Black paint really is amazing. You can make a room go from bland to … hmmm what rhythms with bland and means beautiful?

Umm… damn! I should have thought this through. Anyway here are some pretty pictures.

The before pic (from At Home At Home blog)

the after pic

And this bedroom makeover makes me want to run out and buy some black paint. (from Diversion Project)


I know Gary Spain’s beautiful interiors have already done the rounds but I just can’t stop drooling over them. I love the stripes,  the vibrant pops of colours,  the textiles, the art, the retro wallpaper and the way he mixes styles with absolute ease!

When I spotted this very girly girl dressing room over on Ish and Chi I immediately thought of my niece who is infatuated with her own reflection at the moment. Do all little girls go through this phase? I don’t remember being so obsessed with my reflection but then again my mum use to cut my hair so maybe it was too traumatic for me.

Now the above dressing area is too girly for me so I went on the search for dressing areas in different styles. Here is what I found.

Images via 1 – Ish & Chi / 2 – Made By Girl / 3 to 7 – Living Etc

This bedroom looks so sunny and welcoming. I think the only thing that would get me out of this bedroom is the sound of crashing waves on the beach and squawking seagulls. Oh I can feel the sea breeze now. Come on summer!

Image from Flickr member – On Bradstreet via a link from Sfgirlbybay

Sorry once again for not posting. I have been very busy with visiting family and trying to organise some big changes (but more on that later). So I needed some inspiration to help get back into the swing of all things interior. And where else do you go for such inspiration? Living Etc of course.

Sorry for the delay but here are the pictures of the lovely Paris apartment we rented for five glorious days. The apartment is located in District 15 near the Convention metro station and is just a 20 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. The apartment sleeps six with two double rooms and one twin. If you want the contact details of the owner just drop me an email. For some reason I forgot to take a picture of the kitchen but trust me it is lovely and has everything you need.

It’s my last day. 😦 I am very sad to leave Paris. Some lovely pics coming up soon once I go through the photos on my camera. I managed a visit to the wonderful shop Merci. I got a little over excited and only left with some tape and a stamp? But D got some lovely shots of the store while I drooled over everything. Coming soon. Here is the shot I took on my phone.

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