While I'm going on about black and white, I couldn't leave out this gorgeous outdoor area from
BHG. I love black and white awnings - they can turn a really boring house into something special without a huge expense.
Again, Black and White striped outdoor cushions against an all white background look absolutely outstanding. I also love the outdoor fireplace - looks very inviting right now with our cold snap.
Can't you imagine a beautiful breakfast out on this terrace.
Okay, and this one too (I'm not picky).
A great place for an imtimate dinner party with close friends.
I couldn't go past the green lobby - what's not to love.
A little sunbaking because you couldn't come home without a tan.
Not usually into red but this looks quite striking with the black and white cushions and the soft lighting from the candles and fairy lights.
It's green - need I say more! So relaxing.
Don't like the colour of the deck chair cushions but love the formality with the gorgous pots and topiaries.
How gorgeous is this outdoor dining area?
So nice to see these neutral colours - very calming.
Love the chairs all lined up on the beach - reminds me of the European beaches.
The Raleigh Hotel Outdoor Dining
Well I feel better now! Daydreaming is so good for the soul.
after one weekend of styling
What a difference! It's amazing how decluttering, rearranging furniture and adding beautiful accessories make such a big impact. Adding some colour with the floor rug and soft blue curtains has turned a boring room into a room with simple, classic style.
image courtesy of House to Home
Again the wallpaper makes this room. I couldn't live with a mirror right in front of my face though - my beauty would be far too distracting.
A beautiful window overlooking a garden would be a lovely way to get inspired. The desk and chair are quite gorgeous too.
courtesy of House Beautiful
I can never resist green. This study space is so casual yet still a little glamourous - I love it. It is the work of the very talented Kathryn Ireland.
Okay, I couldn't do a post on offices without showing my absolute favourite one ever. I know almost everyone has seen this before but its always worth posting again. Unfortunately when I saved it I didn't write where I got it from so I would love for someone to let me know who's study this is and which blog it was first posted on (now there is a challenge for all you keen bloggers out there).
This beautiful book explores the simple nature of family and how our homes represent a place of nuturing, love and safety. A truly heartwarming read!
image courtesy of English Homes & Gardens
Tommy & Freddy's room!
You may all remember this article published in February's English Homes & Gardens of Maria Myers ( Chic Shack) home in London. I just love this bright bold contast of red and white colour for a boys room. She too has used Lexington for her boys bedding. It's really quite durable for a boy.
What a gorgeous room! Would suit a boy for many years don't you think? I really love the large window behind the bed, It would be a shame to cover it up, however, my son would not sleep in with that much light streaming through in the morning!
Image coutesy of Australian House & Garden
I had to post this gorgeous room I found in a brilliant book called Kid's Rooms by Weldon Owens. It is a feature from Pottery Barn Kids.
Love the letters and numbers, they make such a statement!
I am sure you can see that we are mad on maps right now, but I think it's a brilliant idea for boys in search of an intrepid adventure.