Tag: Inspiration

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Welcome to the Gili Islands, Lombok


The Gili Islands off the north-west coast of Lombok, Indonesia, are truly special. The tropical island getaway has something for everyone; picturesque white sandy beaches, stunning coral reef, deep turquoise seas and most favourably, no cars, no motorbikes and no distractions. The word ‘Gili’ actually means ‘small islands’, with the most popular of the small island locations being Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili … Read More Welcome to the Gili Islands, Lombok

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Timeless Home Styling: French Interiors


Take a look at this dreamy Parisian apartment owned by interior designer Emilie Bonaventure. Hidden away in Pigalle in the 9th arrondissement, the feminine space offers a discreet and elegant refuge from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant French city.   The high ceilings, marble fireplaces and herringbone parquet flooring creates a calming sanctuary, whilst retaining a sense of French simplicity.   Give your … Read More Timeless Home Styling: French Interiors

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Get the Look: Black Leather Sofa Living Room Ideas


Do you want to make a bold statement? Do you want a piece of furniture that will last a lifetime? Are you looking for stylish furniture that is functional and practical? Then look no further; meet The Black Leather Sofa. Firstly, we need to rid ourselves of the old stereotype of the black leather sofa sat coldly in the bachelor pad. Who needs that? … Read More Get the Look: Black Leather Sofa Living Room Ideas

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Turn your urban garden into a dreamy Balinese Oasis


Inspired by our recent travels to Bali we have gathered a few of our favourite photos showcasing how to extend your home into the outdoors in that exotic way that the Balinese people do so well, whilst creating a tranquil space that exudes that Bali essence.   From winding stone paths to decorative garden accessories and cushions, there are lots of creative ways for … Read More Turn your urban garden into a dreamy Balinese Oasis

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi


If you are visiting the UAE, consider taking a 1.5 hr ride to Abu Dhabi to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The sheer opulence and beauty is truly breathe-taking. Entrance and guided tours are free. In our opinion, a definite Must see. Remember that this a holy place and be respectful. Appropriate dress can be provided. Note: check the guided tour schedules as they … Read More Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi

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A weekend in Amsterdam


The Alphabet Lifestyle guide on things to do and place to visit in Amsterdam.

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Travel inspired interiors


We all have those treasured travel pieces that we carefully packed into our luggage to bring home, only to find that we don’t know what to do with them. See our travel inspired interiors for ideas how to blend them into your home decor. Transform a simple white scheme by adding ethnic prints. This interior is lifted by simple black and white themed prints … Read More Travel inspired interiors

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Mediterranean-Inspired Garden Goals


Architect Marc Appleton and Joanna Kerns’ dreamy Californian garden oozes rich memories of summers spent in the Mediterranean, sipping on chardonnay in the warm evening’s sun. With a dreamy mixture of northern Italian and southern French influences, we adore this garden setting and simply cannot wait to take inspiration and apply it to our alfresco events this summer!

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14 Incredible Indoor Outdoor Bathrooms


Break traditional bathroom design boundaries and look to boosting your home’s indoor-outdoor flow with a stunning contemporary bathroom composition…

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Celebrating Diversity


With so much ignorance and anger in the world today, we want to take a moment to appreciate & celebrate cultural diversity and our own individual uniqueness, heritage and journey through life. In the words of Michelle Obama “When they go low…we go high”…  

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Get The Look : Green with envy


Green symbolises renewal, growth and hope. Green is the colour of spring, a time when life is revived, it represents a sense of well-being, harmony and balance. Be inspired by these home decorating ideas & tips to refresh your room with the colour of nature and serenity. Add rich tones of green using sumptuous velvet textures. Make the most of the natural light sources and place a plant … Read More Get The Look : Green with envy

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Small Apartment Top Tips: No wardrobe, No worries!


Are you struggling to find space for a wardrobe?  These inspirational clothes storage ideas make us want to throw out our wardrobes and make our clothes and accessories part of the room decor. Very on trend. What do you think?