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May 9, 2011
Hi friends, hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was fun, we headed to London and spent Saturday afternoon at Borough Market with some beers in the sun, then had a surprise party in Shoreditch for some friends who were home visiting from Sydney. After the Swedish beauty I shared last week, I thought I'd kick the week off with a romantic themed moodboard.
So as I mentioned, I've been inspired to create a romantic and whimsical interior style lately. Texture is a key element, with satin, lace, linen and delicious vintage velvet, playing a big part in my spin on this look.
Colourwise, it's all about pink and white - but I like dusky pinks rather than sugary shades, and like to add some wood and metal to prevent the look from feeling too sickly sweet. Fresh flowers are vital of course (and you can't go wrong with cherry blossom), and I think a nod to the past creates a romantic mood too. I like the idea of adding paper ephemera like old theatre tickets, love letters and postcards, as well as lovely vintage milk glass vases and bowls.
This theme can also have a more modern feel too however, with wallpaper like this contemporary pink blossom design. Do you like to add a romantic feel to your home? What techniques do you use?
May 5, 2011
Sometimes I come across a home so in tune with how I'm feeling in that moment that I wish I could transport myself right there, have a cup of tea with the owner and explore their wonderful abode. Well it happened this week when I came across the home of Swedish photographer Anna Malmberg, found via Cherry Blossom World.
I've been in a bit of a romantic mood lately - perhaps it's due to the Royal Wedding and many of my close friends getting hitched - but I've been drawn towards creating a romantic interior style. Not in a super obvious way, more a understated feel with subtle textures and colours. I've been playing with a moodboard (which I'll share on Monday), yet Anna's home conveys just the mood I'm trying to achieve. Soft but not sickly , pink but not girlie - and just a general vibe of casual elegance. Needless to say, I love it. Do you?