Scandinavian Saturday

I love Saturday nights because there is usually a delicious Scandinavian Nordic Noir series to watch on the TV! At the moment it is the second series of The Bridge, so with this in mind, I thought I would show you a few photos of a truly gorgeous Swedish home that I found on one…

Danish Decor Neutral Style

I’m continuing my quest for neutral cool decor and came across this lovely Scandinavian home – not surprising, all homes from that part of the world seem totally beautiful! These photos are from the home of Danish designer Michala Wiesneck have to admit that I had to look her up – well, I’m no ‘fashionista’…

Country Chic Australian Style

If I ever get the chance to go to Australia , then I am going to this country retreat near Melbourne. It just looks so amazing – be inspired! EST Magazine ORCHARD KEEPERS | COUNTRY CHIC SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 EST MAGAZINE When Pos Sampieri sent us the images of her beautiful new labour of love,…

Collage Collections and Kurt Schwitter

There is nothing like being inspired on a Saturday morning to BE CREATIVE! I saw this lovely collage and started getting itchy fingers to do something similar. I love old vintage paper ephemera and decided to gather some of my collection together to show you and to remind you not to throw anything away as…

OSB Decorated Art Wall

I’ve noticed that there is not much inspiration out there as to decorating OSB walls, so I thought I would show you what I have done with one of my OSB walls. PAINTED of coarse! I used layers of good quality household paint – mat acrylic that dries quickly. REMEMBER – Layers create depth!

Framing the Painting Painting the Frame

I just had to share this with you. More pics and links where I found these weirdly wonderful paintings at BeautifulDecay.com Yet another original way to work with old ornate frames – let them become one with the art work so that they become the art work – gestalt!

Fresco Paintings — Nicolaus Greschny

Some years ago, we were lucky enough to view a tiny Chapel, lost deep in the less-frequented regions of the Tarn. Its exact location is best forgotten  as one of our party of three had wheedled the key from whomever it was who held it (not me I might add). It isn’t normally open to the…

Our Old Flagstones get a New Home

…. from a pile of slabs……. to a classy stone floor ….here’s how… We laid these flagstones in an “Opus Romain” pattern — laying the flags in regular rows,  but varying the row-width across adjacent rows. You need to decide beforehand on which widths you are going to use. Commercially available flooring in this pattern…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign – Post Cards and Maps

“Don’t Forget to Send me a Post Card”……. without fail, I would always ask my friends when off to foreign lands, to pop a card in the post to me – the more weird the better. Well, that was in the good old days of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Now we have the internet and…