In our second ROOM SALVATION, lovely reader Rachel has sent along some pics of her living space. Yeah, its a little dull but it has loads of potential. My initial reaction to seeing the space was to swap the living and the dining, but I think this is a job for Rachel to try out one weekend when she has a little time on her hands. It may work – it may not, but it’s an option. The living area as is, is bright and unfussy, dressed with simple and functional furniture in a space screaming out for abit of life! I love spaces like this – they are large and open, have fantastic natural light and big blank walls (my favourite!) Her furniture – with a little tweak here and there, can be simply updated in a flash. Chairs can get new covers, stools can be painted, artwork can be DIY’d and hung and you are already on your way. As the space is mainly white – adding in a few touches of colours in accessories is all that is needed to bring it to life.
Rachel’s Kitchen is perfect – its simple, light and clutter free. Its got great options for pendant lighting and is furnished well in white. What I would add to this space is some colour and a couple of fun, bright items that give it a little pop. Firstly I would swap the pendants – to add come texture & colour to a slick white space I would introduce some woven pendants. They give of a lovely dappled light aswell as blend well with the existing natural rug and baskets from the entrance. Im continuing on my yellow tangent and just adding in a few items that are functional swell as fun. A funky bruit basket for the counter top, some bright canisters and a retro style print that is bringing more colour into the space. I love the idea of coloured back panels in cupboards and think this is a great way to change the feel of a room on a minimal budget. Simply painting, adhering craft paper or wallpapering the back board of an open cupboard can instantly add a pop. Rachel’s glade cabinets and open shelving on her bench are perfect for this. Her stools can also go for a new colour lick of paint – I love repainting furniture, just a quick sand and a couple of coats of colour and these stools will come up beautifully.
How fantastic are these desktop downloads from Cocorrina! I found them via pinterest and just adore them. Simple, gorgeous, lush and of course in gold. I love a free download – anything to print out, pin up and ponder over wins in my book. I have been working hard on creating my own little freebie downloads for you guys and if you read this blog through a feeder/reader you may not have noticed that every month on the sidebar I have a new download available each onto. You can print this out – frame out, save it as desktop wallpaper, shrink it and print it on gift cards, instagram it and save it as your phone wallpaper – there are so many things you can do with them.
I love an inspirational quote, do you? What’s your favourite? Jane x
Who doesn’t love a giveaway right? I have three hot of the press Love pillowslips.
All you need to do is leave me a comment and let me know – in your home, what do you LOVE the most? Jane x
I.just.cannot.stop. My gold obsession must be hitting boiling point. Surely. And it’s not like I’m just loving gold on ceramic’s or pillows, oh no I don’t discriminate. I am wanting it on everything. Everything! Gold junkie. That’s me. Hi I’m Jane, I’m addicted to gold. As Ive been working on my new range of homewares I have been searching for the perfect gold for a few of my products and am hitting brick walls when it comes to printing the perfect gold foil that can put in the wash – I mean sure you can print it, but can you wash it properly? Seems not. Well if you consider hand washing a good and proper wash – which I don’t. My kind of washing it bang it in the machine and then you’re done. So foily shiny gold you are still in my sights but just out of reach. One day I will find you. And until then I will print in shimmering glittering gold and marvel at it’s beauty.
My gold obsession is documented in my salvation gold pinterest folder. Jump to it. Jane x
Salvation Jane home is having it’s very first SALE! As you know I am working on a new range so it’s a case of out with the old (and fabulous) and in with the new (which is even more fabulous). All you need to do is enter the code SALE20 after purchase to receive your 20% OFF – Simple. This sale is only for one week – or until sold out, so get in their quick as the stock is limited.
You can find my salvation jane home store here, happy shopping, Jane x