Just now we haven’t really tackled upstairs. I want to look into different colours for upstairs, maybe a nice blue for the boys room and a grey for ours. With so many greys, I am still deciding whether a darker shade or lighter. The rooms are currently pretty bare, I have been reluctant to hang pictures on the wall because I want to paint first. I also plan to get some small shelves added into an alcove we have at the side of the bed. This will solve the small bedroom, no space for bed side cabinets!
With not much going on in the room I still want to add interest, how do I do this? By adding great textiles through linen bedding, blankets and cushions. I was recently introduced to Ingredients LDN, a brand that explores ways of translating philosophical, cultural and scientific conceptualisations of wellbeing into tangible everyday experiences.
“We are inspired by complex thought and simple gestures that have the power to make the ordinary extraordinary”
They have some gorgeous Linen bedding, if you are a fan like me, you must check them out! Currently on my bed is the hand Loomed Cotton blanket in charcoal, it looks great against the linen and is very soft against the skin. It has that imperfect finish, which I love, yet still the perfect blanket for summer months, doubled up would be nice and cosy in the winter.
How would you like to be in with a chance of winning one of these Loomed Cotton Blankets? All you have to do is pop over to my Instagram to be in with a chance of winning one of the charcoal blankets. The giveaway will be running for one week in total and the winner will be announced on Ingredients LDN Instagram.
I don’t know about you guys but I love a great scent, whether its in a candle form, room spray or a soap. My husband often says its like burning money away on an expensive candle, true but you cant beat a good smelling candle burning in your home. I normally stick to well known go-to brands, but I was recently introduced to Marie-Stella-Maris, an Amsterdam based lifestyle brand which offers natural products while supporting clean drinking. For each Marie-Stella-Maris product you buy, an percentage of it goes towards clean drinking water projects. I think their mission is pretty spot on and you know that buying this product is helping someone who needs it.
“It’s bizarre that there are still people in the world who don’t have access to one of the most important elements in life.”
Patrick Munsters, Founder Marie-Stella-Maris
I’m pretty much in-love with this brand ,they have a great mission, the products are amazing and the packaging of each product is clean and minimal. Exactly what I look for in a brand, I am a sucker for great packaging, it needs to look good to be out on show in my bathroom, kitchen or any living space! The next time you are in Amsterdam make sure to check out the beautiful flagship store which is located in central Amsterdam, they carry many products from skin, hair, body and fragrances for the home.
Products were gifted from Marie-Stella-Maris. All opinions and creative content are my own.
A few weeks back, I got invited to Copenhagen to visit the Vipp Shelter. I couldn’t have been more happier, I had seen it popping up over social media and couldn’t wait to see it in person. It really did not disappoint!
The day started with a delicious breakfast and a chat with Jette Egelund, who spoke about how VIPP started, this followed with a Q&A with Morten Bo Jensen, the designer of the VIPP Shelter. After finishing up breakfast, we then set off for a 2 hour drive to the shelter which is situated in Southern Sweden. When we arrived the setting was so tranquil and calming, a short walk in and the shelter was surrounded by nature of trees and the most wonderful large ferns and water to sit and look out on. The whole experience was pretty calming. The presence of the shelter looked striking against the green, that’s the things about black, it will look great against any colour, especially through the changes of seasons. Inside the 55 square meter shelter, was just how I imagined it. With the light flooding in, the panoramic windows made you feel very close to nature and sat perfectly against the tonal greys. The shelter has a two level living space, where you can sleep in the bed loft, if you really feel like escaping. I for one, would love to wake up in the morning looking out at the picturesque views outside.
The whole experience was very inspiring, you can read more about the shelter here.
A massive thanks to VIPP for sending me to visit the shelter.