Monthly Archives: June 2010

Inspiration – Old Lace……….

From Dear Designers inspiration file – old, and not so old, lace…

Softly filtering the light and providing just the right amount of privacy in a bedroom.  The vivid blue paintwork and modern chair bringing the whole scheme into the 21st century…


Replacing the door into a country-style bathroom.  Adding softness …


Framing a bay window.  Adding prettiness to the sturdy wooden table and stools…

Country Homes and Interiors

Died black.  Adding instant drama and sexiness to a black and white bedroom…

House to Home

Hanging from the ceiling to create a romantically cosy, girly room…

Little Blue Deer

Obscuring a less than perfect view?  And adding to the nostalgic look of this pretty kitchen…

Ideal Home

Edging the sheets.  A perfect foil to that recycled looking headboard…


A wall hanging.  Adding yet more femininity to this gloriously pretty bedroom…


Ideal Home

Forming the basis of a unique framed collection.  From granny’s bottom drawer perhaps?

Country Homes and Interiors

Just in case Granny didn’t have any lace in her bottom drawer:


I Spy – Jeremiah Goodman……….

Would someone like to buy these for Dear Designer?  Pretty please!…

Jeremiah Goodman prints available from Dransfield & Ross

‘Goodman’s expressive watercolours not only act an archive of interior design for the second half of the twentieth century, but also provide a glimpse into the artist’s unique ability to infuse a depiction of domestic space with a sense of drama and emotion second only to being there.’   Jeremiah: A Romantic Vision.

Designer Envy – Guy Goodfellow……….

Some more eye candy.  This time from interior designer Guy Goodfellow

Guy Goodfellow

Website Wishlist – Artedona……….

Dear Designers’ Sunday afternoon surf brings you her five absolute favourite things from Artedona.

Saturday Share – 26.6……….

Dear Designer’s favourite images this week from all those lovely blogs out there……….

Click on the picture for the full post.

This is Glamorous

The Style Files

From the Right Bank

Bright Bazaar


The Design Files

House of Turquoise 

Shopping – Glamorous Garden Seating……….

Dear Designer’s fave’s for adding that wow factor to the garden…

Crinoline Chair from Chaplins

Philippe Stark Bubble Sofa from Lifetstyle Bazaar

Play Lounger from Chaplins

Canasta Woven Chair by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia

Club Sofa from Exterior-Interior

Shadowy Chaise Longue from Chaplins


I Spy – Empire State of Mind……….

From the inbox of Dear Designer…

This fantastic new venue within the Empire State Building.  The Empire Room is a new bar and lounge on the ground floor.  Previously home to the post office it has now been transformed into one of the entertaining destinations in Manhattan. 

True to the origins of the building it is deliciously Art Deco…

Carpet by Stark Carpets