A French provincial style interior is one of the most requested and popular decorating and furnishing styles worldwide. I love this look! Its fresh, inviting and does not over dominate a space… one of the best things is that French provincial furnishing mix so well back with other styles without too much clash.
I found these interiors so inspiring to create these combos with some of my favourite pieces…
The above is my idea of classic French provincial! Antique Whites, creams and gorgeous ornate details… Below is my favourite version of French provincial… French Blues and classic shaped French furniture with rustic blacks.
I love outdoor furniture! In summer I adore reclining outside in summer with a gorgeous cold drink and the newest edition of vogue! Every outdoor furniture suite looks best with lots of fresh plants and flowers so make sure you plan a trip to the nursery as well!
If your anything like me and love entertaining then you will love my tips for creating a gorgeous table! First impressions count! Making your guests feel at home with gorgeous surroundings is half the battle!
When I was a little girl I would always have tea parties with all of my dolls. Decades later and I still love entertaining! I love throwing tea parties for my girlfriends, it’s the perfect backdrop to gossip, indulge and be girls again!
These are some of the things that inspire me, including my recipe for Banoffee Cupcakes!
60g unsalted butter. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). 70g soft brown sugar.1 egg, beaten. Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until 1 ripe banana, mashed. creamy, then beat the egg. Fold in the mashed 115g self-raising flour. banana, then sift the flour into the mixture & fold 50g chewy toffees, chopped. in, followed by the toffees.
180 ml double cream, whipped. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake 3-4 tblspoons Dulce de Leche. for about 16 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. 1 banana, sliced.a 12 hole cup cake tin To decorate, swirl the cream on the cakes, then lined with 12 paper cases drizzle with Dolce de Leche and top with banana!
There is nothing more beautiful than a gorgeously styled coffee table. It’s the perfect place to display all of your lovely nic-naks and coffee table books, not hiding them away on a bookshelf. I found these lovely pics, which give you perfect inspiration along with my tips to create this in your home 🙂
1. Play with colour and scale. Stacking smaller books on top of larger ones creates height and interest. Flowers are a great choice to accent colours from either your books, or from your interior.
2. Use decorative pieces. Any cute, small decorative pieces you have picked up at the markets, vintage shop or even at auction should be displayed on your coffee table… the qwirkier the better! I especially love that little crab! 🙂
3. Keep it simple. Use shades and textures which compliment each other: Glass, crystal and metals look fab together… so do enamel, matt and gemstones… choose one accent pieces and keep the rest complimentary!
4. Don’t forget about the coffee table! Having a gorgeously styled coffee table will not hide an ugly canvas… Pick a table that will compliment your room. One of the best tips I can give those of you who have invested in a fabulous rug is to invest in a lovely glass coffee table, allow the rest of the elements in your room sing too 🙂