Posts Tagged ‘curtains’

Swedish blinds – it’s love!

August 4, 2010

Swedish blinds are such a cute way to liven up a window. More country chic than your average blind and less drama than a pair of curtains. PLUS, they’re easy to make and I’ve found JUST the step-by-step guide!

CRAFT IDEA ALERT: How to make a Swedish blind

roomenvy - cute Swedish blinds

roomenvy - cute Swedish blinds

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Posh bedroom decorating ideas – oooh la la!

February 24, 2010

Whenever I look at the latest decorating ideas from homesandgardens.com, I always have the sudden urge to wipe my feet, stand up tall and prooow…nOWWn…SSSSSe my vOOW..ELs!

These swanky bedroom ideas are no exception, but BOY are they eye-catching. I love how they all use a striking headboard as a focal point and as a way of start off their individual looks – whether it’s quirky and vibrant, detailed and glamorous, or rich and classic.

roomenvy - luxe green bedroom

roomenvy - luxe green bedroom

A classic bedroom decorating scheme for a fruitarian or an apt children’s room idea for Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter! 

roomenvy - delicately detailed bedroom

roomenvy - delicately detailed bedroom

The bold lipstick red bed looks extra pouty next to the silk floral wallpaper.

roomenvy - ink and white bedroom

roomenvy - ink and white bedroom

This is probably my favourite bedroom of the three. Rich and deep, classic inky with white modern accents packing a punch!

Country-style living

September 9, 2009

I’ve fallen in LOVE with these country-style accessories. Decorative wire frames, faded floral tablecloths and vintage rose curtains have never looked better!

Check out these 10 easy steps to new cottage style on housetohome.co.uk. You’ll be fleeing to the hills in no time…

roomenvy - country-style living room

roomenvy - country-style living room

roomenvy - decorative wireworks

roomenvy - decorative wireworks

Shimmering Moroccan minerals

June 12, 2009

Introduce this modern take on traditional Moroccan-style to your living room scheme in just five steps.

1) Opt for a restful and relaxing colour scheme with lilac and grape on the walls and grey and white upholstery.

2) Introduce shimmering metallics with embossed metal pieces of furniture and a large mirror.

3) Embellish cushions with iridescent shell or mother-of-pearl buttons.

4) Add interest to your windows with elaborate fretwork screens for an exotic edge.

5) Finish with Eastern-inspired, shimmering silver accessories.

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living room

living room

A touch of nostalgia

April 8, 2009

I just love the cute shabby-chic feel of this dining room – here are the three things I think make the look.

1) Pretty polka dot tableware in sweet sugared-almond shades.

2) Rustic white-washed furniture for a laid-back country feel

3) Farmhouse rose curtains and cushions teamed with chalky walls

Plus, i’d love to get my hands on one of those cute memo-boards with shelves – great for reminders and storing your post.

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dining-room

dining-room

Old and new

March 20, 2009

Wow! This living room is not for the faint hearted, but it goes to show how colourful soft furnishings, like the curtains and cushions, can bring life to a dark scheme. I think i’d steer clear of watching TV next to Queen Elizabeth I though.

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living room

living room

Simply stylish

December 31, 2008

I know Christmas is over, but i couldn’t help but notice how effortlessly stylish this simple scheme is. An old curtain was updated for the doorway by lengthening it with a band of fabric, and candles create a welcoming feel all year round.

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hallway

hallway

Shades of grey

December 18, 2008

Cool, calm and collected, one of my favourite things about this monochrome bedroom are the polka dot curtains. They match the cushions and throw perfectly, and give the room a sophisticated feel.

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bedroom

bedroom

What a difference a shelf makes!

July 31, 2008

I love how they transformed this dull blank wall with two well-placed shelves. A few nicely arranged accessories later and they’ve totally turned this room around.

Modern living room

Modern living room