Monday, 31 August 2015

The Home of... Sarah Humphrey

 If like me you are a bit of a Spell Designs obsessive and follow their Instagram you have probably noticed their friend Sarah Humpreys ( aka Sarah phoenix) and her always perfectly effortless style... (that for me would take a lot of effort)..... so It was no surprise to me when i stumbled upon her home on the Spell blog and it had that same laid back vintage feel....

"by day her and her family eat and live in a cool shack in the hinterland, and by night they sleep on a bus"

.....and its a bus filled with stunning vintage clothes and Turquoise jewellery!!

To see more images and the original text visit Spell here

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Current Obsession: Senufo Stools

Senufo Stool as a bench
Senufo Stool
Senufo Stool
Senufo Stool used as a table
Senufo Stool used as a Table

You know one of those items that you see everywhere but can't ever figure out what they are called, or find a link that explains what it is or where to get it? Well that is what has been going on for a few months with these beautiful stools!

......Senufo Stools...... to be exact.

These beautiful stool are hand carved from a single block of wood by the Senufo people of the Ivory coast, and as such are extremely durable. perfect for extra low level seating or as a handy litle side table!!

African Stools at the Rosebowl

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Sitting room of.... Dabido

Small but perfectly formed, and so well laid out!!!

I have a tiny house and I am always looking for ways to 'utilise my space' more effectivly. As I have decided to buy most of my furniture second hand does mean that I have to wait to find the perfect piece, which is wonderful when it presents itself, but a pain waiting.....

This small sitting room is owned by blogger and photographer Dabido of Old Brand New and was a makeover in collaboration with West Elm USA.

I really love what he has done with the room. Loads of huge house plants, bright colours and interesting shapes. There is a nice mixture of brand new items like the table and lamp (both from West Elm) and vintage/ handmade crafted items like the little yellow Indian Bajot table and the African figures on the bookshelves.

My favorite item however is that fabulous hand carved Indian Satara mirror from World Market..... too bad they don't ship to the UK, I would actually buy that for my hallway!!

To see more of his home and his work visit Dabido at Old Brand New

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Yurt of .... Erin Tavin and Nathan Stein

 I pretty much squealed with delight when I found this tour of Erin Tavin (of Clothing shop Tavin) and Nathan Stein's Echo Beach Yurt. I would love to have a little hideaway space in my back garden to fill with pretty textiles and purchases from my travels!

The couple were inspired by their own travels and decided a yurt would be the perfect comfy space they needed as a backyard chill area. The dreamy 320 square feet yurt is made from Douglas Fir throughout and was raised by Nathan and his friends, the couple have also added two porches and french doors.

Certainly puts my humble shed to shame!!

To view the original article visit Apartment Therapy here 
To see more Yurt Inspiration visit my previous posts here

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Pianos Rock

The Romantic Bohemian Home of Erika Tanov and Steven Emerson, Berkley Hills...from The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney
Piano and Molar Piano stool.... hand made by Home owner Kieren
The botanical home of.... Musician Mileece Petre

Open Piano
Farmhouse PIano
I love Pianos. I think it is because I spent a great deal of my teens 'air piano-ing' to Tori Amos and then Fiona Apple. The Piano always seemed so elegant yet kinda cool.

My dad never brought me one as he said I had to learn the keyboard first to prove I would be committed, sadly I never felt inspired by the keyboard (although I do secretly love a bit of synth-pop) so my bohemian rock goddess on a piano dream was never realized!

One day, when I don't live in a matchbox sized house I will have one, maybe Alex will grow up to be a Freddie Mercury!!

x Kate Bush x

Thursday, 20 August 2015

I have this thing with House Plants... Little Pots

I have this thing with house plants...
Little pots of succulents are ideal for smaller spaces
Table top planters
Mantle Top plants in the Jungalow
Houseplants and books
Geraniums in the yoga retreat
'I have this thing with house plants' is a new side project Instagram page I have created to keep me inspired by the natural beauties of the flora and fauna world.

 Sometimes as a blogger, mum and worker bee, things can start to get a bit hectic and i forget to sit back and enjoy the finer things in life, like studying the sculptural forms of my house plants.

So if you too have a beautiful collection of houseplants you would like to show off please visit I have this thing with house plants and tag  #ihavethisthingwithhouseplants

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Library... floor to ceiling books

Dark Wood

There is something so comforting and relaxing about a room with floor to ceiling books. I am currently reading my first new to me, book since Alex was born. I just havent had the chance or inclination before now. Reading has always been my best form of escape when things are getting a little hectic yet I seem to forget how important it is to my soul until I pick one up .....

All images from Pinterest