We all love a stained glass window, but most of us can't afford the handsome price tag such beauty commands. So it is with a happy heart and a happy purse that I came across Purldeco, an on-line store specialising in surface coverings. Selling everything from wallpaper, wall stickers and frosted window films, their star piece is the stained-glass-effect film. This piece below is from the Flutterby collection which is a series of three different coloured designs which have been influenced by the wings of butterflies.
And now for the stunning close up:
Although these are only window films and will certainly not replace a stained glass window, I think they are a great, cheap way to add a bit of style, maybe as a stop-gap until you can save up for the real thing. The rest of the Flutterby collection includes the green and red designs below. What do you think?
Purldeco also have a great selection of Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco-style stained glass window films which can be made to measure which are most certainly worth a look. -Laura.
The weather this week has made me turn to my summeriest books, and Greenery Street by Denis Mackail must be the summeriest of them all. Set in 1925, it follows a gloriously naive and lovable young couple as they marry and set up home together. Well off but inexperienced, with the sort of hilarious approach to budgeting that we have all been guilty of at some point (taking the bus into town instead of a taxi, so as to save money, anyone?). Felicity's anxieties about house keeping and money during their first year of married life in Greenery Street - Walpole Street in Chelsea – are utterly endearing and the family dinner with her parents and Ian in the early pages makes the trip to Persphone Books on Lamb's Conduit Street worth it alone.
I don't know about you but I absolutely love looking through home tour pictures on the web - it's a major source of inspiration - especially when Pinterest makes it so easy to create online mood boards. No more trawling through hundreds of saved pictures on my hard drive!
Today I want to share some pictures I found here of the inside of a remarkable home. It belongs to Swedish interior designer Marie Olsson Nylander. I love the combination of colourful accessories, vintage furniture and wooden accents throughout her home. Truly eclectic in its composition, this is a home that I could look at all day...
I love the range of textures used in this home too. From animal floor rugs, to industrial metal lighting, Marie pulls it all together in a way that I fear I never could.
What are your thoughts?
For more images and information on Marie's home, click here.