Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Elegance personified

The perfect outfit for weather like ours today. Although in the southern hemisphere a little cashmere cardi would not have gone astray today. Both images are from one of my favourite blogs this is glamorous. Classic style whether in fashion or interiors always stands head and shoulders above the fads in my opinion.

Friday, November 19, 2010

House guests

I have spent today making beds and giving our guest bedrooms a bit of attention. We have weekend house guests and I enjoy making sure they feel treated. Some of the most important elements in a guest room I feel are;
a comfortable bed,
good quality pure cotton linen,
pillows to sink into and feel pampered, ( a choice is handy)
an electric blanket for chilly nights,
fresh flowers,
and somewhere to put your luggage, and preferably hang clothes.
Enjoy your weekend, I'm off in search of some garden flowers.

images via Cote de texas, Phoebe Howard and Nathan Egan

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Garden snap shots

A few pics from our shopping day last Saturday. The old corrugated iron stables behind the homestead looked a picture against a stunning blue sky.

The parterre is starting to take shape. Cat mint is the only thing thriving here at the moment though as our English box are still tiny and the French lavender was killed by our winter frosts. We are still to decide on the roses to go in the central beds, any suggestions would be greatly welcomed.
Our Plane trees have been pollarded in the courtyard and are waiting for their leaves. Still in shock I fear!
A view to the lake and relaxing spot to sit if one ever had time. This week has been a busy one with photography for our Christmas catalogue, transporting all stock back to Cottle House and packing our customers orders. The feedback has been great and we have loved all the thank you letters and comments from appreciative clients. It makes all the hard work worth while.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Blooms of colour

My garden is brimming with good health after some lovely spring rain. Never before have I seen so many beautiful blooms of these pink rhododendrons.
images via me, ada and darcy

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Inspiration to work

Whether writing a lovely note or sitting at your computer, one could only feel absolute bliss in this lovely space. From the pretty colour palette combined with the freshness of white, the trellis designs on cushion, wallpaper and screen to the lovely fresh flowers, I could be so happy here.
An inspiration board is always a great idea for collecting and sifting through concepts.

Be creative and design a beautiful space where you can enjoy spending time in.
images via; vt interiors, pink wallpaper, unknown, shelter, soul pretty

Monday, November 1, 2010

A study of colour

Create a cosy nook to work
add a splash of aqua,

Who wouldn't enjoy putting their head down to work in these beautiful spaces?

images via surroundings, apartment therapy, unknown, this is glamorous