So apparently Blu Ivy and North West have the most gorgeous baby rooms in the world – and I imagine, probably the most expensive. While we aren’t Beyonce & JayZ or Kim K & Kanye, it’s entirely possible that we can throw together a beautiful nursery too 🙂 Think vintage pieces, wall stickers, a coat of paint to match theme or gender, your old cot repainted and refurbished, some lovely stuffed animals and a lighting feature – ta da!
This goes out to all my lovely pregnant friends (of which there are about 5 right now) who are dreaming of a lovely little baby room without all the sleepless nights and nappy changes 🙂 Enjoy these gorgeously decorated nurseries!
Let Her Sleep | source LoveThisPic
Baby Vintage | source Pinterest
Princess Girl | source Pinterest
Boy in the Forest | source Pinterest
Alphabet Baby | source Along the Way with V & J
Sleep Sweet | source Houzz.com
Stripes & Spots | source Penelope Home
Glowstars | source tumblr
So we’ve been in our new house now for a month and it’s amazing how much there is to do! In terms of DIY we have lifted carpets, sanded wooden floors, painted two bedrooms (including skirtings – a slight backache nightmare) and hung curtains. And there’s plenty more to come… In the meantime though I’ve started dreaming of a few little nooks – places to retreat to and spend time in.
I’ve seen some great nooks in some houses – from under the stairs sitting or storage space, to an alcove or bay window. I’ve seen cupboards changed into walk in book shelves with a cosy chair, and cute kitchen corners turned into a newspaper and coffee nook. I’ve seen quaint wash nooks in old-fashioned restaurants and quiet outside spaces where wrought iron furniture and potted plants make the place their own. I love a good nook – the whole point is to USE it, and not to simply create it and leave it.
In that vein of thought, here are 10 cute, stylish and elegant nooks that I thought I must share with you 🙂
Cute Bistro Nook | source madisonhome
Stylish Window Nook | source Pinterest
Nook for Girls | source Pinterest
Nook Under the Stairs | source decoholic
Colourful Storage Nook | source Pinterest
Beautiful Glass Corner Nook | source Pinterest
Bright Outdoor Nook | source Pinterest
A Framed Kitchen Nook | source Pinterest
Adorable Book Nook | source hellobee
Little Wash Nook | source Pinterest
I simply love farm-style country decor, especially if it represents the look & feel of one of my favourite places – the Karoo. My husband and I have been house-hunting for the past few weeks, and I’ve seen a couple of houses that have such character and history, really showing off their farm-house heritage.
I’ve put together a moodboard of some of my favourite inspirational images that showcase farm-style country decor – the rest of the Pinboard is here if you’d like to see the photos in more detail! Check out these two posts for more great interior inspiration: Farm-Style Country Decor and Karoo Decor Inspiration.
Hi lovely Good Girls, so sorry that I haven’t posted in a while – work has been frightfully crazy and I’ve hardly had a free moment! So here’s something fun for your Friday – some really great home decor inspiration with Maps. Yes, maps! From lampshades to wallpaper to prints and frames, there’s plenty to do with maps.
Have a look at some of these inspirational ideas. Have a super weekend!
Map in the Bathroom | source Apartment Therapy
Map Decor | source Bookity
Map Lampshade | source Pinterest
Map Heart Frame | source Pinterest
Street Map Headboard | source Renee Fineberg
Kids Room Map Wallpaper | source One Kings Lane
Simple Maps in Frames | source Dream Book Design
With all the emphasis on bright pops of colour in the fashion world at the moment, I don’t see why it can’t be as easily incorporated at home?! Gone are the days when classy neutrals and various shades of white dominate homes – bring on the colour!
Check out these great examples of adding pops of colour to your home, and it doesn’t all mean you have to paint entire rooms bright yellow, pink or turquoise (although you can if you wanted to!) Accessories, accessories, accessories: from colourful kitchen items, to scatter cushions and colourful lamps, there are plenty ways to add a touch of colour to any room in the house.
Happy Saturday all!
Colour Pops in the Kitchen | source Pinterest
Pretty & Peaceful in the Study | source Mint Design Blog
Gorgeous Garden on the Balcony | source Casadevalentina
MisMatched Colour on the Shelf | source Homes & Antiques
Green & Neutral in the Bathroom | source Better Homes & Gardens
Colour Box Ideas for Your Home | source Pinterest
Lilac Walls in the Office | source Apartment Therapy
Recently I did a post on Pastel Colours as a big fashion trend for 2012, and have found that splashes of Neon are also making their way into focus – both in fashion and in decor trends. What we are also seeing now is a great combination of neon & pastel together (I know, initally it seems crazy, but actually – it works!) and not only in fashion. Why not brighten up your home for summer with some pastel & neon shades?
The key is to keep the base colours very neutral and quite light – white, dove grey or pale pastels work well on walls, while brighter pops of colour look good as accents. Key pastels to remember include: mint, teal, rose, lemon and lilac, while neons look good in fuschia, tangerine, coral and florescent yellow.
Check out these great design & decor inspirations…
Neon vs Pastel | source Enter My Attic
Neon Green Touches | source Enter My Attic
Soft & Bright Colours | source The Style Files
Neon & Pastel Inspiration | source Le Notebook
Dipped Hair & Neon Inspired Home | source Trendland
Neon & White Kitchen | source John Lewis
Pinboard of Neon & Pastel Ideas | source Style Files