Happy Halloween….

Happy Halloween….gorgeous wreaths to celebrate this fun time of year….it means lots and lots of candy for kids and adults alike, scary costumes and of course…trick or treating! And finally……cool weather!

image via martha stewart
image via country living magazine

Fabulous New Fabrics…

One of my favourite bloggers Caitlin Wilson has recently launched her own range of fabrics and they are really wonderful…fresh, colourful and best of all, really easy to coordinate!

I love the range and I am dying to use them on a project…even better, in my own home, but that will have to wait!

image via caitlin wilson design
image via caitlin wilson design
image via caitlin wilson design

Aren’t they just amazing? I am dying to request some samples and see them “in the flesh”so to speak……See the whole range here.

Shiny white and fresh………

image via arianna belle

While browsing through design blogs this weekend, I came upon these two pristine kitchens…..I really don’t have strong feelings about kitchens for myself….mostly because I don’t own my apartment. As long as it has  enough storage and good lighting I am happy….as I am a renter, there is also not too much I can do about the kitchen I have. We are definitely not encouraged to paint cupboard doors by  landlords and most apartments here are built and designed with heavy dark wood doors, frames and cupboards and the ubiquitous marble or granite counter tops.

image via coco-pearl

Lately I have really been lusting after a bright fresh kitchen and these two tick all the boxes! Oh to be able to paint all my (fake) mahogany  cupboards white and give the kitchen a total makeover……………….this obsession with dark wood and black granite must come to an end now!

Views of Dubai…….

When I was off work sick last week I cleaned up my computer and went through the thousands of photos I have collected over the past couple of years….here are some which I kept and I decided to share them here.

sunset over the desert
the incredible Burj Khalifa
my favourite fountain at the Dubai Mall
another view
water feature at Bab Al Shams
sunrise on the road to Bab Al Shams

All images taken by me.

I have to have one of these………..

I know I am late in coming to the Moroccan pouf party, but hey, better late than never….I LOVE this silver one and I have got to get one as soon as Global Village opens in December. Each year, Global Village opens for two months , to coincide with the Dubai shopping Festival and this year I will most definitely be heading off there to source a Moroccan pouf or two!

image via villa von krogh blog

I have seen them popping up everywhere on blogs and designer portfolios and I must say that this one in particular, adds a touch of sparkle to a room…especially a lovely neutral or all white room.