The Ideal Home Show at Christmas I knew it was going to be fun. Think Interiors meets Christmas meets fake snow and you have a good idea of what it's all about. I headed up to London with F and Fritha for a fun day out and it didn't disappoint.
F could hardly contain his excitement as we approached the entrance to Earls Court, with its Christmas trees, snow machine and Santa in a sleigh – although I was trying to explain that this was Santa's helper stepping in for the day, what with the Lapland trip coming up and all!
I loved their room sets especially the scandinavian theme Lumiere by Mathilde Kubisiask Design with this Kubus candlestick holder which I've had my eye on for a while now as well as this chair *swoon*. As much as I'm a fan of scandinavian interiors I was also drawn to these darker rooms sets which had a touch of luxury to them, and I'm still on a look out for a bar trolley of my own!
What would be your ideal Christmas decor?
*I was sent complimentary tickets to attend The Ideal Home Show Christmas by their sponsor Go Compare.com
28 November 2014
27 November 2014
We have two grand fireplaces in the flat, the bedroom with its grey marble is my favourite and the lounge with its mottled pinks and browns not so much, but this month it has come into its own. So to celebrate these spaces, I have dressed both to see which I would prefer.
To my surprise the lounge fireplace won over my heart, I have filled my wire basket with furs and throws, used a hurricane lamp with fairy lights to create warmth in the hearth and winter blooms to add height, oh and my favourite star candle holder from Butlers
To get involved all you need to do is share your photographs of your styled surface on any day this month – use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or your blog, if you have one. Please tag Katy and Charlotte and use the hashtag #StylingTheSeasons. You can also search the hashtag for styling inspiration from the other wonderful bloggers and creatives who are taking part.
You can check out my October post here. I can't wait to take a peek at your December styling.
We were in London so we decided to stop by Clarks SS15 press show to see what delights spring had in store and I'm so pleased we did. Across the range the design is set to impress, with playful bright patterns and colours, not to mention these Clarks original Desert Boots in silver *swoon* F was quite taken with them and no doubt these will be his favourite's come spring.
26 November 2014
So I thought I would have a go at creating a playful design for Direct Blinds 'The next Banksy' competition. I really loved the printed simple leaf motif I used in this post and thought I would recreate it on a mottled baby pink background using watercolour paints, and photoshop to repeat the pattern. I could totally imagine this complimenting a parisian kitchen or scandi-style bedroom with hints of pastels.
If you love patterns then checkout my Pinterest board for some inspiration.
24 November 2014
So I was super excited when the lovely peeps over at Laura Ashley asked whether I would like to host a Customise Christmas Wreath workshop with some of my lovely blogging pals; Fritha, Jessica, Lottie, Adele, Laura and Laura for some Christmas fun, coffee and a catch up. Perfect!
As I'm feeling super festive and have already
eaten stocked up on mince pies, I thought it would be great to spread some Christmas cheer by teaming up with the UK's premier online interior store Occa-Home to give you a chance to win this beautiful pack of luxury decorations to bring a bit of sparkle to your home.
Each of these beautiful glass Christmas baubles are individually made using a traditional mouth-blown technique with glass covered in tin to give them their stunning silver appearance, which will look perfect on your Christmas tree, in a window or hanging from a chandelier.
I can't wait to start decorating our home in time for the festive season and I've already started pinning lots of ideas here. For your chance to win a set of these luxury decorations which retail at £70 all you have to do is enter any/all of the options below for your chance to win. Good luck. x
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23 November 2014
47/52 F: A whole lot of love for the Paddington Bear Statue in London.46/52 F: A quick pit stop and chat on the way home from pre-school.
Another week has flown by and once again I'm playing catch up with The 52 Project. I love both of these pics, and even though they're very different in composition and colour, they both show F's cheeky playful side which has kept me company during the past few solo parenting weeks.
Tomorrow I'm flying to Dublin for the very exciting Lovin Dublin event, and although I'm thrilled to be visiting the Emerald Isle, I'm starting to get very nervous about the flight! Fingers crossed it will be smooth and if you're interested in seeing what I'm up to then you can follow me on twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #wildgrizzlytravels and come along for the ride!
Linking in with The 52 Project.