Saturday, 31 January 2015

In a Silent Way....

Cabin fever in Montana


cabin in the Woods
Cabin in the Snow
Log cabin

I have sat at the computer for 45 minutes with a  blank mind, just not feeling all the blog posts I have prepared in my mind. I spend this time looking through my secreat Pinterest board of ideas and nothing comes to me............

........then my boyfriend puts on Miles Davis' In a Silent Way..... I spot a picture of a lonely cabin and start day dreaming about snuggling up in front of an open fire with a dram of Scottish Whiskey, a thick wool blanket, a good book and Miles Davis playing on the turntable..... Bliss!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Guide to Creating a Relaxing Bohemian Home....

Bridget Bardot, San Tropez

I am so proud of my new ebay guide. I used the image above of Bridget Bardot in her San Tropez home as inspiration.

As my regular readers will know I don't usually work with larger corporations but I am a total eBay addict, especially for my own home furnishings. I really try to only buy second hand these days for ethical reasons and because I find the high street rarely inspires me. Why buy a Kantha copy when you can have the real deal for the same price or cheaper?

Any way, Please check out my 'Creating a Bohemian Home' guide and let me know what you think, I would love some feedback

xx Gabi xx

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

White Walls and House Plants







Isn't this home just so simple yet so perfect? Matt white walls, a beautiful collection of house plants and quality wood furniture....

I am trying to teach myself that less can be more. I keep trying to remind myself that if I save my money I can buy one really beautiful item rather than splurging on plenty of cheaper ones !

To view more images of this modern bohemian home visit A bridge to no where tumblr

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Traditional Painted Ghadames house's of Libya

Interior decoration, traditional Ghadames house

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Ghadames Interior

 Aren't these interiors just wonderful and so unique? These are interiors of properties in Ghadames, a protected heritage site in Libya. The city is known as 'The Pearl of the desert" due to its bright white washed walls

Ghadames is said to be the oldest habitable Medina in the entire Sahara, with evidence going back to the Paleolithic period. One of the main features of the old town is the fact that it is built entirely out of mud and is completely covered, except for small ventilation holes found occasionally along its dark lanes and labyrinthine passages and streets. This ancient design has a good reason to be invented in the Sahara: the mud houses maintain a cool town in the summer and warm habitat in the freezing winter nights.

 The interiors of the houses are uniquely painted with intricate Berber designs, using red paint on white walls, and decorated with hanging ornaments; giving the rooms a vibrant and fascinating atmosphere, which makes Ghadames truly unique. The traditional Berber designs used include the triangle, the diamond, the sun, the moon, the palm, the eye, the hand, and the Tuareg cross. The objects used to decorate the rooms include mirrors, ornaments made of palm straw (such as food covers), brass and copper, and Berber carpets, rugs and cushions.

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