Monday, 1 September 2014

Sitting Room Inspiration : Layering textiles from across the world

A patchwork Indian Kantha Throw over a Hessian sofa
Layers: Stunning embroidered cushions on a monochrome sofa
bk magazine
layers of textiles
Margherita Missoni's Milan Home

Although arguably there are some beautiful pristine condition textiles available on the high street there is nothing more rewarding than getting your hands on a one off quality piece. A simple search on etsy or eBay will open the doors to some beautiful Kantha's from India, Otomi from Mexico, Suzani's from Uzebekistan, Kelim from Morocco or Harris tweed that costs roughly the same as the high street copies but has been made by true textile artists. The originals are also such beautiful quality.

Not only are these pieces great as individual pieces but as you can see from the image below if chosen in similar hues, textiles from allover the world look great layered together.

Suzani, Kilim and Kantha



Thursday, 28 August 2014

Rolling Homes pt3

This is the last instalment of  the Rolling Homes images I have collected. It really is the most brilliant coffee table book. Gorgeous aren't they?










Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The Interior of.. Oko Gallery


Oko Gallery, So pretty!



All Images from The Weaver House
Arent these pictures stunning? I love that brass bowl filled with crystals (bottom right).These beautiful calming images were found over at the Marvellous 'The Weaver House'. The images are of Oko a small gallery and storefront located in NW Portland, Oregon. Sadly there is no online shop so I will have to make do with their beautiful images gracing Facebook


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Revisited: Hannah and John from The general Store



When I first posted images of Hannah and Johns House here I totally fell in love with the chilled out vibe of the1975 Californian Home they share with their 2 children Lennon and Costa.

Unsurprisingly the owners of the fabulous 'General Store' have a beautiful relaxing home full of handmade treasures with not a single Ikea item on view. Handmade ceramics from Tracey Wilkinson and K&R ceramics sit atop the low level coffee table on top of the most beautiful thick pile rug I have ever seen and to the left that beautiful wooden lamp..... wow!

Many of the beautiful pieces in their home are available from The General Store's and a select amount of wares are available on line here

Images from Ripplustan.com