Mizumi Collection by Black Edition

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I absolutely loved the Mizumi collection from

Black Edition

the moment I laid eyes on it. Striking yet serene, the designs are stunning and combine the ancient art of woodcut techniques with modern printing and weaving technology to create a collection comprising of wallcoverings, fabrics and cushions.

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Mizumi Mural in Carbon and Romita Cushion in Pampas

Created in collaboration with Tokyo born artist Katsutoshi Yuasa, the prints reimagine his original works into large formats and repeats. I photographed my favourite design, the Mizumi mural in my home, and played with some of the

cushions

too. The textures of the fabrics including velvets, jacquards, satins and weaves are truly stunning, and come in either two or three colours depending on the design. You can see the full fabric collection

here

, but don't ask me to choose a favourite because I love them all!

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Romita Cushion Detail

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Romita Cushion in Pampas, Aiko Cushion in Avocet, Mitoku Cushion in Avocet

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Mizumi Mural in Carbon and Mitoku Cushion in Avocet

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Mizumi Mural in Carbon and Romita Cushion in Pampas

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Mizumi Mural in Carbon and Aiko Cushion in Avocet

The huge mural, a beautiful scene of trees reflected in the water below, measures an impressive 320cm high and 411cm wide and is made up of six drops in total, though it's possible to purchase just half the width of three drops for a smaller space too. Along with all the other

wall-coverings

in the collection it's paste the wall, making it easier to hang than the traditional past the paper technique.

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Full Mizumi Mural

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Mizumi Mural in Carbon Detail

All the wallcoverings add such lovely movement and texture to a space without being overwhelming, and they come in up to six different colours depending on the design. The mural comes in four - Carbon (main images), Viridian, Midnight and Basalt pictured below.

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Mizumi Mural Colours

You can check out the full Mizumi collection at Black Edition

here

.

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Linwood Fabrics & Wallpapers


When I came across Linwood Fabrics recently on Instagram, it was fabric and wallpaper love at first sight.

And the further I delved into their collections, the more I fell in love. And then I received a sample delivery and wanted to find a place for each and every fabric and wallpaper in my home.  Linwood have the air of a company that's been around a lot longer than their relatively young twenty-four years, with their newest Tango collection already feeling like a classic. Like a good pop song you just can't shake, their designs feel familiar yet fresh at the same time. I should also mention that they know a thing or two about presentation. How beautiful is this sample wrap?!

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Anyway, enough fan-girling, I’ve teamed up with Linwood and created four schemes using their fabrics and wallpapers, and honestly, although these days I’m more drawn to the neutral tones of my Pale & Interesting scheme, I actually love each one of these schemes as much as the next, and I had SO much fun creating them, as you can probably tell!

I think my personal interior style is a little schizophrenic, but with the amount of imagery we’re bombarded with on a daily basis I also think that’s completely normal. It’s also okay to love an over the top Colourful Maximalist scheme, but prefer to live predominantly with soft neutrals in your home, it’s okay to love the Dark & Moody look, but prefer to live with brights. And it’s also okay to love lots of different looks too. I’m not saying you should throw all these looks into your home, but you know, your home, your rules. And if you want a bit of everything? Why not?

Pale & Interesting

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A neutral room that isn’t dull and sterile requires a lot of layering and texture. So a patterned (or textured) wallpaper is a great start, then add velvets, linens, and warm metallics. A bit of whimsy is a must. And even a pale room needs grounding with a touch of black (or in this case, charcoal).

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Walls: Hudson Bay Wallpapers – ‘Nova Scotia’

Upholstery: Tango Weaves –‘ Pampas’ in Dove

Soft Furnishings: Omega Italian Velvet in Mercury / Omega Italian Velvet in Latte / Tuscan Linen in Cane

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Dark & Moody


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I adore this look and have fallen a bit head over heels for the Island Paradise wallpaper too. How far you go with wallpaper is of course up to you – one wall, two walls or all four, or just the ceiling, just a chimney breast, the backs of shelves – the possibilities are endless!


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Walls: Tango Wallpapers – ‘Island Paradise’ in Noir

Upholstery: Tuscan Linen in Dusk

Soft Furnishings: Fable Weaves – ‘Tyger’ – in Galaxy / Omega II Italian Velvet in Adriatic / Omega Italian Velvet in Linen

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Geo Dreams


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I love the look of print on print, or as I like to call it, Pattern Drench. Whether it’s matching or contrasting colour ways, this look is always so much fun!

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Walls: Tango Wallpapers – ‘Pagoda’ in Sherbert

Upholstery: Tango Weaves – ‘Pagoda’ in Graphite

Soft Furnishings: Tango Italian Velvet in Blossom / Tango Italian Velvet in Peanut / Omega Italian Velvet in Pampas

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Colourful Maximalist

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This look has been having a real moment of late, but it does need to be considered to stop it looking too chaotic. Keep some colour continuity by taking your secondary colours from your main colour source. In this case the green of the wallpaper is echoed in the stunning Jungle Rumble velvet, and the other fabric colours are taken from that.

The result is actually quite a restricted colour palette and that’s why it works. I love this Jungle Rumble print so much and it also comes in wallpaper. Firmly bookmarked for use in my house one day. A hallway or a cloakroom is perfect if you don’t want this much busy pattern in rooms you spend the most time in.

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 Walls: Tango Wallpapers –‘ LA Sunset’ in Mantis

Upholstery: Tango – ‘Jungle Rumble’ in Leopard

Soft Furnishings: Tango Velvet in Sherbet / Omega II Italian Velvet in Cognac / Omega II Italian Velvet in Baize

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Many of these fabrics and wallpapers come in other colourways so do go and have an explore of the Linwood site, and let me know in the comments below what your favourite scheme is!

This post is in collaboration with Linwood Fabrics.

A Little Dude's Bedroom [The Moodboard]

Work is yet to commence on Edie's Drama Tween bedroom, though it's imminent, and I have promised that BOTH kids rooms will be done, so I thought I'd share my plans for Baxters bedroom today. The rooms will probably happen in tandem, to create the most house chaos possible. Because that's just how I roll.

Baxter has a small and slightly awkward bedroom at the back of the house. His ceiling is low, and it slopes even lower on one side. But it's cosy, and it has the best view of the garden, and I actually love his little room.

At the moment it's painted in a rather full on blue, which I like, but when I told him he could have some fun wallpaper like his sister, he got so excited that I now have to go through with it. Ha! Me and my big mouth.

If you follow me on Instagram, specifically my stories, you may recall that I ripped up his old lilac carpet a few months back and painted his less than perfect floorboards white. This is a temporary measure, as I do plan to replace the carpet on the stairs, back hall and landing, and take it into both the kids bedrooms and our bedroom. Eventually. Meantime, his wonky floorboards are mostly covered with a seagrass rug, layered with lovely but a bit small, geometric grey and white rug from Plantation Rug Company, so these will remain for now.

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There's no scope to change the layout - his white bunk beds and white wardrobe only just fit along one wall (the side with the lower ceiling). The position of his door and window mean there's no other option - it's tight in there. His clothing and general storage is an issue, so his very small chest of Ikea Rast drawers need to go, and will be replaced with something much more substantial that can house both clothes and some toys.

The Tom Dixon pendant that I got for a total steal on ebay is not right in his room, so we're replacing it with the Sinnerlig bamboo pendant from Ikea that used to be in our bedroom. I adore that pendant, and it's big scale. It will be hung over the new chest of drawers, and alongside the gorgeous Desert Llama wallpaper from Drop It Modern, sets the feel of the room.

I don't normally go for overtly 'kiddie' wallpaper, but this one has really captured my heart. It's so fun and different. I'm planning to use an aqua on the woodwork to tie in with the wallpaper, and to keep the room fun, whilst all the rest of the furniture, and accessories will be black, white and neutrals, really letting the walls shine.

I'm excited about this makeover (when am I not?!), and I might have to have a sleepover on the top bunk once it's done so I can fully appreciate my hard work!

Keep an eye out on my Instagram stories, because work on both rooms will start as soon as possible.





Graphic Wallpaper Love-In

I've been a little under the weather in the last week or so, just completely zapped of energy and having some super early nights, which is why I've been a bit quiet on the blog. Even when presented with the perfect opportunity on the weekend to get some painting done on the never ending stairs, I didn't take it, which is very unlike me.

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Image: Kelly Wearstler 'Channels' Wallpaper in Ebony Ivory


Instead, I've been having a wallpaper love-in, which took far less energy, and filled my head with ideas. Actually, my head was already, and always is filled with ideas. I have BIG plans to transform the top level of our house (guest room and studio) to make much better use of the space, and that's where the wallpaper comes in. Yes, despite me claiming back in January that I was scared of wallpaper and that I couldn't possibly commit, I'm planning on doing just that soon. And I'm excited.

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Image: Kelly Wearstler Crescent Wallpaper in Ebony Cream


So excited, that I have barely stopped looking at wallpaper since I decided to go for it. I know what I'd like, but I can't afford it. Typical right?

I'm obsessed with many of Kelly Wearstler's wallpaper designs, but they're eye-wateringly expensive and just not going to happen, so I've been searching for something that still takes my breath away, but not because it costs so much money!


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Image: Kelly Wearstler Agate Wallpaper in Beige Ebony



I've found some beautiful designs that I thought I'd share with you today. Soon I'll tell you about my overall plans for these rooms too, but for now, lets look at the wallpaper options. One of these will be 'THE ONE'.

First up is a selection of designs from Feathr. How could you not like a company whose motto is 'More Good Shit, Less Shit Shit'? It was love at first sight for me with Feathr, who work with artists around the world to showcase their wallpaper designs. They're a lovely bunch, and they also have a call for submissions for their 2016/2017 collection on right now, so you can submit a design if you want to.

There are a few designs in their current collection that I've really fallen for, and I can't wait to get my hands on the samples.

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Image: Feathr / 'Inkkari' in Monochrome by heinikatariina

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Image: Feathr / 'Machair' in Ink Drops by Albaquirky

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Image: Feathr / 'Pastel Powder' in Nude by Teija Vartiainen

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Image: Feathr / 'Plato' in Monochrome by Aoi Yoshizawa

Yes, there is very much a monochrome/neutral theme going on here, which I'm really loving right now, but I'm not absolutely wedded to that idea, and there are some amazing colours to choose from too in all of the above designs...

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Image: Feathr / 'Pastel Powder' in Blush by Teija Vartia
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Image: Feathr / 'Plato' in Green by Aoi Yoshizawa

Next up, some more seriously cool designs from newish-to-me US design house Drop It Modern...


Clockwise from top left: Crystalline in Blush/Black/Gray, Crystalline in Sand, Bond Girl in Creme/Black and Kitten in Blush. 

How on earth will I choose just one? Whatever my decision, it's going to be bold and beautiful, so watch this space!


Fab Five Triple Whammy - OTT Wallpapers

Is it weird that I daydream about having a cloakroom (or better, a dressing room) just so I can wallpaper it?

You see, I have a confession to make: I'm scared of wallpaper. It's the commitment - it's not like paint where you can change it on a whim, and I'm an all or nothing girl - if I'm going to use wallpaper I'm going to do the whole room, not just one wall, so I guess that's why I don't have any wallpaper in my house. 

A cloakroom would be different though. A cloakroom is not somewhere you spend much time, and a cloakroom is small so therefore cheaper to wallpaper, and there is less chance of tiring of it, but if you do, there are options! A. Use another loo, and B. You can change it without nearly so much money and time being spent.

I'm serious though, I do daydream about what wallpaper I'd put in my imaginary cloakroom and I even agonise over which colour-way I'd use, because although I fear it, I still absolutely love it.

And here are my top five FIFTEEN totally OTT wallpapers. Because try as I might, I just couldn't get rid of any single one of these, and it's my blog, so, you know...

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1. Zebras in Safari Brown - Scalamandre
2. Grand Versailles in Pink, Chartreuse & Lime - Cole and Son
3. Martinique Beverly Hills - Designer Wallcoverings
4. Hutch in Cream - Hunt Slonem for Grounworks - Lee Jofa
5. Kaleidoscope in Taupe - House of Hackney
6. Hexa Gone 2 in Cream & Green - Quirk & Rescue
7. Deco Monkeys in Blues - de Gournay
8. Pampas in White & Viridis - House of Hackney
9. Aruba - de Gournay
10. Prism - Cole and Son
11. The Vase in Tan - David Hicks for Clarence House
12. Congo in Blues - Clarence House
13. Malachite in Emerald Green & Black - Fornasetti for Cole & Son
14. La Havane in Green & Black - Nobilis
15. Boca Chica (Positive) in Blue & White - Brunschwig & Fils