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A new Favourite …Bathroom essentials by Balineum

No bathroom will have to suffer those awful blue cotton buds again! A fab selection of bathroom accessories, from mirrors to toothpaste .. Perfect for tarting up a tired old washroom.

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Wooden Cotton buds & Amber apothecary jars


Bath Brush & Shower Scrape

Smart Bin & Shower Curtain


Marvis Toothpaste

Wooden Cotton Buds £3.50, Marvis Toothpaste £5.50, Wooden Body Brush £18.95,  Apothecary Jars £15Alison Shower Curtain £83, Rope Twist WasteBin £525, Super Smart Shower Scrape £49


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Interior Inspiration : The Muzungu sisters…

I recently stumbled across a creative sister act who sell a a vibrant and exiting range of ethically sourced wares from around the globe.  Trawling through the “Muzungu Sisters” website has been the final nudge I needed to write a long overdue post on international bohemian style applied to interior design. 


In particular the rich ‘ethnic’ fabrics, braiding, pom poms and other embellishments are something that can be incorporated into the home. Below, I’ve trawled through some of my favourite home stores to find some international/bohemian style products…



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Finally I’ve included a mixture of other inspiration images, including some finished design schemes which have interpreted the look in a variety of ways. For me the difficulty in applying this look is in trying to achieve an authenticity – it appears that the best bohemian looks are effortless (or at least appear so)… Whilst stores such as Anthropologie provide great reproduction products, the most honest and successful rooms feature collections of much loved, worn and antique articles that provide colourful narratives of the dwellers own travels and adventures.

Alternatively the more subtle use of objects, such as cushions & rugs which inject character and colour into more neutral schemes seems to be a more attainable way in which I might adopt the look successfully (until such a time that I have 1) travelled & 2)accumulated a wealth of interesting artefacts!).combo paired down bohemian design






stunning blue mosque


Some Links: Circus wagon with folk art textiles. Danish magazine RUM June 2010 , El Fenn Hotel Morocco, The muzungu sisters,  that bohemian girl

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Interior Design Trend: Herringbone Flooring

Herringbone flooring is another trend I can’t get enough of, it exudes sophistication but its zig-zag lines can also be playful & vibrant in tone. The variety of material options from brickwork to ceramics or wood can offer something clean or rustic in texture that can add depth or contrast to an interior design scheme…

Anyway – I sincerely  hope you reap as much enjoyment from the wild world of herringbone flooring as I have..

All the Best herringbone 6

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For the Love of Dog: A selection of Chic Canine Accessories and Pooch inspired Art and Interiors

For me, dogs are an integral part of home life. Here are my top picks of dog related suaveness … (not sure if thats a real word), as well as some of my favorite Dog related images for your more general enjoyment.. 

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Dog Accessories


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English Pointer by George Percy, 1882






And I couldn’t resist.. My Darling Jug Betty




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10 DIY / CRAFT PROJECTS to add charm, character and panache to your abode…

I must admit, I haven’t had time to try any of these projects and I won’t pretend I have. However I have spent many minutes thinking about doing them, and I will get round to it soon, so surely that deserves a few points. Anyway below are 10 of my favourites, including some copper (you know how I LOVE COPPER…), flowery chandeliers & also some organizational tricks (very practical). Now, some of them are just inspiration for something that I believe could be easily achievable with a few tools and the use of ones noggin, whilst others are full blown tutorials from some fabulous bloggers.


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1. Flower Chandelier originally from Lolita

2. Big Fringe DIY … ohhappyday.com

3.Cutting board DIY ohhappyday.com

4.Fabric Wrapped Hangers , because who the hell wants ugly hangers. from corrieberrypie

5.Dorm DIY Washi Tape picture frames … Design Sponge

6. Fabulous Tassel  & Pom Pom Key rings Design Sponge

7. Gold Leaf Bowls from Kelli Murray’s Blog

8. Painted Antlers, Could do it yourself or buy some from Cassandra Smith

9. Home Made Canopy – unable to locate source… 😦

10.Copper Leaf Candle Make Over.. Style by Emily Henderson 


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Room Raider: The Boudoir of a young woman..

The bedroom of a young woman is essentially the most feminine and individually expressive room that one will have, once its time to move in with other half, I suppose a lot of ‘girlyness’ must be stripped away to accommodate the new masculine room mate. I’m still on my own, but not for long and as such I’ve started to look at my room in a different way, this is potentially the last room that is mine and no one else’s. Well I suppose if all goes well then I can have my own dressing room or perhaps my own en suite, but never again my own room. Image


Images by Tatty Lace..


Interior Design Trend : Leopard Accents

One Interior Design trend I simply can’t get enough of is leopard print. There are certain conditions or rules though…

1. Less is more – Leopard overload is a one way ticket from tasteful to tacky.

2. Subtle tone – a garish print or the wrong shade is a NO. My favourites tend to be muted and skewed towards brown and neutral tones (not orange and certainly not any brightly coloured variations)

3. Furry? – If your going for the faux fur look it has to be high quality, cheap faux fur is just wrong


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I L.O.V.E TIE DYE. These are my top picks…

Clockwise from Top Right – 1.Rockettstgeorge Linen Smoke Cushion £50, 2.Idyll Home Tie Dye Cushion £30, 3.Furbish Fuchsia Ikat Silk Pillow $45, 4. Anthropologie Fushion Cushion £168, 5. Rigby & Mac Tie Dye Linen Cushion £55