Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Delightful Plumo

Feeling in a rather romantic mood at the moment I have fallen in love with these pretty accessories from Plumo, aren't they just gorgeous?? The last few weeks have been so hectic that I always find refuge and peace of mind when browsing through delightful pieces such as these. 

There are plenty more on the website to browse and there is also a sale on which is an added bonus! Enjoy my lovelies :)

Monday, 28 June 2010

Philippe Starck

I have always admired Philippe Starcks' work, a quirky, flamboyant, surrealist, modern, expressive designer where his style is instantly recognisable.

Therefore today I was completely inspired when I came across projects that Philippe Starck designed in collaboration with Yoo, an international investment propety company, where he is the co-founder and creative director, launched in 1999.

I just love these interiors each being unique where you are transported into a world of their own. His signature style is not mistaken and his sense of modernism is mesmerizing. Enjoy these images and have a happy Monday.

Lobby - Gramercy by Starck

Boston Parris Landing

Library - Panama City

Living room - Icon Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta

Foyer - Melbourne

Dining room - Punta del Este

 Lobby - Miami Icon

Bathroom - London NW8

 Pool area - Tel Aviv

All Images from Yoo

Friday, 25 June 2010

Murano Restaurant

Has anyone been to the Murano restaurant owned by Gordon Ramsay? The other night a friend of mine mentioned it to me and was going on about the interiors of this place. Very curious, I went searching on the internet to discover what a gem it is indeed! I was literally blown away by the beautiful interiors, so art deco and fabulously sophisticated. I am loving everything about this especially those light fittings, how exquisite are they?

I cannot wait to head down there to check out the interiors in person. The thought of it is making me excited already. Hope you love these images as much as I do!

Have a lovely weekend my friends, it's a sunny one at this end :)

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Cool Mood

Today I have been totally inspired by this beautiful mood board which I found in Elle Decoration Magazine, Isn't it lovely? With its gentle blues and greys it brings the magical colours of English summer to life. Cool and calming this board echoes nature with its textures and colours. I am loving it!!!

 A beautiful image that translates the palette perfectly.

1 'Blackened No 2011' Paint, £26.50 for 2.5 Litres, Farrow & Ball; 2 'Cornforth White No 228' Paint, £26.50 for 2.5 Litres, Farrow & Ball; 3 'Skylight No 205' Paint, £26.50 for 2.5 Litres, Farrow & Ball; 4 'Spicy Pepper' Solid Hardwood Flooring from the 'Soul + Collection Reflection' range, From £53 per sq m, Junckers; 5 'Gres di Cava' Tavertine Tile, £112 per sq m, Surface; 6 'Black Oyster' Brushed and Oiled Oak Flooring, From £185 per sq m, Top Floor; 7 'Ellington Grey' Wood Wallcovering by Philip Jeffries, £129 per m, Jason D'Souza; 8 'JackdewbSteel' Linen Fabric (140cm W), £70 per m, De La Cuona ; 9 'Buckley Ivory' Linen Fabric (140cm W), £70 per m, De Le Cuona; 10 'Buckley Moss' Linen Fabric (140cm W), £70 per m, De Le Cuona; 11 'Buckley Nut' Linen Fabric (140cm W), £70 per m, De Le Cuona; 12 'Powder Blue' Linen Fabric (145cm W), £70 per m, Ralp Lauren.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Milan Report

Unfortunately I never made it to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan this year. I usually try and go every year, so was greatly disappointed to have missed it. However I have kept myself informed and up to date with all the latest trends that stole the show.

Looks like it didn't fail to impress this year with its stunning products on show. Here is a selection of the ones that caught my eye, I personally think they are pretty unique!

Foster & Partners' Arc Table For Molteni&C.

Dark Grey Ammonite Seat From Sicis.

The Phase Bureau By Patternity.

Alivar Shanghai Bookcase.

I4 Mariani's Oyster Light Chair By Mauro Lipparini.

The Hues Table From Out of Stock Design.

Prisma Sideboard By Linfa Angluar.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Uber-Cool Anthropologie

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I finally managed to get myself down to the Anthropologie store in kings Rd on Saturday. I know it has taken me quite some time considering it opened two months ago, but all good things come to those who wait ;)

Well what can I say, I totally loved the store and I can see what the fuss was all about. It is so beautifully inviting and you could easily spend hours admiring the gorgeous accessories. The actual interior of the shop is uber-cool and so are the products ranging from home, clothes, shoes & bags, Jewellery & accessories, there is just everything you could think of. 

Here are some of the cool products you can find in the store and also on-line, and don't forget the summer sale has just started....

(Products are marked with + sign)
Stiched Chambray Placemat, £10; From The Deep, Bowl, £10; Life-At-Sea Tumbler, £12; From the Deep Dinner Plate, £24.

Mythic Fanflower Pillow, £78; Tranquil Paradise Hammock, £78.

Peacock Side Plate, £12; Peacock Dinner Plate, £18.

Recipes From An Italian Summer, £24.95; Small Dot & Dash Bowl, £6; Large Dot & Dash Bowl, £10; Sailor Lass Bowl, £12, Comedy-Of-Manners Mug, £10.

Swimming By Pillow, Seahorse, £98; Out At Sea Bedding, £149.95; Ocean's Offerings Rug, £528.

Seabed Pillow, Square, £68; Tuxedo Bedding, From £48 - £238, Gathered Sky Bedding, From £48 - £148.

Laelia Bedding, From £48-£178.

Sevilla Chair, £348; Sevilla Ottoman, £218.

Images from Antropologie website

Friday, 18 June 2010

The Great Escape

I do love the Great Escape book series from Taschen. They all have such a vast amount of beautiful, inspirational images of the most stunning interiors around the world. Each carefully chosen to grace the pages of these books, they truly are unique and mesmerising. 

I truly recommend these books as they are great for concepts and inspirational influence. Whether you want to take a relaxing vacation in Asia, a backpacking journey in South America, a road trip in the USA, a cultural tour in Europe, or a safari in Africa, these books offer a collection of the most beautiful hotels, guest houses, boats, lodges, spas, and houseboats that you could ask for.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy these selected images taken from the series.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Exclusive DVF Home Collection

For all you fashionistas out there I am sure you remember that a couple of months ago I wrote a post giving the exciting news that Diane Von Furstenberg turned interior designer for the Claridges hotel, London. I cannot wait to see the unveiled look next week, I wonder what exciting interiors she has in store for us?!

Today's post is about her other exciting project. This multi tasking designer has also designed an exciting  range of Homeware accessories which arrive in January. The DVF Collection includes a line of tabletop, bedding and bath items done in collaboration with interiors manufacturer Springs Global. I am so excited to show you pictures of this exclusive collection. It really does not disappoint, January is still far away though.......

Is there anything this woman cannot do?

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Cool Britannia

With football fever taking place I have decided to add a touch of patriotism to today's post. OK so I will admit that my actual first team choice is Italy as all my family are Italian. However as I was born in London and I have lived here all my life I do feel pretty British as well, therefore I will be giving my support to this beloved nation. Also the coach for England happens to be Italian, which is an added bonus ;)

Here are some interior shots flying the flag for Britain!

To show my support for good old Britannia I have come up with some cool essentials to liven up your interiors! There is nothing cooler than the union jack flag, don't you agree? Brit-chic has become one of the biggest trends in the design world, they are so kitch, personally I think they are great.

Click onto image to enlarge!

Well I am off to support my two beloved teams, lets just hope they won't meet any time soon because that would be a messy situation :)

Clockwise from far left:
Union Jack Cushion by Jan Constantine, £37.50, Jan Constantine; Union Jack Footstall, £199, John Lewis; Union Jack Doormat, £30, Heals; Union Jack Aurora Cube Coffee Table, £280, Graham And Green; Multi coloured Union Jack Rug, £100, Debenhams; Vintage Union Jack Coffee Trunk, £695, Graham And Green; Cake Union Jack Doorstop, £25, John Lewis; Rebel Sofa Union Jack, £3695, Andrew Martin.