Monday, 29 June 2015

Kaleidoscope Quilt from Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Kaleidoscope Quilt in the Winnebago of Liz Morrow
Urban Outfitters Kaleidoscope Quilt

Kaleidoscope Quilt Urban Outfitters

Have you ever wanted something but not brought it and then really kicked yourself when it went out of the stores? That is exactly what I have done with the Kaleidoscope Quilt from Urban Outfitters. This beauty has been in stores for years and now I have finally decided to buy one they are no longer on sale here in the UK :-(

it really is so gorgeous isn't it?

Kaleidoscope quilt
These babies are still availale in the States here

Friday, 26 June 2015

The Home of... Julia Chaplin

Julia scoured the internet for her Camaleonda sofa, a 1970s design by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. Whether she’s having a dance party or her daughter is at play, the modular lightweight pieces get moved regularly.

A built-in carpeted platform bed, and the rope wall hanging by Sally England is the first piece Julia ever commissioned.

 Having seen the books Gypset Travel, Style and Living at first glance I was quite surprised by the simplicity of Author Julia Chaplins New York Brownstone home. I was expecting, more tassels and feathers, bells and trinkets and certainly walls draped in textiles from around the world.....

.....but although Julias home is very minimal it does have a rock n roll edge...

.....the entire home is modeled after the Rolling Stones’ recording of Exile on Main Street. “I was looking at images of this old French ch√Ęteau with grand structural bones,” Julia says. “When the Stones arrived, they pushed everything to the side to live on the floor—they converted the formality to fit their lifestyle.”

Once you look deeper, the fairly conservative home does have all the elements you would expect from a seasoned world traveler, just in moderation. It is in fact impeccably styled, and that vintage leather Mario Bellini sofa and Blue rug combination is just divine!

Of her sancuary Julia says
  “It’s incredibly zen and quiet, a place where I can think and process all the stuff I’ve picked up running around the world,” she says. “Nothing is jarring, loud, or too distracting.”

To see the full set of images and Julias tips for shopping around the world Visit One Kings Lane here

Bohmian Garden: Relaxing Under a Parasol

Photography Bobby Fisher for Domino

Create your own beautiful Bohemian Parasol/ Garden umbrella with layered Scarfs and textiles

It is finally Summer, and here in the South West of England we have a wonderful heat wave on its way! I for one am really excited but it has got me thinking about toddler proofing my garden, and a large parasol for us to sit under is high on my list of priorities this year..... great for ensuring little Alex doesn't get burnt in the day and even better for sipping Prosecco under when he has gone to bed!

I really love the top two, for me tassels are always a winner as they remind me of far off exotic lands. However equally as wonderful is the bottom image.... why not create your own exotic Garden umbrella by layering scarfs and fabrics.... you can also play around with thickness for extra shade for the little ones

The top image is a Balinese style parasol, and I found similar here

Large Granny Parasol