Love interiors? Top Pinterest accounts to follow

Just a quick post this week! I thought I’d round up some of my favourite Pinterest accounts. Here are my top five that are always worthy of a repin.

1. @AgataWiner
Nine times out of ten, if I repin an image, it’s from Agata Winer. A blogger from Poland, her Kids Space board is crammed with great ideas – mixing modern Scandinavian design with ditsy, vintage prints.

  

@insideoutpins

I’ve banged on about my love for Inside Out, the Australian interiors magazine, before in this post. Their Pinterest account is well worth a follow for sneak peeks from their latest issue. Expect colourful, light, airy open family spaces.

  

@griottes_blog

A blogger, photographer, food stylist and graphic designer from France. Think pastel hues and delicate florals. You can spend ages poring over the Illustration board alone.

 

@milkmagazine

Boards to inspire you to bust out the craft supplies in pursuit of a creative, cool kids space.

  

@hellosandwich

If it’s fun pops of colour you’re after, you need a spot of Hello Sandwich. The Home Inspiration board is a lesson in how to decorate with colour.

  

And you can find me here! Let me know your Pinterest account or any of your favourites in the comments! Happy pinning!

Totally addicted: atmine.com

I must confess that my 80s rental is not exactly fuelling my love of interiors. I miss having a project – a room to decorate and obsess over, paint samples and swatches to compare.

Fortunately for me, atmine.com has stepped in. An online community for the interiors obsessed is set to launch this spring. It’s currently being tested by beta members. Members are encouraged to provide a glimpse into their homes.

I love pinterest but if atmine.com’s testing and improvements ( there is some functionality that needs to be sorted) go well, it could have some serious advantages. For starters, it’s just for those of us who only want to swoon over interiors. So no fashion, no recipes, no cake designs, no pithy, motivational quotes!

And the photos are of actual homes and not styled photo shoots which are impossible to achieve.

There are some interior heavyweights involved like Happy Interior Blog and Little Big Bell and then there’s small fry like me!

To persuade you to come and take a look, here’s a sneak peek…

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Totally addicted: Great.ly

If your partner isn’t the best at choosing presents, then you might want to signpost him towards great.ly. And when I say, ‘signpost’, I should say ‘shove website under his nose.’

It promotes itself as a curated marketplace where makers, tastemakers and shoppers come together. Makers stock their online studio, tastemakers (their term, not mine but basically popular bloggers) choose items for their online global stores.

There are some great products but there is a lot of repetition among the tastemaker boutiques, but perhaps – in time – more makers will come on board and use great.ly and increase the choice for us shoppers!

Anyway, here are some of my favourite items:

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This storage basket pricey at around £57 but it has lovely leather straps and is pretty big – it can accommodate blankets and bedding. The only downside is you can’t stick it in the washing machine.

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There is more choice when it comes to textiles and cushions and satisfies any need for monochrome triangles and mint! These are both just over £21.

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Icelandic sheepskin – lovely and cosy for Christmas, at £105

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There are some cute accessories too which would make lovely stocking fillers. This little key fob is just under £12. Well, £11.78 to be precise – the weird pricing is down to the fact it is based on the US dollar. I love the colour combo of the beads which are £26.50.

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Arrows cushion – how sweet is this? £14

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MacBook case made out of Japanese cotton canvas.

One word of warning, each maker has different shipping charges and can vary significantly so make sure you check before buying.

All in all, great.ly, in my opinion, is a good addition to online shopping. If you follow a few bloggers and love their style, the chances are you’ll find their great.ly boutiques pretty tempting.

You can visit great.ly here.

Totally addicted: Tiger

Now if you have a Tiger store near you, and you’ve not yet been, I strongly suggest you hotfoot it down there pronto.

You could easily walk past – perhaps it’s the branding but it doesn’t look anything much. But step inside and it’s a totally different story.

It’s one of those annoying shops where you actually can’t leave without buying anything. It is actually addictive. Rather like Ikea.

I popped in today on the lookout for stocking fillers and it’s a perfect hunting ground – cute little storage suitcases, animal party masks, play do and kaleidoscopes. Oh and did I mention? It’s cheap, cheap, cheap!

I came away with these cute little wooden cars, a suitcase as well as a few other items. I grabbed a quick picture to show you.

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But it’s not just a go-to place for stocking fillers. Check out their homewares too. Take these cute, ceramic mugs, for example..

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I’m kicking myself that I didn’t take more pictures because they also had a nice copper wire basket and a very homely patchwork-squared bedspread which was a snip at £15.

Nice ceramics too…

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They do have a website, but it’s not a webshop. They also explain that stock in the different stores can be varied and that what is on the website may not necessarily be in the stores and vice versa. Hence no bedspread photos.

But find your nearest store here. Well worth a visit….

A spot of Galapagos chair drooling

I came across a great company today who offer the most gorgeous collection of furniture.

Let me introduce Galapagos Designs. As they explain on their website, they are home to a unique and inspiring collection of furniture, art and design from the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s, evolved and remade for the 21st century.

Enough blurb, let the chairs do the talking…

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Stunning aren’t they?

In a couple of weeks, Galapagos will be at London Design Festival working on a ‘Live’ installation with Ella Doran and The Great Recovery Project (The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce – RSA).

Vintage upholstered chairs will be put through their paces – deconstructed and refurbished into works of art over the week-long show in the V&A Design Studio. It will be accompanied by a talk on 17 September.

For more details, check out the LDF event webpage:

Anyway, enough chair drooling, how are you all? I have been busy decluttering the house. I’ve been trying to take a good, long look at each room of the house. It’s surprising how you become quite blind to unnecessary clutter in your own home isn’t it?

If you have any new discoveries to share, I’d love to hear about them. Feel free to get in touch with any new fab finds…

Totally Addicted: Tea and Kate

Hold onto your purses peeps and prepare to hide your browsing history from your partner – today I’m bringing you Tea and Kate in the latest of my Totally Addicted features.

A quick scan through and you’ll soon find this shop utterly charming so it was a tall order to pick out just a few items. But here’s my ‘if-I-robbed-a-bank-and-could-buy-a-shed-load-of-stuff’ list:

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1. Normann Copenhagen Block Trolley Table, £180. Also comes in mint, coral and grey. Could be styled in any number of ways in different rooms.

2. Bonjour print, £16. Sweet little print that is on heavyweight paper and is all ready for framing

3. Animal alphabet chart print, £29.95. On natural white woven paper. I’d love this for my little one’s room.

4. A Broste Copenhagen dusty turquoise cotton throw, £75. I thought of my two sisters when I spotted this as we are all pretty much addicted to turquoise.

5. Snow puppe moth lampshade – mint with grey cord, £55. Two or three of these over a dining table would look just lovely. And mint looks so nice teamed with coral or yellow or grey. It actually comes in yellow, grey and pink.

6. Floral recipe card tin, £29. This has a background of mint (did I tell you I was fond of mint? Ahem.) This is the sort of thing I’d have loved to have inherited from my Granny. I have a recipe book of hers and I love the folded page corners and scribbled amends to her much loved chocolate mousse recipe.

Enjoy x

Totally Addicted: Inside Out Magazine

I have a huge crush on styling and design coming out of Australia at the minute.

I practically wail every time I see an amazing new brand popping up on Instagram only to discover, yet again, it’s only available the other side of the world. Just take Incy Interiors or Fenton & Fenton.

And then there’s Inside Out magazine which is a great source of inspiration. The July issue features this family, two storey home in Melbourne.

I love how the wood warms up the concrete:

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And check out this mix of colours in the bedroom:

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The gorgeous doors, the chairs, the terrace…I want this space!

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Word of warning, once you start browsing at Inside Out, you may get lost in an interiors haze! Enjoy…