True love – for Eijffinger

July 18th, 2012 — 5:07pm, 7 comments »

I would have posted before now but I’ve been a little busy, alright, obsessed with Instagram.  Sooo distracting, but so much fun.  Have you checked out the Interiors Photo Month challenge yet?  Do.  Anyway, I’ve been wanting to share more wallpaper favourites.  You may remember back in 2010 I wallpapered my loo with a stunning floral pattern called Bindi from the Eijffinger range.  And I can honestly say that apart from my initial apprehension, it has brought a smile to my face every day, in fact, several times a day.  I just love it.  Especially with my little blue cupboard hanging on the wall.  This photos does it no justice.

But I love so many of the papers in the Eiffinger range.  In fact ‘love’ doesn’t’ really explain the depth of my feeling.  And it’s not just the wall paper, it’s the styling generally.   I drool over every single vignette/image.  Here are just some of my favourites…

Are you in love too?

Interiors Photo Month, day 14

July 14th, 2012 — 4:00pm, Comment »


I’m rather proud of myself.  After a rocky start, my iPhone has cooperated, and I now have joined the Interiors Photo a Day on Instagram.  This means that after today I won’t be continuing the challenge here at my blog, but you can follow me on Instagram, where my user name is mypinkdoor.   It’ll be much more fun – there are lots of other interior mad people sharing their snaps – and remember, so can you.  I’ll see you there …

Interiors photo month, day 12

July 12th, 2012 — 5:42pm, Comment »

OK, I am totally cheating today.  The weather is miserable and lighting so poor that I had no luck at all with the photos I took.   I did try!  I figured the next best thing was to post a photo of my home, even if I didn’t take it today.  Even better, this one covers both topics for today, Old and Bargain (Bargain is actually day 3,  but I’m making up for lost time remember).  I think it’s French but I bought this canister at a little antique shop in Ireland, so it better be old, and yes, it was a bargain, I think.

​Old, Bargain


The Family Love Tree

July 11th, 2012 — 10:01am, 1 comment »

With a name like that, whatever it is, you know you’re gonna love it.   Particularly if you’re a sucker for cane, colour and textiles like I am.   Just so you know – I bags the turquoise cane bed table below.

photographs by Derek Selwell, via The Design Files
photographs by Derek Selwell, via The Design Files
photographs by Derek Selwell, via The Design Files
photographs by Derek Selwell, via The Design Files

Read more about The Family Love Tree  at The Design Files, and to see more of the stunning collection visit The Family Love Tree website where you can shop at their online store.  What more could you possibly want?

July – Interiors photo month

July 10th, 2012 — 11:23am, Comment »

Today I’m joining this photo a day challenge. I read about this fun idea, adapted by Jen Bishop at Interiors addict,  at Kara Rosenlund’s blog.    And I’m adapting it a bit further.  The original idea is that you take a shot of whatever is listed for that day of the month, and share it on instagram.  Firstly, I’m late, (if you too can hear my sons growling, ‘what’s new?’, just ignore them), so I will start at no 10 (it’s 10 July) but I’ll also take a photo of no 1.  I’ll double up daily until I catch up. Make sense?  Secondly, I have already wasted so much time trying to figure out instagram (yes, I am challenged in certain areas, but don’t get my sons started on that …) that I’m going to post my photos on My Pink Door.  Thirdly, I think I’ll take the photos with my camera not my phone as I really need the practice.  My camera is a little dusty.

What about you?  Think this would be fun? Well then, do join in!

Day 10. Books

Day 1. Coffee table

If a picture says a thousand words, do you think this says ‘de-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter’ over and over again?  Could it also be saying ‘paint me white’?