Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Paper Crush: Pegboards


It must be nearly eighteen months since i stumbled across a rather lovely home office makeover on Claireabellemakes blog, who i must say has the most creatively organised craft space i have ever seen! It was actually on Claire's blog, on that particular post, that i first discovered the peg boards...ever so behind the times, but it was love at first sight.

In fact i believe it was this photo that drew me in - forever on my list of desk goals!

peg board pastel

Fortunately no longer do you have to go searching in DIY stores and pick up some paint on the way home - peg boards are available in so many sizes and colours and they have to be the coolest way to organise your study/work space if, like me, you only have a small corner of the room.

metal pegboard
I love all the laser cut home accessories you can buy from Eina Design via Etsy and the peg boards are just wonderful.
wooden pegboard
I also really like the more traditional wooden peg boards and Kreis Design has some really lovely colours, i adore this dark green colour!

grey wooden pegboard
I always have a soft spot for grey and Block Design have peg boards covered!

urban outfitters home

Even Urban Outfitters have a pegboard, so you know it's definitely trendy!

Monday, 28 March 2016

Office Crush #53

Friday, 25 March 2016

SS16 Oliver Bonas


What a difference a change of season makes. On my drive to work this past week i seem to have taken much more notice of the blooming daffodils, the additional lambs in the fields and not forgetting the heavenly sight of daylight when my alarm goes off in the morning!

Spring Summer has also landed at Oliver Bonas and if you're looking to revamp your office/study space then i hold up a huge arrow in their direction! I'll admit, they are a little higher on the pricing scale, however i'll be telling my husband (still love saying that!) that it's an investment piece..

I mean just look at the Bertie desk!

And let's not forget Bertie's slightly larger, slightly more expensive (£450) but less-pastelly relative, the Florence desk..

If a desk is a little out of reach right now, you'll be pleased to hear Oliver Bonas also have a rather nice sale on at the moment with lots of stationery included so i recommend stopping by their website!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

SS16 Sainsburys Moroccan Blue

Hello again,

Well you wait 6 months for a new post and 3 come along at must be Spring time! ;)

After spending so many years working for Sainsbury's previously, i have a bit of a soft spot for their homeware and am always waiting to see what their new design trends are - of course the stationery aisle tends to be my first stop!
I'll be honest, i haven't loved some of the more traditional ranges recently, however having discovered their new Spring Summer 16 Moroccan Blue range i'm very excited to add to my ever-growing notebook collection (and my kitchen cupboards too..!)
I'm so in love this inky blue colour, and the prints are very much on the handmade trend i've been seeing a lot of recently - and looking like very good value too.

Sainsburys stationery

Sainsburys notebook
Tribal oversized notebook - £1.50

Sainsburys notebook
Medium fabric notebook - £8
Sainsburys notebook
3 Exercise Book Gift Set - £10

Sainsburys notebook
3 small exercise books - £3

And i know we're talking stationery, but just take a look at these plates..

Sainsburys Spring

*All prices correct as of time of post being published*

Monday, 21 March 2016

Office Crush #52

scandi office

Source: Sköna hem

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Our Wedding Stationery by Lillipa


It's officially Spring and i'm so excited to have rather a lot of news to share with you - but most importantly...i got married!! Yippee!
We had the most amazing day. I know everyone says it's going to be the best day of your life, and i wanted to believe them but was trying not to make the fatal mistake of having too many expectations (a la NYE)..but it really was the most perfect day ever!

I'll be sharing more snippets from the wedding in the coming weeks however as this is also the first time i've blogged in a while it feels very appropriate to showcase the wonderful talents of my friend, and stationery designer extraordinare, the lovely lady behind Lillapa!

It doesn't even feel that long ago that we were sat having tea and cake and talking through my dreams for the day and how we could translate this onto our wedding stationery...

Woodland inspiration

When i saw the final results i was absolutely over the moon, and received so many compliments on them too - hopefully you'll agree!

screenprinting stationery

kraft wedding stationery

kraft wedding stationery

kraft wedding stationery

kraft wedding invitations

You can see the full process with more pictures and lots of other beautiful posts over at Lillipa's blog