Archives for "February, 2012"

Posted by the trend stalker on 24th February 2012

Do come on in

While I absolutely adore the maisonette that hubby and I have just moved into, one aspect hasn’t endeared itself to me at all: the front door. It’s a beautiful old wooden door, probably original to the house, with stained glass surrounds and wonderful brass knobs. But it doesn’t open! The owner, who lived there for […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 22nd February 2012

Pretty in (pastel) pink

It’s a fact that brighter-than-bright décor is trending all over the world. But this doesn’t mean that you have to adopt the style if your personal taste tends more towards the pale. Pastel shades are soothing and pretty and, in large, doses, infinitely easier to live with. One trick that international decorators have adopted, though, […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 17th February 2012

Something to smile about

American interior designer Annie Selke believes that there should be something in every room that elicits a smile. (She also owns two Spaniels, which makes her a trustworthy source of impeccable style in my books.) An example of her ethos is turning a surfboard into a coffee table for a beach-front home. Me? I like […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 15th February 2012

Just pin it!

This Trend Stalker has a new obsession: Pinterest. For those who haven’t heard of it – and I hadn’t until yesterday – it’s an inspiration site filled with the most gorgeous pics, from which you “pin” your favourites to create themed moodboards. I thought it sounded a bit pointless. Until I tried it … I just […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 10th February 2012

An ode to beds

It’s three minutes past three (in the morning!) and this Trend Stalker has just dragged herself from slumber to get a head start on the day’s deadlines. Browsing through my ideabooks for inspiration for today’s post, I found one that really resonates: bedrooms and, more specifically, beds. Right now, any bed would do. But wouldn’t […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 8th February 2012

Boats, boots and bunting – the more the merrier

I’ve just spent seven hours conceptualising an incentive campaign for a sales team that stands to win a cruise if it makes target. The job probably didn’t require all this time but the nautical theme required bunting – lots of it – and I became so enamoured with these pretty little fabric flags that I […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 3rd February 2012

It takes two to tango

Yes, yes, yes, I raved about the Tangerine Tango colour trend in December but orange can be kinda hard to live with so I’ve done some research on how to blend it into existing décor schemes. Believe it or not – I was surprised too – cool pale blue seems to be this vibrant hue’s […]