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NEUTRAL HEAVEN - Interior Design and Mood Creation



MOOD CREATOR Lifestyle, Interiors, Fashion, Colour. A Journal reflecting the neutral palette. A perfect backdrop for colour.



Updated: 2017-12-18T06:39:58.249+00:00

 



A Silver Edge - Hook Line Sinker Cookbook

2017-12-09T05:53:36.602+00:00

A fabulous new book - love the cover and the metallic silver edge to the pages.Seafood cookbook by Galton BlackistonFood Photography by John Scott Blackwell & Food Styling by Tor Pearce.Bookstagram - photography of books Authorbeblackwell[...]



Paris Grey Chalk Paint - Painted by No21

2017-11-30T13:43:30.338+00:00


Grey has become a classic this decade 
A popular and fabulous grey is Paris Grey Chalk paint by Annie Sloan 
A soft, gentle colour - inspired by painted furniture found in French châteaux's
Furniture and paint finish by No21 
www.no21.co.uk





Golden Moonlight & The Orient

2017-11-26T13:27:12.469+00:00

Golden moonlight. Black with gold. A touch of the orient inspires pattern. Small floral designs. Accessorise with flowers. Satin shine and metallic lustre.  Bring back a Nostalgic mood this Christmas.Vist these wonderful Vintage shops online www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheGooseberryTree         www.instagram.com/no21painting      www.instagram.com/no21painting                   www.instagram.com/authorbeblackwell                       topnotchvintage.co.uk                                 www.instagram.com/no21painting  topnotchvintage.co.uk                            topnotchvintage.co.uk[...]



Spiralling Stairs - At The Chapel

2017-11-23T18:49:17.811+00:00



Pure white walls, smooth curves, spiralling like the inside of a shell. 
Contrasting against natural wood.
Contemporary interior in a period chapel.






Magazine Heaven - Magalleria Bath

2017-11-21T20:40:10.099+00:00

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www.magalleria.co.uk
Fabulous magazines at Magalleria sourced from around the world. Based in Bath UK or you can buy online. A selection of Fashion, Interior, Art & Design, Culture, Lifestyle and specialist magazines. Including collectables such as the Interior glossy Cabana which has a fabric cover selected from a leading designer - last month was Ralph Lauren.





Hook Line Sinker - Food Photographer John Scott Blackwell

2017-11-30T08:49:34.539+00:00

New! - seafood bible - 90 recipesby Michelin- starred chef Galton Blackiston Hook Line Sinker, Galton's all-time favourite recipes  Simple ingredients, pure flavoursA reference guide to teach you everything about each fish Instagram photos Food Photography by John Scott Blackwell for Hook, Line, SinkerForeword by Michel Roux OBEFind on Amazon Galton Blackiston [...]



Restaurant Interior Watch - The Chapel

2017-11-14T09:43:54.093+00:00


Unusual lighting, sculptures and art decorate this contemporary chapel conversion.
An inspiring light white space, fabulous for breakfast, lunch or dinner, a place to chill and take friends.




Dramatic Darks - Hallway Library

2017-11-13T16:38:08.923+00:00


Dark paint colours for a dramatic effect in the hallway
A fabulous backdrop for books
Interior painting by No21 Painting & Decorating






The Home Library

2017-11-14T09:46:01.145+00:00

Photo from The Mirror of EdenBooks as decoration. Shelves for literature, beautiful books on display.  Shelves to make the most of small spaces within hallways and passageways. Home library and studies.Treasured Books❤ Bx1. Image via: www.bitrebels.com2. Image via: www.houseandgarden.co.uk3. Image via: www.mostbeautifulthings.net4. Image via: www.houzz.co.uk6. Image via: www.yellowtrace.com7. Image via: decordesignreview.tumblr.com8. Image via: www.mostbeautifulthings.9. Image via:www.instagram.com/authorbeblackwell [...]



PARIS by night

2015-11-17T07:55:03.110+00:00

'Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that' Martin Luther King. We love Paris, a place of love. 1. Louvre at night - www.adventureswithfamily.com2. Guide Secret De Paris image via zsazsabellagio.blogspot.it3. Jean Paul Gaultier www.artsy.net4. Shop display  en.colette.fr5. Cartier perfume www.vogue.fr6. Dark Chocolate Paris  en.colette.fr7. Cafe Scene Paris georgianadesign.tumblr.com8. Gift www.flickr.com9. Eiffel Tower at night www.google.co.ukIf I have featured your photograph and you would like it removed, please contact me and I will remove it without hesitation. Alternatively,  I hope you will view my blog as a positive advertising platform for your beautiful work. Bx[...]



Do I Paint it or leave as Wood? Seven Tips

2017-11-17T08:12:26.629+00:00

Painted furniture is here to stay for a while longer  - the trend will evolve into more decorative looks and will reign as a style until at least 2023 - it won't die completely, but another trend will overtake. One of the reasons it will stay mainstream is our desire for ‘ light’ - painted furniture helps lighten a room, particularly kitchens and bathrooms.www.plainenglishdesign.co.uAs a general rule, No21 Interiors never paint beautiful wood, only pieces that are veneered, new, uninteresting or damaged. (watch out the second generation of strippers who will reveal the patches of filler!)We have always created a polished finish to painted furniture or used limewashed finishes. I must admit I don't like the culture of badly painted furniture. Preparation and finish are paramount unless you can create a genuine aged French or Scandinavian finish. www,no21.co.ukWood has never disappeared as a look; antique pine is still selling, but it tends to be in rural areas rather than cities. Trends such as Industrial or Eco-couture - empower natural as beautiful.uk.pinterest.comIf you are undecided whether to paint or leave it s wood, here are seven ideas; 1. Combine a painted finish with wood i.e. paint the legs and leave the wooden top – this creates light and illusion of space in the room and focuses the eye on the beauty of the natural wood surface.www.californiashutters.co.uk2. Combine wooden furniture and painted furniture in the same room.3. If it is naturally beautiful with a fabulous patina - don't paint it ... or strip it back for raw luxury.www.huisjekijken.com5. Lime washing exposes the wood grain, mainly wood that isn't at its best. A very practical finish, great in kitchens.Image via eye-swoon.com6. If it is a large piece of furniture and you have a dark room consider painting it.www.inspiratie-interieur7. I would not paint dark blackened or aged wood as it can look fabulous against pure white walls, creating a contemporary mood. The most important advice is to go with your gut feeling and create your individual style and nest. Surround yourself with the things you love and cherish.  No21 Painting x[...]



Marbling on Silk

2015-11-01T16:27:11.474+00:00


Silk printed cushions in swirling patterns, marbled in tones of muted colours from mauve, pale grey and gold.

I have always been fascinated by the marbling technique having been to Florence Italy. I found a little shop that sold wonderful marbled paper to cover books, perhaps they are still there?. Bx




Kit Miles - Flora, Fauna & Geometrics

2015-09-16T18:41:23.336+01:00

Fabulous surreal designs by Kit Miles, ex -graduate of The Royal College of Art. Exquisite illustration using flora and fauna, often birds, exotic flowers and bold geometrics. Neutral colours mix with exotic brights in an unusual use of scale, Available in fabric and wallpaper. Bx[...]



NEW Photography Blog!

2015-09-10T10:41:10.138+01:00




A link to my new photography blog
- Hope you like it! Bx



Gorgeous Glass

2015-05-14T14:45:36.770+01:00


Glass is one of the most amazing light reflective materials. From antique chandelier droplets, bottle stops to decorative pieces. So very decadent.

I have a treasure trove of small glass object d'art from when we repaired antique chandeliers - I cant part with them, particularly the huge mauve  antique droplet , I often wonder what the chandelier would have looked like. Bx




Nature Inspires - Boa Design Lighting

2015-05-13T08:55:03.771+01:00

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Photograph by Tomas Miikule Image via www.designboom.com
Lighting by Boa Design 

Flora - reed lamps, inspired by the shape of water -bound plants. A cluster of glass lights create wonderful light reflecting shapes.

They can be individual or grouped, and would 
look great in a group, at varying heights. Bx






Sapphire Blue

2015-05-12T08:43:41.861+01:00


Shades of intense sapphire blue. Gorgeous clusters and layers of one colour in varying density's 
This titanium quatz ring by Totokaelo is on my wish list. Bx

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Indigo Tatoo

2015-05-11T13:12:24.606+01:00


 Kimono inspired patterns with geometric and floral designs. New indigo tones for tattooing. A great choice for men - teamed with denim.
.....remember tatoo trends change, but tattooing is permanent. Bx

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Fashion Pick of the Week ❤ Rag & Bone S/S15

2015-05-10T22:24:17.558+01:00


Modern urban casual-wear by Rag & Bone for New York Fashion week s/s15. Simple, clean silhouettes in indigo cotton hemp. Beautifully constructed with attention to detail.
Have a look at this seasons range of contemporary shapes and basic essentials, in core classic colours. www.rag-bone.com Love this brand. Bx
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F&B Drawing Room Blue - Painted Kitchens

2015-05-09T17:14:12.757+01:00


Drawing Room Blue - paint by Farrow & Ball. A clean graphic feel. Contrast with white for a modern classic approach to a painted kitchen.
Looks fabulous with matching Smeg fridge and subway tiles. Bx

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Lounge Chairs for the Garden

2015-05-08T16:47:57.482+01:00

Outdoor furniture for luxury living by Patricia Urquiola, for B&B Italia. A Polyethylene woven structure in griege with a  mottled natural, water repellent finish.
Large lounge chairs are heaven Bx

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The Bohemian Garden

2015-05-08T16:46:56.855+01:00

Create an oasis in the garden with decking, structured seating, lots of colourful cushions. Great with this seasons print trend for palm and tropical plants on white backgrounds. A retro inspired Bohemian paradise.View lots more palm inspired cushions www.etsy.comSimilar poofs & cushions www.urbanbarn.comBold colour and print doesn't suit all interiors - a garden is a fabulous place to experiment with colour and wild prints. Authentic retro fabrics would also look great. BxIf I have featured your photograph and you would like it removed, please contact me and I will remove it without hesitation. Alternatively,  I hope you will view my blog as a positive  advertising platform for your beautiful work. Bx[...]



Novel - The Mirror of Eden

2015-05-05T12:29:59.300+01:00


This week, I am concentrating on my novel called The Mirror of Eden. I am in the process of improving the content, prior to publishing with the aim to have it printed by Nov 2015. I am undertaking a huge project particularly as I have decided to self publish and not send it to agents. It is the total concept that interests me - the cover, the marketing etc.

I am currently trialling the first four chapters with children aged 8-15, although I believe my target age is 8-12. I will not be revealing any content of the book yet, therefore, my blog will cover my journey and information leading up to release. This is a very exciting time for me. If you have children, girls and boys please take a look at my website. Bx

www.themirrorofeden.com




Stella McCartney + Canon - Fashion & Technology

2015-05-05T05:40:47.492+01:00

Combining fashion with technology. Stella McCartney designs the Canon EOS 100D box shaped bag. A combination of neutral tones and metallic finish.
The Linda camera bag is on my wish list 'limited edition' ....love the Canon in white. This addresses a huge gap in the market for well designed camera bags. Bx


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The Stencilled Floor

2015-05-03T07:54:02.900+01:00

Image via - moroccanmaryam.typepad.comFollowing the popularity of painted furniture, stencils have become useful tool to personalise homes.  The intricate lace design (top image) is by Royal Design StudioPale grey with white looks fabulous, I recommend tone on tone to give a very subtle effect, Great to disguise concrete floors. BxIf I have featured your photograph and you would like it removed, please contact me and I will remove it without hesitation. Alternatively,  I hope you will view my blog as a positive  advertising platform for your beautiful work. Bx[...]