Sunday, 4 November 2012

Inspiration Week 11 - Interiors, Recipes & DIY/Crafts

This week's been ultra busy, in between long walks with Poppy, rushing around pricing blinds versus curtains and getting the best prices on paint, I've been working hard on mums house and have now painted walls, ceilings, doors and windows in  three bedrooms and the living room, and currently working on the dining room and kitchen. I hope to be share the makeover with you in December. 

Getting back on track, this weeks inspiration, I've lots to share including a competition, some fabulous recipes and beautiful interiors. 

First this wonderful competition especially for those of you that are looking forward to creating fabulous holiday decor. I discovered designer Scot Meacham Wood, Scot is a creative and talented interior designer whose style I love. Scot's running a competition on his blog, "The Adventures of Tartanscot", to select the best of three following categories for the fast coming up holiday/Christmas period. 

1. Dining Table

2. Christmas Tree

3. Front Door/Exterior.

What a fabulous chance to showcase your skills and create something beautiful for this competition. The competition runs over the next three to four weeks whereby you need to get your photo/photos emailed to Scot for entry. Scot plans to showcase the entries on his blog and once they have enough, the judges will select their favourite from each don't dilly dally, head on over after this post to find out full details. I have added a direct link to his post below.  I might even enter myself, last year I created a silver and lavender coloured table-scape, this year, who knows ??

Where better to get that creative mind ticking than, "Style Me Pretty", ok so they are weddingscape's (is there such a word?),  a great place for inspiration nevertheless. Remember not to copy anything you see on the Internet, use images to give you ideas and get your creative juices flowing then turn those ideas into your own style.

Visit "The Adventures of Tartanscot" to check the criteria for this competition which is open to Interior Designers and Design enthusiasts. Then pop over to Scot's Interior website to see some of the fabulous residences he's created such as this stylish interior in East Hampton. Gosh! I want some black and white photos of my boys.  Isn't this room fabulous!

view this residence and more at Scots website, "here"

I shared a gorgeous Swedish apartment earlier this week (below), if you missed this post you can view the images "here"

Create these lovely sheet music coasters, instructions over at "An Oregon Cottage". You could even use  them in your Christmas tablescape.

Create some some instant wall art... discovered at Beach Vintage, please visit  for instructions. Beach Vintage stock fabulous fabrics and also have lots of other creative ideas with fabric. I'm thinking of using this idea myself.

Now to ignite your taste buds, a couple of yummy recipes...

Spelt Apple pie (or just good apple pie). This recipe is from a Polish blog so remember to press "translate" at the top of the page. This recipe uses "spelt" and potato flour instead of ordinary flour, although you can use wheat flour. See "here" for recipe. I like the idea of these "bite" size portions.

I am definitely making this for my lunch this week...Red Lentil Coconut Soup, recipe found at "Scaling Back" 

We hope you enjoyed this week's inspiration. If you missed last weeks you can catch up "here".


  1. Ok this is my dream bedroom! I LOVE IT! The colors the sunshine the fireplace, bedding you name it! I am in love with that room!

  2. Isn't it fabulous Susie, Scot is a very talented designer, I hope you managed to get a chance to look at more of his work and don't forget you can use your creative talents and enter his holiday decor competition.

    I could move into that bedroom tomorrow!

    Lee ☺

  3. I can't wait to see the makeover of your home! I love the swedish apartment, with so simple things we can create a great environment at home. love your posts. have a look at these mid century lamps, i think you will love

    1. I loved those lamps you sent the link to Angela. The makeover I am doing is just my mums house to sell so it is a matter of making the most of what furniture she has and adding a few of my touches to it. My main problem is her mahogany Queen Anne lounge suite which is covered in a gold embossed velvet. I am trying to find some cushions to give it a little bit of a modern lift. Any ideas welcome :)


  4. I love the chandelier Scot used in the bedroom. I have seen it before in various shapes and sizes but I fall in love with it every time. It also looks lovely over a dining room table. It is so romantic. I also enjoyed the Swedish apartment, especially the bath tub. I have always wanted one like that. I am surprised how well using a lot of white works.


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