Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Junk in your Trunk?

Well for me, the last two weeks have been filled with last-minute, totally panicked dissertation writing and no where near enough time drooling over beautiful home ware. But fear not, whilst indulging in some severe procrastination and flicking through Wallpaper magazine, I read a very interesting article on The Berkley Fashion Trunk. The five star luxury hotel based in Knightsbridge London, offers guests staying in the Berkley Suites access to the trunk, which is filled with the most fabulous vintage jewellery and accessories, including a 60s Christian Dior necklace and a 50's Monroe-style mink stole. The trunk was designed by renowned British trunk designers Norton MacCullough & Locke and is is a stunner. The article also featured a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk, which yes makes a fabulous piece of luggage, but can also make for a quirky bedside cabinet or coffee table. I also thought this was a really interesting mix of fashion and home. Personally, I love when the two collide, do you?

The Berkley Steamer Trunk

A Vintage Louis Vuitton Trunk Bedside Cabinet

An Alternative Coffee Table - Coasters Required!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Simply the Bust!

Hmm as if the worry of finishing the final year of my degree wasn't enough, I know have an even bigger on earth I'm going to afford these stunning candles from Cire Trudon. The candle maker is an amazing 368 years old and is responsible for lighting the homes of  Marie Antoinette, Louix XIV and  Napoleon Bonaparte, good enough for me! These bust candles are available in different designs and colours and range from around £55 to about £90. Each one is moulded on original sculputures held in French museums, so you've got your own piece of history sat right in your very own lounge! Better start saving...

Alexandre in Stone - £66.50

The Liberated Slave in Ivory - £87

Marie Antoinette in Marble Grey - £56.50

Louise in Rose - £66.50

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Beautiful Bottles.

Well my Saturday morning has been spent clearing the clutter from my louis style dressing table, ready for it's latest addition. Whilst browsing on a wonderful website, I came across these beautiful glass perfume bottles, complete with a working atomizer, they're available in a clear glass or pink. I personally went for the pink but had to try and resist getting both! There's loads of stores stocking similar reproductions of antique bottles, so if you haven't got an afternoon free to be thrifting round the charity shops, you wont be stuck for choice. Here's a few to get you started...

Glass Perfume bottles by KiKi, £21,

Three cut glass crystal by Figa&co Ltd, £29.50,

Large silver glass bottle with ribbon, £25.50, as above

Mirrored bottle with ribbon, £12, M&S