Posts Tagged ‘World cup’

Come on England! Make my sunny day!

June 23, 2010

On the topic of the World Cup 2010 … sure, I get a bit confused by what leads to what type of ‘corner’; my football match drink of choice is a girly white wine spritzer and not a manly pint of beer; my idea of a football shirt is a summer dress; and I secretly chuckle to myself when male ‘Fabio Capello -wannabes’ slur abuse at the screen (even more so when there are tears involved) but BOY do I LOVE a good game, and I cannot WAIT to cheer on the England team this afternoon … in a beer garden … preferably.

Good luck England!

Ooooooh and if you’re looking for World Cup party ideas, have a look at housetohome’s guide on How to throw the ultimate World Cup party … I also love their World Cup party ideas for girls.

roomenvy - WORLD CUP 2010 - ENGLAND vs SLOVENIA

roomenvy - WORLD CUP 2010 - ENGLAND vs SLOVENIA

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Decorating with carnival colours

June 23, 2010

Anyone else get slightly sunburnt during their 10 minute walk to work this morning? Can’t say I mind much, for months I’ve been yearning for hot summer weather, and, well, teamed with the rest of my white skin, this new red patch of sunburn is IDEAL for my patriotic England costume for this afternoon’s World Cup match. Outfit complete!

Wrapped up in the heat of the moment, I just love these decorating ideas inspired by heady summer days from Country Homes & Interiors. Carnival-coloured stripes and florals, punchy pinks and sizzling oranges are the heroes of the hour, and if it gets too hot, cool off with some zingy lime green accents. Why is my mouth watering?

Check these beautiful decorating schemes out.

Hang a breezy voile canopy above a four-poster and tie with faux peony flowers for an exotic hotel-style look. Dress the bed with striped covers and tropical cushions.

roomenvy - exotic bedroom

roomenvy - exotic bedroom

Make an outdoor sofa the place to be! Upholster seat pads in rich stripes and pile high the zingy cushions. Hang lanterns so that the fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down.

roomenvy - garden

roomenvy - tropical garden

Ooohh I actually know how to make this fitted table cloth! Click here for a step-by-step guide.

roomenvy - colourful dining room

roomenvy - colourful dining room

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There’s supporting the World Cup and then there’s …

June 10, 2010

THIS! I’m all for a little cheek paint here, and an England top there, but an England-inspired bathroom? It’s confusion like I’ve never encountered. I’m just praying that this bathroom decorating scheme is inspired by some deep-routed sense or patriotism, or love of history, and not by their love of football. On the other hand, if it is in support of this year’s World Cup, I’m happy to see that someone has enough faith in the England team to permanently hang a giant red Perspex CROSS!

Not my taste, but I admire their patriotism (goodness knows we’ll need it!)

roomenvy - COME ON ENGLAND bathroom

roomenvy - COME ON ENGLAND bathroom

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