Sunday, 26 April 2015

Vintage cabinet before&after

Today I'm sharing with you my latest project - vintage bedside cabinet before&after. The cabinet has been sanded, painted and waxed over the course of 2 days. I'm very pleased with it and how the makeover added so much character to it!

vintage bedside cabinet makeover london

Highly practical and sturdy bedside cabinet, this vintage piece of furniture will be a stylish addition to any bedroom. The pretty scalloped edge top sits over a drawer and a storage area. The cabinet and its inside is hand painted in antique/white chalk paint. It measures 20,5"h x 20,5"w x 16", solid wood, and features a light distressed finish. 

Available for collection from London Croydon, alternatively can be delivered within 5 miles. Price: £99

Monday, 6 April 2015

Vintage and Shabby Chic Furniture makeover - new start!

Though it may not feel it, this is a moment of opportunity!. The Ace of Pentacles is all about the potential burning at your core - the potential to go somewhere, to be something. It’s about manifestation of dreams or desires in a really tangible, earthy way - making something real from what was only imagined. This text comes from my latest tarot reading that highlighted the need of keeping the soul in what I do next.
It has taken me years to realise that I would enjoy woodwork and furniture makeover (especially turning mirrors, fancy cabinets and sidetables into vintage beauties!) as a hobby. I'm going to have a go at it to reflect the changes that have happened within me in recent months.

My favourite vintage and shabby chic interior design perfectly suited for a small studio in abusy city.
vintage shabby chic interior makeover
I love shabby chic for its appearance of age, time worn and signs of and wear and tear. Its unique, does not have to be pricey but turns out posh and elegant with every item being renovated. Furniture  makeover gives the ability to bring old furniture to new, exciting life!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Next Year Portugal Lisbon

Next year I'm planning to spend my holiday in Portugal.

Portugal is famous for hot temperatures and long coastlines of sand. You can either sunbathe yourself on one of its beaches or be part of a bustling and culture filled city break in the medieval city of Lisbon. Immerse yourself in hot exotic water!

Monday, 28 May 2012

Monday, 9 April 2012

Thursday, 15 March 2012

kitchen island small

By far the best looking kitchen island for small kitchens.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Oak in interior design

Whether you require an oak panelled room, an oak floor or just a piece of furniture you need to know exactly what to expect. Oak furniture should suit your personal requirements, so gathering sufficient information about oak in interior design is the first step to take. One should definitely think through their options before investing their pocket fulls of money in oak furniture, which belongs to the most tasteful and stylish woods in interior design.

When I think of oak the following words come into my mind: medieval, solid, and hand carved. But then I actually think that one of the biggest advantages of using oak in interior design is that it can be used for a wider variety of styles from traditional oak designs to contemporary oak furniture . The two top qualities of oak that you should know about are strength and hardwearing. Thanks to its outstanding wear resistance its commonly used for wall panneling or designing dining sets. For example oak dining tables from Top Furniture (pick above) seem to have all what you potentially would expect from oak . I really like how the management of the company describes their attitude to producing oak furniture: They say “You get what you pay for in furniture like most other things in life”. This could not be more accurate. Obviously you would like your furniture to be top quality, reflecting your taste but you need to be prepared for spending more than you would potentially do when buying for example pine furniture, which might be offputing for some.

However, what is worth pointing out, is that oak is very natural wood with every board being as different as a humans fingerprints. Have you noticed? Some say its sometimes hard to avoid deviations in colour and surface texture . However, I think this is exactly what gives an oak its unique character. The oak has been the predominant timber tree in Europe since prehistoric times according to the british tree guide and has definitely earned reputation for longevity and great quality throughout its long history.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Romantic Hotel in the Alps

For those of you dreaming of a romantic holiday...I have found something interesting - The Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl . Simple but beautiful and clean interior. 16 romantic rooms furnished in Swiss stone pine. The rooms are decorated with a great deal of charm. Why not book your next holiday in Switzerland?

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Do you know trendland?

In 2012 I'll be discovering more. More artists, more visual arts, more interior design, more stunning photography. I have just stumbled upon trendland. Great source of style and ideas. Whether you are looking for art, design, culture Trendland has got a lot of to offer.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Face expressions

There is something really great about illustration work. It inspires, motivates and enriches your world. Myltan is a fashion illustrator, that likes to draw faces expressions. Great precision and nice shading.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Compact mirrors from China

Every woman needs a compact mirror. Compact mirrors made in China are so cheap! yet look very fashionable. You can order them online. See above

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Small decorative mirrors

New discovery: looking for a decorative mirrors? small sizes available at Winget Heart .
Mackintosh's art is particularly known for his floral roses and buds, and Japanese-influenced formalised patterns which we seem to appreciate even more these days.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

The Betsy Smith - enjoy Kilburn!

There are many unique and stylish places across London. This one "The Betsy Smith" is a fantastic addition to dusty and grey Kilburn High Street. It has been designed by Kai Design that have also created Montgomery Place [Notting Hill], The Lost Angel [Battersea], and The Winchester [Islington]. Perfect for unusual gatherings with your friends because of comfy and quirky atmosphere as well as magic elements of decor. This veanue has something interesting for any passer-by. The interior mirrors fantasy, the theatrical and a sparkle of fairground features. Inside you can find a giant Narnia style wardrobe which has been re-designed into a delightfully eating area, a wall garden with pink flamingos, and Sailor Jerry’s rum toilets.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Log house in Slovakia

This wooden cottage is an attractive place to spend your holiday. Chata Ostrica is located in Slovakia near Slovakia Paradise National Park. Rivers and streams have formed many gorges, canyons, valleys, caves, and waterfalls in the Slovak Paradise. English version of the website is not in full operation yet.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

fashion illustration

Illustration by Sarah Hankinson

She uses ink, pencils and cut papers to achieve her beautiful results.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Cave house - is it possible?

Alexandre De Betak house in Mallorca is extraordinary. This means that the walls and ceiling are uneven and mirror the cave. The interior design is not uniform or clearly defined as it happens in traditional houses. In this stone house the floor is covered with soft pebbles and most furniture pieces are made from natural wood and they have an original design.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Cosmopolitan window in London

Finally! I have found an excellent place where I would like to spend next year with my partner. The apartment is located in the heart of London, very small but cosmopolitan. Why cosmopolitan? We have got a wonderful big window over facing a very well known street in London. I can imagine us eating breakfast every morning and being observed by envy passengers from double decker buses passing right next to our window. They would certainly like to stop by and drink some coffee with us! Or if they preferred creamy lavazza to our company they surely could pop in to Italian restaurant which is located just under our ...cosmopolitan window. So happy!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Figurative elegance

Paintings by Anna Razumovskaya .

"With her classic figurative forms, highly acclaimed Russian artist Anna Razumovskaya magically captures the lyrical romanticism of renaissance portraiture, while creating art that is completely modern and original. Anna is inspired by the graceful elegance of the female form, at turns, classically alluring, demure and provocative. Her art has a pervasive sense of ‘romanticism’, and the passionate and dynamic application of paint on the canvas and the artist’s signature use of expressive colour, combine to create her uniquely recognisable style".

Friday, 27 August 2010

Holiday means exclusive art of life

This offer has blown me away. It has got everything you might possible need, from magnificient natural ladscapes to spa treatments. The resort above is called Amangiri, ‘peaceful mountain’ and it provides you with one of the mosy dramatic ladscapes in the USA : deep canyons. Aman Resorts offers holiday packages in many places around the globe.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

White luxury

I have discovered this fantastic house design on designspongeonline. Lots of natural light and white space, woode sculpture and wooden beams, and barn door to lead into the bathroom. Original and relaxing!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Art ideas: Plotting human emotions

Emotional imaginery is becoming more popular. For example, Jane Davies, a student of the University of Southampton decided to use a human face as a canvas to display emotions such as happiness, disgust, suprise etc. As human emotions are indeed unpredictable, a student plotted the points, according to where the emotions were felt the most on her face. Akward but interesting!