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And breathe…

And breathe…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2009 in Art, Decorating, Design | 0 comments

Decorology has posted a series of shots from photographer, Debi Treloar (I just added her to my blogroll after seeing these). They’re absolutely stunning. Don’t they make you wish you were sitting in one of these pictures, reading and drinking a glass of chilled wine? Now that’s...

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East of the Sun

East of the Sun

Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 in Decorating, Design | 0 comments

I’m reading East of the Sun by Julia Gregson. It’s set in India in the late 1920’s and follows the stories of three English women who travel to India by ship to make a life there. The book captures the vivid colors, exotic flowers, extreme poverty and growing tension of India during the period. As an experiment, I used the novel as...

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Osborne & Little Spring Collection has some surprises

Osborne & Little Spring Collection has some surprises

Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 in Decorating, Design, News | 0 comments

The latest collection at Osborne and Little is dramatic, evocative and richly-textured. Pompadour is a range of stylized leaves, flowers, scrollwork and paisley, named after various mistresses of Louis XIV, XV and XVI. There are several stunning velvets in very regal purple, gold, charteuse and pink. I love the roomset below – that wallpaper would be...

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Decorating therapy in a downturn

Decorating therapy in a downturn

Posted by on Mar 8, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Shopping, Tips | 0 comments

It’s rainy, gloomy and no one wants to spend money. For the decorating-obsessed, this is a disaster. We’ve all heard the usual advice: paint a room, buy fresh linens, light a candle etc. All good points but somehow they don’t inspire me. So, having had much practice at finding ways to get my decor ‘fix’ without spending a...

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