Finally it’s Friday! I hope you are all well and managed to do everything you needed to this week with the snow fall over the UK. I am not sure what the weather was like for you but here in Yorkshire it has been like a Winter Wonderland. I am hoping it sticks arounds so I can take Fearne out sledging this weekend. I hope you all have some lovely plans too.
Today we are talking all about Interior Trends – Decoration Inspiration. Monica from Shop Ostanding shares with us her predictions for the upcoming year. I have to say that I really love the 2015 Pantone colour of the year.
I will pass the blog to Monica to tell you more…
Interior Trends everyone can follow
People with an aesthetic sense in interior decoration and even those who are professional designers are always hunting for new ideas to reinvent, transform or come up with something new in décor. Like any other field with any relation to creativity, design and aesthetics, interior designing also follows certain trends. These trends keep up upgrading, evolving and repeating themselves, giving designer and general décor lovers a reason to keep their constant search for perfection thriving. When we talk about trends, there is always something new replacing the old and changing the look of various spaces. Similarly, there are some trends which find a way to come back in vogue. When once interior decoration or home décor only meant organizing everything in an orderly manner and just giving the respective space a neat look, this general perception has changed altogether in modern times.
Décor trends for 2015 bring us a mixture of almost all of our favorite styles. From contemporary mixed with modern, classy yet luxurious, bold yet serene, easily adaptable and extremely versatile; these trends are a treat for everyone.
The New Black
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When you talk about décor trends, the first question designers tend to answer is which colors are trending. For 2015, pantone has declared Marsala as the color of the year, and we must say it’s hot and should definitely be a part of your décor.
Apart from Marsala, there is a certain shift from dull and boring colors to bright and vibrant. Turquoise, Greek blue, olive green, orange are now a part of most modern decors. Designers when toning down the vibrancy mix and match these colors with pastel or neutral color pallets, making them look serene yet striking.
Furnish it Trendy
Today we welcome back John to the blog. John has reviewed many fantastic films and books on the blog and today he is going to share with us his thoughts on the film Foxcatcher.
John has also just released his second book; The boy in Winters Grasp, which we will be reviewing in the next few weeks, I have got my copy already and I have to say it’s blooming brilliant!
It’s great to have John back. I love his reviews.
I’ll pass you over to John……..
It’s been a little while since I had the chance to review a film for you guys. I’ve been bogged down with finishing a novel and getting it out. (Cough, buy my book! Buy my book! Sorry, I don’t know where that came from.) Finally, however, I got to go to the cinema this afternoon, so thought I would dash out a review whilst it was fresh in my mind. This week I went to see “Foxcatcher”, starring Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffulo.
Onto the film in a moment, but first I wanted to mention how I went to the cinema. No, not the method of transportation- I’m sure my journey there in a ropey 2003 KA is of no interest to anyone. Rather I mean that instead of going alone, I joined a local movie watching group who band together and go and see films together. I found them on the excellent website www.meetup.com, a place where anyone can find local activity groups in their area involved in things they want to do. If you haven’t been on the site and have any interests that you don’t have buddies to do it with, then take a look. It was, on the whole, a positive experience: very nice people who I got to chat with before the start and swap recommendations. The immediate common interest broke the ice quickly. I’ll certainly be tagging along with them now and again, between solo trips. Take a look at the site. It’s worth it.
As you know I love family Photography, capturing those moments with your children is so important. So today I am delighted to be able to share with you my own family shoot. The photos were taken by my good friend Jess Petrie a couple of weeks ago when Dexter was 6 and half months old. We kept the whole shoot very relaxed, we even manged to get Dexter’s bath time included (he does love a splash about).
I love these photos and urge everyone to invest in good family photography, you will treasure the photos forever.
The full collection can be found over on Boho Weddings this afternoon. xx
For more information no Jess’ work please go to:
It’s been a while since we shared a health and beauty post and today’s post is great. How many of us want to look and stay young? I certainly do and I know that I need to change a lot of things in my food and lifestyle to help me on the way. Many Thanks to Becky for sharing today’s post. It’s fantastic!
I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who would really like to stay ‘young’. It is how we are judged in society today. Young is beautiful. Old is not acceptable. Celebrities who are 60 look 20. We have forgotten what 60 looks like. I read articles on how to stay young looking. I buy anti-aging creams. I take supplements. I exercise and do yoga.
There are so many articles and adverts out today advertising and reviewing wonder creams, ‘lifestyle diets’, miracle supplements and cosmetic procedures. Most of these encourage us to look younger, encourage us to keep our youthful beauty for as long as possible.
How did our generation ended up so obsessed with looking youthful? And what is it about ‘youthfulness’ that we are so obsessed with?
What a windy weekend! I have never known it to be so windy. I hope you had a lovely weekend despite the weather.
Today we have a lovely warming recipe to cheer up those Monday blues. This has been kindly sent to us from Yoori of The Chick Who Eats and it looks really lovely and easy to make.
Spiced Poached Pear with Chocolate Rice
‘This is great for breakfast and will keep you going for the day for a while! Though it may sound a bit laborious, poaching pears is actually super easy. It only takes a bit of time, but the good news is that most of the time you don’t need to be active, you just need to wait for the pears to poach! A good excuse to make coffee in the meantime or bury your nose in 1 or 2 chapters of your favourite read.’
- 2 small pears
- 1 slice of orange and some orange grind
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground fresh ginger
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 1/2 cup pudding rice
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 handful or coconut flakes
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate (ground)