Friday, 12 August 2011

Summer Yellow & Holidays

Happy Friday friends. I am officially taking a holiday for a week where I need to recharge my batteries and enjoy some quality time with my husband, family and friends. I will be taking a break from blogging on Arianna Interiors next week, so do excuse my silence. During my holiday I want to concentrate some of my small 'web' time on Heart Home Magazine as we are nearing towards the launch. I still will occasionally be tweeting  so you can catch me there.

I wish you all a happy weekend dears and I leave you with some sunshine yellow! 

See you soon, Hugs x

1.Mango Dahlia Flower, Lorna Syson; 2.Glass Stem Table Lamp, Dwell; 3.Yellow Imperial Lilly Print Dress, Topshop; 4.Handmade Cushion by Chocolate Creative, Not On The High Street; 5.Yellow Pigeon Light by Ed Carpenter, Bodie & Fou; 6.Wishbone Chair, Interior Addict; 7.Flower Tile Folded Purse, Orla Kiely; 8.Koloni Marta Pears Tray, Heals.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Tiles For Coasters

I am loving Fired Earth's collection of tiles. Eccentric, fun and all sorts of styles to please. What's funny is that I am wanting to use these tiles as coasters. Yes you heard right, with the beach house project I am thinking of ways to play around with accessories. I think there is nothing so pretty than having these lovely ceramic tiles as coasters on a Mediterranean style set table. Just add some small round felt circles on each corner of the tiles and voila.

Here are 3 collections that I love and each completely different to one another. All gorgeous for different table settings or as decorating pieces. What do you think? It's a fun and simple way of adding something special to your décor.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Love London

I haven't really been in the mood to blog the last few days. Watching a far what is happening to our country makes me so so sad and very angry. So I leave you with some pretty images to remind us how great London is. Taken by Barbara Chandler from her upcoming book, Love London. Indeed I do!

Love London published August 2011.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Summer Evenings...

I hope you are all energised and raring to go this week. I had a lovely weekend, went out with friends, by the beach and relaxed over cocktails and chats. It's back to work today but after two days like that I am excited at what the week has to offer, bring on the deadlines, meetings on site and catching up on emails.

With the countdown to my holiday (5 days) for me today it's all about alfresco dining, making those cocktail moments special with some pretty decorating accessories...

Friday, 5 August 2011

Happy Weekend

Sometimes things can get really hectic and it is so easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. It can be difficult when trying to run a project abroad and also a magazine at the same time. I am however so grateful for having such a fabulous team behind Heart Home Magazine. Carole for being so organised, thorough and keeping those spreadsheets immaculate. Daniel for reassuring us with his technical genius and wise ideas. Together we work really well and I am so happy to be a part of this fabulous team!

On this note I wish you all a lovely weekend! Time to ditch the keyboard for a couple of days, Ciao ;)

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Project Inspiration: Beach House

I am currently in Italy working on a lovely project. At the moment it's the boring stuff, contractors onsite finishing off the annoying small bits. Anyway, we are nearly there and hopefully after the summer, it's the fun part! Yes, furniture and soft furnishings my favourite and I cannot wait. This space is a fabulous beach house, all white and the living area has carrara marble flooring; divine!

I want to keep this really fresh and light. Obviously I'm steaming ahead and thinking of the colour palette, well simple really, I'm thinking white, greys and blues - for me it's the perfect combo.

For the soft furnishings part, it will be a fairly small budget as the home-owners really go there only on their holidays and they are very chilled. I guess some accessories from Zara Home and H&M Home will do - Right where's the nearest one over here?!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Designer Inspiration: Louise Bradley

I realised the other day that ever since I started blogging I have never mentioned one of my favourite interior designers. I even worked for her, which was a great learning curve. Her name is Louise Bradley, have you heard of her? Louise has got a great eye for balance and detail. Her colour palette is somewhat dreamy and truly exquisite. Being a designer is a talent that just comes naturally to her and it shows.

She is extremely passionate about everything she does which is probably the reason why she is an all time favourite of many. Do have a look at her website to see her portfolio which will blow you away. In London? Make sure to visit her fabulous showrooms.

All Images are from Kimbolton Court Showroom. Last image is from Louise Bradley's portfolio. All images courtesy of Louise Bradley.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Ruby Rhino Furniture Collection

Good morning my lovelies, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I definitely recharged my batteries but today I am suffering a little from those Monday blues so am finding it difficult to focus. Perhaps a dose of caffeine will do the trick as I haven't had my morning cup of a coffee yet ;)

This weekend has been all talk about the Vintage Festival and I am kicking myself for having missed it. However our friend Kate from A fabric of my Life managed to write up a lovely piece on the event for Heart Home Magazine's blog. Do check it out as it is full of informative details and lovely photos.

I was so happy to hear that Hannah Ricci from Ruby Rhino was displaying her eclectic collection of up-cycled old furniture. I truly love her pieces as they are so unique, beautifully restored and eco friendly. I am all about restoring old pieces at the moment, there is just something about it that gives so much character to certain interiors. Definitely big on trend at the moment and it has my vote. Does it have yours?

 Hannah Ricci is also a contributor for Heart Home Magazine. More information on her beautiful pieces can be found at HHM Blog.