July 6, 2010 20 Comments
Did ya miss me? Thanks so much to everyone for all the pre-trip well wishes :-) I’ll be trying to catch up on all your lovely blogs over the next few days. We had an absolutely awesome time! I’ll post some details and pics soon though in the meantime to help me get back into the ....Continue reading….
May 28, 2010 17 Comments
Given we’re lucky enough to be heading down to the beach for a couple of days I thought I’d share these gorgeous coastal inspired spaces. I also wanted to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone who follows along, comments on or visits my little slice of blogland. The support and encouragement of this amazing community is ....Continue reading….
May 8, 2010 16 Comments
Next up on my list of room reveals is my little dining nook. It forms the southern end of our living room and hopefully I’ll be able to post about it later this week! So, in the spirit of all things dining I thought I’d share some cute inspiration pics.
April 16, 2010 16 Comments
Okay, apologies to those of you clearly more learned (that’s learn-ed, like how fancy barristers pronounce it) than I, though I had never heard or seen the word ‘aesthete’ before yesterday. Alright, this is the part where you can scoff at my ignorance – though please don’t :-) Whilst scanning through a magazine I happened upon it and immediately stopped ....Continue reading….
April 10, 2010 15 Comments
Not far from my workplace is a gorgeous furniture store. Of course, I’d never actually purchase anything from said store (lovely as everything is) and must confess I really just went there yesterday to dream, sigh, stroke the furniture, study the furniture, then, let’s just say ‘borrow’ any good ideas for myself, when I spied a gorgeous rococo style ....Continue reading….
March 29, 2010 13 Comments
I love the depth, eclectic appeal and slightly masculine feel a piece of industrial furniture or decor can add to a space. From antique timber filing cabinets to retro steel lockers, done right, an industrial hint can really make a room sing. I could look at these images all day – except they give me such bad ....Continue reading….
March 16, 2010 3 Comments
In a bee’s world, while honey is the cents, royal jelly is definitely the dollars. It’s a special secretion needed to create the queen bee. So, while the lowly soldier bees toil day and night, with no choice but to expend all their precious jelly in order to make their hive happy, in this world we’re fortunate enough to have learned ....Continue reading….
March 15, 2010 1 Comment
Before the millionth design aspiration enters my head and causes some kind of mini cataclysm, I’ve decided I need an external platform to diarise and share all of the ideas and projects constantly swimming through my stream of consciousness. So, The Painted Hive is dedicated to beautiful and liveable interior design and decoration on a ....Continue reading….