I know usually on a Saturday I post about rooms and spaces which are really relaxed and laid back, but I saw this image this week and for some reason it struck me as the perfect picture for my weekend post. It’s not particularly relaxed or laid back – there are certainly some elements of classical English formality about it – but there are also elements of warmth and quirkiness (the soft and pretty feminine colour palette and that crazy beautiful floral screen by leather designer Susannah Hunter – can you imagine the work involved in that?) which I think soften up the look.
Love those pale turquoise curtains too – delicious!
Wishing you a very good weekend.
How about this for a home office?
This is the desk of New York City’s PR guru Elizabeth Blitzer, as featured in this month’s Lonny magazine. What a stunning space. I love how she’s combined a sense of earthy, vintage and ethnic & produced a space which is sophisticated and smart. It’s a great mix and works so well here.
Here are a few ideas for how to get the look:
Pine table, pinesolutions.co.uk; Antique brass tray, Highstreetmarket.com; Capricorn Standard Lamp, Tom Faulkner; Red & white patterned fabric (from L-R: Osian, Kamasi, Aktash), all from OKA; Mini topiary, giftsandplants.co.uk; Vintage French metal chairs, afrenchlife.co.uk; Peonies, from all good florists!; Baccarat “Zinzin” crystal vase, Mulberry Hall; Baies Diptyque scented candle, Liberty; Jali dhurrie in Ivory, The Rug Company.
Sorry for the awful pun… I couldn’t help myself!
It’s been exactly 5 months since I first started this blog (137 posts since January 16th!), so I’m posting up some amazing sofas…. just because! Hope you like them.
Please feel free to leave me a comment and give me some feedback…. it’d be great to hear what posts you enjoy the best, what you’d like to see more of, if you have any suggestions etc….
Thank you for reading – enjoy the sofas!
I’ve only recently just discovered Deirdre Dyson – a fabulous carpet & rug designer based in London’s Chelsea. Deirdre’s designs are at times whimsical, romantic, playful – but always stylish and with a fantastic use of colour which is brought to life with lustrous silks.
Her 2012 collection includes some beautiful floral designs, although looking through her previous collections it’s clear that she produces abstract and geometric patterns with equal aplomb. Deidre Dyson & her team’s work ensures that when you buy from them, you buy a totally bespoke “textile artwork” – a real masterpiece for your home.
Here are some of the designs from the Deirdre Dyson design library and a few of the most recent additions to her collection. Fabulous!
This beautiful fabric is inspired by the works of Henri Matisse.
The fabric is Arbre de Matisse by China Seas, and it’s a wonderfully fresh and vibrant pattern which adds a youthful floral note in any room in which it’s used.
No wonder it’s such a designer’s favourite!