Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In very exciting news...

today I have a special guest post about quirky spaces - right up my alley - enjoy!

Hi there! I'm Jessica, a writer for Arcadian Lighting. Every day I get to write about the latest interior design trends and the lighting fixtures that go with them. I'm delighted to be sharing some inspiring, quirky interiors. It's easy to forget that our homes should make us happy, and there's nothing wrong with going for the bright colors or unusual furniture that you love. I hope these rooms inspire you to try something different!
Cozy Corner
This cozy corner in a child's room is a wonderfully functional and quirky space. Part reading nook, part storage, the striped cushions add a playful touch to an already bright and energetic room.
Bedroom Vingette
Vibrant green and pink make an interesting, but very fresh pair in this bedroom vingette. The knit pillow adds an extra bit of quirky humor.
Whimsical Space
Beautiful chinoserie wall coverings and a mini wooden boat full of antique lanterns make this hallway and dining room a quirky, whimsical space. I love the Chinese lantern-esque pendant light and the soft grey and pink color palette.
Decorative Restroom
A restroom is a pretty unusual place to decorate like a trendy, stylish art gallery, but the pale grey wall color combined with bright yellow fabric transforms this room into a cool space.The gold accents and ornate frames add a bit of luxurious.
Bright Artwork
Bright artwork and ample space keep this dining room current and very quirky. The bright, contemporary colors look fresh and lively against the all-white room. The exaggerated pendant lights must look brilliant at night.
Colorful Dining Room
The unconventional colors and patterns in this dining room are certainly quirky, but beautiful. The collection of porcelain vases make a charming, unexpected centerpiece in this room. And the organic-looking chandelier is simply awesome.
Bright Wall Color
A shocking lime green wall color isn't the only feature that makes this bathroom quirky. Unusual flooring and bright accessories certainly make the room feel like a fun and child-friendly place.
Colorful Kitchen
Here's another example of an unusual choice of flooring that helps make a room fun and quirky. The bright shade of blue builds a great contrast with the white. I just love the blown-glass light fixtures and the wallpapered ceiling.

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Aren't these quirky spaces cool? Be sure to check out Arcadian Lighting to find fantastic lighting fixtures to create your own quirky space!

Thanks so much Jessica and happy Wednesday everyone,
Stephie x

Friday, January 20, 2012

This weekend...

               It's my birthday! 

"Time to Drink Champagne and Dance on the Table" print available from  Not on the High Street

Well, maybe I'll just stick to the champagne part!

Hope your weekend will be bubbly too,
Stephie x

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


whimsical -

wire -

creations -

for you -

on a Wednesday!

Aren't they beautiful? I'd love one of each! Available from DeBeauxSouveniers.

Hope your week is weaving along nicely, Stephie x

Tuesday, January 10, 2012




No - not me - but Julian - who has just headed off overseas on a school trip. Lucky boy!

Maps -

fun black and white text -

and labelling - 

as well as some beautiful -

paper globes -

were used to create -

a fun travel themed get together -

to wish him well and send him on his way -

Happy travels baby boy of mine -

will miss you!

Stephie x

PS - as luck would have it NIB have a global theme this month so this is my entry - fingers crossed!