My niece and god daughter Kate is getting married this summer in Greece and has asked me to help her to style her wedding which of course I am thrilled about. I think my second career choice if I wasn’t doing what I love doing so much, would be a wedding planner. I can’t think of anything more exciting than putting together somebodies perfect day. To hep us along the way I have ordered her a copy of Handmade Wedding by Eunice & Sabrina Moyle & Shana Faust but in the meantime I have been looking for table ideas which will bring a little bit of Greece into the proceedings.

http://www.coxandcox.co.uk/

http://www.oncewed.com/

http://www.stylemepretty.com/

This week spring has definitely been in the air which always make me want to fill my home with flowers. These knitted cacti by Andrea Lord at &Made are a credit crunch friendly alternative to fresh blooms and will last the whole year through. Each of the cacti are hand knitted by Andrea and can be purchased through her website or at the fantastic manchester Craft & Design Centre in the Northern Quarter of the city.

 http://www.andmade.net/index.php

I love looking at before and after shots of rooms on other design blogs so I thought I’d post some pics of our new lounge, together with the before image. We recently decorated the lounge using a design from the new range of wallpapers from fragrance guru Miller Harris. The designs are all based on the divine packaging that Miller Harris use for their products, which I have always loved so after months of searching for a wallpaper to replace my beloved Neisha Crosland design, this seemed like the perfect option. I am so pleased with the end result which has transformed the room completely. The design is called Pom flower and is in the aubergine and grey colour way. The contrasting paint colours are Bath Stone by The Little Greene Paint Company and Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball.

http://www.millerharris.com/wallpaper/

                                               Our New Lounge

Our Old Lounge ( these pics taken by Eleri Griffiths)

To everybody who’s feeling sentimental today, happy valentine’s day!!

Apologies now for gushing, but as anyone who knows me will testify, I am a huge Orla Kiely fan.

I’ve not been so excited about a new product for so long but this is amazing and I’m just devastated that I’ve recently bought a new car, and can’t justify buying one of these fabulous vehicles!

This car says everything about you that you don’t need to say yourself and is such a style statement. They are in limited production of 500 for each design and are going to be so coveted, they are surely a new classic car of the future?

Check out the four cool designs on the citreon website, which is a design treat in itself.

http://info.citroen.co.uk/new-cars/ds-range/citroen-ds3/ds3-by-orla-kiely/?campaignid=PPC_NCS&advertiserid=google&bannerid=orla_kiely_