Five creative ways to show off folklore textiles in your home

If you have ever visited markets abroad, especially with a strong folklore tradition, you know you're likely to find some gorgeous woven or embroidered textiles. Rugs, blankets, stacks of fabric. I have come back with suitcases full, from the souks in Marrakesh and the markets in Ecuador. You can often get carried away, blinded by … Continue reading Five creative ways to show off folklore textiles in your home

Eclectic bathrooms: blue mosaic tiling, copper pipes and vintage accessories

Oh, I can drool over pictures of bathrooms on Pinterest, as I'm sure many of you do as well. We had our own bathroom redone two years ago and we went for something quite simple and timeless ourselves. Still, I can't help going Oh! and Ah! when flicking though images of bathrooms with a lot … Continue reading Eclectic bathrooms: blue mosaic tiling, copper pipes and vintage accessories

House tour: a small converted farmhouse in the Netherlands

On my travels through the Netherlands this month I popped into my friend Frederiek's house in the tiny village of Huizinge, north Groningen, who lives there with her partner Wimer and their three-year old son Teun. Huizinge is a beautiful characterful village surrounded by endless flat green fields and far horizons. Frederiek and Wimer recently … Continue reading House tour: a small converted farmhouse in the Netherlands

Five easy ways to create a bohemian interior

Bohemian style is all about indulgence, decoration, oversized drapes, large house plants, and plentiful soft furnishings. Add the exotic furniture and souvenirs from travels far away and you get the picture. Romantic escapism, day dreaming, artistic flair and heaps of personality and soul. Few things are new, most are found, inherited or collected, lots reused … Continue reading Five easy ways to create a bohemian interior

What inspired me this week: grey basics, ethnic textiles and graphic patterns

Great collection of artwork above a wonderful grey wool sofa http://pinterest.com/pin/259027416040438341/  Love the pops of fuchsia pink and mustard against the black and white. Great textures too in the chunky rug and wool cushions http://pinterest.com/pin/259027416040438328/Another example of bold graphic patterns and pop of bright colours against a grey basic background. http://pinterest.com/pin/259027416040428909/Oh my...that tiled wall...loving the pattern! … Continue reading What inspired me this week: grey basics, ethnic textiles and graphic patterns