I'm a great fan of these very large French style mirrors that just 'lean' against the wall and don't have to try too hard to get themselves noticed. These beautifully ornate mirrors in the above photograph are from Laura Ashley. Try positioning one to reflect a special piece of furniture, perhaps a chaise longue or find a place to put it that allows the light from a window to bounce back into the room. These mirrors make perfect statement pieces and are a great talking point. Of course they are still very useful if you simply just want to look in the mirror!
Friday, 29 August 2014
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Ligne Roset Passe-Passe Natural Beech Coat Stand
I just know this coat stand will make people smile when they visit. Made from natural beech and shaped like "two leaning ladders" it makes a great talking point as well as being practical. Let's face it, we all need something to cheer ourselves up and this could be a step in the right direction!
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Sometimes you lose heart, you just want to sit and let the world pass by and you feel a little distressed. Then again sometimes you have a big heart, you look good wherever you are and being distressed is fashionable!
Heart Back Chair from Graham and Green
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
I do love industrial chic and until now thought if you wanted this very popular style in the home, it would be necessary to change everything - a case of all or nothing. These pieces from French Connection prove me wrong. Just by adding either a floor lamp (this one is shaped like the Eiffel tower!) a coffee table with a lovely zinc top or a bistro pendant light, a touch of industrial chic can fit in well with many types of decor. I could certainly find a home for the bistro table. It is Parisian influenced and has a winding wooden handle to adjust the height. A lovely design. Now I know that it's not too difficult to add some individual industrial chic.
1. Gunmetal Bistro Table
2. Roger medium bar stool
3. Brass bistro pendant light
4. Zinc Rectangular Coffee Table
5. Frenchie Floor Light
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Eichholtz Lodewijk XV Desk
Having written about some lovely French style desks yesterday, I just couldn't leave out this beauty, could I? Made by Eichholtz and on sale at Occa Home, it is beautifully ornate with three useful storage drawers. The white finish and black leather-look top make it perfect for a very posh monochrome office, study or dining room.
Monday, 4 August 2014
Chinon Antique Oak Desk
These three French style desks from OKA Direct certainly have the "wow" factor. Not destined to be covered in papers and post it notes like mine, but with the addition of a few well chosen decorative accessories they are just there to show off. Somehow all the office work must have been done!