Aloe there! Succulents have become my go-to obsession

A little bit of greenery can make all the difference, am I right?

Perusing my local garden centre and nearby florists has become somewhat of my weekly routine.

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From cacti to succulents, ferns to flowers, I cannot have enough plants. They have truly changed the vibe in our flat for the better.

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I mean, how could a handmade pot with an aloe mohawk NOT make anyone happy? 🙂

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In addition to adopting lonely plants in need of a home, maintaining my herb garden has become somewhat of a hobby. There’s just something so satisfying about topping a caprese salad with home-grown basil. I also love making Spanish or Thai inspired dishes, so coriander is obligated to make a hefty appearance.

Photo by McKenna
Photo by McKenna

Home is where the heart is. Or in my case, home is where my plants thrive.

Which plants are a must in your home decor scheme?

McK xxx

Home sweet home: bookshelf styling and cosy throws

Good morning!

I don’t know about you, but I love starting the day in a clean, organised flat. It makes me feel like I’m setting the tone for the rest of the day – 100% necessary when you have a long, stressful to-do list.

I’ve recently moved into a new flat – on a dreamy cobblestone mews in London (how appropriate for the blog?!) – and home decor and styling has been on my mind. The other week I channeled that energy into my bookshelf.

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I love a mix between new and old, high street and vintage. Some of my items are decades old – from my wooden elephant from India, a present from my dad, to a handmade vase. I love finding gems in markets and charity shops, like my white Vogue prints and candle holder.

Little hints of gold are my weakness, from my Joy pineapple candle to my fab lantern, gifted from my dear friend Hayley! Flowers and greenery are also a must!

As you’ll see, I have a grand total of 12 books (didn’t bring my collection when I moved from the states!) so I’m completely open to recommendations!

I’ve been in my flat for six months now so I’ve been taking my time finding the perfect additions to our new home.

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I love all white everything, with hints of charcoal grey and pastels – mint and light pink are my favourite! I’m also all about FLUFF. The more throws and pillows the better – this tribal pillow was only £5 at Tigre. What a steal! The faux fur throw was a gift that I will be eternally grateful for!

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I’ve discovered that peacock feathers are a cheap and easy way to add a little something extra to any surface – only £2 on Amazon!

What are your favourite go-to home accessories on a budget?

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

– William Morris 

Flower power

Happy Monday! Hope you had a relaxing weekend! Remember, a Sunday well spent brings a week of content 🙂

Now that spring is has finally arrived and summer is just around the corner I thought it was completely necessary to add some fresh, new greenery to my humble abode.

Cue these fab yellow tulips.

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How gorgeous are these?! Not only do they smell amazing, but they offer such clean, crisp lines that go perfectly with my room.

Remember… always be blooming!

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xxx

McK

Happy FriYAY! Time to decorate with elephants

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of the week so Happy FriYAY to you.

This weekend I’m spending my time hanging out with friends, getting my groove on at Zumba and hopefully heading to Camden Market in London for a little shopping. What girl doesn’t love a little retail therapy, am I right?

This morning I realised I haven’t shared my most recent purchase from the good ol’ Camden Market. It is the absolute BEST thing I have ever bought in my entire life. No, but really, I’m serious!

Drum roll please…….

ELEPHANTS.

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This black, beige and white tapestry has completely transformed my room. Not only has it catered to my love for these adorable creatures (my sisters and I have always had an obsession) whilst matching my bedroom colour scheme, but it has also made the space that much more cosy.

If you’re like me who has always rented and have yet to own a property, tapestries are the way to go. They never damage walls and only need a few push pins to put into place. Not to mention they’re are extremely inexpensive and look fab 🙂 Mine was only £6.99.

Each weekend I seem to get more and more interiors inspo… let’s see what this weekend has in store 🙂

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Happy FriYAY!

xxx

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Random, but perfect pillows

After a long day of work, all I really want to do is relax. And you know what makes me relax? – lots and lots and lots of pillows and comfy throws.

Here are a few of my recent favorite accent pillows I’ve stumbled upon on Pinterest recently … and yes, they are extremely random and do not match each other whatsoever, but are all adorable in their own way.

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Photos via Pinterest

Which one is your favorite?

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De-stressing with distressed home goodies

Moving is always a difficult process – but also a very fun one! It’s a chance to make a space your own. I am a huge fan of distressed wood, antiques and family heirlooms. I knew I wanted clean cut lines – a white, charcoal grey and mint color scheme – but with a rustic feel for my brand new room.

This antique trunk is one of my favorite furniture accents of all times. The history of my trunk goes as follows: my mom has had it “since she was a little girl” – and thank goodness. I’m in love. It’s a unique accent to my room, while practical for storage at the same time. So happy you didn’t throw this one out, mom!

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I’d have to say my second favorite piece of furniture in my room is my bedside table, which the lovely Ms. Natalie discovered with me at HomeGoods. I love the combination of wood and splashes of color – not to mention how it acts as a perfect stand for vanilla candles, a sisterly love photo and a good book.
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Now for the comfy part – my beautiful white Anthropologie Rosette Quilt bedding – equipped with grey, turquoise and mint accent pillows. Although white makes me incredibly nervous – I went for it because I wanted a versatile arrangement just in case I decide to make a spontaneous transition into another color scheme. The grey accent throw, also from HomeGoods, tops it off!
Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 6.14.37 PMI guess my first attempt at making a room “truly mine” wasn’t TOO disastrous 🙂 What’s your home decor style?

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