I love looking at pictures of beautiful rooms and things, it always puts a smile on my face, so here are a few of my favourite things at the moment, maybe put a smile on your face.
I love flowers, candles and old furniture, its so effortless and beautiful. This setting is so romantic, I could picture a dinner party here, a summers evening with the candles alight and laughter round the table.
I love flowers, especially now when its spring, there are so many colours to choose from. I always have flowers in my house, nothing to fancy, at the moment I have bunches and bunches of daffodils from my garden in all sorts of jugs and tins placed in every room. Adding a little ray of sunshine yellow everywhere. Can’t wait till my roses start blooming.
I think floral dresses in the summertime are beautiful, Yasmin Le Bon and daughter.
Spread the love, Cath Kidson fabulous selection of fun cushions.
I love this colour pink on the walls, it really compliments the white covered antique two seater and the black framed pictures really stand out. Check out Dulux red and pink colours, also Fired Earth paints there’s very good variety and Farrown & Ball.
Blue room, love the clear glass lamps. Blue has become a favourite colour of mine lately.
Stunning picture of Dita Von Teese, a dress to die for. Really love the colour blue and the green background, it adds a dramatic effect. This is the type of picture I get my inspiration from, already putting these colours together for a room in my head.
Don’t yeah just love this colour blue. Oh yeah.
Painted furniture, I own several pieces myself, to me it adds life to the furniture gives it individuality.
Gorgeous hand painted screen. You don’t see many screen dividers aroun but try TK Maxx stores and also Littlewoods Ireland have cream screens, if your feeling adventurous you could paint a picture or even stencil on it, create a one off piece.
I am a big fan of pretty delph, Oriental Flowers”china by Meissen in Los Angeles. I have picked up some really beautiful delph throughout the years, I love to rummage through old antique shops. One of my favourite’s for delph is a small antique shop in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, its call Fearneys Antiques. Its a really old shop, but be prepared to rummage. I recently bought an old Parker Knolls ladies chair for 20 Euro.
Using curtains instead of a door, adds such a cosiness feeling to connecting rooms. I have a beautiful curtain in the doorway, from the kitchen to the sitting room because its an old house the doorways are small, it really suits the style I have created. Great idea the stencil white floor boards.
I really like brick in a house, any colour whether its painted or not, I like that unfinished look, like the true heart of the building is being shown.
I love unusual table displays, like items that you’d never thing of putting together, actually look really good when you do put them together, taking a chance, creating your own individual style. That’s why I always use a mood board when I am working with clients, to give them an insight to the design you are creating.
I love floral wallpaper, this is one of my favourites, it give the effect that the flowers are growing up the walls, as they would do outside, very clever.
Loving this woolen throw from Avoca , 45.70 euro, it would look perfect on the back of my wooden rocking chair. I can just picture myself snuggled up in that throw reading a romantic novel, when I’m not trying to design the world.