Thursday, 26 March 2015

La Vie En Rose

I went furniture hunting last week with a girlfriend and through the mazes of styled 'rooms' and designer stores it struck me how my eye was generally drawn to the neutral dark sofas.

But sometimes one has to throw some caution to the wind right?... that's when I spied this image from Annika von Holdt..

And really, not that I would have a rose coloured sofa in my home but looking around me and with the right autumn light, it probably could work given that I have light walls and neutral surrounds (ie, obligatory black frames, dark floors, white floor lamp, etc)... just

The pooch on the sofa could just cinch the deal for me!  How cute is he?

Nah... I might just play it safe and stick to my favourite boring charcoal... what say you?

Via Automatism

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Home Style... Calming Neutral in Lyon

Just like the stylish wardrobes of today, a little pattern in the floor, some interesting artisanal texture in the rug, a soft neutral everyday palette of cremes and camels throughout and simple black trims to bring it all together.

You know that rule of take one off as your just about to go out the door... this apartment in Lyon looks like it has adhered to that minimal rule and it works beautifully.

Calm, soothing, inviting... just makes me want to put the kettle on, make a pot of green tea and wait for my friends to come over for morning tea!


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Strike A Pose

If you're wearing something as special as haute couture you'll want to know how to make an entrance right?  Bold, confident, whimsical and confident... enter Lindsey Wixson in the pages of CR Fashion Book.

Just makes me want to strike a pose...and sit up nice and straight!

Photography Anthony Maule
CR Fashion Book, February 2015

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Chic Chick... Sarah Harris

Everytime I see a photo of Vogue UK's Sarah Harris, I just want to cancel all my hairdressing appointments for the whole year!

I want to grow out my hair, leave it un-touched in the colour area, and let it just sway gently in the breeze as I walk confidently into the streets.  That's grey hair people, not blonde!

And sure there must some kind of maintenance involved so that the tresses add a bit of glamour and zhush to your look and don't look to brassy but rather soft and velvety, but it must be so much easier than checking into the salon every 6 weeks or so (or less!).  Right?

I was just having a conversation with a friend yesterday about when would be the right time to let it all go natural?  When will we let those grey straggly's be embraced whole-heartedly; when will we stop hiding them and hiding behind a bottle of dye?

If you have the right answer please let me know!

Photos 1 & 2 Tommy Ton

Photo 3 Scott Schuman
The Sartorialist

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Perfectly Pastel

A little pastel outlook with a view of this dining area captured by Canadian photographer Janis Nicolay.  You can have a look at some more interiors on Janis' portfolio here.

Gosh I need some new dining chairs and when I look a different colour other than white or black, I just think I might have to investigate further!  And this winter I'll be getting sheepskin piece for my chair!

A soft relaxing image for a crazy mid week Wednesday.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

A Breakfast Treat

Last week I caught up with a friend over breakfast... well sometimes you just need to treat yourself in the middle of the week!

I present to you, luscious Turkish Delight waffles with strawberry and rosewater syrup, fresh ricotta and crushed pistachios at 'ShortRound'.

My usual breakfast consists of either a bowl of cereal with fruit, or a poached egg on wholemeal toast and a cup of green tea or latte.  But this... this was amazing!

Photo by me

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