I think it’s time for a little bit of winter sun… no not a holiday in the Caribbean although that would be nice too! Perhaps a slightly more affordable way to get some sunshine in your life would be to invest in a fabulous Sunburst Mirror.
Suntastic! Via Theforest
This Beauty is available from Not on the High Street from The Forest & Co. It looks perfect against the deep blue wall.
A Selection of Sunburst Mirrors available at Graham & Green
Graham & Green have some great examples, at a range of prices too. A few years ago I picked up a beautiful large convex mirror at a car boot for 40p! It’s just crying out for some sunburst action so perhaps I will have to dedicate some DIY time and turn it into a glorious sunshine. Watch this space!
It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I am very lucky to have lots of fabulously creative pals, which makes for lovely creative gifts. A particularly crafty couple I know decided to wrap my presents in vintage maps. They looked so good I really didn’t want to open them! The thing about maps is not only do the look beautiful, with all their painstaking detail they inspire a wanderlust that is inherent in the vast majority of us. So why not introduce more crafty cartography in our everyday lives.
Wrapping paper Via: traveling with purpose & Not on the highstreet
This lovely vintage inspired map wrapping paper is the perfect icing on the cake for any gift, available from not on the high street at a mere £3 a roll would make a great poster for little ones bedrooms too. Bon Voyage!
Decoupage might be known as a pastime for bored victorian ladies but jus look at what you can achieve with a pair of scissors and some PVA, and of course a little bit of time.
Now this is an idea I have to try, particularly enjoying the vintage landscape scenes. Now to find the glue!
I was going to write a post about painting walls in a deep dark blue, but we all know how stunning that can look. But what about darks blue’s often overlooked little sister, green?
Little Greene Olive No 72
I don’t know why, but I’ll always remember watching an episode of Changing Rooms when I was small and being amazed and completely entranced by LLB’s decision to paint some poor unsuspecting couples bedroom in a moody shade of khaki green.
I seem to recall their reaction being that of sheer resentment and distain but for me as a young, impressionable kid all to keen on interiors, well I loved it! For me its stuck and deep, rich and earthy greens wether they’re olive or emerald still remain a firm favourite of mine.
Via. apartmenttherapy, tumblr, little greene & betterdecoratingbible
These earth rich olives work amazingly well with neutrals and hints of gold, of course a bit of equine art never hurts either! Going bold works beautifully well to if your feeling daring. Mixed with rich fabrics and sumptuous colours a deep emerald can give a dramatic effect to any room. Little Greene always do colour so well and with their wide range of greens such as Obsidian Green they are well worth a visit. Feeling green with envy yet?