Friday, October 30, 2009

The decision is final...

Cushion fabrics and sample of pink fabric for the 2 antique french armchairs

The decision has finally been made on the scheme for our living room. The 2 existing sofas will go {they have seen better days} and in their place will be a new 2 seater sofa with neutral cover and my 2 gorgeous antique french armchairs which will have a new lease of life in none other than a stunning pink fabric {not to mention the beautiful gimp/trim to match}. The cushions will be a mixture of the fabrics above and will be added to once I have the basics in place. I always thought I would have a neutral room with accents but this scheme is so happy & fresh, I'm really pleased. It's all so exciting, and I hope to have it all finished by christmas. Still need to find some cute side tables and maybe a new coffee table {if I can convince someone that our current one either needs a coat of white paint or to be relocated}! We have also ordered a fantastic striped awning for the front of the house off the rumpus room where the french doors will be added which will add a much needed facelift to the front of the house. Just waiting to hear back from the builder for a start date for the other little projects. That's about my excitement for the week. Have had a lovely day off today which has gone far too quickly. Have a wonderful weekend :-)

Kelly xxx

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The end is in sight...

Tomorrow a very large history of design assignment / presentation is due and I cannot wait! Counting down to Friday already for some serious relaxation and 'me' time!!!

Kelly xxx

Image from here

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Celebrity Favourites...

Found this article on the Architectural Digest site about celebrities favourite rooms. These two above were my favourites! I love the casual elegance & the gorgeous turquoise colour of the walls in the first pic of Marilyn Monroe's apartment and something about the second pic of the landing in Woody Allen's Manhattan townhouse makes you feel like you should be sipping on an cup of tea discussing worldly affairs. I have two gorgeous antique french chairs similar to these {which I have posted about previously} and have just decided to have them reupholstered in a stunning dark pink fabric! Bit daring for me, but I think they will look amazing!!!
Kelly xxx

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Weekend lovelies...

A few gorgeous images to start off the weekend with...

Kelly xxx

{Unsure where these are from sorry... if you recognise them, please let me know so I can credit.}
Image 2 via Brabourne Farm (Clignacourt Flea Markets) - Thanks Leigh!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's the small details...

I have a thing for love hearts in decorating {yes - I know this is corny} but they never fail to make me smile. In our current quest to provide some finishing touches to our humble house, it got me thinking as to where I can incoporate some of these little bursts of happiness. Ever since I saw the above picture of this front gate, I have wanted one for my own house. Then to my amazement and delight, when we travelling in Europe last year (in the Lot region near Faycelles) I spotted this feature window and made my poor husband turn around on the narrow road so I could take a picture and stare {he didn't quite understand why I was so I amazed!}. Does anyone else have a thing for a funny little details?

Kelly xxx

P.S You may need to click on the pictures to enlarge :-)

First image taken by myself in France; Second image from magazine cutting (not sure which one sorry)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rainy day...

Well the forecast was correct and today was a cool and rainy day. Perfect for finishing off a lighting assignment!!! I did end up buying some gorgeous pink roses yesterday {amongst other flowers} which I placed in one of my recent purchases, this cute little vintage vase.
Time to get ready to start the week....
Kelly xxx

Photos taken by me of my study desk

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Spring weekend...

This is me this weekend.... Working and then frantically finishing assignments to hand in on Tuesday!!! I think I will have to splurge and buy some beautiful roses like the picture above to brighten my absolute mess of a desk. The forecast tomorrow is cloudy with rain periods which is perfect to keep me inside !!!

Kelly xxx

Image from Ngoc Minh Ngo Photographer

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

White out...

Sometimes when things get a little crazy in your life, it's nice to unwind and relax in a tranquil space. These above images instill a sense of calmness and serenity and offer a peaceful place to escape the world. As much as I love colour, it would be nice to have some 'white out' time.
Kelly xxx
Images via Janet Lohman

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bright ideas...

I am currently working on a lighting / electrical plan for a whole house as one of my assignments due soon. I thought I would look through some of my saved pics for inspiration. Thought I would share a few of my favourites at the moment.

Kelly xxx

Image 1- Domino; 2- Restoration Station via VT Interiors; 3-Domino; 4- via Pink Wallpaper; 5-Lieux Paris