Found: Kiss Her by Bianca Hall

Twitter is a wonderful thing, not least because it’s a place for discovery. Today’s ‘find’ actually found me via twitter, and as I quite often look up my new followers to discover who’s really behind the obscure/interesting/plain weird name, @kissherlondon caught my eye.


Sweet Dreams cushion £75 // Night Night cushion £95 // Pillowcase set £29

What I found more than caught my eye. I was full on drooling in no time at all over the neon, (I seem to be having something of a moment over neon) typography and full-on colour in the Kiss Her range by Bianca Hall. One of the things I’ve been looking for since my grey decorating project has been some bright editions to my neutral backdrop and I just love the cushions and their retro circus-like typography.


‘Silence is Golden’ £120 // Lucky £69 // ‘Kiss and Tell’ £49

Those of you who enjoyed Zoe’s colourful home tour last week will no doubt be swooning over the print… head on over to the Kiss Her site to look at the full range as I could have included every single one of them and there are some monochrome and paler ones for the colour shy amongst you.


‘Silence’ and ‘Trust me’ Neon signs, made to order £570

Lastly, if you want to add some rock’n’roll chic to your abode, you’ll have to beat me to the front of the queue for these super-cool neon signs. They’re not cheap but they’re an incredible statement and I am IN LOVE. Le Sigh, to quote Mahj.

So, do you like readers?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Real Homes: Thrifted Colour

This afternoon you’re in for a real treat with a real home tour by Zoe from Conversation Pieces. I knew as soon as I found her blog that I had to ask her to share her home with those of you who don’t already know her via her blog. As Zoe says below, it’s right up my street because of all the colour and the seriously quirky style she has curated through a mixture of ‘finds’, up-cycling and fantastic taste. I am more than a little bit jealous of her colour mixing skills.


When Rebecca first emailed to ask to feature my home, I was delighted… not the least because I’ve always loved how bright and colourful the Florence Finds logo is!

If you’ve come across my home before, you’ll understand why I think we’re a great match. If not, well, this little tour will probably show you why.

So… a little about me. Well, I’m an Edinburgh-based copywriter and freelance writer, who’s secretly a ‘frustrated artist’. Yes, my fondness of interior design comes from the fact that I can’t paint but I can paint furniture. (I think it’s why I also like styling and photography so much too!)


I’m also a bit of a thriftoholic (ok, maybe a big bit). My ideal day sees me hitting a car boot sale early and coming home with lots of lovely finds.

Our home gave me the perfect excuse to hone this ‘talent’… after buying it, we had next to no money (and no furniture) so decorating and furnishing our home had to be done on a very strict budget. Always one for a challenge, I became an expert at recovering old chairs from Freecycle, spotting bargains on ebay and tarting up charity shop finds.

Except that wasn’t the only challenge… the flat we fell in love with and moved into straight away was missing windows, had no heating, no kitchen, no modern plugs and no hot water. We must have been bonkers – but we were head over heels with the place! (The only low point was when my now husband tried to recreate a shower using a plastic bucket and some tepid kettle water over a freezing to touch cast iron bath… I may have uttered a few expletives that day!!)


Fast-forward three years and we still have some bits and pieces to do (no more than most people)… and we have a home filled with colourful things that make us smile. From our wedding sign that hangs in our kitchen to the felt ball rug I made in the living room, everything has a happy memory attached to it.


It’s not the first flat I’ve owned, but it’s the very first that anywhere has ever really felt like ‘home’. Though that’s probably more to do with who I live with… and that the fact that he loves as much colour as I do.

Are you not in awe of Zoe’s talent for combining her finds? This is the sort of home that always makes me green with envy. I never know how you make it look so cohesive, like all those things were meant to be together!

If you’re the car boot type (and I wish I could make myself forsake that Sunday morning lie-in!) then Zoe has some great tips here. Head over and have a look and do tell me your favourite part of her home, I’m way too in awe to choose! Thank you so much for sharing Zoe!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Found: Miss Capricho Watercolour prints

I’m always on the look out for beautiful prints for my walls and recently have been having a real obsession over watercolour illustrations. When I spotted these over on Decor8 I just had to share with you.


Images from Miss Capricho

By Miss Capricho, bursting with colour, they’re feminine, romantic and a little bit quirky, thanks to the subject matter including sushi, coral and fungi as well as the super-pretty butterflies, I though these were just perfect to brighten up your Monday morning.



Images from Miss Capricho

I’m loving the idea of them in an all-white scheme as a splash of elegant colour, or particularly in a pale kitchen or bathroom, lending a dose of personality to a space.


Images from Miss Capricho

Each print is 35 Euros including free shipping anywhere in the world.

Do you like?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Desperate Artwives

I wanted to take a moment this lunchtime to introduce to you a lovely concept which, when it was sent to me by Elisabetta, really struck a chord.


*’Convolution’ by Juliet Guiness

Desperate Artwives is a collective of artists who put their creative talents to one side in order to meet their family’s needs as mothers and wives, or simply to seek alternative employment and make ends meet. Started by Amy Dignam, a Central St Martins graduate and conceptual artist who did just that, they are now looking for women who are also ‘ready to reclaim our artist status…to join our group.’


*’Barefoot on Beach’ by Karen Nelson

Desperate Artwives aims to be a starting point and a common platform to gather artists and artwork that will make our project unique. We are looking for work that is entirely created at home, in between chores, family and paying bills.


*by Louise Nevett

If you think you might be interested in joining the group, please email images of your work and an artistic statement to info@desperateartwives.com. You can also check out the Facebook page or tweet them @artwives.

The pieces will initially only be displayed online but Amy is planning an exhibition of select artworks which may be available for sale, so watch this space!

Good luck to Amy and all of the Desperate Artwives 🙂

Love,
Rebecca.
xo

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