• Posts Tagged ‘living etc’

    NEW Livingetc blog

    by  • Wednesday, September 1, 2010 • Decorating and interiors, Lovely websites, News • 0 Comments

    Check out the new blog Life.Style.etc, from the team at Livingetc magazine. It’s a gallimaufry of design inspiration – an online record of all the weird and wonderful things that inspire and delight the design addicts on the Livingetc team. Categories include art, exhibitions, TV and film, street style – anything goes…

    Intrigued? Looking for an original way to store your All Star pumps? Fancy a visual feast to accompany your lunch? Pay Life.Style.etc a visit. – Ellie

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    Welsh dresser UPDATE

    by  • Sunday, May 2, 2010 • Decorating and interiors • 10 Comments

    Every week, readers write to Ideal Home wanting tips on how to make dated but well-loved (often inherited) pieces of furniture work in their modern, re-decorated homes. Well, here’s a fantastic idea from House to Home for giving an old Welsh dresser a new lease of life…

    No sanding down, no painting – the original character of the dresser remains intact, but some funky geometric wallpaper (from Brunschwug & Fils) behind the shelves instantly updates this piece for 2010. It looks positively fabulous here in a funky home office. And HOW much do I want a FLAP analogue clock…? A LOT! - Ellie

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    Feeling all-white

    by  • Saturday, January 16, 2010 • Decorating and interiors, Lovely websites, News, Stylish shopping • 2 Comments

    New White Company collection ahoy! Mmmm, feast your eyes on these luxurious, lovely, light rooms. These are so beautiful, I’m breaking the habit of a lifetime and posting on a Saturday!!

    I love the ceiling/roof in this bedroom – and there’s something so decadent about just having your mattress on the floor like this. I could happily while away a few hours reading the weekend newspapers in this gorgeous house!

    Lovely neutral bed linen here – and note the little ceramic sparrow on the bedside table – TREND alert! Perching sparrow birds are EVERYWHERE this season. This one looks like he’s from Comfort Station or Caravan to me.

    This location house (owned by photographer Paul Massey) seems to be in every magazine or catalogue I open at the moment, and has been on lots of blogs recently, too. It’s very lovely.

    Cow hide rugs… yay or nay? They’re very popular at the moment, but I’m just not sure about them myself. What do you think? I love this kitchen shot – you can’t go wrong with white brick-style tiles:

    I really like these rustic wooden bowls – sometimes the simplest things are the nicest. – Ellie

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