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Always dreaming about that perfect home, and trying to make my current flat as good as can be. Posts about dream interiors, home decor finds and anything home related. Want to work with me on a post? Email me!

colour love – orange

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orange is definitely a colour that’s grown on me over the years. not that i didn’t like it as such, but i just didn’t like it quite as much as other colours. to be honest, it’s still not a colour i’d really wear in anything other than accessories, but i am open to change on that.

however, i do love a bit of orange in home decor! not on a wall painting scale, but in things like cups and blankets it’s really quite lovely. i prefer to stick to the more yellowy/red oranges rather than ones bordering on brown.

ps – you can see previous colour love posts here!

collage of orange home decor and fashion items

1// poppy go lucky coat 2// morange mac lipstick 3// resin tumbler 4// mohair blanket 5// 3 drawer dresser 6// riverbank side plate 7// wave colori drink glass 8// kitchenaid blender 9// ankle boots 10// sausage dog pencil case 11// quay sunglasses 12// leroy donkey candle

snapshots of my week – 15th march

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it’s only just dawned on my it’s halfway through march. where did that time even go? i feel like i’ve wasted so much of it feeling down, when i really wanted to ..well, not do that. but i am slowly becoming more productive again, feeling a bit more motivated and having ideas.

i’m starting to feel like myself again. still, i have (seemingly constant) worries about money – or lack thereof. but other than that, i do feel like a weight is slowly being lifted. spring is on it’s way and i want to embrace it.
red lips brooch
love this brooch of a pair of lips i found recently. it’s quickly become a favourite. i doubt anyone will actually be interested, but i thought i’d show you some of my favourite brooches here on the blog soon. i do love me some brooches.

red and black contemporary rammekins
i had some high street vouchers i’d won recently, so i bought these lovely little ramekins from john lewis. they’ve got a (what i’m assuming is) new range out called ‘house’ and it seems very marimekko-esque ..think graphic, yet simple with a contemporary feel. which of course i love. i wanted to buy more (like this heart plate and these plates), but this was all i could get.

*not sponsored, i just really like these items!

cute primark sandals and elephant socks
i also got these super cute shoes. i must admit, i’d never normally buy shoes from primark ..but these are so cute. also i’m wearing elephant socks because i am a child. i wish i knew where they were from, but they were a present last year.

shell mirror from tigerand this rather lovely little mirror from tiger. as soon as i saw it i thought of the lovely kailey of mermaidens, which made me smile. the fabric underneath is from a tote bag i also made this week. want to know how to make it? head this way » how to make a simple tote bag

also..did you see my new header? oh! and don’t forget to enter my giveaway! ends today.

room tour!

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well, this has been a long time coming! i have been waiting for a day where i have enough time to take proper photos, and that is also sunny/light enough that it doesn’t make my room look super dark.

my room is very much like my blog, and my work. lots of colour! as you can see i’m definitely not the sort of person that has a minimal look, and everything all super organised. i like to have everything in it’s place, but to others it might seem messy. organised chaos, right guys?

ceramic trinkets and wire bike
i’m definitely a fan of little ceramic animals, especially bunnies apparently, as i seem to have quite a few. the black one in the middle is a christmas present from the boyfriend, and it’s from jen collins’ ceramics shop.

chrome lamp and painted boxes
chrome lamp base and pink orla kiely beakeri’ve needed a desk lamp for ages (i did used to have one, but it was so ugly & always cutting out). thanks to the lovely people at lighting majestic, i now have this chrome beauty, the ranger table lamp*.

it looks so classy, and the quality is fantastic. the weighted base is really useful as i’m super clumsy and knocking things over, and it really feels like it will last me many years to come. i also really love that you can change the lighting angle, both in the ..elbow? and the area by the top. good for when i need a little extra light in my photos or want to do a little night-time work.
art supplies - paints and inks
just some of my art supplies, which take up a whole drawer in my chest of drawers. on the right i have paints and inks (though not my watercolours, i use those more so keep them closer) and on the left is spray paints, glues, and other miscellaneous supplies.

in the drawer above that i keep just some of my paper goods like sketchbooks to be used, coloured paper and some collage bits that don’t fit elsewhere. i have a lot of stationery. (and always collecting more, ha!)

letter b and animal trinkets
chest of drawers with art supplies and animal trinkets
i love this chest of drawers, because not only is it useful, but it used to belong to my gran, and she gave it to my dad, who gave it to me. this actually used to be in a different room, but it’s getting it’s full use in here for sure! every drawer is full of my supplies.

it’s too high for me to use as a desk, but i’ve gotten so used to using my lap or the floor that it doesn’t really bother me. i’d much rather have somewhere to store stuff at this point.

a3 printer, gouache paints and ceramic hippo
this area used to be a messy pile of boxes and paper goods, but since i got that little IKEA table it’s been transformed. i keep a couple boxes of paper underneath, as well as some books and random bits that don’t seem to belong anywhere else. on top is my printer, some gouache paints and other bits like my awesome hippo.

wardrobe mood board
yashica minister d camera
floral collage on wooden boxi hate my wardrobe with a passion, but we’re not allowed to paint over or replace it, so i just stick images to it, kind of like a mood board. the camera is broken, but i still like looking at it. i have an olympus XA as well, which i love but that too is broken and i can’t afford to get either fixed right now. i really want an olympus trip 35 too. they’re not particularly expensive but ..y’know.

just below my wardrobe is a pile of collage bits i need to sort and a half finished round wooden box i’m adding some collage and paint to.

wooden hand and framed pictures
lipsticks and other makeup
these shelves from IKEA are really useful too. i have no idea where i kept most of my stuff before i had it! i keep meaning to paint it, but never seem to get round to it.

on the top shelf is random bits, a box full of fabric and some framed pictures. also my wooden hand which is missing a thumb! the middle shelf has my makeup on (which is mostly lipsticks), some paintbrushes and a little pot of perfume samples i’ve collected over the years.

typewriter and pattern books
the bottom shelf is just books that don’t fit on my main bookshelf, and infront of that i have another pile of books, and my typewriter on top. i’ve been tempted to spray paint it a teal colour, but i shall resist.

gold framed mirror and world mapother than my chair piled with clothes which is underneath this mirror, my bedside chest of drawers (which i hate and really need to replace) that’s pretty much it! hope you enjoyed this little nosey into my bedroom.

i was sent the lamp to review, but all thoughts and words are my own.