Wednesday 19 September 2012

Le Boudoir....

La Boudoir.... Romantic low lighting and sheer fabrics

La Boudoir: draping fabrics and fairy lights

Mystical Bedroom nook, complete with handira

Green and Blue four poster bed
I have always wanted a four poster bed with curtains that close all the way round. I love feeling secure and unseen in my bed, being shut away from the world. At university I really didn't like having people in my dorm room, it was my little world to dream and ponder and post-uni it took ages to get used to having to share my bed space with Dan.... but of course I have learnt that the bedroom is also great, maybe even better, when shared :)

Monday 17 September 2012

Wooden homes...

From the book Woodstock Handmade houses

wooden home

wooden home

wooden sitting room

modern wooden cabin
Here is a selection of beautiful wooden houses i have been cooing over recently... i bet they smell wonderful inside :)

Sunday 16 September 2012

And the Winner is....

Thank you all so much for your entries for this fabulous give away and thank you to Danielle from Beyond Marrakech for such a wonderful prize. I can only apologise that the winner is being drawn late, I have had a bereavement in my friendship group and have been a little out of sorts and forgetful.... so to the juicy bit....

The winner is lucky number 13 (using the random number generator) ...... the lovely Polly from This enchanted Pixie blog, who loved the blue and white stitched moroccan ottoman as above, well done lovely lady.

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Readers Homes: Sarah from La Maison Boheme

Sarah from La Maison Boheme shares with Moon to Moon her beautiful bohemian home

Master Bedroom with Mexican throw on the bed
                        Embroidered place mats from Mexico framed below a ceramic Mary.
Eclectic Living Room

Bohemian Office space- love that painting!!
Mantle details

Lavender in a blue Bucket
This readers home is the Lovely Sarah from La Maison Boheme. Here Sarah tells us a litle more about her beautiful home....

1) Tell us a little bit about you and where you live?
My name is Sarah Greenman and I'm a writer, artist, actor, blogger and Mama to two boys. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband in a ranch style home.  We moved to Dallas from Seattle and are still getting to know our new home town.

2) What attracted you to your home?
It had great energy and flow.  

3) Do you have a favourite/sentimental item?
This is a tough question because my home is filled with things that I love. I really adore my grandmother's decoupaged screen. She was a costumer and used the screen to pin up her renderings.  Then she started decoupaging them to the screen. Every time she'd do a new show, she'd put up the new sketches over the old ones.  If I were ever to excavate the screen's layers, I'm sure I'd find 10 or 15 separate costume designs beneath each panel. 

4) Where do you buy your furnishings? Any recommendations?
All over really. I'm an avid Craigslist searcher. I also love consignment and thrift stores.  IKEA is also an easy go-to place for organizational furnishings like shelves, etc. Lula B's in Dallas is a favorite place to find home goods.

5) What/who inspires your personal/ home style?
I'm inspired by traveling.  I feel like every time I come home from somewhere (Mexico, Scotland, France, Italy) I want to completely remake my home in that style.  I also really love designers Isabella Lopez Quesada and Steven Gambrel.  Their spaces really speak to me. 

6) What/ where would be your dream home?
Someplace where I could grow my own food without having to fight the elements and someplace near the sea. The home itself would be older with lots of charming details.  I'd also have my own studio space - a room completely my own.  

7) What was the last item you brought?
A set (12) of cocktail glasses - 6 short and 6 tall buckets.  They're from the 70's - black glass with gold coins stamped into the sides.  I found them at a consignment shop - 10 dollars for the entire set.

8) Do you have a wish list item for your home?
Yes.  It's a long list.  But I would really love to replace the floors in our home with a unified hard wood.  The existing parque floors are done.  They've had their day and the home really needs something new.  Or new windows, or a master bath remodel, or a revamped master closet, or a new kitchen sink (ours leaks), or a new fridge (ours floods every other day due to a faulty ice maker). 

Thank you Sarah, be sure to check out her beautiful blog La Maison Boheme 

Sunday 9 September 2012

Recipe Post: Healthy home made Miso

Yummy Home Made Miso

I thought I would share one of my favourite recipes. It is for two people but it is so yummy I always end up eating it all to myself.

Miso Soup

1 Garlic Clove, peeled and thinly sliced
2.5 cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely sliced
1 packet instant miso soup
100g skinless boned white fish, cut into chucks (can be substituted with tofu)
8 mangetout
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 pak choi, finely sliced
2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
1 handfull beansprouts
1 handfull fresh garden peas

1) Bring 500ml water to the boil in a medium sauce pan. Add the garlic, ginger and miso. Add the garlic, ginger and miso. Boil for 1 minute and then add the fish, mangetout and red pepper. Bring back to the boil and skim any foam that accumulated. Cook for 2 minutes

2) Add the pack Choi and spring onions and cook for a further minute

3) Divide betweens bowls, add beanspouts and peas

enjoy :)

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Minor Swing... Eclectic Bedrooms to bring out the Gypsy in you...

Barbara Hulanicki's (BIBA) bedroom, 1975 Via Pinterest
Stunning cupboard Bed
Gypsy Wagon Bedroom

Eclectic gypsy Style Bedroom, complete with Sitar 
Vintage Vanity Unit, Peacock feathers, Lace and Velvet, so many Boxes Ticked Via pinterest
Lashings and lashings of Red Velvet... wow!

Over the top, rich in texture but divine!!!

These eclectic, opulent bedrooms are so far away from my crisp white walled bedroom, just what I needed to inject a bit of the gypsy style into my life....