Blogging this picture without an explanation would seem a little weird. I have been tagged by a couple of people to reveal what is beside my bed. (I am in a bit of a tizz about who has tagged me about what so I shall definitely credit everyone in another post when I get my act together).
Old age is a bad, bad thing but for very close sewing I need my lovely funky glasses. Sometimes my bedside area is very neat and tidy and at other times it is swamped with sewing, crochet, style books, note books for ideas and story books.
This little box is an old favourite of mine. The box was designed by Catriona Stewart and it is just printed on the box. Matthew Rice does similar things for Emma Bridgewater.
I am a confused person! I love Cath Kidston style (shabby chic) and adore Designers Guild (contemporary). To some people this combination would be disgusting but I love vibrant colour. To be honest anything goes for me.
I own lots of style books. It is one of my indulgences. They are well used. I love looking over them again and again. I never read/buy a newspaper (too depressing) instead I love absorbing all the images, colours, textures and ideas from a wide range of books.
Simply Country by Liz Bauwens and Alexandra Campbell - This book is fantastic. The book cover is a picture of my friend's kitchen. More of her house is featured in this book, which I adore.
In complete contrast this is Kim Parker's book, Home - she is an amazing painter and textile artist. The colours are vibrant and pure. The book features some of her paintings and her home wares. Do not buy this book if you like white! However, if you would like inspiration about painting or colour combinations then this is the book for you.
This is from Tricia Guild's book, Private View. I have cushions in both the materials on the sofa. They are bright, gawdy and soooo cheerful. They were expensive when I bought them but they are so practical with children and still look the same as the day I bought them. I intend to have them in my sitting room when I am an old lady - they will be dusty and faded but they will hold great memories.