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Chocolate Inspired Decor | GUEST POST – arcadian lighting

Today I’m introducing Guest Blogger* Joanna from Arcadian Lighting – “a place where interior designers, home enthusiasts or other design professionals can come to get inspiration on lighting fixtures or interior decorating ideas”. She has delivered a seriously gorgeous post on Chocolate Inspired Decor, my mouth is watering at these amazing images! Be inspired Good Girls!

Hi there! I’m Joanna, a guest blogger for Arcadian Lighting, a wonderful source for lighting fixtures of all sorts.  My passion for interior design led me to work in the field as a writer.

Most days I can be found on my computer searching the web for wonderful design ideas and images.I love to share them in guest posts like this one. Today, I bring you chocolate inspired rooms. I hope you enjoy. Be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite is!

Chocolate Inspired Decor - Kitchens

This yummy modern eat-in kitchen would be so much fun to cook in and enjoy a casual dinner with family or friends. The contrast between the dark chocolaty cabinets and the white walls and floor makes the white surfaces look so pristine.

Chocolate Inspired Decor – Bedrooms | source Pinterest

Chocolate Inspired Decor - Living Room

This tiny living room looks like the perfect place to curl up with a good book or have a long visit with a friend. The chocolate walls make the space seem even cozier.

Chocolate Inspired Decor – Living Rooms | source Mark D Sikes

Chocolate Inspired Decor - Lounge

The textures of this chocolate space come from the velvet sofa, cowhide rug and mottled wall treatment. The little light fixture at the side of the painting is an interesting touch.

Chocolate Inspired Decor – Lounge | source Electric Revisited

Chocolate Inspired Decor - Home Decor

Stamped leather in alligator covers the wall behind a lovely collection of found objects all in brown.

Chocolate Inspired Decor – Home Decor | source Electric Revisited

Chocolate Inspired Decor - Bedrooms

This luxuriously appointed bed is quite inviting with its soft chocolate bed linens, brown textured walls and divine fur.

Chocolate Inspired Decor – Bedrooms | source Home to Life

Chocolate Inspired Decor - Dining Rooms

The first element in this dining room to catch my eye was the amazing branch-like light fixture above the table. The chocolate floors and furniture look quite delicious!

Chocolate Inspired Decor – Dining Rooms | source Decor Pad

Chocolate Inspired Decor - Bathrooms

While I wouldn’t expect so much brown in a small space to be captivating, this bathroom is gorgeous. I love the pop of color on the tufted yellow chair.

Chocolate Inspired Decor – Bathrooms | source Barn Furniture

Chocolate Inspired Decor - Guest Rooms

The contrast of crisp white with the brown on walls, floor and accents is quite elegant in this stately guest room.

Chocolate Inspired Decor – Guest Rooms | source My Home Ideas

Which image was your favorite? Be sure to check out all that Arcadian Lighting has to offer with fantastic lighting to suit your decor!

* I love guest posts! If you would like to share your knowledge or expertise on any design, decor, fashion or style trends, please email me on theggguide[at]gmail.com. All posts and included links undergo a review before publishing.

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Hey Friday Hey! Have a Good Girl Weekend!

Hey lovelies! Hope your weeks have been good, but if they haven’t – it’s ok – it’s FRIDAY! Can you tell that I’m ready to head home? May your weekends be full of the nicest moments, and may you be the best Good Girl you can be 🙂 Would love to hear about your weekends – and what cool stuff you got up to.

Taken some pics at a market? Gone to a show? Spotted a cool DIY idea? Would love to know your ideas around awesome weekends! You can mail me on theggguide[at]gmail.com or DM me on twitter @theggguide. Keen for some weekend inspiration? My Pinterest account is growing alarmingly with the number of {prettyinspiration} boards, so be sure to check those out too over here.

Have a happy weekend!

It's Friday - Hey!

Valentines Day – A Bit of a DIY Style Guide!

Yes I know, us girls go a little gaga for the 14th of February, even if you’re like me who really isn’t into teddy bears, silk  hearts, massive boxes of chocolates and schmaltz. I do however, like a nice card and some flowers – I mean, who doesn’t?

Anyway this is Valentine’s Month, so I thought we’d kick it off on The Good Girls Guide with a bit of a DIY style guide for any cool love-themed knick-knacks you’re keen to make. And these can be used on your husband/boyfriend/crush OR as a love-themed tea/celebration with your girlfriends…who said Valentines Day has to be just for couples?!

As for me? I’ll be doing something rather unusual on Valentines Day: a 10km trail run just above Kirstenbosch Botantical Gardens with my hubby – and hopefully sharing a picnic afterwards. But first! Here comes the DIY inspiration:

Please Knock! *wink*

Please Knock! *wink* | source here

Juice For My Love

Juice For My Love | source here.

Heart Wreath

Heart Wreath | source here.

Nom Nom Cupcakes!

Nom Nom Cupcakes! | source here.

Put Your Heart on a PinBoard

Put Your Heart on a PinBoard | source here.

Cute Valentines Day Cards!

Cute Valentines Day Cards! | source here.

Homemade Heart Cookies

Homemade Heart Cookies | source here.

Just Launched! The Good Girls Guide

Hi everyone!

I’m thrilled to announce the soft launch of The Good Girls Guide – a go-to blog for the latest tips, tricks & clever ideas to keep you moving, inspired and motivated to live life to the utmost.

Although this is a South African blog (I’m based in beautiful Cape Town), any girl anywhere (whether vamping it up in gorgeous-to-die-for New York City, or lazing about in a small Karoo town) is invited to share stories, advice or tips.

If it’s advice on how to communicate to your man,  an awesome show-off-to-your-friends dinner recipe, incredible decor or design ideas or simply a fashion item that you’re coveting, The GG Guide wants to know about it and blog about it 🙂

Read more about The GG Guide or contact us here. Happy reading!

The GG Guide Launch

All protea images taken at my wedding by Love Made Visible.