Sunday, 26 June 2011

Wild Wild West

 Ralph Lauren Catwalk for  S/S 11 which was heavily influenced by the wild wild west with belt buckles, tassels and fringing galore. Yee hah!  Loved the colour and textures (lots of suede)

and its definitely a trend I've started to see translated into the home. 

Its a very  calming look with lots of natural materials,  rustic wood, bare brick walls and a cactus or ornamental deer head or two for effect!

Not a look I think would suit the Georgian style of homes in Bath but definitely a fun, quirky  look to experiment with

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Going 3D

It took some time to style and film but I think it's paid off as the end result is exactly as I imagined.
Take a look at our id homes viral advert and let us know what you think.


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A little Design..

After visiting two beautiful newborn twin girls on the weekend I've started to think about  design ideas for decorating a nursery. I haven't had the chance to do one as a designer yet. I have done my own kids. I decorated my sons room when he as was 3 (some while ago!) around a circus theme. There was yellow and white striped wallpaper and borders and curtains with circus animals. The fairly imaginative bit was I designed the front of his wardrobe to look like the entrance of a circus tent. With a triangular wood covered triangle pelmet and fabric doors. Anyway enough of the reminiscing.   I think if I did a nursery now I would go for something  a little simpler, something like like these below;

I would most probably keep the design scheme neutral and functional especially if the gender was kept a mystery until the big day.  I love the  scheme above and the very decadent Jacobson Egg Chair. Its a scheme that's not to babyish,very sophisticated, calm and relaxing. Just what you need when you are up at 3am with a screaming baby!

I would even think about incorporating  my love of all things vintage in there somewhere.
Thankfully my last little angel leaves for Uni in September so no worries about designing a nursery for me own use, but if any one else has one for me to do I'm there!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Welcome to Miami.. bienvenido a Miami

There seems to be an increasing number of neon and fuchsia colours popping up in shops and fashion right now. When ever I see them I automatically think Miami and Miami Vice.
 Miami is  place you either love or hate! I myself love the place, brash in your face, with attitude and a place with confidence.

The art deco candy coloured buildings, neon lights, one of the 10 best beaches in the world and the flamingos!

Well maybe not the Flamingos but it's always something that comes to my mind when I think of Miami.
If your feeling brave why not Jazz up a simple  room with a neon colour or two?

Go full on with neon coloured walls or something on a smaller scale with a punch of colour. 

or go with the Havana groove and a Cuban leather look

If you don't fancy the look why not just add a touch of flamingo!

ok, maybe not!