Archives for "June, 2012"

Posted by the trend stalker on 29th June 2012

Guest Post: Carmit Bamberger (Millers Antiques) talks antiques, aesthetics and ‘anything goes’…

My most vivid memory from my youth growing up around Millers Antiques is the arrival of huge 40-foot containers from England and Scotland full of English Victorian furniture. What stands out in my memory the most, is the exquisite collections of blue and white Victorian ceramic crockery, mostly the willow and pheasant patterns. They were unpacked […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 28th June 2012

Empty Nesting Ideas

If your parents are anything like mine, then I assume that the first time you came home from university or your gap year you found that your bedroom was turned into a room of leisure. All your memories, posters, all 20 stuffed animals packed away lovingly and a massage chair facing a flat plasma screen, […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 25th June 2012

Colourful Grey

This city is the worst place to be writing this kind of post today. The whole country is experiencing its first real winter day, which of course means stylishly wrapped scarfs, vintage coats, leather driving gloves and the rare opportunity to don a pair of faux uggs – in public. The reason this is the […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 20th June 2012

The Bedside Act

I think we can all agree that the most important part of the bedroom is the bed, which is after all the whole point of the room. You go in, you sleep. Then at other times (especially in colder months) rugs join the list of important bedroom features. Or as I call them: bedroom essentials. […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 19th June 2012

PIN IT TO THE MOOD BOARD

My favourite part of writing this blog isn’t the trends or reading up on new furniture sanding techniques (though those two aspects also make me happy). My favourite part of researching for this blog isn’t really reading all the design trend forecasts from my favourite chic nooks of the internet. What I like is looking […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 14th June 2012

Putting Your Passage to Work

Most of us don’t have enough space in our homes, which is why the series of posts with essential advice for small spaces I’ve put together in the past have been necessary. Tricks like paint colours that make a room look bigger, storage and furniture are always helpful. Passages (or hallways) are an often ignored […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 8th June 2012

Can I get a Window Seat?

If you know anything about me from reading this blog is that I like pretty things, I love books and I don’t mind a good glass of vino after a long week where Monday seems to merge into Thursday within the blink of an eye. My wine drinking and book reading time is however missing […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 6th June 2012

Window Treatments: What’s really hot

It’s often nice – rare as it may be – when somebody else does all of my trend stalking for me. When typing a keyword I say: “curtain advice from experts” and it brings to my awaiting loving arms this gem of an article detailing the top ten trends in window treatments. Contemporary Living Room […]