SCP Warehouse Sale

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I have just read on SCP website that on Saturday, 26th October they will be organising a warehouse sale. They are promising massive discounts on ex-display furniture, upholstery and lighting, end of line stock and some items with minor damage. Make sure you arrive early to beat the queues and bag the best bargains.

More information should be revealed soon. I will keep you posted. Or you can check for updates on their website: http://news.scp.co.uk/2013/10/scp-autumn-promotions/.

SCP Warehouse Sale

On Saturday October 26th, we will be throwing open the doors to the SCP warehouse revealing a treasure trove of products waiting to be snapped up. Inside you will find massive discounts on ex-display furniture, upholstery and lighting, end of line stock and some items with minor damage.  Make sure you arrive early to beat the queues and bag the best bargains.

More information will be revealed soon.

– See more at: http://news.scp.co.uk/2013/10/scp-autumn-promotions/#sthash.kqeRaZXo.dpuf

SCP Warehouse Sale

On Saturday October 26th, we will be throwing open the doors to the SCP warehouse revealing a treasure trove of products waiting to be snapped up. Inside you will find massive discounts on ex-display furniture, upholstery and lighting, end of line stock and some items with minor damage.  Make sure you arrive early to beat the queues and bag the best bargains.

More information will be revealed soon.

– See more at: http://news.scp.co.uk/2013/10/scp-autumn-promotions/#sthash.kqeRaZXo.dpuf

SCP Warehouse Sale

On Saturday October 26th, we will be throwing open the doors to the SCP warehouse revealing a treasure trove of products waiting to be snapped up. Inside you will find massive discounts on ex-display furniture, upholstery and lighting, end of line stock and some items with minor damage.  Make sure you arrive early to beat the queues and bag the best bargains.

More information will be revealed soon.

– See more at: http://news.scp.co.uk/2013/10/scp-autumn-promotions/#sthash.kqeRaZXo.dpuf

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Upper Street Shopping Highlights

Last week I went to Upper street as I was planning to check out Abigail Ahern’s shop for a while. As expected it looks pretty spectacular and I had a good browse in there. I must admit I am not a fan of her dog lights, but this table lamp, which is a recent addition to her selection is a completely different matter and it’s very much my style.

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Another object that would definitely be added to my shopping list is this mirror. It’s quite big and would look great on top of the fire place.

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Another shop that is worth a visit if you are in the area is TwentyTwentyOne. Completely different feel – white and contemporary and full of design classics and great Scandinavian design. I am a bit torn between the two environments so in my ideal home there would be a place for both styles.

And again a mirrow attracted my attention. I was admiring this design for a while on different images of interiors so it’s nice to finally find where I could buy one (if I had the money).

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I didn’t know that this mirror was actually designed in 1950! By Jacques Adnet. And there are three sizes to choose from.

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Side Tables and Lamps

I was browsing internet tonight in search of some inspiration and visual stimulation and I must be definitely drawn to everything that glitters at the moment because this golden side table from Rockett St. George immediately jumped out at me.

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Gold gives a feeling of glamour but I like how it is counteracted by angular geometric shape that keeps it from looking fussy or over the top. Dark background colour also pairs it down and works really well with gold.

Earlier, when I was browsing Pinterest another golden object attracted my attention. I like this lamp in any colour but here I found it in gold. I like everything about this interior, simple but very grown up.

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Another image with the same lamp, beautiful setting in it own way.

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Incredible Tiles

Sorry there were no posts from me for a while. Last week I have come back from a slightly extended holiday. Having no job to go back to can sometimes have its’ advantages! I am still trying to get on top of all the housework and piles of washing so this is a short post for now. Just want to share a couple of images that cought my eye the other day. These are tiles by late French ceramic artist Marguerite ‘Guidette’ Carbonnell (1910 – 2008). Pictures were taken at her home. Amazing individuality!

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Plant Pots

Sometime ago when looking for a pot to replant my orchid I realised that it’s not that easy to find interesting or even simply tasteful planters, the usual selection in a local Homebase or a garden centre is so boring! Since then whenever I come across a picture of a pot I like or see a shop that stocks nice looking ones I make a note, and I have accumulated quite a few images in my Pinterest account.

To me the simplest and one of the best solutions that would look great in any interior and you wouldn’t have to worry about matching style and colours is a plain Victorian terracota pot. I found a good selection in my local wonderful Alexandra nurseries. A huge selection is also available in a recently discovered by me Petersham Nurseries. They look great with all their imperfections and green and white mould on the surface only adds more character.

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Petersham nurseries have a really good selection of pots, from basic but nevertheless very tasteful to expensive one offs that could become a centrepiece in the garden.

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I also like these contemporary concrete planters, particularly a shallow wide one, that can fit more that one plant.

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Another place worth checking out, is Anthropologie – one of my favourite shops. Obviously, the choice won’t be huge, but they always have something unusual and quirky in stock. I just checked their website and discovered these!

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Here are some more interesting images found on Pinterest to inspire.

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These colourful pots look like this could be a DIY project!

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Small plants in egg cups! I do like the idea.

 

 

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Abigail Ahern’s new selection of vases

Recently read on Abigail’s blog about some new vases she just got in store. The selection looks great and I would want most of them in my home. I think I am developing a kind of obsession with vases. I just checked her website and they are actually even affordable, something I didn’t expect from her shop, somehow I was of an opinion that all her stuff is extremely expensive. I am glad I was wrong! Below are some pictures. The colours are all my favourites: ochre and pewter, aqua and cement is very cool too. Hard to choose.

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Also, exciting news, that I finally decided to go ahead and book masterclass with Abigail: Designing your Dream Home. That’s something to look forward to.

 

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Stripes and Zig Zags

One of the trends I have recently discovered and really loved is a monocrome stripy or zig-zaggy rug. If you have neglected space in your home this is one of those details that can immediately transform the room from a very ordinary and drab into a bright characterful space.

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The image above is one of my favourite rooms. I love everything about it, somehow the mirror on the wall works really well with the stripes. The feeling is relaxed and sophisticated at the same time. I think that’s what stripes do, they add a bit more sophistication, a bit more structure to the room so I like when they are combined with more relaxed features like a sheep skin or a floral print cushion to dilute the structure and to avoid appearing too classic.

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The image above is from the latest issue of Living Etc. and it’s this picture that made me want to try and incorporate a rug like that into my own bedroom. I love the bright colours with the dark background.

Below are a few more ways to use these rugs, picked from Pinterest.

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I did a quick research to see what’s available on the market and came across these lovely slightly different more ethnic and less classic options from Holly’s House.

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They look great, especially I like the square one, but above my budget for something non-essential like that.

This Ikea rug is very popular and I’ve seen it many times in various interiors and it’s a good affordable option.

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But my favourite is this zig zag rug from Urban Outfitters. I hope it looks just as good in real life too.

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The rug below is called Olin rug sold by American retailer Crate & Barrel that is shipping to UK. It’s made of 100% cotton and comes in a number of sizes and prices. It looks like a good buy too. olin-black-rug

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