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Monday, February 22, 2016

Just Thinking About Interiors.. Again

Here's a little mishmash of pretty things I've been thinking about a lot, and general ramblings on my part. Old habits die hard.

My little room has been an ongoing project for what feels like forever. It's where I spend a huge portion of my time - for relaxing, sleeping and working - so having a space I can be happy and motivated in is so important. For a long time I've felt suffocated and a bit hopeless, not knowing how I'll be able to make it better. It does seem a bit pointless completing it so close to a time I'll be looking to move out, but I've never really been one to fight an urge..

I'll get around to showing my 'office space' when I get the chance, but for now everything I own is trusty IKEA. No surprises there! I've changed a few bits around, replaced my huge bookcase with a smaller one and got another set of ALEX drawers (on wheels this time.. exciting!) for under my desk. The joy of storage indeed. I'm still loving the thought of a ladder shelf. I don't have any room for one, so the idea is reserved for when I have my own place; for now I'll have to stick to Pinterest and an over-active imagination.

A while back I tweeted about this little brass armadillo from West Elm. Nope, not stopped thinking about it. What purpose he'd serve, I don't know.. but he sure would be nice to look at! I spotted these little alphabet mugs in M&S before Christmas and have made a mental note to buy a couple. A good light is still on my list too - look at this little beauty from Heal's! Pls give.

I used to be all over patterned bedding (if you have any recommendations for good quality bedding that doesn't cost the Earth, pop them down below!), but more recently I'm really into the idea of plain sheets with accents of colour thrown on top. I bought this bouclé effect weave blanket from Zara Home a few months ago and I love it - super soft and a great mix of colours. They've since increased the price. Swines! The leaf print and pom-pom cushios are both H&M and I'm clicking back to see if they're in stock more than I care to admit at the moment. I did have my eye on some similar leaf print covers on Etsy, but the potentially extortionate customs charges are holding me back for now. We'll see!

Finishing touches will be a cute chair - not even sorry that I'm planning on joining the Eames bandwagon here - and extra small storage (these are great for tech and stuff that just needs a place to live).. and another candle won't hurt.

Which home bits are you loving at the moment?

Friday, December 18, 2015

A Christmas Gift Guide (Of Sorts)..

With the big day fast approaching - if someone could please explain where this year has gone, that'd be great - some gift ideas might come in handy if, like me, you'll be doing most of your shopping this weekend. Online if we can help it. Enjoy!

Lush 12 Days of Christmas, £49.95Moschino Fresh Couture Eau de Toilette, from £37Topshop gift cards, from £10Daniel Wellington Classic St. Mawes watch, £179theBalm In theBalm of Your Hand palette, £34Lush Rose Jam shower gel, from £4.95Bobbi Brown Art Stick trio, £42Lush Butterbear bath bomb, £1.95NARS Steven Klein Dead of Summer palette, £29Jo Malone Cologne Intense Collection, £86

Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus candle, £42Cath Kidston pyjamas, £50Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield watch, £179Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Bath Jewels, £58YSL Kiss & Love Lipstick, £26 and Touche Eclat, £25Bobbi Brown Greystone Palette, £38This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, £16Charlotte Tilbury limited edition makeup bag, £32Aromatherapy Associates for Liberty Clear Mind Bath and Shower Oil, £48NEOM Christmas Wish and Perfect Peace candles, £34.95Charlotte Tilbury Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise in The Huntress, £29theBalm theManizer Sisters palette, £24

Keith Haring for Clarisonic Mia2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System, £155NARS Steven Klein A Woman's Face lip set, £29Miller Harris Stars candle trio, £75Liz Earle Sparkling Skin Duo, £28Jo Malone Cologne Collection, £70

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