Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Seasonal wishes and a Happy New Year!

Xmas 2013 at home


INSPIRATION: natural spruce, geometric, origami, white, black, slate grey, taupe, blush pink, pale Tiffany blue, fur, paper, modern nature, stars, honeycomb & snowflakes

A few photo's from my home this Christmas and wishing everyone seasonal best wishes and a Happy New Year!
Above images: The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel - our living room Christmas 2013 - the paper 3D black paper star on the fireplace I made using this brilliant video tutorial click here our tree is a living Norway Spruce from a local garden centre planted into a black  "Gorgilla tub" from Faulks - the honeycomb paper slate grey baubles are from Pippii
Above images: The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel - our living room Christmas 2013 - my Husband and I made the paper origami tree decorations from tutorials by Minieco in shades of slate, taupe, blush pink and pale Tiffany blue. 

I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

Until 2014 

With warmest wishes

Thursday, 12 December 2013

|| CHRISTMAS | NORDIC - PURE

MOODBOARDS - SET ONE


INSPIRATION: natural fir, spruce branches, geometric, origami, white, black, grey, blush pink, fur, paper, knit, modern nature, deer hides, stars, animals, stripes, honeycomb, snowflakes,

KEY ELEMENTS: Kubus 4 candle holder, honeycomb tissue balls, oversized stars, a real Christmas tree with minimal or no ornaments, strings of lights draped over furniture, spruce springs and branches in textured 'origami' vases or smoked glass, touches of black and a hint of blush pink
Above image: natural spruce Christmas tree with simple black geometric ornaments and candles, a white honeycomb paper ball is placed beside the simple black metal star tree holder - the gorgeous home, photography and styling of Annaleena Leino-Karlsson - her blog Annaleenas hem 
Above images: 1.grey honeycomb paper ball decorations from Pipii 2.black snowflake gift wrapping idea from the blog Tonje Boganes 3.reindeer antler candle holder from Nordic Bliss 4.detail from the first photo photography and styling of Annaleena Leino-Karlsson - her blog Annaleenas hem  5.pine cone decorative tie set and gift tags from The White Company
Above image: gorgeous modern Christmas styling at the home of Daniella Witte - black festive accents, prints and photographs on her Besta storage unit from Ikea  
Above images: 1.the iconic Kubus 4 candleholder and Kubus Bowl by Lassen to buy from Story North 2.spruce spring in textured white vases (by Bloomingville) and honeycomb ball and photography from Wendy van Woudenberg (her fabulous home)of Dutch design blog Beeldsteil shown here on blog Bloesem Living 3.set of 3 'almost black' honeycomb decorations from Rockett St George 4.striking black Xmas tree advent calendar at the home of Norwegian blogger Forever Love I adore the black Eames chairs against the white interior and copper Kubus candleholder with black candles    

Above image: modern Christmas - minimal decoration with undecorated real fir tree and iconic Kubus 4 candleholder from design blog Studio Karin
Above image: black and white Christmas gift wrap inspiration and styling photography from blog Weekday Carnival
Above images:1.black paper star from House Doctor available to buy from Bodie & Fou 2.essential Nordic elements styled by Cathrine from the Norwegian blog Trettien (31) - Icelandic sheepskin rug (available in the UK from The French Bedroom Company, log coffee table (French Connection home have a cube version) , iconic design classic wooden bird by Architect Made 3.Nordic tree print "Gran" blck cushion by Fine Little Day from This Modern Life 4.black with a hint of pink Christmas ornaments and home styling from House Doctor 
Above image: the gorgeous home and festive holiday styling of blog Forever Love
Above images:"Glasbox" lanterns by House Doctor from Black Balloon 2.white paper star from House Doctor available to buy from Bodie & Fou 3.honeycomb balls in grey and white with black and white Mountain print and spruce sprig - photography from Wendy van Woudenberg (her fabulous home)of Dutch design blog Beeldsteil shown here on blog Bloesem Living 4.geometric paper tree decorations by Ferm Living     
Above image:modern Christmas styling using twigs and branches  from Norwegian magazine Bo Bedre photography Christian Brun
Above image: fabulous inspiration for Christmas from blogger KROnPRINSESSNE huge paper star ornament textured white vase and spruce sprig in soft candlelight 

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||CHRISTMAS | GLAMOROUS WHITE


Further inspiration including tutorials and DIY projects:
PINTEREST:

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For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes
 


Thursday, 28 November 2013

|| NEW DISCOVERIES | NOVEMBER 2013

November 2013

The third of an additional regular feature for The Paper Mulberry - highlighting shops, blogs and products that I have discovered and want to share. This month it's a wonderful lifestyle boutique Natural Calico. An online boutique selling uniquely gorgeous things for your home! Interior designer and stylist Marie not only offers pretty and practical products to buy online, she also  suggests styling tips and ideas too. With fabulous original art, stylish blankets and vintage finds, the contemporary country mood easily fits within any home. Here is just a small selection of my some of my favourites (including the gorgeous mini Christmas tree)!
Above images: all from Natural Calico
To shop just click the picture or name above!
Also have a look at the Natural Calico blog for fabulous Christmas decorating inspiration

For more information on anything shown in the above images and links to tutorials, please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their respective web sites. I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes
 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

|| CHRISTMAS | GLAMOROUS WHITE

MOODBOARDS - SET ONE

INSPIRATION: matt white, polished silver, glamorous, decadent, indulgent, sequins, fur, glass, translucent, shimmer, sparkle, gloss, shine, white flowers, green spruce, candles, champagne, sequins, celebrations.


Above image: The White Company - their heavenly Blanc fragrance range - IDEAS: fill your home with a new fragrance this year that will remind you of Christmas 2013 - decorate bathrooms and bedrooms with small paper honeycomb trees and favourite baubles placed amongst candles in little vignettes - fill a large cylinder vase with battery fairy lights (or wire lights) and baubles.
Above images:1.white and taupe table setting from the lovely home of Char from Char and the City 2.faux white roses in large mirror cube contemporary vase from Pavillion Broadway 3.crystal column tea light holder from John Lewis 4.glittering mini tree baubles from Next in shades of white and silver 

Above images:shining silver, glass and white table setting (tablescape) with stylish silver reindeer from the lovely home of blog Noeblog 
Above images:1.palest Christmas party pom poms  in tissue paper and cotton ball lights at the stunning home of blogger RoSaLiGa 2.shimmering sequinned party top from the White Company's 2012 collection 3.white honeycomb paper decorations (just seen) from The White Company 4.heavenly scented candles and diffuser oils from The White Company 5.diamond tree gems from John Lewis  
Above image:7ft snow encrusted (flocked) Alaskan fir tree from Next  
Above images:contemporary silver leaf tea light holder from Rocha,John Rocha at Debenhams 2.silver plated crystal tea light holders from Arthur Price at Debenhams 3.the gorgeous Bourgie table lamp by Ferruccio Laviani at Kartell here in B4/crystal 4.metallic silver cushion from Rocha, John Rocha at Debenhams 5.Kelly Hoppen's perfumed candle in fragrance 1 at Amara  
Above image:the iconic Kubus 4 contemporary square framed candle holder in nickel By Lassen Copenhagen
Above images:1.Bo Bedre magazine - simply stylish natural green fir tree with shimmering white and silver decorations - perfect for the contemporary white living room 2.,3.,4. & 5. modern hanging tree decorations from John Lewis (click on the numbers to view)  
Above images:1.the heavenly Caboche glass suspension light from Foscarini fabulous over a dining table! 2.spikey tubular star by Day from Black Balloon 3.pewter votive candle in the new Winter fragrance from The White Company 4.uber stylish contemporary home of blogger Nina Holst of Stylizimo with a gorgeous grey fur cushion and Eames white chair (photography Nina Holst) 5.modern Ribbons advent candle in polished steel by Georg Jensen
Above image:The Times - a contemporary Christmas dining room with stylish pre lit snowy paper twig trees, Victoria Ghost chairs from Kartell and white and silver table decorations  
Above image: contemporary white feathered wreath idea from the 2011 collection at Bloom (no longer available) try spraying a twiggy wreath white for the same look

more Christmas inspiration to follow soon …..! 

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes
 

Thursday, 7 November 2013

November Give-away - WINNER!

I am thrilled to announce the winner of the Simply French Market wall print is Andri (Maria) from Indonesia - Congratulations! I would also like to thank Teri from Simply French Market for sponsoring such a fabulous Give-away. 

Discount message from Simply French Market:

Thanks to all who participated in the 'Giveaway'. As a 'Thank You' I would like to offer a special deal on all my prints. Purchase one print and receive the second one 'FREE'.  All you have to do is purchase the print of your choice and during checkout, let me know which print you would like as your free one. Make sure to leave me your personalized information. All prints ship 'Worldwide' for only $3.00 www.simplyfrenchmarket.etsy.com 

- Terri Simply French Market


Competition:Win a unique personalised WALL PICTURE PRINT (see the 3 examples below)of your choice from Simply French Market!

Simply French Market is an online shop selling bespoke, handcrafted soft furnishings and wall art with a vintage French influence. Specialising in printed decorative items for the home each of which can be personalised - perhaps a special gift for loved ones or for weddings and anniversaries too!  With their unique chalk board wall art picture prints and combinations of burlap, washed cotton, French script, grain sack and cottage checks the Simply French Market range compliments any country inspired decor. To view the full Simply French Market range click here

Here is a small selection of other items available to buy from Simply French Market:


The Prize:
The lucky winner will receive one personalised WALL PICTURE PRINT of their choice from the Simply French Market Range (it will be unframed) and will include postage and packing. Click here to view the selection  

How to enter:
- Simply leave me a message at the bottom of this post (where it says comments) telling me which WALL PICTURE PRINT you would choose if you are the lucky winner (see the range from Simply French Market hereDon't forget to check that your contact information is available by clicking on your blogger name when you leave me your message. Your messages won't appear straight away as I monitor each one first before they are published.

- Or if you prefer email telling me which WALL PICTURE PRINT you would choose if you are the lucky winner (see the range from Simply French Market here) 

One entry per person and the winner will be drawn at random. Please make sure I am able to contact you if you are the winner! Your personal details will be confidential and will not be displayed nor passed on to any other party.

The competition closes on Thursday 14th November at 12 noon GMT & the winner will be announced here on The Paper Mulberry on Friday 15th November - All countries welcome & good luck!

  

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Interior Paint Shades - Soft Neutrals part 1

Soft, neutral paint shades create a calm environment for all areas of the home. Contemporary tones inspired by nature are offset against natural textures and pure white. A tranquil palette of mist, fog, putty, taupe, grey and pebble. Here are a few of my favourite decorating ideas and suggested paints to try.
Above image: Woon Magazine photography by Jonah Samyn - soft grey palette with white and black accents for this gorgeous contemporary dining room - suggested paint: 'Mist'by Neptune a soft blue grey 
Above image: French Connection Homeware - driftwood side tables, pure white sofa and palest grey soft furnishings - suggested wall paint: 'French Grey pale' 161 a soft neutral grey from the Little Greene Paint Company
Above image: contemporary living room with pale modern chaise sofa, blonde wood coffee table and neutral styling - Karin Meyn for Piet Boon via her Pinterest boards - suggested wall paint colour:'Blackened' 2011 a cool very pale grey by Farrow and Ball 
Above images: I created the paint swatches by eye using the manufacturers colour cards - for accurate samples please contact the paint companies for colour cards and test pots
Above images: 1.Homeware by French Connection - copper side table and contemporary sofa range in conjunction with DFS  2.Above image: detail of stylish linen cushions from the contemporary holiday home in the dunes by Interior design company Remy Meijers from the Netherlands 3.Enamel steel side table from French Connection Homeware 4.large grey glass vase from Conran at Marks and Spencer 5.antique metal table lamp from French Connection Homeware 
Above images: 1.Natural styling and textures of coral, stone and wood Karin Meyn for Piet Boon via her Pinterest boards 2.misty woodland image from the gorgeous Italian contemporary bathroom collection from Neutra Design 3.Chalk white bowl from the interior shop Ebury Home and Garden 4.grey glass 'Cased' votive from French Connection Homeware Paints: 5.'Lily' a soft palest neutral beige that changes in different lights by Neptune 6. 'Blackened' 2011 a cool very pale grey by Farrow and Ball 7. 'Salt' a warm white without any yellow by Neptune 8.'China Clay Dark' 178 a soft deep mauve taupe (great feature wall shade) by Little Greene Paint Company 
Above image: ??? Does anyone know who this kitchen is by please? Soft taupe grey walls, white woodwork and contemporary pale oak kitchen with granite top - suggested wall paint: 'Lamp Room Gray' 88 a warm mid grey from Farrow and Ball
Above image: soft grey and taupe contemporary dining room by Interior design company Remy Meijers from the Netherlands, with a mixture of iconic chairs such as the Panton by Verner Panton (1959/19600) from Vitra and the Plastic side chairs by Charles and Ray Eames (1950) from Vitra The mother of pearl chandelier pendants I believe are the 'Fun' 1DM by Verpan - suggested wall paint to achieve this look: 'China Clay dark' 178 a rich deep taupe with a plum overtone by the Little Greene Paint Company
Above images: I created the paint swatches by eye using the manufacturers colour cards - for accurate samples please contact the paint companies for colour cards and test pots
Above images: 1.stunning shades of taupe and grey - contemporary kitchen by Belgian interior design Bieke Vanhoutte 2.foggy lakeside image from the gorgeous Italian contemporary bathroom collection from Neutra Design 3.pale grey colour scheme against handmade blonde oak Amish chopping boards from Canvas 4.handmade dark grey mug from Ebury Home and Garden 5.deep taupe walls against white woodwork and pale blonde floorboards scheme by contemporary Belgian interior design company Bieke Vanhoutte Paint shades: 6.'Seneca Rock' a warm deep taupe with plum tones by Kelly Hoppen 7.'Asian Spirit' a cool grey taupe from Kelly Hoppen 8.'Pavilion Grey'242 a warm Swedish grey from Farrow and Ball 9.'Dove Tale' 267 a warm mauve toned grey from Farrow and Ball 
Above image: contemporary holiday home in the dunes by Interior design company Remy Meijers from the Netherlands, with a mixture of iconic chairs such as the Panton by Verner Panton (1959/19600) from Vitra and the Plastic side chairs by Charles and Ray Eames (1950) from Vitra Stunning modern fireplace - suggested wall paint to achieve this look: 'Baked Clay' a neutral rich grey by Kelly Hoppen

More in this interior paint series to follow....!

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes
 

Thursday, 3 October 2013

New Discoveries - October 2013


Ocotber 2013

The second of an additional regular monthly feature for The Paper Mulberry - highlighting shops, blogs and products that I have just discovered and want to share. This month it's a wonderful clothing and lifestyle boutique Atelier Home and Garden. Located between York and Harogate (England) Atelier Home also offers online shopping. Stocking gorgeous goodies with a "Scandi-Chic" & rustic French twist Atelier Home features brands such as Cote Bastide, Broste Copenhagen and Fog Linenwork. Here is just a small selection of my favourites.



Above images: all from Atelier Home & Garden
To shop just click the picture or name above!

Other posts you might like:


   
   

For more information on anything shown in the above images and links to tutorials, please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their respective web sites. I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes
 

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