We all have some small spaces and struggle to know how to fit everything into it that you need. Well in Beautifully Small, Sara Emslie embraces the positive aspects of living in small spaces and offers creative design and style solutions to the practical problems associated with limited living space.
In Chapter 1: Inspiration, Sara draws inspiration from truly tiny spaces such as boats and caravans as well as her own home – a diminutive workman’s cottage in Richmond, London.
In Chapter 2: Elements of Design, she discusses how even the most straightforward planning decisions can be complicated by the constraints of small spaces and suggests clever design solutions.
The third chapter, Elements of Style, explores ideas for making compact interiors work through creative styling and decoration.
In Chapter 4, a series of case studies takes a closer look at imaginative treatments for pocket-size interiors, showcasing a variety of tiny spaces including a terraced ‘two-up, two-down’ worker’s cottage, a tiny studio with a clever mezzanine that incorporates a bathroom and a pint sized coastal hideaway.
A lovely book for your coffee table.
We recently had a week’s cruise visiting Copenhagen and Skagen in Denmark, plus Oslo in Norway. Each stop left me with some beautiful images that I wanted to share on this blog.
From the famous Little Mermaid to the mass of cyclists and the massive amount of wind farms across the bay, it was all a beauty I will remember well in Copenhagen.
Skagen was pretty and lots of yellow houses and white windows with trendy restaurants and interior gifts to buy. Although very expensive it was well worth visiting.
Oslo to me was the icing on the cake and although a rather damp and dull day it did not dampen the visit. Looking quite autumnal with lots of leaves on the floor and rugs on chairs it. With trolls so famous in the area and in most shop windows, it brought back memories of younger years. The journey from the harbour out to see was absolutely beautiful with little islands and painted houses which seemed to go on forever.
We loved our visit to Denmark and Norway and I hope to return again soon.
Traditional Otomi designs have also been used on other products, including the Hygge & West Otomi wallpaper shown here.
Design ideas for a medium sized beach style children’s room for girls in Houston with white walls and light hardwood flooring.
like the 2 beds with a chest in the middle instead of bedside tables
This large framed print of a fox is the star of this Atlanta bedroom designed by Rethink Design Studio. The white background of the print creates enough blank space to allow for a bold wallpaper to adorn the wall without looking too jumbled. Wallpaper: Triangles, Hygge & West.
Opray Winfrey on why Denmark is the happiest country…
Onling, the ultimate Danish Hygge clothing is an online shop full to the brim of all you would embrace in Hygge wear.
You immediately think natural exquisite materials which make you look and feel great.
Not only do they sell clothes but they also sell wool and run workshops and events ( although not very local for us Brits).
One particular class which has totally sold out and caught my eye was ‘knitting class for experienced knitters, learn to read English patterns’.
Onling say “We believe that the fashion industry needs to change by producing better products that last longer and are environmentally friendly.
At Önling we select fabrics that leave the smallest possible impact on the environment, as we know that a piece of clothing will not stand a chance of becoming the modern consumer’s favorite, if it is not responsibly produced.
We select the best, natural fabrics for our clothes. We only use organic cotton, we buy left-over fabrics – called deadstock – from other brands, and we incorporate sustainable fabrics like bamboo, Lyocell and fish leather into our limited collections. We only produce 200 pieces of each style, which means that you will get a unique product, when you buy Önling.
In addition to that, we have completely avoided plastic in our packaging, as we do not want to add to the plastic islands floating around in the pacific ocean. All our products are wrapped in recycled paper bags and even though this might sound like small thing, for us it is big. We have saved the environment for 70.000 polybags by now, and we are proud to take on this responsibility.”.
Lets hope others follow this lead and become as environmentally friendly as Onling.