Finding your interior style

Are you just starting to discover your own interior style? Maybe you have just bought your first home, or you have moved into a new house and you are looking for some interior style inspiration.

I love the vintage, shabby chic and rustic styles, with a splash of modern, but there are so many different interior styles that you can choose from.

Interior Styles

As my style of vintage, shabby chic, country house, rustic are often mistaken as the same thing, as they are all very similar. I thought I would share with you some other popular interior styles. Although they wouldn’t be found within my home they are all equally fabulous in there own way.

Industrial

The industrial style come round the time when warehouses and factories were being converted in flats and apartments in cities across the globe.

Having the brick work exposed, or I have seen brick style wall paper and even people tiling their walls with brick style tiles. Keep the floors to wooden, maybe pop a big rug down but make sure there are no carpets. Keeping to metal light fittings and items in the kitchen, steal looking chairs and tables, you could even have a wooden table top with metal legs. Keep the colour scheme to greys and rusty tones. For soft furnishings add in leather sofas and then add in some colour with cushions.

Hollywood Glam

If you want your home to stand out to your guests then Hollywood Glam is a great place to start. Think the Great Gatsby the era of parties, glitz and glam. Go big and bold with rich colour schemes, lots of crystal chandeliers, mirrors, luxurious looking items of furniture. Show the world you have have style and the money to go with it.

Try amazing wallpapers, shades of gold, silvers and even blacks that all mix together to produce a stunning splash of hollywood within you home.

Coastal

Having that coastal style in your home, is just what you would imagine life as living by the sea. Light and breezy is the way to go. You don’t have to fill your home with shells and boats to have a coastal feel. Keeping the walls nice and light, very pale washed colours and even white. White washed wooden floors throughout and then add in some lighter pastel shades to add some colour into your home. I imagine light airy spaces with roman blinds or even wooden horizontal blinds to keep everything light and breezy.

When I think coastal I think natural textures, stripes, with hints of pale blue, white and even natural linen shades throughout. Keep your furniture light, stay away from the dark wooden items as they instantly reduce that light airy feeling.

So, that gives you a few different interior styles for you home, Rattan Direct have put together the ultimate guide for finding your interior style, with so many different styles and ones you would not have thought about.

What’s your interior style? I would love to hear what style you have for your home.

*This post was made in collaboration with Rattan Direct. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Wedding photography Instagram accounts to follow for instant inspiration!


Wedding photography that will give you instant inspiration for your big day!

We’re all guilty of trawling through Instagram’s #wedding feed just to find something – anything – that sparks interest. For a bride-to-be there’s nothing more satisfying than an Instagram account brimming with the best wedding inspiration. That’s why, just for you, I thought I’d share my personal favourites.

From top wedding planners to wedding photographers that specialise in creative cakes, venues, flowers and the most wonderful wedding dresses we ever did see, these are the best accounts to follow now. I teamed up with social media marketing agency, Bigfoot Digital, who work with wedding photographers to ensure their Insta’s are nothing less than spectacular, to bring you our list of need-to-know wedding accounts:    

1) Ava Rose Hamilton

Image:- Ava Rose Hamiliton

Step right into the world of dream wedding dress shopping. This bridal boutique based in Yorkshire and Lancashire has some of the most stunning wedding dresses we’ve ever seen. Their Instagram account does not disappoint either with a spectacular selection of bridal dresses, with every possible style on show. From delicate embroidery, glittering gowns and contrasting lace, these dresses are the definition of chic detail.

2) ILTO Photography

Image:- ILTO Photography


Leeds wedding photographer, ILTO Photography, are a little different from your run-of-the-mill wedding photographer. They pride themselves on capturing every emotion of your wedding day, from the anticipation of the vows to the excitement of enjoying the day with your friends and family. If you are looking for wedding pictures that are unique, and will leave you smiling for years to come, give these guys a call. 

Image:- ILTO Photography

3) Perfect Wedding Magazine

Perfect Wedding Magazine
Image:- Perfect Wedding Magazine

Create your dream day with help from Perfect Wedding Magazine. The UK’s best-selling wedding magazine posts some of the most perfect pictures of cakes, dresses and venues – these posts are filled with humour that will leave you in stitches as you plan for your wedding. The perfect, pocket wedding guide.

4) Cakes by Krishanthi

Cakes By Krishanthi
Image:- Cakes By Krishanthi


If you’re looking for a wedding cake that stands out from the crowd, this wedding cake company is the one for you. They specialise in beautifully crafted designs that are executed to perfection with every detail considered.

5) Not on The High Street

Image:- Not On The High Stree

Not wedding-specific, but one to consider when looking for personalised wedding day décor and gifts. From intricate table decorations to bunting and banners, you’ll find lots of ways to glam up your venue. 

Finally, this wouldn’t be a wedding post without a cheeky mention of my wedding inspiration blog. I like to think my blog has a little bit of everything for those looking for serious wedding inspiration – venues, dresses, cakes, themes, honeymoons, bridesmaids and stationary. That’s almost everything you need to cover for your big day, and if you there’s anything I’ve missed or that you’d love me to cover, then please do get in touch.

*This post was made in collabortaion with Big Foot Digital.*

Not just any wedding shoes but Rainbow Club dyeable wedding shoes….

When it comes to choosing your wedding dress and accessories, finding the perfect shoes are just as important. The right style, fit, colour and heel height. Many brides don’t really think to much about spending over a thousand pounds on a dress that they will never wear again, but when it comes to choosing shoes brides are often looking for something that can be worn after their big day.

Rainbow Club offer just that, beautiful shoes in varying styles, width fittings and heel heights but they also offer a dyeing service on a large selection of their shoes. During 2017 Rainbow Club have also offered their brides a wedding gift of dyeing their shoes after the wedding with a choice of 5 different colours. Or you are able to have your shoes dyed to a colour of your choosing with their bespoke colouring service. Costing just £25 for the colouring pack which gives you everything you need to revitalise your wedding shoes. It’s not only shoes for the bride that Rainbow Club offer, they have cute little shoes for your flower girls, veils, handbags and shoe accessories.

My Rainbow Club dyeable shoes

Rainbow Club Dyeable Wedding Shoes

When Rainbow Club offered to send me out a pair of shoes and shoe clips, I couldn’t wait to choose a pair of shoes, I mean what girl doesn’t want to add another pair of shoes to her collection. However, as most of you will already know I take ages to make a decision about something and choosing a pair of Rainbow Club dyeable shoes was no different. After spending a couple of evenings looking at all of the shoes, I opted for the ‘Vivian’ shoes at £65. They are a simple classic, statin court shoe with a pointy heal and oh so comfy. Like a pair of slippers on your feet. The Vivian have manageable 9cm heel which for me if great as I am only 5 foot so I do like a pair of heels.

I then decided to channel my inner Carrie Bradshaw and opt of a pair of Xenia sparkly shoe brooches at £43. They are beautiful, as so versatile as they can be moved around the shoes. Placing the at the front, on the side or at the back, I am also sure you could use them to dress up a bag for the evening. The other thing I love about the shoe clips is that once they are in place you cannot feel them, I was worried about the inside of the clip rubbing against my foot, but this was just not the case.

Rainbow Club Dyeable Wedding Shoes

From ivory to navy in a flash

So, not only did it take me 2 evenings to decide on the shoes I wanted, then choosing the colour to have them dyed was another couple of evenings and phone calls to my bestie to see what she thought. Although in all honestly as we have different shoe sizes and cannot benefit from the them she wasn’t to much help. The shoe clips however she was very interested in. But continuing on my quest to be Carrie Bradshaw I opted for the Navy, which was actually one of the 5 different colours that Rainbow Club offer to dye your shoes as pair of their wedding gift to you. I could just imagine the navy shoe with the beautiful shoe clip attached to it. So I filled in the form and posted them off, included within the colour pack was a pre-paid postage bag so it was really easy. Within 2 days of postage I received an email to say my shoes had arrived safe and they would be back with my within 3 weeks. In just under 2 weeks my beautiful navy Vivian shoes arrived back, I was not disappointed. A beautiful rich navy colour, you could not tell they had been dyed, no marks on the the sole from the dye. When I added the shoe clips I was in love hello Carrie Bradshaw.

Something new, something blue….

Did you know that not only do your Rainbow Club shoes not only can be used as your something new, they can also be used as your something blue too. As each pair of Rainbow Club shoes have a tiny blue gem stone set in the Rainbow Club logo underneath each shoe. Perfect if you are unsure what to use for your something blue.

What shoes would you choose for your wedding day?

*Thank you Rainbow Club for sending me these beautiful shoes for review. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Dreaming about my new kitchen……..

Last weekend, we went for lunch at my hubby’s Aunty’s house, now she is the most amazing cook and whenever we visit, I do the washing up. This time I was washing up in her beautiful new kitchen and I found myself day dreaming about what I would like for the kitchen in our forever home…. whenever we find it.

I really want a light airy welcoming kitchen, solid wooden work tops, maybe cream or sage green cupboards, large range cooker maybe an island oh and a wine cooler fridge. Most importantly I want it to be a lovely usable space for the whole family, as place for gatherings with family and friends.

In our house at the moment we are lucky enough to have a good size kitchen/dinning room which opens into a family area with sofas and a TV so it seems quite big. It is also full of light, we have a large set of french doors and a window off the family area, then a stained glass window behind the sink and the extra light we have from two roof windows high up above the kitchen.

I have found that during my day dreaming about our new kitchen, if possible we would added in Velux windows to help with that light and airy feel. They are also fabulous for letting the heat out and also any extra smells from the cooking, especially when the Hubby has ‘cooked up a storm’ which often isn’t quite so amazing as he thinks…. but I don’t complain as it saves me a job and so far I haven’t got ill eating it.

The kitchen would have a large farmers style table that seats at least 8 people with ease that possibly extends to 10. I love having family and friends round to eat, however at the moment we seat the children around the table and the adults sit on the sofas. I also really fancy having a nice arm chair in a corner somewhere to be able to just sit and read a book when I get 5 minutes. Although in reality I should think it will end up with the children’s toys and clothes on it.

What would your musts be for your dream kitchen?

velux-windows

*This post was made in collaboration with Velux. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*