Tuesday, 18 January 2011

My styling work featured on Decor8 today

So this was my news :) I am sure most of you are familar with decor8 and I am very honoured to have my new work featured over there today. You can read the story here and view more of my work on my website.

Thankyou Holly for your kind words :)

Image / Styling Rebecca Newport photography by Ania Wawrzkowicz / Decor8

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Updated styling portfolio

Hope you had a lovely weekend? I thought I would do a very quick post and share these images above from my updated portfolio. Hope you like them :) 

Image / Styling: Rebecca Newport Photography: Ania Wawrzkowicz

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

More cushion Love

There was love at first sight when I saw these cushions at Angel at my Table. If you haven't heard of them before I urge you to take a look at there website....you will be there for a while :)

*NB for those of you that read my post last week about some exciting news and are wondering where said exciting news is! I thought I would let you know that it is still ongoing :) Hopefully I can tell all soon...

Images / Angel at my table

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Cushion Love - M&S

Marks and Spencer have come up trumps with their Spring cushion collection this year! I'm loving the 3D flower cushions!

Images / M&S via Eat drink chic

Monday, 10 January 2011

Colour Love - Blueberry and Milk

I've been a bit under the weather in the last few days. When I look at these colours I seem to feel healthy again!I love the freshness of them and the processing on the flowers photo is stunning!

Images / 1. 135/365, 2. Blueberry breakfast, 3. little blue, 4. Good Morning

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Trend alert - Botanical Prints

When the house to home network tweeted this image above asking if people loved or loathed botanical prints I held up my hand to declare my love. For days I had been researching Redoute rose prints. Pierre-Joseph Redoute was a French artist of the late 18th and 19th century. He produced a book called Les Roses and here are some beautiful images from said book.

I had originally been inspired by this image I found on Pinterest originally from Pluuperi and wanted to find out where I could get some beautiful rose illustrations which led me to Redoute's Les Roses (ebay does a nice line) . 

But you don't need to go down the pink floral route to follow this trend. Here are some rather lovely neutral interiors that incorporate it.

What I really like about this trend as you can go really chintz or quite minimal with these prints What do you think? Do you love or loath?

Images / House to Home / Fine Rare Prints / Pluuperi / Belle Vivir

Friday, 7 January 2011

Make time for tea

Funny thing is I don't actually drink tea...maybe this should read 'Make time for Ribena!'

Image / Rebecca Newport

Home office eye candy

I have a bee in my bonnet at the moment about 'stuff'. Yes there is 'stuff' everywhere..all over my house (I am such a magpie hoarder) and I am currently in the process of decluttering. I have also been thinking about re-vamping my tired 'office' area (if you could call it that!) and came across these inspirational home offices. I love the idea of the one below. The thought that you could shut up your whole office once you have finished for the day like a suitcase is so cute!

How do you organise your office area? Any tips for me? I am thinking of getting lots of 'pretty' storage boxes and making some sort of feature out of them...

Images / House to HomeCountry living

Monday, 3 January 2011

Some exciting news and a trend alert - 70's florals!

So I had some hugely exciting news today :) It's the kind of news where you have to pinch yourself to make sure it's real. I can't actually say what it is yet....I don't think I am allowed :) But I hope to reveal all later on this week so on that note lets move on to a trend!

Forget your standard 1970's brown, orange and yellow combo. 70's florals are back and beautiful for 2011. I love this trend. It feels so fresh and exciting. It also mixes really well with the 'colour clash' wall paper trend for 2011. I think Amy Butler does it best and sums it up nicely in her beautiful products here.

I love this colour palette.

Pssstt if you are a crafty kinda kid check out Amy's website for free pattern's which include pillowcases, wall art and my favourite Nigella Silouhettes (below).

Do you like what you see? How do you think this trend could fit into a corner of your home?

Images / Amy Butler Design

My new obsession - Pinterest!

Pin·terest (pĭn'trĭst): n. a social catalog to collect and share things you love

It's my new obsession! I first came across it whilst browsing the lovely blog Secrets of a Butterfly and managed to wrangle myself an invite.

I love the idea of being able to collate all your images into neatly organised boards with the source still attached (something that you could not do with dropbox which I have been using) for other people to explore. The layout of the website is really clear which enables the images to talk for themselves and what I really love is the community feel and the encouragement to go out and explore other peoples tastes and finds. I have been using it to start collating inspirational images for the impending wedding (which as we are on the subject is not going to be until 2012...but I thought I would get started early as surely half the fun is the planning!).

Pinterest is still in it's early days and is currently in private beta so to join you need to go on their waiting list however, I have some free invitations if anyone of you would like to join? Just leave a comment or Tweet me (yes I do that now although I am still getting to grips with the whole hash tag marlarky and abbreviations thang!) and I will email you an invite.

Do you already use Pinterest? If not how to you collate your images?

Image / Once wed and my Pinterest (sources on each image)

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Inspired again!

Just going back through my 2010 photos and came across this one from the 'Inspired' post that I did last Summer. For some reason I didn't include it but I like the colours so thought I would share!

Image / Rebecca Newport

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! What did you get up to? I had a chilled one with some good friends. I am now looking forward to Spring and in particular blossom turning the grey streets of London pink!

Images / 1. Untitled, 2. Remember Spring, 3. Inspired..., 4. street of beauty, 5. Sneak Peak Southern Engagement Session, 6. happy mother's day, 7. Happy Birthday, 8. #166 白耳粉櫻, 9. Happy Chinese New Year!


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