27.7.14

Magpie Girl Home Tour....

Magpie-Girl-home-tourA few weeks after Dave & I got married Made.com contacted me with an exciting project they were working on- Made Unboxed. An online community of real people and real homes. Kinda like a pinterest dedicated just to homes and the people that live in them. You can browse these amazing homes and the products they have bought from made.com, buy those products if you fancy or even contact the owners about a non made item in their home.
They sent a photographer to our home to take some shots of Dave & I and our home. We had only been in our home 2 months at the time so I was a little panicked by how unfinished the decor and furnishings were.

decorating-your-home-in-pas Home-decor-and-styleOur living room has changed a little since these photos were taken, the little sofa shown above has moved over to the window and we bought a bigger grey sofa from Next. Our living room is an odd shape so trying to break the room into a dining area and living area was important to maximise space.

You can see the rest of my Unboxed images at Made.com here.

decorating-a-rented-houseIf you would like to know where anything is (that I havent listed below) from just leave me a comment below, or ask me on twitter @themagpiegirl.

Little Sofa & patterned chair: Parker & Knoll suite taken from my grandparents house which I then had reupholstered to modernise. Tripod Lamp c/o Made.com, Tray Table: Ikea with legs painted white in annie sloan chalk paint, Hamper: Stolen from my dad, Dvd stands x 3: Ikea, Coffee table: Thrifted cable spool, Pink & Mint chairs: Brakig Chairs, Dining Table: upcycled and painted with chalk paint.

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24.7.14

Black & White and Orange all over...

dressing-for-berlinWhen I found out I was going to Berlin and would be attending Berlin Fashion Week I was super excited first but then slight panic hit. What to wear?! Since moving in with Dave, building up a collection of home stuff & furniture, paying for our wedding and general bills every month buying new clothes has been pretty much out. But I knew I wanted something new, simple and cool for the heat so I treated myself to this little bargain from H&M. It was steal at 14.99 (cant find it on the website otherwise I wouldve linked it!) I just loved the print and the shape and can see myself getting a lot of wear out of it throughout the summer.

lifestyle-uk-blogger what-to-wear-with-redhair uk-fashion-blogger monochrome-dress Irish-style-blogDress: H&M, Sandals: New Look, Bag: Kate Spade, Blazer: H&M, Necklace: Topshop.

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21.7.14

Berlin Travel Diary: Day 2...

Berlin-fashion-weekDay two of Berlin Fashion Week was just as much as fun as day one. With my partners in crime Jen & Kristabel we headed to Berlin Fashion Week with Task PR. We couldnt help but pap a little photo of ourselves in front of the wallpapered red carpet area.
My outfit: Top: River Island, Skirt: River Island, Necklace: H&M, Shoes: Cheap Monday.

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Firstly we attended the Roshi Porkar show which was amazing the highlight being a full length long sleeve dress made completely out of fur (fake fur that looked so luxurious and real.) Then we headed to the Bloggers Lounge, met with the Tamaris design team and saw the collection for Winter 2014. My favourite styles being the open toe heel boot and the monochrome manish loafter style shoe, both shown below.

tamaris-shoes-aw14We mingled with some lovely german blogger ladies & headed back stage to see the process unfold before and during a show. Then it was gelato time and then on for some pampering as we got our nails done. All before the highlight of the day the Marc Cain Spring 2015 collection debut with a live circus performance of dancers and acrobats and screeching tiger and jungle noises. The atmosphere was electric and the show was even more outstanding. My favourite piece was this amazing flower bomb coat shown below.

marc-cain-ss15-showPhoto above taken from Marc Cain website. All other photos my own.

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19.7.14

My Home Accessories Wishlist...

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Clock: Ikea, Scented Candle: M&S, Record Player: Urban Outfitters, Fire escape shelving: Uncommongoods, Vases: Uncommongoods, Black Mug: M&S, Cream Mug: M&S, Cushion: H&M, Basket Hamper: Uncommongoods, Rug: Floors Usa.

Ever since Dave & I got our little house together this year home decor and interior design have been at the fore front of my thoughts. I find myself shopping for cushions and candles instead of dresses and jewellery. Its a slight obsession to continue to better our home by making it our own through the decor.
One of my favourite ways to do this is to find unique trinkets and home accessories that not everyone else will have. My latest great find is a website known as uncommongoods. Already a win by the title they make it their mission to sell unique hand made products acting as a platform for unique designers and artists. With a whole bunch of up-cycled products to boot its def worth a nosey at! Other long time favourites of mine are H&M home for its great value Scandinavian style home furnishings. Homebase is also worth a look and even had a selection of Habitat items, while you cant beat M&S for some kitchen stuff. Above is just a little selection of some of my favourite items at the moment...
Where do you guys shop for home decor and furnishings?

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