Design

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I’m currently obsessed by all things bathroom. It’s finally time for us to say bye bye to the carpeted bath (yes you read that right) and hello shiny new sink and dreamy freestanding bath. I’ve almost gone blind from hours spent on Pinterest researching the perfect fixtures and fitting, tiles and towels.

I’m currently searching for the right mirror so todays guest post from Pebble Grey Bathroom Mirrors couldn’t have come at a better time. Read on to find out about different mirrors and the effects they can create to help you get the most out of your bathroom.

Mirrors can often be overlooked when it comes to styling your bathroom. Instead, they are just used to serve the purpose of helping us each day apply makeup, comb our hair, or brush our teeth. However, different mirrors can be used to create different effects, from accentuating room size and space to emphasising features to acting as set pieces to bring a bathroom to life.

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Long and rectangular, oval and arched

Different mirrors shapes can create different effects in your bathroom and add to the overall feel of the space. A long, rectangular mirror can create the illusion of height and add size to the room. For instance, it could emphasise the length of a striking shower curtain, a frosted-glass shower cubicle, or a colourful abstract painting.

Without the sharp corners of a rectangular design, an oval shape can soften the edges of a mirror. They don’t tend to take up too much room, so can work well when your wall space is limited. Oval mirrors also fit well with antique or vintage fittings and furniture when, for instance, paired with a large Victorian frame. Arched designs can create the effects that both oval and rectangular designs bring; softening edges, complementing styles, while accentuating size.

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Matching and multi mirrors

If you have the wall space in your bathroom, using more than one mirror can be a good way to add some striking style to the space. One option is to select matching mirrors so that two identical mirrors are placed alongside each other, with some space in between. This can emphasise wall size and draw attention to striking backdrops. It can work well when matching mirrors are positioned above and at either side of a single vanity unit and wash basin, a double sink, or across a feature wall.

Taking the idea of using more than one mirror up a notch, you could consider filling a bathroom wall with multiple mirrors. These could be arranged to create an artistic abstract effect, or they could be placed next to each other to give the impression of a mirrored wall. Using multiple mirrors is also a clever way to create the illusion of space and bring more light and colour into a room, as lighting, fixtures and fittings are all reflected in the glass.

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Floating and unframed

If you have the space and you’re feeling daring and ambitious, fitting a floating mirror can provide a stunning set piece for your bathroom. A floating mirror is when the mirror doesn’t hang from a wall, but is instead suspended away from it. For instance, in a bathroom, the mirror could hang from the ceiling above a vanity unit that’s positioned in the centre of the room. This style can open up the space around it and bring a significantly striking stylish approach to a bathroom.

Alternatively, a frameless mirror can create a similar effect. For instance, when fitted slightly away from the wall with ornamental clips, this style can create the impression that the mirror is floating, giving a space impact. Frameless mirrors can bring a small bathroom to life. They can also work well with particular styles, like a rustic effect or an exposed brick wall, effectively drawing attention to such striking backdrops.

I think you’ll agree there is some really helpful advice here. We are going for an oval shaped mirror I think to keep with the 1920’s style of bathroom and house. Do check out what Pebble and Grey have to offer, I love their magnifying mirrors, definitely have one of these on my shopping list!

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My partner dresses in a simple, classic style. Imagine a nice pair of jeans, crisp white tshirt and a cable knit jumper, oh and a bit of rugged stubble. It’s just the way I like him. He’s never worn much jewellery, he’s a practical man and his watch is his only accessory.

When the team at JORD Wood Watches got in touch, all the way from the USA to see if he would like to review a unique wooden men’s watch, he agreed. JORD watches are hand-crafted timepieces that tell a story. Here is his…

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I am not usually a big fan of jewellery but when it comes to men’s watches I like them to be modern, unique and comfortable. I have needed a new watch for a while but struggled to find anything I really liked. Until, I was asked to review a watch from JORD. A new discovery for me, JORD make amazingly beautiful hand crafted wood watches using only the very highest quality materials.

Dover Series from JORD

I chose the Dover Series in Zebrawood and Dark Sandalwood and as you’ll see from the pictures it is a truly stunning timepiece. Even the box it comes in shouts a quality product. The two types of wood are balanced evenly on the strap and main body. The sapphire glass face is perfectly clear with scratch resistance only rivalled by that of diamond. It provides great visibility of my favourite part, the automatic self-winding movement. I love that I dont need to visit the local jewelers just to get a battery replaced.

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Warm and tactile wood

As a family, we love nature. Taking a stroll in the beautiful English countryside is one of our favourite things to do. So having a wooden watch makes perfect sense to me. Previously I’ve always had metal watches but wood is wonderfully tactile and lightweight. Plus the warmth from each of the wooden links feels extremely comfortable on my skin. A metal watch can feel very cold against your wrist particularly in the winter months, but my new watch is so comfortable, it feels like I am not even wearing a watch. It is just a part of me now.

Jord say that your watch should tell more than time and I believe that my new Dover Series watch definitely does that. I’d like to think it says that I love nature, appreciate excellent craftsmanship and quality and that I have a unique style and taste.

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Would you like to be part of the JORD adventure? You can WIN $75 evoucher towards a beautiful JORD watch of your own. PLUS everyone who enters gets $20 evoucher to spend at JORD. What are you waiting for?

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This post is sponsored by JORD wood watches

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winter-interior-nordicWith only 61 sleeps left till Christmas we are racing against the clock (like we are on some crazy game show) to see how many rooms we can complete before the festive season is upon us. We are currently busy with the office, which seems to be taking forever, due to the fact that we are both working flat out, looking after little people and not sleeping very much.

Eager to get painting and furnishing I’ve been spending a lot of time researching interior trends and inspiration for this winter. I do so love creating a warm and inviting home when the weather is cold outside. There is something magical about cosying up in front of the fire with your family or entertaining friends in a warm, festive atmosphere when it’s cold, still and dark outside.

Interior trend 1: Luxurious Hygge

It’s all about creating a luxurious cosiness this winter. Think opulence combined with hygge. We need soft indulgent throws, warm rugs and details of gold and marble thrown in for pure decadence.

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Interior trend 2: Winter forest

Imagine snowy forests and icy fjords. We are seeing neutral / grays palette highlighted with elements of wood, fur and metal.

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Interior trend 3: I like em big, I like em chunky

Chunky knits are where it’s at this winter. Cosy just got supersized! I’m still thinking I’m going to be able to arm knit myself one of the giant throws for my bed. Have you seen the videos on facebook? But I know it’s just not going to happen is it…

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Interior trend 4: Craftmanship

Handmade, artisan, made with love. This winter we are loving items that are just a bit special and different. Quality and originality are key, as is a look and feel of the handmade element.

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Interior trend 5: Organic

Linking all the trends this season is the key word ‘organic’. We find organic shapes and patterns in decorative details, furniture and materials. As we wrap ourselves up inside, keeping warm, away from the elements the natural world continues to inspire and delight us.

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