With the temperatures dropping to almost -14 in some areas of Scotland, staying warm and cosy is all I am thinking about right now. After a fairly mild December, we are looking at the first of the winter freeze here in the UK. I am dreaming of a fireplace instead of the totally unromantic underfloor heating that we currently have in the flat…:) Fireplaces are cosy and romantic.
Abigail Ahern’s signature style and look at the fireplace. It works for me totally.
I just love this soft pink fireplace. The blue, soft pink and green are all sitting so well together, it is a focal point in a Parisian Cafe.
Wooden flooring, a house plant and a fireplace in black in an Edwardian cottage in Melbourne. What else could you ask for?
The all white decor and the fire all appeals to my finer senses.
This contemporary fireplace with the geometric tile surround makes such an impact.
This is so cosy, the fireplace is the focal point in this lovely teal coloured room.
This fireplace makes the whole space extremely cosy.
This fireplace might look busy but it works and is full of character, designed by Jonathan Adler.
This has to be the most dramatic fireplace ever.
This marble fireplace in New York is elegant and timeless.Just lovin’ it.
I totally adore black ceramics and of late I have noticed that a lot of food stylists are using black ceramics or a dark background to bring out the rich colours of food the world over. I have been obsessing about black ceramics for a while now. There are some stunning examples of black ceramics that I would like to share with you today.
This stunning collection is by Kim Wallace, a graphic designer who is also a passionate studio potter.
This stunning platter is by Shuji Oota
Jun Kaneko is a Japanese ceramic artist based in the United States.He experiments with abstract surface motifs.
These stunning black plates are by Tristan Phillipe and can be yours for 100 euros.
These beautiful ceramic plates are inspired by Ernst Haeckel’s biological drawings.
This stoneware plate by Beekman 1802 with a doily design is exquisite.
I love this hand carved black and white Sgraffito forest/tree plate found on Etsy.
This pretty side plate from the Anatolia collection with pretty poppies caught my eye.
Yoko Plate in black by Rachel Powell is simply adorable.
Since I am such a big fan of Scandinavian design, my list would not have been complete with these lovely Filippa K for Rorstrand plates.
Hello…..is it too late to wish everyone a very happy new year. It is the 12th of January and this is my first post of 2016. Hence I am not shying away from wishing everyone a very happy, creative, peaceful new year.
Let’s talk about colour combinations today. Would you use charcoal grey and green as a colour combination in your home? If you are thinking ‘no’, then let me try to convince you otherwise. This is a winning combination and it really works. And this combination will work very well if you substitute the green with plants. Take a look and do let me know and share photos if you have used grey and green in your homes.
The slate grey floor tiles against the light panelled wall and the green plants work really well together.
Beautiful and subtle….this is a combination most often seen in Scandinavian style interiors.
Grey oversized concrete planters are especially effective to show off your plants in….
A plant will cheer up any empty corner in your home. Just pair it with a bit of grey.
Grey and green colour palette.
Botanical prints and a vintage credenza, it’s beautiful.
Against a charcoal grey wall, the green is especially highlighted.