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Selina Lake: Favorite Things

A few of my favorite things: Selina Lake

Before you head off for the weekend don’t forget to visit me!! Hello, I’m Selina Lake, Freelance Interior Stylist and Author from London and I’m visiting while Holly is getting adjusted to her new living quarters over in Germany. I had the honor of working with a fantastic photographer Max Attenborough to produce these shots of my favourite things in my home for decor8 today so I hope that you enjoy them! I think it’s a nice way to end the week here on the blog since these photos may provide some inspiration for you to carry into the weekend.

Selina Lake's Favorite Things

1. Inspiration Wall - I love sticking inspiring postcards and pictures up on my wall, I buy vintage postcards from flea markets and junk shops and keep pretty greetings cards which people send me. I also can’t resist lavender hearts!!

Selina Lake's Favorite Things

2. Vintage China – My collection of vintage china keeps growing, I enjoy drinking tea out of this pretty teacup! I buy lots of plates from Charity Shops and Flea Markets.

Selina Lake's Favorite Things

3. Interiors books & magazines - I have a massive collection of Interior books and magazines, this is my biggest passion! After the success of my 1st book Bazaar Style, I’ve recently had my next book commissioned. I’m currently working on at the moment with photographer Debi Treloar

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Selina Lake's Favorite Things

4. Tea Lights — There’s nothing more romantic then candle light, these Moroccan tea glasses give my living room a lovely pink glow. I bought the pouffes in a souk in Marrakesh last year.

Selina Lake's Favorite Things

5. Fresh Flowers – I always like to have fresh flowers at home, I love peonies, hydrangea’s and roses. I’m lucky to have a really good flower market nearby. I also often bring flowers home after a shoot.

Selina Lake's Favorite Things

6. Vintage Eiderdowns – Whenever I go to antique fairs, junk shops or flea markets, I look out for eiderdowns and vintage fabric! Here are are a few of my latest buys from Kempton Antiques. I’m really into romantic peachy pink tones at the moment.

Enough about me… I’m turning the table here on you – decor8 readers… What about YOU? What are some of your favorite things in your home currently? - Selina xx

(images: Max Attenborough)

Posted in guest bloggers on August 21, 2009
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Eva Ricci Photography

Soft, feminine florals make my heart go pitter pat. I just heard from Eva Ricci, a photographer who just opened an Etsy shop (as in, yesterday) and she told me that she’s looking to reach out to the online photography and art community a little more in order to branch out a bit. Let’s make her feel welcome, shall we? Group hug! he he. Well the only way I can think of to make her feel good about her new shop is for us to simply visit her it and to hop on over to herFlickr photostream where you can find more of her photography. I just added her as a Flickr contact myself, maybe you can do the same if you’d like…

Eva Ricci

Eva Ricci

It’s always nice to reach out to new faces online — fresh talent is always welcome here!

(images: eva ricci)

Posted in etsy on August 21, 2009

Home Companion Crafting Classes

Did you once read Home Companion magazine from Mary Engelbreit? I did, in fact I still have the premiere issue. While some of the interiors were not entirely my aesthetic, I appreciated the focus of the magazine being on the arts and crafts community and the joy of handmade. When it folded, I felt bad as the magazine had been around for what felt like ages… I started reading it when I was pretty young and it was part of my monthly stack of magazines that I’d pick up from the local bookshop throughout my 20s. I loved the little paper dolls that Mary placed into the magazine each month — they were fun to cut up and put away… and when my friends brought over their children my box of Mary’s dolls would occupy them for hours. As sad as it is to see some of our favorite magazines fold, a few of them are still keeping in touch with their reader base, I recall recently that Domino magazine hosted a few tag sales in New York and now, it looks like Mary Engelbreit is doing something that I think will be a huge hit — a Home Companion workshop in St. Louis from April 29 – May 2, 2010.

Mary's New Classes!

She’s having some pretty great guests who will also teach classes, including Matthew Mead (whom I adore), Amy Butler, Claudine Hellmuth, Kaari Meng and more. Hmm… Now I wonder if they need anyone to teach a class about blogging and social networking online or how to tap into your creativity because — I’m in! :)


If you’d like more information about this event, please visit Mary’s blog here for more details.

(image: home companion)

Posted in events + markets on August 21, 2009

Hygge House: Favorite Things

4/6/10: Editor’s Note: Images and text removed at the authors request.

A few of my favorite things: Hygge House

(images: alex beauchamp, hygge house)

Posted in guest bloggers on August 21, 2009

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