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Gosh this is pretty don't you think?

I’m a terrible blogger, I’ve been so busy moving from the city to the countryside and writing lots of features and doing lots of lovely make-up and hair styling, that I’ve totally neglected my blog! I promise to make amends though, so I thought a pick of my latest swoonsome finds that encompass the three A/W2015 interior trends that I have my beady eye on. It might go some way to say sorry to my lovely readers….:-)

Here goes…

I found this awesome shop called Adairs which is Australian-based (aren’t ALL the beautiful things always from Aus?) and while I think they ship to the UK, it would be great if someone (hint, hint, Britain) might become a supplier?  Anyhoo, I’m coveting the cloud covers for my two little girls’ new bunk beds. I had to suffer brown gingham in the 1970s on my bed, so my girls are going to get something p-r-e-t-t-y! They cost around $AUD99 for a single which is like £45. Pricey but nicey! This is the colour pop trend in a nutshell – pretty bright splashes of rainbow hues against a fresh neutral palette. What’s not to love? Throw in some stripes, a bit of chevron, some polka dots and you’re laughing!

Gosh this is pretty don’t you think?

While we are still at Adairs, I’m totally bagging these gold spot stickers for my new home office – a little pop of gold in the morning is sure to dust away the cobwebs!

Soon to be appearing on the walls of my new SOHO

Soon to be appearing on the walls of my new SOHO

Now to some glamour – this is such a hot trend at the moment in interiors, and one I’m quite partial to – not the whole shebang, mind, just a sprinkling here and there…take this teeny gold geometric vase, for example, I love it! It’s EUR10 from Aprilandthebear.com.

a tiny glint of gold to brighten your day!

a tiny glint of gold to brighten your day!

Another trend that is creeping into the autumn is the decadent gothica styling which is evident in the latest high street offerings. I like elements of this, such as this Edith Cushion found at House Junkie (£72). Just the right amount of macabre fun to make it onto my sofa!

My face! What happened to my face?!

My face! What happened to my face?!

Still at HouseJunkie, check out this angle poise candelabra – I mean, come on! This one might be a tad pricey at £75 but it’s so original! I loves it.

Light the way in style!

Light the way in style!

So there we have my autumn edit. I promise I will add more soon! Enjoy x


I’m rather fancying this smart new range of home accessories by Ben de Lisi at Debenhams. It’s got pigeons, doubledecker buses, clapperboards and other such fumbly Britishness. I totally have my eye on the typewriter cushion below and love the phone cushion too, but it’s the achingly retro-with-a-modern-twist telephone lamp that I am hankering for – at only £35 I might have to get this for my new home office…

They are both available from Debenhams.com and costs £18 each.


 

Oh! I could just take a bite out of this kooky little apple candle; Le Pomme mini. You can find them at Liberty’s online shop (or in-store) and they come in three other colours – green (see below), gold and rose. They aren’t cheap at £30 but my they are pretty!


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It’s Friday, which means the weekend and I cannot tell you just how relieved I am that the week is over! So happy, that I have dedicated today to my ‘Bag Lusts’ – I do hope you enjoy my offerings!

First up is the  fabulous Emma Gordon who creates exquisite bags such as the one above and also the one below (so good she warrants two images!) The prices are very reasonable too – this clutch below costs a mere £44- and it’s sooooo pretty!

Georgia Navy Peach clutch

Or how about the quirky Lost in Love tote by Every Little Counts – a snip at $18 and you can buy online.

 

Lost love tote

 

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Oh go on, one more, it IS Friday afterall…

I spotted hot neon pink leather beauty on HoakonHelga’s site – they sell through Etsy but the website is ace too.

neon pink leather bag

 

HAVEAGREATWEEKENDEVERYBODY!