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Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Aesthete's Alphabet - A is for Apples

I have decided to share all the beautiful images I have collected over the years in a series called "The Aesthete's Alphabet". Looking at beautiful pictures is a kind of therapy for me, it makes me feel good and soothes my soul. Maybe it will do the same for you....enjoy!


 Have a happy week ahead.... and stay tuned for the next post, B is for .....
Till next time
x Sharon

Image source: 1 Tumblr. 2. Emily Jenkins Followill 3.Tumblr 4. Painting by Belinda Arde 5. Tumblr 6. via 79 Ideas 7, 8 &; 9. Tumblr 10. via TG Interiors 11. watercolour via etsy 12. Tumblr  13 &14 via Casa Decorada. 15. Via Dreamy Whites 16.  18. Tumblr 19. via Houzz 20. Tumblr 21. Via Blue Room Lady

Monday, January 20, 2014

Wine a little, it will make you feel better!

Storing wine is a lot harder than drinking it!

If you don't have a wine cellar...

....but want to ensure that you have a reasonable store of wine on hand....

 ....for those celebratory moments....

....or if you have had a bad day...

....or perhaps a good day....

....or just an everyday kind of day... need to ensure that your wine collection is not only accessible...

....but is pleasing to the eye....

...after all, we are decorator's first, wine lovers second....

...then again...maybe not...

....either way...some ideas for you if you need them...

...because if you don't drink wine, you won't actually live longer, it will just feel like it!

Cheers, friends!

Till next time
x Sharon
Image source: 1. Interior Styles and design  2. Tumblr 3.Tumblr  4.Tumblr  5.Tumblr  6. Jakaye Lanham Designs  7.  8.  9. La Grange Interiors 10.  11. Charming Spaces  12. Inspiration Station  13. Searching for Style   14. Unknown  15. Casa Decorada

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Perfectly pale and pretty

You would be forgiven for thinking this home is somewhere in France with its unmistakably French style, but it is actually situated in London.
I love the puddled curtains, the beautiful hanging lantern and the urns filled with dried hydrangeas

Mirrored panels have been placed on either side of the fireplace which make the room seem larger than it is.

The living room leads through the study area with its beautiful Swedish antique secretaire and then through to the kitchen, which was a later addition to the property.

The open plan kitchen dining area is filled with light and leads onto a gorgeous courtyard garden which you will see pictures of later.

The chandelier is the perfect antidote to the stark whiteness of the room.

The French settee is perfectly positioned to have a cup of tea or a glass of wine while chatting to the cook!

I love this table with its oversized chairs at either end.


The main bedroom is gorgeous and luxurious with its own fireplace and bay window. The half shutters are a good idea is privacy is required without blocking too much light.

I love the mirror above the mantle and the fabric lined cupboards on either side.

Many beautiful details.

This bedroom has a pretty French bed upholstered in a brown check.


The courtyard garden is beautifully manicured.

The built in seating is a clever use of space. Cute pug!

Love this!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour and wishing you a happy week ahead. Sadly the school holidays have come to an end and it is back to the grindstone for all of us. Thank goodness for the escapism that blogging provides - my daily therapy!
Till next time
Sharon x
Image source: Here