Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Pook me up

I haven't been this excited about an interiors find for a long, long time.  My discovery is called 'Pooky'.  A UK based, online treasure trove selling beautiful, original, decorative lighting.  The site is brilliantly designed, easy to navigate and sells the most exquisite lamps and lampshades that don't cost a million pounds.  I've never understood why lighting costs so much.   But it's just one of those things that I've learnt to accept.   Along with chairs, lighting just is expensive.  Until now.  

50cm gold hand blocked shade £70

Blue resin lamp base £100
Pink hand blocked shade £54

The silk ikat lampshades have gone straight to the top of my Christmas wish list.  Along with the blue resin bases and navy silk shades. 

Green glass base with the multicoloured silk ikat vision

 Loving the pineapple-esque base

The even better news is that I've sweet talked them into giving you a magic, festive discount.  It's only going to work until  December 7th. So get your skates on.  And please leave some of the ikats for me.

To shop for one of these sensations go to
 www.pooky.com and remember to add
WILLOWPOOKY for your magic code

Monday, 10 November 2014

Preen Line S/S15

As much as I'm completely over-excited about Christmas, 45 days to go in case you were wondering; I'm already thinking about Spring.  Mostly because I'll no longer be the size of a small island but also because we'll be able to get our hands on Preen Line's new collection.  A complete vision of miss-matched Moroccan tile prints and colours. Heaven in a midi dress. 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Happy Halloween

The Cubs have had a thing for pumpkins for as long as I can remember.  No idea why, but the bigger and the more orange they are, the better.   In a dream world they would fill the house with them all year round.  
This year, to my absolute joy, they announced orange was out and they would like green ones instead.  Imagine my joy! The rejoicing was short lived however when I was informed it was due to them all being transformed into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Lit up with neon, oh so tasteful, glow sticks. Not then, for the rather chic table display I was already envisaging.

These photos are taken from my book, Inspire, which I thought I'd share in case you have an overload of pumpkins that you don't know what do to with. Don't throw them away just yet - get out some paint and get crafty.  If you want an extra sparkle, sprinkle over some extra fine glitter when the paint's still wet.