Visit Sophie website www.soohiepaterson.com
I have neglected my space here for sometime, when I stepped away from my business last year I lost a bit of my mojo with interiors. Along the way, Whilst working at Jan Cavelle, I stumbled across the very talented Sophie Paterson (thanks to the lovely Lucy at Lux Deco- more about Lux Deco soon)... Well Sophie's style has really got my passion ignited again. I absolutely love the soft colour palettes she chooses with her signature look of a modern twist on classic style. Her choice of accessories are something that really catch my eye & she's not afraid to use an abundance of them either. Scrumptious choices of wallpapers, luxury fabrics & classic artwork play a key role in all her designs as well as the use of natural elements like wood & stone bowls & ornaments. I am officially stalking Sophie via Facebook & instagram, her beautiful designs are so inspiring & I have put her book on my birthday list (for anyone listening). Well let's just take a little look at some of her gorgeous work
There are often spaces that warm my heart & this is certainly one of them. It's light, open & airy & everything I long for in a kitchen/ dining room. I have always loved open kitchen dining spaces, the kitchen is the heart of the home after all & I love the idea of my dinner guests sitting comfortably sipping wine while I am busying myself in the kitchen. I don't want to be shut off from my guests I want everything open & homely. White gloss kitchen cabinets are on my list, fresh, light & more importantly easy to wipe down. The solid wood dining table & beige tile flooring bring warmth to this bright white save. Most of all I adore the light fixings, another item for the wish list.
Feeling a little festive right now, the gingerbread house is made, a red velvet Christmas cake to still bake & after browsing pinterest there's sooooo many other food & drink recipes I feel I need to try out.
It's been a while since I posted, life has been a little busy to say the least. But then having a little browse on Pinterest this morning & all the Christmas images got me inspired again.
This couldn't scream comfort more if it tried. What a cosy scene it is, my obsession with fireplaces really does get me dreaming at this time of year. An open fireplace, a comfy sofa with snugly blankets & cushions the perfect space for a cold winters evening. I have to say we are approaching my favourite time of year & I'm already starting to feel excited planning the works Christmas do. The holidays are coming......
I'm not going to lie I'm in desperate need of a sunshine holiday, I've not been away since February of last year & my week off last week with only days out planned & bad weather have not helped my yearning of a beach & hot sun. The school holidays have pretty much been a washout & I'm feeling I've missed summer entirely. Don't get me wrong I love autumn but I'm just not ready for it yet. I find myself on Pinterest looking at summer themed interiors & outdoor living. I've not sat outside enjoying some relaxation in the garden, no alfresco dining, not even a BBQ. This feels tragic. Time for summer inspiration me thinks....
I need this view!!! Breakfast outside staring at the rolling waves (swoon)