Anyway, enough of that. For this post I really wanted to share with you all a little bit of home decorating I took some time out to do, inspired by my favourite interior stylist, Sibella Court. I am all for Sibella's globetrotting style and am working — somewhat effortlessly it has to be said — to adopt it for my entire home. Sibella, for those who don't know, travels the world like a frequent flyer gypsy and brings home her finds/excess luggage from these adventures to incorporate into her own signature look which could be described as anything from 'eclectic' to 'busy' or even just 'I pay someone else to do the dusting'.
As it turns out I got so lost in the garage space time continuum sourcing bits and pieces that eventually, I decided to just style the garage instead. This had the added bonus of not having to lug items back home (I'm still travelling) as well as being able to leave the cobwebs in situ for the rustic element they afforded the space. In truth I didn't even have to do that much. As so often happens if you look hard enough the space seemed to be telling it's own story, balancing personal items (my experimental ceramics phase) with the more random elements (half full tins of house paint) to create the harrowing narrative of a family on the constant back foot, occasionally veering off track into the territory of greek tragedy. Or comedy. Or tragedy….still not sure about that one.
Finally when it came to setting the mood with a choice of lighting I decided that sometimes a dearth of natural light is just what an interior is crying out for and left it at that. But there was still one thing missing. That's right — the wow factor, or rather, the hero piece. Hellooo then, playful homemade bunting. I had forgotten the playful bunting. But once that was in place well, I think the photos here really do the talking.