• Posts Tagged ‘Wallpaper’

    Vintage chic bathroom

    by  • March 19, 2013 • Bathroom bliss • 0 Comments

     

    A recent study by Ideal Standard has revealed that the average person’s morning bathroom routine takes 25 minutes and 59 seconds. Really? Nearly 26 minutes in the bathroom, on a week day? I’m up and out the door in 35 minutes flat and that includes showering, dressing, making a sandwich for lunch and feeding my cat.

    However, if I had a gorgeous bathroom like this, with its wooden floor, pretty floral wallpaper and a lovely view of the

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    Look out for… butterflies

    by  • January 12, 2013 • Beautiful boudoirs • 0 Comments

    Butterflies are still a huge trend and according to our sources you’ll be seeing lots of insect-inspired prints in the shops for spring, so keep an eye out before they ‘fly’ off the shelves (excuse the pun). In this bedroom, a delicate butterfly-motif wallpaper makes a pretty addition and, used on just one wall, means it can be enjoyed without being overwhelming. You can see more of this stunning house by clicking here.

    Laurie

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    A stylish living room

    by  • December 30, 2012 • Sitting room • 0 Comments

     

    I’ve been thinking about adding a feature wall to my living room for a while now. At the moment the walls are cream, as is the carpet and the sofas. Not a good idea when you have a little black and white cat, but that’s another story.

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    Material world

    by  • September 27, 2012 • Stylish living • 0 Comments

     

    I’ve always been a bit of a hoarder, but as I’ve got older I’ve managed to keep it under control. Ruthless – that’s what I am now. Except when it comes to fabric. I just can’t resist having a secret stash of lovely materials, and every now and again I’ll plan what I intend to do with them and then promptly put them back in my fabric basket, along with all my good intentions.

    It would, however, be criminal not to use the new fabric collections from Linwood Fabrics & Wallpapers, which come in a variety of beautiful colours and designs. I particularly like this quirky Tea Time design, which is available in a pretty matching wallpaper (above),and the Chicken Run design (below, in available in both fabric and wallpaper). Be aware, though, although the materials retail from £39.90 a metre, and the wallpapers from £75 per roll, there’s so much choice that if you’re a fabric lover like me, it could be costly!

    Laurie

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    Sporting the look

    by  • August 6, 2012 • Desirable dining • 0 Comments

    After this weekend’s Olympic triumphs (Mo – Go!  Murray – Hooray!  Jess – Bless!  Ainsley – well, you get the drift), I simply had to go looking for an image with a sporting theme. What I found didn’t exactly fit the bill but I still love it. It’s more of a field sport, hunting kind of theme, tho’ I’m not sure it’s typically British, but don’t you still love the outdoor feel? If by any chance you don’t, just nip on this link to dining rooms with winning looks.

    Seán O

    For that outdoor-indoor feel…

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    Blissful bathing

    by  • August 1, 2012 • Bathroom bliss • 0 Comments

     

    What do I like about this bathroom? Firstly, the wallpaper. Not hugely practical maybe, but there’s nothing to say it can’t be used as long as you have a good extractor and don’t get it wet.

    Secondly, the glossy black tiles on the bath panel – they appear almost a combination of brick and large mock-croc.

    Thirdly the elegant two-drawer unit that would normally be more at home in a bedroom, yet works wonderfully with a glass candelabra placed on top for that extra bit of luxury.

    Who says bathrooms have to be boring?

    Laurie

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    So black and white

    by  • July 4, 2012 • 'The Room I Envy' by ... • 1 Comment

    Bathrooms are often seen as a functional space rather than a room to really be creative with – which is why I like this scheme so much. It may be black and white, but the tree-print wallpaper and elegant French-inspired furniture gives it that little something extra. Add to it the black tiles on the bath panel, a glass candelabra and some luxurious towels, and you’ve got yourself a bathroom to be proud of.

    Laurie

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    Feature wall with flair

    by  • May 28, 2012 • 'The Room I Envy' by ... • 1 Comment

    When it comes to decor I’m simple-minded, if you get my meaning. I’m not one for fuss, but I still admire those who can put together lots of ideas and make it work as a whole. Take a look at this detail with its feature wall and oriental console table, around which there’s all manner of vintage accessories with a vase of understated flowers at its heart. Surely it shouldn’t work, but it does!

    Seán O

    Pretty as a picture…

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    Feature walls – who doesn't love 'em?

    by  • April 23, 2012 • 'The Room I Envy' by ... • 2 Comments

    When is a feature wall not a feature wall? I guess it’s when its not screaming out ‘Look at me!’  Just looking through 25BHs latest gallery of feature walls, they come in all manner of styles and they’re not all in your face. But whether you’re using a wacky wallpaper for that wow factor when you enter a room or just want to add a different paint colour to make a room less samey, they all make a statement.

    Seán O 

    ”Blending

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