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Anita Kaushal

Author/stylist Anita Kaushal would like to offer decor8 readers a very exclusive discount as she is currently making room for a few new things in her online shop and would like to offer her current wares at a very special discount of 50% off for decor8 readers (click here and enter the password: decor8). Just a few exquisite things for us…

Anita Kaushal

And in case you don’t know Anita and her book… here’s a visual introduction to her glamorous yet livable personal style… Please examine all of the fine details as you peruse these photographs. Which rooms appeal to you the most? Do you see any ideas that you’d like to use in your own living or work space?

Anita Kaushal

Anita Kaushal

Anita Kaushal

Would you not love to own a dining room or work room like this with such beautifully tiled floors? This looks like the most beautiful home, doesn’t it? I love the architectural details, the light, those windows! Eek!

Anita Kaushal

Anita Kaushal

Anita Kaushal

If you aren’t familiar with Anita’s work, she is the author of the beautiful FamilyLifeStyle Home book published by Thames & Hudson and she was a regular contributor at Cookie magazine before they (sadly) folded. Above, you can see some glimpses from the book. It’s simply gorgeous… I have a copy and could flip through it a hundred times over. I think the silver bathtub is amazing with the Moroccan wedding quilt laid out on the floor before it. I also love seeing the bubbles… it really calls out to the viewer doesn’t it?

(images: anita kaushal)

Posted in Books + Magazines, shopping on May 03, 2010

Graham and Green

The Graham and Green spring collection is now on their website and I sat here this morning looking through so many images of things that I would love to own! I also admire their styling as many online shops exist out there but those that make an effort to present their merchandise well are the shops that catch my eye the most. I think shopping for home items online is enhanced when you can view things in-situ, don’t you? Here are some pieces that I imagine would look beautiful in most of our homes. Do you spot any instant favorites? See anything that you can imagine owning and if so, where would you put it?

Graham & Green

Graham & Green

Graham & Green

Graham & Green

In the above photographs I find the bursts of color very refreshing and modern, don’t you?I also love seeing black with all of the white, that never grows old does it?

(images: Graham and Green)

Posted in shopping on May 03, 2010

Cox & Cox: 12 Favorites

Whenever I’m in need of a little retail therapy, I turn to Cox & Cox. Well, to look anyway… I’ve not actually purchased a single thing from them ever and am not sure as to whether they’d ship outside of the UK or not but it’s their product photos that inspire me so much. Though after rounding up my 12 favorite things for this post, I found a few that I’m definitely inquiring about. Cox & Cox has many new and lovely offerings for spring and I’d like to share a few of my favorites, the first being this super fab three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle tree. I really, really adore this!

Cox & Cox: 12 Faves

1::: 3D Jigsaw Tree

Cox & Cox: 12 Faves

2::: Bird Hooks

Cox & Cox: 12 Faves

3::: Lotus Tea Lights

Cox & Cox: 12 Faves

4::: Music for a Spring Morning CD

Cox & Cox: 12 Faves

5::: Number Candle Vases

Cox & Cox: 12 Faves

6::: Velvet Drawstring Bag

Cox & Cox: 12 Faves

7::: Round Platter

Cox & Cox: 12 Faves

8::: Velvet Ribbon

Cox & Cox: 12 Faves

9::: Birdsong CD

Cox & Cox: 12 Faves

10::: Kiss Tapestry Kit

Cox & Cox: 12 Faves

11::: Cookie Cutter Sets

Cox & Cox: 12 Faves

12::: Velvet Pencil Case

If you do not plan to order from them then do what lots of us do — take inspiration from their arrangements, color combos and consider whether you have anything similar at home that you could arrange Cox & Cox style. That is how you can turn your inspirations into something real and original for your own home.

(images: cox & cox)

Posted in round-up, shopping on April 01, 2010

Gretel Home

I read about the best new online shop today on Daily Candy called Gretel. Have you seen it? For those of you who haven’t, you’re in for a real treat. The website design and product photography is gorgeous, very sophisticated, fresh and young but beyond that, they have some of the most beautiful selections in a single shop, it’s lovingly curated and just fantastic. Gretel was founded last year by British interior stylist Abby Kellett who clearly had an eye for modern design.

Gretel Home

Gretel Home

Gretel Home

I love the smokehouse — a very modern take on a classic German design for incense that you can frequently find here in the winter during Christmas markets. And the Helgo candle holders — yes, please!

I also like their store windows,”Just as a store changes its window displays, every season we will present our products in a new light. Welcome to Gretel’s Windows.”

(Photography: Claudia Uribe Touri)

Posted in shopping on March 24, 2010

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