Inspiration: A Nursery fit for a Princess

A very dear friend of mine recently announced that she’s expecting a beautiful baby girl in the Autumn. As it’s the year of the Royal birth, I’ve wasted no time whipping up a little inspiration board for Prince George’s future wife. Pink & Gold Baby Girl NurseryImage sources:: Gold Chair | Fawn Gold Foil Print| Pom-Poms White Wooden Crib | Disc garland | Gold Crown Hook | Gold Chevron Pillow | Gold Pouffe | Gold Spot Sheets | Pink Frill Curtains | Gold Tip Mary Janes

I was inspired by a whole lot of pinning that the mummy-to-be had been doing and picked up on a theme of glistening gold, cool white and a hint of blush pink. The result a soft and modern palette that is perfect for any little Princess.

On my search for suitable images across, I can came across this little stunner via Les Enfants du Marais.girls_room I couldn’t help but think that this would be a beautiful progression for a little girl moving from cot to bed and love that it echoes the colour scheme of the inspiration board with a more rustic feel.

It’s lovely to be back! Let me know if you’ve been chatting through decor with any of your friends recently too.

Lauren x


Patience is a Virtue

I’ve heard it said that you shouldn’t make any decision about a room’s purpose or décor until you’ve lived with it for a while and really get a feel for how you’ll use the space. If like me, you’re a little impatient, this can prove to be infuriating. However in the case of one of the rooms we inherited, this proved to be a good idea. summerhouse_before

Attached to our house, but accessed only via the Garden is a long thin room that was used as an office by the previous owners. If we had gone with our initial idea that every single guest who visited us in the first month came up with, this room would now be a Bar. As much as I like the idea of a gorgeous gold gilt bar cart, glass jars filled with limes and a wine fridge filled with vino (one of those fancy ones that keep your white wine cool and your red wine at room temperature), it seemed to be a bit of a waste of the space to devote it to a drinking hole for the one sunny weekend we have a cartImage Source:: Bess Friday for Style Me Pretty Living

As much as we love our dual aspect lounge because its windows face both east and west (so we get both morning and evening sun), at the height of midday it can be a bit dark. Our ‘Summer House’ has the luxury of facing south and so we wanted to take advantage of the extra light and carve out a little living space. However, if it was just dedicated to being a lounge area you would be waving at your guests 20 odd feet away as it’s only wide enough for one sofa. Depending on your choice of guest this isn’t really ideal… So, given two summers of afternoon studying, working, lunching, napping and film watching up in the Summer House, we’ve decided to split the space into two areas – one for work and one for play using a billowy curtain to divide the space.

In terms of style I’m going for a slight Moroccan feel with plenty of ikat pillows, lots of leather pouffes and lashings of gold.

moroccan_moodboardImage sources:: Low Sofa | Uzbek Cushion | Glitter Ball | Gold Frames | Pouffe Stack | Tray on Pouffe | Skull Glass | String Curtain | Gold Trellis Pattern | Moroccan Wedding Blanket Cushions | Doksta Table and Mismatched Chairs

As always I hope to reveal soon but there might be a bit of a delay as I hunt down the finishing touches to complete the room.

Have you got any spaces that you lived with for a while before taking the decorating plunge, or any stories about regrets of jumping in early with the paint brush?

Lauren x

Eventful: Roll up for a Spectacular Spectacular!

After planning my Wedding back in 2010, I got the bug for adding a bit of panache to any event and no party has ever been the same since! With a family birthday party just around the corner, my Sister (one half of stationery supremo, Bonny & Clyde) and I have got to work planning a ‘Circus Spectacular’. Here’s the moodboard so you can get the gist…Circus Spectacular Moodboard

Image sources:: Striped Straws in Jars – On to Baby |Kissing Booth – Once Wed |   Gold Animal Cocktail Stirrers via Pinterest Chalkboard Invite – Custom Chalk via Etsy | Reel of Red Tickets – Birthday Express | Marquee Lights – Lime Leaf Weddings | Red & White Striped Fabric – Ikea | Big Top Table – Hostess with the Mostess | Festoon Lights via Daily Dose of Stuf | Martini Candy Floss & Pin Wheel – Sara Lucero via The Knotty Bride |  Photobooth sign – Confetti Day Dreams |

With just eleven days to pull together this bash, we’re pooling the resources and getting our hands dirty to create an event to remember. On its way to my door are lengths of red and white fabric, glitzy gold spray paint and reels of circus tickets. This weekend will be spent crafting a kissing booth and blackboard menus to plant in the festoon lit garden whilst no doubt there’s a bit of signage being created at Bonny & Clyde HQ. Keep your fingers crossed that my photobooth props make an appearance from an eBay seller and that we have enough helium to make a statement with balloons in the Big Top!

Watch out for updates on Instagram over the weekend!

Lauren x

Inspiration: Office Styling

As I type, Mr C is outside with a saw making me some rather fabulous oak shelves. This can only mean one thing – the office is on its way!Office StylingImage sources:: Stacked Books | Grey Desk | Pink Washi Tape | Pink Pencils | Stacked Boxes | Ribbon Spools | Anthropologie Mug | Anglepoise Lamp | Kraft Clipboard

As the office area is at the back of the lounge, I want it to blend in rather than stick out like a sore thumb and so I’m extending the greyish blue, pink and white colour scheme that’s currently in the living room. I’m hoping it will all turn out something along the lines of the moodboard above.

I’m planning on stacking a load of my interiors books, stashing my craft supplies into boxes and downsizing my mega sized inspiration board to a mini clipboard version. On my wish list is an Anglepoise Lamp, and I’ll be certifying myself as a real life proper blogger with an Anthropologie Monogram Mug!

Am hoping to be done very soon so fingers crossed they’ll be photos to follow next week. Have you created an office out of wasted space?

Lauren x

Moodboard: Feminine Glamour

After all that masculinity in last month’s moodboard post, I’ve got the ultimate antidote for you this morning. Today I’m sharing my inspiration board for the second bedroom. Feminine glamour Image sources:: White Iron Bed | Black and White Chevron Wallpaper | Chandelier | Oh La La Print | White Dressing Table | Peonies | Black & White Striped Cushion | Glitter Ball and Pink Side Tables | Middleton Pink Paint | White Chiffon Paint |  Replica Louis Ghost Chair | Black and White Polka Dot Wallpaper | Organised Storage

This room acts as a dressing room during the week, doubling up as a guest bedroom at the weekend. As it’s purely my domain from Monday to Friday, I get to make this room as girlie and glamorous as possible. I’ve chosen a base palette of black and white and then plan to add blush pink tones to soften up the monochrome.

As I mentioned last week, I adore the Faire Frou Frou Lingerie store decor and have taken inspiration from the fairlytale colour scheme, antique painted furniture and feminine touches. I’m hoping to create a decadent (some might say over-the-top) interior so that I can escape to a Parisian boudoir for ten minutes in the morning.

Hope you like!

L x