I am crushing on this quintessentially English manor farm in Norfolk, U.K., home to interior designer Carlos Garcia. While quite traditional it has elements that are a bit more eclectic and less country than you would expect. A bench painted matt black, pale blue walls, Eastern fabrics such as suzani and ikat....all make this very intriguing.
Oh my I've died and gone to kitchen heaven. This is it. English country kitchen perfection and ... it's a showroom. We all know I'm smitten by anything that deVOL Kitchens design so it's no surprise that I have been following the fitout of their new Clerkenwell, London showroom on their Instagram account. Pink fireplace wall, handmade green wall tiles, bespoke cabinets in dreamy blue and copper pans hanging on a creamy tongue and groove wall. The little chandelier, majolica plates and vintage portrait are icing on the cake. I couldn't wait for the showroom to turn up on their website. I just had to share their IG posts.
California coastal style in a New England home by Kristina Crestin Design. I am not typically a big fan of this style or the colour blue but I am totally smitten with how well put together this living room. I never would have thought to pair aqua blue, olive green and orange/tan together but it's gorgeous - and the art and patterned pillows and rug bring it all together. The bathroom is also pretty fab - modern yet really warm with the addition of golden-toned wood.
(Check out a modern farmhouse designed by Kristina here)
I have been on the hunt for some art for my dining room wall for a while now and wasn't really sure what I wanted until the folks at Minted got in touch and offered me a framed limited edition fine art print. I was so excited to go through allllllllll the prints on their site. They have so many talented artists on board. I thought it would be an intimidating experience but I was immediately drawn into so many gorgeous prints and quickly realized their website is incredibly user-friendly. It's so awesome I have to show you.
This is the print I went with - take a seat by Eric Eikenbary. When you select the size and frame you want on the right side, the left side shows you the photo framed, in a room, the frame close-up and how the print looks to scale. Freaking genius!!!! I seriously love this, and it's great for people who are dimension-challenged and order items online only to receive it and go "huh, I thought it was alot bigger than that". Now you can see before you buy! Anyway, they have lots of options for the frame material and borders/matting and all that good stuff. I went with a simple matt black metal frame and no matt/border. I am thrilled with my selection. It is so much better than the vintage metal sculpture I had there instead. I was hoping for something more graphic and I love photographic art so kudos to Eric Eikenbary for knocking this photo out of the park. I also need to share this photo I took on my phone just as I was digging into the package.
My framed print was soooo well packaged, especially given I ordered it in 30x40' so I was a bit anxious to see how it was going to make the trip up from the States (California I think). It was completely unscathed, which is not surprising given their packaging methods. And the herd of cats lounged on the boxes for 2 days until I got tired of stepping over them. :) Anyway, let me show you more of my new art!