White Spring

This weeks post was inspired when I took a walk the other day and saw lots of beautiful delicate white flowers that look like snowdrops but they weren’t 🙂   White is such a versatile colour and very common in Scandinavian interiors.  Using it as the main palette in a room its very easy to introduce colour injections through accessorising with the introduction of colour in bunches of flowers in a white vase, subtle colours in cushions on a white couch (I know not in the least bit practical but wow it can look good).  When decorating with white, bring in textures and layers to add warmth for example sheepskin rugs thrown over a couch or a heavily textured rug.  White is one of my absolute favourite colours so big love going out for the colour White.

1&2 Call Me Cupcake 3 Martha Stewart 4 A Country Farmhouse  5 intimateweddings.com 6 Eboutique.ie 7 Dreamy Whites 8 Top It

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St Patricks Green Inspiration Board

St Patricks Day is fast approaching so I figured it appropriate that this weeks Colour Inspiration Board should be green.  I know very original 🙂 and I’ve chosen a selection of images from my online shop at eBoutique.ie – nothing like the occasional bit of blatant self promotion.

Not sure what green activites you’ll be getting up to for the weekend but hope you have a great one.

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How To Look Great

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  To all you lovely ladies I just wanted to say a big thanks to you all for following my blog and taking the time to leave comments – much appreciated.   Joanne xx

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Creamy Dreamy Lilac – Inspiration Board

Yay its Friday.  I’m looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend and maybe a walk in the mountains or on the beach.   Do you have any nice plans for the weekend?

This weeks Inspiration Board is Creamy Dreamy Lilac – soft, romantic, dreamy colours.  What do you think of this combination?

1. Dreamy Whites  2. AbsoluteLadyLike  3.  Little Emma English Home  4. Apartment Therapy  5. Follow Studio

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Homemade Bread

I’m on a mission to try and eat healthy, plan my meals so that I actually use the products that I buy (and now throw out so much food) and eat more fish and veg. During part of my Eat Healthy(ier) Plan (could also be a bit of a phase) I’ve gone a bit mental making bread.  I cannot believe how eazzzzzzy it is to throw together this lovely bread and there can be nothing more delicious than fresh bread just out of the oven. Here’s a few piccies of my lunch with some homemade sweet cucumber and red onion pickle – OMG its sooo delish (recipe courtesy of Margaret from ayearinredwood), beetroot and some Spanish hams courtesy of my other half who was working in Spain last week and came home armed with a delicious selection of hams.  Whats your favourite lunch?


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Happy Monday Folks, hope you all have a great week ahead. xx

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Pink Mint – Inspiration Board

I’m so excited to introduce the first of a series of Inspiration Boards based on colour combinations. My first Colour Board is Pink Mint.  The boards might feature everything from flowers, cakes, food, interiors (all the things I LOVE) 🙂  Do you have a favourite colour combination?

1  acupofmai  2 housetohome.co.uk  3 mackenziehoran.com

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Happy Valentines Day

Hope you all have a beautiful and happy Valentines Day xx

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Floral Inspiration

Aren’t the simple things in life among the most beautiful?  My weekly treat to myself are a beautiful bunch of flowers – a girls got to treat herself, right?  My favourite are peonies, hydrangeas, pink tulips (actually any kind of pink flower :)) Whats yours?

Source: White Living

Source: Dreamy Whites

Source: Etsy

Source: Flickr

Source: Gypsy Purple

Source: Letsdriftaway

Source: Letsdriftaway

Source: Selinalake

Source: Yvestown

Source: eBoutique.ie

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5 ways to recycle old doors

I’m a big fan of finding new ways to give old stuff a new life.  Got some old doors lying around and looking for inspiration on how to recycle them?  Have a browse through these old doors below for some great new ideas.  I think they all look great but my fave is the office desk or maybe the hall unit or maybe the coffee table (oh I can’t decide).  Whats your favourite?


Design Sponge




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