Styling

  • A World Book Day Inspired Style

    What better way to celebrate World Book Day than by looking at ‘book inspired’ styles.. now there are so many creative ways books have been used, below you’ll see a few that we really really like! hmmm…. now why didn’t we think of that!

    A table lamp with book display, combines the passion of books with the light needed to read them, how neat is that?!

    How minimal clean lines shape Stuttgart Library, I do really like this library although I am fairly traditional with how libraries should look for me to want to go in and get cosy in a corner to read!

    You could create your own art and paint the risers of your stairs into your favourite book spines, this would be quite a task to make sure you got all the colours, titles and styles right.

    This is a rather cool way to use the space within a fireplace, I would love to have the actual fire, but if I couldn’t then this would be a great way to display and store my huge collection of books!

    How about book ‘wallpaper’? Now this would have been a very tiresome decorating job, wouldn’t the books have just kept opening up? Just not quite sure how this would work!

    What about a wall literally covered in books from floor to ceiling – this is my kind of library, I would spend hours looking through this, Mr P would most definitely NOT be pleased!

    Now this is a really great use of space, and how lovely does it look, I am putting this on the wishlist aswell…

    There are so so many ways books can style or even become a space, some of which even I hadn’t thought of, its always a great idea to thoroughly research what you’re trying to do and you can find some great inspiration and ideas, and who knows, by next World Book Day maybe you’ll have your own version to share and show us…

    Here are some of my fave interiors books, perfect for reading, getting inspired and of course, coffee table styling!

    What are your favourites that you pick up time and time again? do you have any of the above?  Be great to hear what you look at for inspiration and what book centric interiors interest you!

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  • 6 Indoor Plants That Survive ANYTHING!

    If you’re anything like me then you don’t have any green fingers, not even toes! So I was pleased when one of my oh-so-cool friends (read: expert gardener) told me that there were certain plants that even I could look after, even though I was time-poor and very very forgetful at times… what was that you wanted me to do Mr P?!!

    Plants bring warmth and soften the interior, and it has long been my dream to cultivate a lovely indoor garden, they also have huge health benefits – one being to purify the air.

    Aloe Vera

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    This is the plant to have, apply aloe onto scars, burns and the such, it instantly soothes the skin. It loves dry soil so don’t water it very often, and find the warmest spot in your house as this plant loves the warmth. The added bonus is that they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and look pretty cool too – the one plant that I do have so far and its still going strong!

    Spider Plant

    This plant is super easy to grow and can withstand lots of neglect, indirect sunlight is great for it. It definitely adds visual interest to a room and they like moist soil in medium to bright light.

    Peace Lily

    This is a popular houseplant with its dark leaves and white blooms and is really easy to grow. Low maintenance is the word, this plant has to dry out between watering so if you forget to water it (me) then this is perfect! It thrives in low light conditions, perfect for those rooms with no windows. They are also on NASA’s list of top air-cleaning plants – that is definitely good to know!

    Rubber Tree Plant

    This plant is easy to grow and can grow up to 8ft, or taller and has the shineyest green leaves. This plant prefers its soil to dry out in between watering and likes to be in bright rooms.

    Pothos

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    This plant has an air-purifying quality that absorbs toxins – perfect – and it thrives in a variety of light conditions, the stems can grow very long so you’ll need to trim it down once in a while to keep it looking neat. Guess what – irregular watering is ok – yaay! They’re also called devil’s vine or devil’s ivy just because they’re almost impossible to kill.

    English Ivy

    Ivy has a certain elegance about it and its trail can look really beautiful hanging down from the mantel. It also makes a great gift as it can be regrown just from a cutting. This plant also prefers moist soil and its advisable to keep it in cooler rooms in your home.

    The great thing is that with the plethora of indoor plants available on the market it makes for great styling of your interior space, and its always nice to bring the outside in, create that zen in your interior. I’m sure there are many other plants that I haven’t discovered yet, do you have any favourites? Be great to see photos of any in your home, put them into the comments below.

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  • New Project Install: Infamous Soho Nightclub

    Thanks to us this top secret soho nightclub’s VIP room  will have a re-vamp as well as freshly upholstered sofa’s and branded customised wallpaper. It has been a huge operation co-ordinating all the artists and contractors, particularly so because of the small space!

    Works involved: Antiquing furniture, mirrors, peeling and distressing wallpaper, stencil artwork painting, lighting design, styling and branding.

    They will all have to admit its the wackiest job they have worked on in a while!!

    Take a look, what do you think?

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