And, equally in mid-century style interiors...
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Her new book, Pale and Interesting, is a colaboration with her equally talented husband, Dave Coote...more about him in another blog!...and arrives at a time when most of us are emerging from dull Winter days into Spring sunshine, and want our homes to reflect the fresh, relaxed, simple style of the new season. Atlanta's natural interior styling has seen her work with many of the top UK style/interiors magazines and remains a continual fashion style for family homes...
Indulge in the following images and take inspiration for your own home...
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
And it just keeps growing...to cot bed...to bed...!
Monday, 21 March 2011
Sorry folks...I've forgotten where some of these images came from...if you recognise them, please let me know...thanks!
Friday, 18 March 2011
- Somewhere for baby to sleep...this may be a moses basket or similar in the first few months...whether you're buying from new or using an heirloom basket, always invest in a new mattress....It won't be long before you're looking for something more substantial though...a cot or cot-bed, and it pays to shop around to find one best suited to your needs rather than just the design aesthetics...it's a lot less back-breaking to change a colour scheme than it is to keep lifting baby in and out of a poorly designed cot!
- Storage/Changing...it's fashionable these days to combine storage and baby changing using a simple chest of drawers. Not only does it save space to combine the two, but you've got a functional piece of furniture that can adapt as your baby gets older.
- A comfortable chair...! This is more for mum (or dad) when you just need somewhere comfortable while spending time with your baby....and night time feeds might just be a little more bearable too...!!
Your baby is unlikely to need any more furniture than this for the first few years...ideal for saving space in the nursery and avoiding unnecessary expense on items that have a limited usefulness. Nursery furniture is big business these days which has led to some great styles at all price ranges...so take some time out to see what's available...you'll be pleasantly surprised, I guarantee.
Monday, 14 March 2011
Just check out this tent...available on the website...it's not quite what I remember from my Girl-Guide days...!! They've even got a competion for the most creative interior on site! Things really have changed...here at Dreams and Wishes we're looking forward to a peek at the winning tent!
It almost makes me feel like dusting off the tarpaulin and throwing my Billycan into a rucksack
for a night under the stars...! But not quite! I feel I am mentally scarred from my childhood days, when camping meant rain, rain and more rain!
Funny then that I can recall many happy moments (most of them wet) from my camping experiences.
If you can't make it to the Royal Wedding..how about a trip out to one of these campsites this Summer..?
Let me know about your good, bad, funny, wet, cold, hot, scary camping moments...it's good for my own recovery.
Friday, 11 March 2011
I'm not a great fan of the Winter months...Oh, I know there are great things to be experienced..I was the first one out in the snow this year, and there's nothing like a walk along the beach on a cold day to blow away the cobwebs...but I miss the light!
So, like many of you, I love the simple, uncomplicated style of Scandinavian interiors.
The basic rules are easy to remember...
- make the most use of available natural light
- stick to light colours...whites and beiges
- use natural linen or cotton fabrics
- choose furniture in light woods such as beech, pine or ash
- soften wooden floors with cotton rugs
I can't help thinking this no-fuss style lends itself to the everyday rigours of family life so well... Easily maintained surfaces, washable fabrics, more space...