features that caught my eye include the bold artwork (love), the built […]

Hanging Chair Heaven – Summer Furniture Trend

Indoor Outdoor Hanging Chair Trends

Do you ever have those days where you just want to curl up and be in your own little world, at least for a short while? Where better to do this, than in an indoor / outdoor hanging chair. Not only do they serve a useful purpose, they are glamorous, unexpected and create a definite […]

London House Tours

nicky tibbles 1

Today, I zipped on over to West London for exclusive access to some of Living Etc magazine’s favourite homes.  The home owners ranged from top stylists and creatives, to a bunch of very talented folk with a flair for modern interior design and style. This House Tour included 8 properties cherry-picked by the Living Etc team, […]

Hollywood Regency Style – Here to Stay?

Kelly Wearstler Viceroy Santa Monica

Jeff Andrews, winner of Best Residential Interior Design Award for California Home and Design Magazine, recently named Hollywood Regency as the interior trend he would like to see go away, or see ‘a lot less of’.  This has got me thinking, does this look have a shelf life or is it here to stay? The Hollywood […]

New big pattern Ikats


It appears that our love affair with Ikat and tribal designs in rugs and textiles is still going strong in 2012. That’s according to the industry professionals at Las Vegas World Market. Showroom upon showroom, I saw a huge assortment of tribal and ikat inspired designs.  This time round though, the patterns had taken on […]

Time for a color blast


I have just returned from a crazy and inspirational couple of days at Las Vegas Market (as part of the blogging team) and wanted to share with you my findings. Unfortunately I didn’t get time to walk the entire 5 million square ft of showrooms, but of what I did see, what stood out immediately […]

Color of the Year

Tangerine Tango

Fall might be over but the warm autumnal colours are here for longer. In particular, a zingy bright reddish-orange is dominating both the fashion and home accessories market this year following ‘Tangerine Tango’ Orange being named Pantone’s color of 2012. Just this morning I took a quick stroll to my local neighborhood coffee shop on […]

Typography in Interiors

Typography in interiors

Gone are the days when the only words seen on the walls of your home were the ones lovingly threaded by needlepoint from your favourite  Auntie and gifted to your mother.  Often a small round disk hanging near your entrance containing those very kitsch, but oh so loving words, ‘Home Sweet Home’. I am pleased […]

Design crush – beaded chandeliers

Oh how I love lighting…and lighting design is one of my favourite aspects of interior design – something to be considered at the outset of a new design or decorating project.   This week my design crush is the beaded chandelier.  And these little numbers are most definitely doing it for me.  Jewellery for the […]

Wreath Extravaganza


Who said wreaths should be made of foliage?  From shuttlecocks and lightbulbs, to paper doilies and industrial metal chains with padlocks, this bunch of wonderfully creative and non-traditional wreaths are most definitely inspiring me.  * Some of the wreaths shown here are one-off pieces produced by well known Interior Designers for the annual ‘Jingle & […]

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