Lime Green

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I am always drawn to Lime Green, and once upon a time I did even have a room in my home painted lime green :-)  Lime green and white work so well together, its so crisp.  I love introducing a touch of lime into a room just to give it a spark and lift.  Just a little extra zing.  Lime works with so many colours, fab with navy and white.

Just love the lime green subway tiles in this kitchen.  I am dying to do a bathroom or kitchen in subway tiles, they are my very best.  I love Tobi Fairly’s style, she has recently been a huge inspiration in a current project and a few of these gorgeous rooms below are from her portfolio, just love her work.

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Wall Art or Applications

ImageI am working on a beach apartment at the moment and have one wall that I have been trying to find pictures for, but after much humming and hah’ing I thought maybe use a nautical wallpaper.  Finally yesterday I had a fabulous idea, to use ores or paddles.  Not sure of the correct name for this size.  

I love the idea of making them these colours and to look like the ones above.  The colours are perfect to fit in with the decor and rather like the used washed look.  So I will have about 4 head to tail going up the wall.

Should be fun, just hope my clients like the idea.  I will post photo’s when its all done.  I will post photos during the process as I will be painting all the dark furniture in the apartment with Chalk Paint, so watch this space.

Have a fab day xx

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Beach Apartments

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I have not posted anything for ages, sorrry!  I have been so busy with work, I have not had a spare moment to think of my blog.  I love being so busy and creative, but there is a lot that takes a back seat when I have my head down.

I am working on a few beach front apartments at the moment.  All of them are really different, each client has totally different taste and families, so I am having the best time putting the most amazing fabrics, concepts and designs together.

Will show you before and afters once I have them xox.  Have a fabulous weekend.  We have a bank holiday today so lazing around, putting my feet up and visiting with family is all I want to do :-)

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Chalk Paint

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So what is the big hype about ‘Chalk Paint’??  Well its rather fabulous!  I was not so sure when I first tried to use it, but decided to keep trying to work out what everyone is blah blah’ing about.  I then bought Annie Sloan latest book and read a little on what she has to say about her fabulous paint.  And understand her passion for it.  

I have paint techniqued everything and anything for years and learn’t a lot of tricks along the way.  And believe me it takes time and practice to learn how to work with paint and colour and definitely which techniques work best and how best to apply them.

The best part of the chalk paint effect is the soft wax that is applied on the finished product and really does just give it the perfect velvet finish.  Annie’s colour palette is really gorgeous so you can have fun just playing with the combinations of colour.

So grab that old table or funny cupboard and get yourself a tin or two of Chalk Paint and try your hand at transforming your old piece of furniture into a brand new masterpiece.

These are chairs I picked up for a client in an old junk shop and have painted them in English Yellow Chalk Paint with a soft wax finish.  They will be seated around an oval oak table in a breakfast nook.  I am planning on putting fun bright Shweshwe fabric on the seat cushions.

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Casual in Orange

Casual in Orange

Casual in Orange

Casual in Orange

Perfect Sparkles

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I am bling and sparkle crazy and love special pieces of jewellery.  Lately I have found the most  beautiful pieces.  I just love this 14ct gold pieces with soft coloured stones.  They are very simplistic with a whimsical feel to them. These pieces are really perfect for any occassion, be it with a stunning ball gown or jeans and a crisp white shirt – Just Fabulous!!.

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