Archives for "September, 2011"

Posted by the trend stalker on 30th September 2011

Nights in white satin – and linen and cotton

The Furnishing Touch received its first fan mail this week! Well okay, it was actually more of a request than a “my life wouldn’t be the same if I missed a post” mail. But still, this Trend Stalker is pretty excited. The request came in the form of eight photos of predominantly white bedrooms, with […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 27th September 2011

Safari style

eclectic living room design by los angeles interior designer Kelley & Company Home This Trend Stalker had a mini crisis last week and retreated – as girls do – to the spa for an afternoon. It was called Heaven on Earth and certainly sounded like nirvana. It wasn’t. The treatments were fine. But the decor […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 21st September 2011

Chandeliers: the light of my life

In my “wild youth” – which I wouldn’t really describe as misspent, although my parents might disagree – I had a bit of a thing for music festivals. You know, when you pack a tent (which never gets pitched), some clean clothes and toiletries (that never get worn or used), sunscreen and glow-sticks (remember, this […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 19th September 2011

Make a splash

Have you ever climbed a mountain? Not just walked and scrambled your way to the top but actually climbed – with a harness and ropes and karabiners and other interesting paraphernalia, the names of which I can’t remember? I have! And one of my favourite memories relates to the end of a strenuous day in […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 14th September 2011

Come dine with me

Hubby and I have just spent 45 minutes poring over the Mr D takeaway menu (I’m getting sushi, he’s having a burger) and I noticed that nearly every fast-food franchise has a preponderance of red in its corporate identity … think about it. Even their outlets seem to boast bright red decor. So, curious, I […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 9th September 2011

On the shelf

I love – and collect – books and wine glasses. I’d love to say that I collect wine as well but that all seems to get drunk before it can reasonably be called a “collection”. But, in my squeezed-for-space flat, my one rack of shelves is now crammed to bursting and I’m looking for another […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 7th September 2011

Do it different

Right. Today we’re going to do something a bit different. Instead of telling you about decor trends that I love, I’m going to point out a few things that I don’t like – and explain why they don’t work for me. You may very well disagree with me … and I’d love to hear your […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 6th September 2011

Deep into the blue

If you read one of my previous posts (you DID read it, didn’t you … ?) you’ll remember my addiction to the decor glossies. And, as August’s edition of Visi is blue from cover to cover, and this is my favourite go-to colour, this issue of thefurnishingtouch is also dedicated to the shade. Thinking of […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 5th September 2011

One-wall wonders

I’ve been dying to write about what I like to call “one-wall wonders” for months but I held off until I found just the right photos to illustrate what I’m getting at. And now I have them! But, I hear you ask, what, exactly, is a one-wall wonder? Well it’s one statement-making wall that lifts […]