So so ready to hit the hay tonight. Ben has been playing football and rolled his ankle so we are currently playing wait and see if it’s just sprained or broken. Feel 50% sorry for him and 50% worried about the potential of doing all the driving and jobs for the next few weeks/months 😜 Question - at what age do you stop your partner playing sports 😂 Asking for a friend because clearly I’ve no issues with him endangering limbs once a week! 🤷🏼♀️
this work space is mostly designed by @mattriseabove, and by designed i mean turned into a mess. today i finally managed to put my macbook on the table, but it's still a long way to go until this part of the room can be reopened for public. #historyintherooms (and by history i mean mess / love you, matt!)
Have you seen that I‘ve started a new series on here called „how-to“? Every Tuesday I will tackle some interior/decor issues in my stories ✨ also you find the „how-to“ series in my story highlights 💖 first edition is already up and it‘s on how to style your kitchen surfaces 😊 feel free to leave any recommendations on my next „how-to“ episode in the comments 👇🏻
TK Maxx and Homesense fans? Unfortunately we don't have Homesense in Northern Ireland, but took a trip to the Dublin store recently. Worth the miles?⠀
I'd say yes. The store was rammed with interiors goodies, often quirky, colourful and a bit different. Which is why I came home with this sensible grey fringed throw, plus a bust of the head of a Renaissance (ish) man, who is now custodian of my jewellery. Will post a pic soon, as he's suffering an identity crisis and I need some help with a line-up!. Can't work out if he's Shakepeare, King Charles the First or Russell Brand.⠀ One shopping buddy came home with a foldable, metal garden bench.⠀
Needless to say, no-one knew what they were looking for when we arrived. Except I knew I didn't need any more throws 😉
If you fancy the pilgrimage, the store is easy to find - just off the M50 in Blanchardstown. We lunched nearby @chopped.ie which was a bit of a revelation - delicious freshly chopped salads. Recommended road trip for the dedicated interiors addict.⠀
EXCITING news and BLOG Post alert.
Today, I’m announcing a new role as brand ambassador for @redbrick_mill the leading interiors destination in the North, housing brands such as @boconcept_redbrick @madedotcom @heals_furniture and many others. I will be hosting, alongside @redbrick_mill, a series of events over the coming months, so do watch this space to find out more.
Today when you arrive @redbrick_mill you will find my living room recreated at the entrance to the store (swipe to see) using brands within @redbrick_mill and you can pick up a card to shop the room. You can read all about all of this over on the blog. Link in bio.
I will be heading down with my family to show them the space on Saturday and I do hope to see some of you there very soon.
My STUDIO TOUR is LIVE on @laurenconrad_com today! So thrilled to share the story behind my sweet little bungalow with all of you! Thank you @laurenconrad and #LCteam for the meaningful post! styling + 📸 by me (@babesandthebungalow). If you have any q's about the featured items, please DM or ask below. LINK IN PROFILE
If you’re not already, go follow my design page @taylorheleneinteriors if you’re into all things home.
Today marks the unveiling of my website taylorhelene.com, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with you.
Furthermore, if you’re ever in need of an interior designer, whether your project is residential or commercial, look no further!
[LIST OF COUNTRIES]
Totally in love with my new poster from @boldtuesday The cool thing is that you can mark each country you already visited with a sticker 😍
Maybe better with a black frame???
What do you think??? 🤔
It’s time to shed some honesty because let’s be honest it doesn’t always happen.
Marriage is hard. Like really hard. The moment you say “I do” you are saying it is no longer about me, it is about the two of us.
Many people don’t tell you the challenges that come with it, the highs and lows, how all of your flaws are shown on display on a daily basis because you now have someone you are sharing and doing life with. .
Nobody really tells you about the messy parts and how to get out of it. It’s hard to feel that authenticity through these squares, not enough openness to shed light on something that so many people struggled in or are struggling in. Marriage is hard.
But the beauty in marriage is when you are with the right person, the hurdles don’t seem to be all that bad, the valleys aren’t as dark as you think they may seem. You have someone running alongside the race with you because well, they signed up to run it with you. There isn’t any shortcuts or a way to quit, you are in it for the long haul and when one slows down, the other is right there beside them.
Marriage is about loving that person you are with and choosing to serve, honor and give to them over and over again daily. It’s about inconveniencing your day just to bring a little joy to that other persons world. It’s about forgiving even when you feel hurt. It’s about putting their needs far beyond your own.
_ "...even amidst our irritableness, there’s a strange, deep joy that appears when we argue. It’s not necessarily 'happiness' in those moments, but a deep joy. "Why? Because we both know that no matter what, we will always work through whatever we’re arguing about. We’re totally sold out for each other, we’ve burned the ships, and ditched all escape plans. We both know this without a doubt."
NOT EVEN GONNA TRY!....
.....and compete with those amazing star tiles that are insta famous, or the beautiful mintons or the amazing mosaics!
So instead here’s a peep at our new Persian rug for #myhousethismonth FLOOR IT and another angle of the dining room for good measure! Happy Friday eve insta lovelies! 💕
Okay 🤦 , sitting here havin another coffee, still thinkin about what to put on that very top shelf (leaning towards a big vintage sailboat).. But what I really should be doing is organizing some things for the cottage, cause we be hittin' that up for a week on Friday! 💁💆 Ready for some serious summer down time.
PS, lil elephant basket, available in the shop! Link in my profile.
PPS SWIPE to see a demo shot of this space before! It's a lil cray cray.
Spaßeshalber habe ich vorhin ein Thermometer in die pralle Sonne auf den Terrassentisch gelegt: 43 °C. Also bleiben alle Türen zu und ich verziehe mich in ein Zimmer auf der Nordseite.
Die Geranien auf der Terrasse hingegen lieben genau dieses Wetter. So prächtig wie in diesem Jahr blühten sie noch nie. Selbst der kleine Geranien-Pechvogel auf dem Foto macht sich langsam. Erst war er der einzige Steckling, der im Winter keine Wurzeln treiben wollte und stattdessen zu faulen begann. Ich musste ihn mehrfach beschneiden, bis im April dann endlich eine Wurzel zu sehen war. Und genau dieser Mickerling brach beim Eintopfen auch noch oben weg. Mittlerweile hat er aufgeholt. Er ist das einzige meiner Geranienexemplare mit weiß-rosa Blüten.
Wir haben ja schon häufiger erzählt, dass wir in unserer Heimat mittlerweile "Die Damen mit Müll" sind. Das heißt, dass immer mal wieder jemand vorbei kommt und fragt, ob wir aussortiertes Zeug gebrauchen können.
Bei diesen wunderschönen leicht türkis schimmernden DDR-Apothekengläsern konnten wir nicht nein sagen. Von denen haben wir allerdings nur zwei kleine Kartons bekommen :( So schön!
Oder was meint ihr?