the (interior)freak in me!

If you are an interior design geek like me, then you may well hoard all your house magazines in a massive pile that you will probably never look at again but cannot bear to be parted with. I have a pile of miscellaneous interior magazines and an entire woollen bag type thing full of Living etc…with whom I have a subscription and literally never throw away.
It is bizarre to me that I won’t throw them out, I pretty much always cut out the pictures or articles that inspire me and then leave the tattered magazine in its pile. Weird.

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This is that woollen bag, full to the brim with magazines. My subscription runs out in November if anyone fancies purchasing a new one for me….no?no takers?!
Anyway my point is that whilst clearing out my ‘madebybracken’ notebook I chanced upon the literally hundreds of picture I have removed from my house magazines because I liked them so much. I thought since I was thoroughly depressing last blog, I would lighten the mood by sharing some of my favourites with you. I have also just realised my tragicness (is that even a word?) knows no bounds as I have in fact labelled my scraps, one folder is called bathroom and florals…what a strange combo! I digress as ever. I also discovered a list I wrote probably around 3 years ago about all the things I love. Interior design wise I mean, don’t worry I won’t write a blog about my love of gherkins..which incidentally I gave up for lent and can’t stop dreaming of. Oh and I’m off again…basically it is a list that I think I will work my way through and blog about each one of them. I have written about a few of them already such as tartan, florals and scandi chic but there is a whole host of other delights to look forward to!
Now back to those scraps. Be warned, these are not high quality pictures as they are my photos of a photo. Also apologies for lack of photo credit but many of them I just tore out with gay abandon!
So to the picture that started it all, this chair. I wanted to recreate this chair and so took an evening class in upholstery, asked Santa for this type of fabric and look where we are now!!
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I still love this chair, though my version has had its buttons pulled off by some misbehaving cats.

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I actually can’t remember ripping this out but I am glad I did. There is something very girly about the room, with the tutu-esque look of the light fitting and the lacy throw but saved by the industrial metal bedside side table, the geometric (though still pretty) wallpaper and the mustard rug.

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Did I mention I love subway tiles?!!! I love the classic style of this bathroom and am seriously into floor to ceiling tiling in a bathroom.. though from personal experience they tend to attract dust…why is this?! answers on a postcard please.

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From one bathroom to another, this time in love with the tiles (obviously) but also the mirror. My parents have a similar one hanging in my sisters section of our old shared bedroom. When I have bought my own flat, I am stealing it.

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I do love a good hallway. A good scandi, beachy hallway in a glorious shade of grey with the dream console table. Yes I do literally dream of console tables. Perfect storage, perfect colour, perfect.

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Now with this picture you can probably see my reasons for loving white. Such a perfect backdrop to the glorious and sumptuous cerise velvet, the vintage style florals and the art work on the floating shelves. Yummy!

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Possibly not every ones dream kitchen but I live in an attic flat and I love the sloping ceilings and cosiness of it all. This galley kitchen has it all, wooden floors, the huge oven, sloping ceilings and leads on to a beautiful garden. Dreamy.

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Last but not least this picture. Spring has sprung and across my road I can see the blossom coming out. Its beautiful and inspiring and reminds me that while I may feel slightly down cast at the moment, summer is coming and with it, endless possibility!

On that slightly cringe yet upbeat note, I bid you good evening.

til next time,

madebybracken x

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