Sarah London

We have been in our new home now for 10 months. The whole house has been a beautiful blank canvas!

I deliberately decided not to bring all of our ‘stuff/clutter’ with us when we moved in. I’m being very conscious, mindful, with belongings and new purchases.

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
― William Morris

I promised way back in June, when our new bed was delivered, that I’d share some pics as I went about decorating our bedroom. It is still a work in progress, I’m slowly sourcing items and taking my time.

As soon as I spotted the below image from within the pages of Belle magazine I knew in an instant that I would draw inspiration from the details for our own bedroom!

Bedroom Inspiration |Sarah London

The design is credited to, Greg Natale of Greg Natale Design.

I love everything about this space!

The lay out of our bedroom is similar, we have a balcony, a walk in robe and en-suite.

Wall colour and carpet colour are also similar.

My progress thus far,

Bedroom | Sarah London

The bed, the focus.

I went with the Ella from Freedom. It doesn’t feature the upholstered buttons, but that is something I can DIY at a later date.

Next, the bedside tables.

I went with the Como from Fantastic Furniture. The structure is good, I’ll attach some legs and handles, also at a later date.

Bedroom | Sarah London

Still on the list is,

* zebra rug

* duvet cover … I have now sourced the exact same from the US.

* three european cushions in a Chinoiserie toile print … I’m planning on sewing them, once I source the fabric I like.

* the scatter cushions … Etsy.

* lamps … still looking.

* reading chair.

It was Winter when our bed arrived, hence the faux fur accessories. The cushions and throw were also from Freedom, the duvet cover was from Spotlight.

Bedroom | Sarah London

It’s now Spring, soon to be Summer! I need to source a nice Chinoiserie Toile fabric to lift and inject some colour into the room!

Bedroom | Sarah London

This & That

A bit of this and a bit of that…

Spending time by the sea and indulging in calamari & chips. I do love the ocean!

Frequenting the Farmers’ Market. I love cooking with fresh produce.

Currently I’m particularly enamored with Sapphire potatoes with their gorgeous, delicious purple flesh. I’ve been roasting them with red delight and also cream delight potatoes, enjoying the tri coloured medley with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt and cracked pepper.

I’ve also been splashing some balsamic vinegar over a combination of vegetables. Carrots, potatoes, zucchini and red onions tossed in a mix of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, seasoned with sea salt and cracked pepper and placed straight in the oven to roast. I love the aroma that fills the kitchen!

Spinach and mushroom quiche is another favourite that I’ve cooked quite a few times lately.

Asparagus and Broccolini with a knob of butter, sea salt and cracked pepper and a few minutes in the microwave… delish.

So it seems lately that it’s been all about food, food, food and more food! Somewhat true but not entirely. When I transferred the photos from my camera to my computer they were all mainly of food and produce!

I have been crocheting, naturally! I have new patterns to write up and tutorials to share, photos to snap, so stay tuned.

I’ve also been browsing and meditating on passages from Stephen Covey’s book… Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People. I’ve come to realize that I actually have 3 copies, yes 3, of his famous book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People in my home. Guess what, I am not one of the millions that have read it. Three copies sitting in my bookshelf, unread. Have you read it? I do intend to read it entirely from start to finish very soon, but I’m beginning with quick, digestible passages from his daily reflections book to begin.

Today’s passage > > >

When a person has access to both the intuitive, creative, and visual right brain and the analytical, logical, verbal left brain, then the whole brain is working. There is psychic synergy taking place in our own head. And this tool is best suited to the reality of what life is, because life is not just logical – it is also emotional.

– Stephen R. Covey

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