So today whilst out and about in the city I saw the prettiest paisley scarf in H&M, resisting temptation (until next week), I left the store without buying it but it triggered me to come home and delve into the wonderful world of pattern. As all of my good friends know, I love decorative surface patterns, whether it is intricate, traditional design such as that of William Morris or more contemporary geometric patterns I just can't get enough of them.
With this I pulled out some of my favourite looks from Vogue and Style.com - all of course, focusing around pattern. I must say, even though there are many beautiful designs out there, Matthew Williamson remains the master of pattern.... but then again, once you work with Pucci, it's inevitable.
Basso & Brooke
And finally, the man himelf, Matthew Williamson. These frocks are so pretty they're almost worthy of being framed. Delightful.
I thought it was about time for another set. I'm really liking the amount of great blouses around at the moment, easy to wear and look great dressed up or down. This was the inspiration for this set I just put together.
J' adore the Adam Heart blouse and Steve Madden Annton wedge.
Just a few more things I've collected over the last few days, both things I would like to purchase if I had an ever lasting budget. Unfortunately they will have to remain on my ever growing wish list. It's almost torturous doing research for my blog as I tend to fall in love with everything I see, but as my budget will not allow for any generous purchasing I will instead share them on here. I'm just all heart aren't I...
Here is a book that will appeal to anyone interested in interior decoration or styling. Lilli Diallo - Details..
Providing all of the tips and secrets that you could wish to know in order to create truly wonderful and inspiring interiors. Yet another book to add to my wish list, for me its great to have copius amounts of imagery here on my trusty old laptop but if truth be told you can't really showcase these images in a better way than a brilliantly put together book. Stylish photographs, paired with thoughtful and informative text make for a perfectly packaged source of constant inspiration .
Whilst doing my usual riffling for inspiring things I came across a lovely photographer on Etsy, I'm a bit of a sucker for the romantic, blurred effect photography so I really couldn't have found a more perfect match than this. Sixth & Main. Be sure to check out their page on etsy as it is packed with beautiful prints, example of which I have pulled below.
After doing so much research I have felt inspired to whip out my watercolours and get creative again myself. Since graduating in July I haven't really had the urge to get back to sketch booking as I was still recovering from the stress of third year final term. However, that is all in the past now and I'm starting to miss it. So it's time to start painting again, who knows where this will take me, but it will be nice to be able to paint as a hobby instead of doing it just to hit a deadline.
So, I haven't blogged in around a week as I have been fairly busy with one thing or another, but I have been collecting bits and bobs along the way. My favourite find amongst all my searching was the website of interior stylist Twig Hutchinson. Her online portfolio boasts some of the most inspiring and deliciously delicate interiors that I've come across. Her use of colour and hues add a real depth to the rooms styled, especially the first image which I've pulled below. The oatmeal and chalky hues are really something to behold.
As much as I love to trail through countless online portfolios and blogs to find inspirational imagery I think it's been a little too long since I used some books for inspiration. I have, if possible over used my Patrica Guild Private View book, so now it's time for a bit of amazon. There are two books in particular that I would like to get my hands on, "Domino" book and " Etcetera", both books focus on styling and interior decoration with some amazing photographs to sit alongside the texts.
So time to save some pennies to make my book collection even prettier.
I have been collecting images that I find inspiring, pretty or just simply lovely for as long as I can remember, it's like second nature to me now, with this I thought I would share some of my favourites to brighten up this post. I hope you love them as much as I do.
A lot of these images are from imgfave.com but as I collect so many, I'm afraid I often forget to jot down where I have collected them from. Hopefully you'll forget about this bad habbit of mine by the time you see all the loveliness.
So after a day of nerves and stress from my interview yesterday today I am relaxing. The perfect way in my opinion, by riffling through magazines and websites to find interior inspiration for my bedroom which I'm getting re-decorated next month. I already have a colour in mind, Farrow & Ball grey pavilion is the colour I want for my walls and then have a mix of purple, cream and a hint of yellow for my furnishings and accessories. Here is the image that has inspired my colour palette -
I have started my search by looking through the latest issue of LIVING ETC and their online gallery. I would love to have an entire house to make over, it is literally my idea of heaven.
I really like the eclectic look, with different styles of furniture and materials. I'm going to start looking for some decorative items soon, some nice coloured glass bottles and old frames to go with my decorative wooden grey ones, along with some vintage tins and boxes. I think accessories like these paired with soft and textured fabrics would make for an interesting room. I'm so excited for my very own changing rooms style project.
Here are some other images that I adore, taking pieces from each room for inspiration, from the collection of hung frames, to the bed side tables and placement of furniture. Oh how I love interior styling <3
So after a lovely, yet lonnnnnng evening with friends last night I am spending today doing some research for an interview I have with Desigual next week, along with drinking plenty of tea to rid myself of that groggy too much wine feeling.
Before I head deep into the retail research ibis I decided to torture myself with a good old helping of MAC make up browsing.... I think if this interview goes well I am going to treat myself to a lipstick. The shade is called MYTH, a lovely, soft colour and after seeing some of the looks on the MAC website, it seems a worthwhile investment as it's a great neutral lip to go with any eye colour, no matter how bright or sparkly. Here are a few images of my favourite make up look at the moment.