Style spotter


Life as a interiors blogger can be hard, no I mean it, it really can! When you are a lover of trends, furniture, paint and pretty things, it can be tough not to spend your entire day oohing and aaahing over press releases. I’m like a magpie, anything shiny and I’m distracted away from the task at hand.

Here’s a recent example, these MODA chairs by Cult Furniture. How awesomely awesome are they? Sure there has been a trend for Charles & Ray Eames inspired chairs for a while but the design team at Cult Furniture have just upped the ante with some serious chair coolness.

What’s so cool about the MODA chair?

Erm, what isn’t to love about a chair you can customise to suit your room decor with an amazing price tag (starting at £69)? The MODA chair is made up of three elements which you can mix and match to create your perfect chair.

  • First you choose your seat style or as they call it the shell style. You can chose from normal or armchair (I love the armchair barstools they are perfect for our kitchen – note to self)
  • Then you need to select a base. The options range from from wooden, wooden and metal mix or metal Eiffel style legs. they also offer rocking or longer legs so you can create a bar stool. It’s also possible to add different finishes on the metal elements (chose from copper, gold, black or chrome – Yes to copper legs!!)
  • Now it is time to chose the colour from a gorgeous palette of trendy colours.

Is it just me or is this really exciting? I absolutely love the fact that you can customise the MODA to suit all your style needs.  The unique patented bracket connects the shell and base of the chair enabling you to switch and change at the turn of a screw. It’s perfect if you want to change it up if you get bored or are planing a redesign.

The seat/shell is made from polypropylene which is super sturdy and comfortable. We have some similar chairs in white in our playrom. Oh it also just wipes clean which makes it an amazing playroom chair.

I’ve already convinced myself we need an injection of colour in there though. I’m thinking these are just the chairs to do it.

So now you see how my mind works… Open email, scroll email, fall in love with beautiful chairs…Think of how many rooms in the house you could use them… New office chair required – yep! Fun playroom chairs required – check! Quirky kitchen barstool required – check! And off I go…

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Postcard perfect, when I think of Miami I think sunshine, white sand, iconic art deco architecture, palm trees, glamour and awesome nightlife. It’s home to some of the best Florida beaches including the famous Miami Beach and its fun and colourful Art Deco buildings, pictured above. But before we all go booking our flight to Miami how about bringing some sunshine into our lives with some Miami inspired summer brights?

Sure the weather here in England may have taken a turn for the worse but we can still channel the sunshine vibe in the hope of enticing it back! I’m particularly into mixing gorgeous coloured pieces to create a real sunshine holiday vibe, Miami style!

Take inspiration from the gorgeous colour combinations you see in the art deco architecture of Miami. Think blues, corals, mints, yellows, pinks all mixed together for a cocktail of colour. I guarantee you they look gorgeous worn together and really do make you feel sunny and happy from the inside out.

The mint coloured dress by Cynthia Rowley from Tk Maxx £24.99 is a recent addition to my wardrobe and is currently being worn to death! It is super flattering and a lovely soft stretch fabric. I particularly love combining it with a bright yellow or coral colour cardi.

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To accessorise, Oliver Bonas stock some amazing jewellery and have some great colour combinations at the moment like this bangle (above) or the gorgeous lucia necklace (below). I could spend every single one of my pennies in this shop, luckily I don’t have one near me or I’d be very poor indeed.

 

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I love discovering new brands, be it for the home, fashion or kids. I often like things that are a bit different and original so it figures that I also like smaller independant retailers. Their fresh designs and creative talent means you can often find something pretty awesome, homemade and unique. I’ve decided to ressurect my style spot where I feature these sort of designers offering them a platform for their products and you a chance to find some fab things that you might not otherwise know about.

This weeks style spot features the fab Ladybird likes who I discovered in my goodie bag from Blogtacular as it contained a gorgeous butterfly necklace designed by Zoe. Ladybird likes was founded in 2012 by Zoe Jade who started making jewellery out of the old books she collected on her travels.  Drawing inspiration from nature and vintage finds, the brand is based around the things Zoe likes, so there are certain themes that run through her work like woodland creatures, floral motifs, typography, nods to vintage and retro icons, lots of mint green and grey, geometric shapes and quirky details.

One of her most popular pieces are the collar clips. I think they are absolutely adorable along with everything else Zoe makes. I’d struggle to pick out a favourite piece as I’d like them all! I have been wearing my butterfly necklace religiously and can confim is as wellmade as it is beautiful. Thank you Ladybird likes.

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