19th November 2013
As the weather slowly cools down here in Hong Kong, it’s nice to relish all those ‘wintery’ things that I miss so much during the hot, sweltering months of summer. One of those things is the ability it lie in bed next to someone and not scream ‘DON’T TOUCH ME DON’T TOUCH ME’ when their arm happens to stray onto your side of the bed, and another is the cosy furnishings. I never counted myself a shagpile/sheepskin rug girl but something about our descent into winter has changed me this year. All I want is the temps to dip a little more so I can lie on a fluffy rug, in front of a fire, with partly singed marshmallows. Is that too much to ask? You can also make like just about every Scandinavian home (I imagine) and throw a sheepskin over your favourite vintage chair. So comfy!
12th November 2013
Walls are obviously the stomping ground of art, but who says art has to be flat and able to fit in an IKEA frame? I love the concept of creating a mixed media wall, layering pictures, jewelry, fabrics, feathers, autumn leaves, knick knacks and anything else that takes my fancy. You could create something big and complex, or go for a more pared back style with just a few pics and a one or two tactile items. Perhaps I’ll try both?
28th October 2013
If you’d said to me ‘sequin cushion’ a while ago it wouldn’t have been my jam. But interestingly, I have to admit that recently I’ve come around to the idea of a bit of sparkle in the lounge room, but only in a ‘one in a VERY neutral room’ kind of situation so it’s not too in your face. As usual, when it comes to sequins, for me it’s all about the colour and the matte – when in doubt I go for the non shiny ones or sequins in a larger size. I think it would be quite easy to stitch some matte sequins (like these) over the top of a simple Ikea cushion – and bing bang bong you’re done!