Tuesday, 29 March 2011

You Don't Know What You've Got..

..til it's gone. It sounds as if many of you have been having blogger bother.  It's hard to imagine, isn't it? Fixing something as big as blogger?

Anyway, I got my walk by the sea at the weekend and I got some photos. Round here I play with colour all the time: I scrap with it, sew with it, use it round the house. When I'm at the seaside, I like things to be serene; and so my decorating goes like this:

The view from the back door - that's why I keep the rest of it light and bright


I'm really not good with plants, so I cheat. This is a (sshh! ) fake from Bloom Mail Order

Print and frame from Ikea. The boat was a gift. The painted chest of drawers is an old one from years ago. I paint lots of our old furniture in Antique Cream to freshen it up - I take my shade card to the Trade Cente and get them to mix up big tins of good quality eggshell.

Another Bloom plant and Ikea seaside print. The armchair came from a Homebase sale and the ticking curtains I made with factory shop fabric

Cream Captains's Light

Bedside table from Ikea, cushions from Cath Kidston, the swan is from a gift shop and the bedframe is painted taupe

And that's From High In The Sky - Seaside style.

44 comments:

darkpoetess said...

gorgeous! love that style. love the photo of the beach too x

Amy said...

Sian , I googled my problem today .... every time I tried uploading a photo I had a server rejection message .... there was some advice to switch back to the old blogger editor as apparently it has something to do with reaching a photo capacity and the new editor doesn't automatically reset. Well, I did it to add the photos and then switched back to the updated editor to properly place the photos and it worked.

I'm not sure if this was part of your problem but it seems you have managed to upload so all must be good again!

I love being by the sea, it is rejuvenating and inspiring ... not to mention peaceful and calming :-)

Gail T said...

It looks so calm and peaceful.

cate said...

I love the view from you back door!

Jo said...

Gorgeous and I love your captain's lamp

Cheri said...

oooh - I love seaside style!

Ruth said...

How lovely! I'd like to be there right now.

Louise said...

wow a gorgeous view from your back door - it's lovley to see a snipit of your life high in the sky xx

Alana said...

I'm so jealous of your view from the back door. Georgous seaside colour palate. But seeing as my favourite colour is red I would have to slip a little in. Fab photo btw.

Beverly said...

I feel serene just looking at your photos :) What a great view and I am very impressed with your fake plants!!! A splash of limoncello in a martini glass and we could peacefully enjoy it all ;)

Lynn said...

What an oasis of calm on my daily wizz through blog land.

furrypig said...

wow I love the sea, it must be great being right next door! I hadn't appreciated that you lived at the seaside how fantastic! also love your seaside inside!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

~sigh~ There's something about the sea that is so calming. Thanks for the fun look at your surroundings, Sian. It's all just lovely! xo

Sian said...

I loving that you all like my peaceful look! Sadly, we aren't there all the time - High In The Sky is Cityside most of year. Maybe I'll take some City photos soon..

Mary B said...

Very Serene and calm and beautiful. So glad you have photos back on blogger.

Jennifer said...

I want to be there right now! ;) How amazing to have such a breath taking view! The "sea" decor style is wonderful! You must hate having to go back to the city. I would want to stay there forever! :)

Alison said...

These are VERY good fake plants!

Irene said...

I love your seaside style..so cool and calming! Thank you for your comment on my blog.

scrappyjacky said...

What a perfect view,Sian....I live near the sea all year....but don't have that sort of wonderful view!

Melissa said...

Enjoyed this post! I've not been on blogger too much this week, so didn't even realize I needed to fix it. LOL

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the wooden sea bird and thanks for your explanation. I hadn't thought you lived by the Sea and am happy to realize I didn't have you misplaced in my mind. You see, I do have all my blog friends in a mental map in my brain. . . weird but true.
Rinda

Jimjams said...

Gorgeous view - serene indeed. Must de-clutter, must de-clutter or I'll never be able to take such stylish pictures of my home - it'll never be Homes&Gardens material, but it's certainly not shareable atm!

scrappysue said...

Lovely photos Sian, makes me want to change all my furniture to white and buy fake plants that look real. I never remember to water the plants!

Natalie said...

You're so lucky, what a beautiful view you have! Thanks for the peek into your decor, I love seeing what other people do with their spaces :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I love the plants! I have fake ones too for the same reason.

Rhona said...

I'm afraid I think I've just turned a sickly green colour ;o). The view from your back door is just stunning and I love the d├ęcor in your house! I think I'll have to contact you about painting furniture as I don't know where to start!
xx

Heather said...

I cant add anything different to the above comments! Beautiful home Sian xx

Tinkertaylor said...

Fab post as always love the colour scheme but tell me where have you hidden all the clutter?

Michelle said...

Totally gorgeous Sian, I love ur style :)

Ade said...

Lovely! I'm packing my bags as I type ;)
Love your captain's lamp!

laurie said...

so very light and fresh! your decor makes me sigh and want to decompress right in the middle of your home.

Rachel B said...

It all looks so lovely and calm Sian, Beautiful pics :)

Lisa-Jane said...

Love those Bloom plants! I'm awful with houseplants too so I may have to go and look them up! Found you through BFS.

debs14 said...

I'm right there with you on the decorating front. Think I must have lived in a beach hut in a former life! Just off to google those fake flowers ....

Becky said...

Lovely and light and fresh! We are waiting to have a new boiler put in next week and then we will be decorating our utility room and conservatory. The conservatory is my crafting room, so I am really looking forward to making the most of it :)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Hi Sian, I wondered if you might do a blog on google reader / folders / reading / emptying and deleting love annie x

Sandie said...

I love Ikea too, and your style. Very relaxed and calm.
As for the view from your back door... I'd have an armchair firmly planted! And I'd only move to create!
Thank you for sharing, and showing more of Sian's world.
Love it!

Ginger said...

Beautiful photos Sian!! I did feel very calm looking at them LOL! I've thought of purchasing fake plants as I really have issues with watering so now I just tell hubby if he wants the plants he needs to do the watering :)

Sandra said...

What a calm and gorgeous post :) ...oohhh how I could just look through and read this post again and again. There is something so wonderful about the beach, isn't there.

Kelli said...

the simplicity of it all makes my heart sing. i love that.

Carmen said...

Gorgeous Sian - I wish I knew how to keep our walls and furniture that clean and stain free! We look like a right mucky lot I tell you!

Why do the curtains tick?

Miriam said...

Simply beautiful Sian x

Scrappi Sandi said...

I have a fantasy tht we will retire to Cornwall & buy a little house overlooking the sea!! Sigh!! I am so envious of that 'back door' view!! Everything is an oasis of calm here...thanks for sharing...'BIG sigh'!!!

S said...

Oh it looks wonderful. Uncluttered, carefree and restful.

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