Tuesday, 15 February 2011

I dream with a new kitchen...

I dream with a new kitchen almost every day, people say that material things and fancy houses don't give you happiness, but I am pretty sure that a new kitchen would make me very happy!! My boyfriend was saying to me last night that the happiest man on earth live in a 2 by 2 meters space, don't practice sex, have money or fancy things, ok, that may be true and I can see his point, but I still think that a new kitchen would make me a very happy woman!! Jokes apart, it is nothing wrong with my current kitchen I just hate it, full stop, and after seeing these photos from the Ikea inspiration site, I am even more determined to get one soon. These photos come to show that you don't need to splash thousands to get a great space, simple units, mixed and match with old/vintage furniture and objects, creates a very cosy and personal living space, just how I like it, so Ikea (let me clarify this, I don't like Ikea, and would never decorate a house based entirely on their products, but a few things here and there, makes my life a bit easier), wait for me, I am coming as soon as I get the money for a new kitchen!!

I just saw this photos on the Transito Inicial blog



Saturday, 12 February 2011

Mixing styles and objects

I don't follow trends when it comes to decorating my house, I guess blogs, magazines and books have a great influence on me as well as my traveling, and taste for rescuing old things. But really I don't plan in advance how I want things to look, or what style my bedroom would be, I just follow my feelings. I buy things because I love them not because I think they are going to match my sofa, or the overall aesthetic of the house, somehow all these things come together without me even thinking about it. These photos are a clear example, my ceramics from Brazil, vintage box and book shelve, a limited edition of a Wallpaper poster and the gorgeous ribbon lamp from habitat.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Today I am dreaming of...

...London is still grey and wet, still a few more months of rain, no SUN, and not venturing into my garden...so I can only dream of being back home, in a sunny terrace by the back of the house, surrounding by my cats, maybe 1 dog, my vegetables and flowers, a big studio and most important, all share with my gorgeous man. This picture says it all for me, simple, conformable and down to earth, this is how I picture my live in Gran Canaria. These visions are what keep me going through English Winters...What about you? What motivates you through these cold months?

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

A bit about me...

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity of meeting some very nice girls/bloggers at a blogger's event organised by mydeco.com. These events are great, and really like coming along as I get to know/meet very different people who are either blogging, making, designing, etc...

...The girls behind, my friend's house blog asked me to take part in their My desk series, (I am getting hooked to their blog which I find hilarious...)


...And the lovely Arianna just post and interview of me in her One to watch series, so if fancy to learn a bit more about who I am and what I do, here is the post.
Thanks girls for having me over at your blogs!!

The LOVE of my life...

Do you have a pet? I found Missi, on Peckham high street about 3 years ago, he was lost, lonely, skinny and very stress. I took him home in a box and has been with me since them. At the beginning he would not allow me to touch him or feed him, but after a few month he got his confidence back and is now the king of the house and neighborhood. As cheesy as it may sounds he is the LOVE of my life!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

4 different ways of sending LOVE

Decorate the book

Decorate already my favorite interiors book!

Arianna recently asked me what 5 things I can't live without, and my answers were: my family/ boyfriend/friends/cat, the SUN, beach, chocolate and interiors magazines and books. So imaging how happy I am to have in my hands the book Decorate, from authors Holly Becker from Decor8, who I had the privilege of meeting on Tuesday at a press breakfast in the delicious Kopapa cafe in London, and Joanna Copestick. The book is a 'must', full of amazing photos, showing real homes, ideas and great quotes, I can't say much as it will be published on the 24th of March, I can only say that it has became my favorite interiors book so far, so from here I thanks to the whole decorate team, for making and extraordinary book that will help people to get more in touch with their own homes. It comes to show you don't have to be an interior designer to enjoy decorating and be able to create a personal, tasteful and enjoyable home!

My diary is filling very quick!! I love it, I can't be still, specially when it comes to my business, a lot of things are happening, although sells have been very slow, in terms of projects, new products development, wholesale accounts, and events can't complain. I am very lucky to be able to do what I love the most, and make other's people houses look and feel more beautiful! Who is going to the Birmingham Spring Fair? I am excited, never been, apparently it is the biggest in the country, and my mugs would be on dispayed, nice!
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