{pretty on the inside}


Perfume bottles, shimmery powders, necklaces, silk throw cushions and shoes are overtaking the place, resulting in thoughts of Spring cleaning, and since my favourite tailored linen pants have disappeared, it may be time to explore the fashion abyss in the farthest corners of the closet . . .

. . . although am rather inspired {and a little tempted} to hide everything behind yards and yards of soft and beautifully patterned curtains . . .

{images: 1 – eddie ross; 2 – j.crew catalogue; 3 – Easy Elegance by Atlanta Bartlett, photography by Polly Wreford via bloomacious – layout by bloomacious, photo-editing by t.i.g.; 4 – apartment therapy; 5 – Daria Werbowy shot by Paolo Roversi for Vogue UK June 2007; 6 – Carolyn Quartermaine via flickr}

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  • I love all that pretty fabric, hanging in front of the clothes and all of the bedding. Such delicious color combos.

    I also think I need a seashell in my medicine cabinet now.

  • Felicity — {p.s.} accidentally posted the lovely, lovely emma tempest images at the side project:


    Thanks so much for such a stunning link!

  • Hello Felicity!

    So lovely to hear from you! And thanks so much for your beautiful comment . . .

    Thanks also for the Louboutin link – what fun it must have been to attend such an event and have your shoes signed!

    Love it that you noticed the posting binge – last week there was nothing, and this week, so much inspiration that can hardly contain it!

    How are things in your new place?

    Much love,

  • felicityXOX said...

    Dear R, beautiful post – just beautiful.

    I ahve to laugh – I think the title of this post describes you :-)

    {Pretty on the inside}

    Also, some of my favorite artists featured here – Polly, Paolo and Carolyn

    Hugs and smiles and….. did you ever see these lovely shots of your favorite


    hugs FXOX
    PS I love it when you go on posting binges :-)

  • Wouuuh…
    So pretty, I love !

  • A feast for the eyes!

  • So feminine & pretty!

  • What a great find! I absolutely love your blog and wanted to let you know that today I am nominated you for “One Lovely Blog Award” via my blog Love. Obsess. Inspire!

    Thank for all the inspiration!

    L :)

    P.S. Here are my instructions upon receiving the award:

    1) accept the award and post it on my blog with the name of the person who gave it to me

    2) then pass the award on to 15 other blogs recently discovered

    3) contact them to let them know they received the award

  • Ah yes, when things disappear I take it as a sign that I should maybe clean up a little. ;)

  • Beautiful images!

  • love the curtains in the bottom picture!!!

    btw, i did a bedroom makeover post on my blog today that you might enjoy…check it out at:


  • I would love to wake up in that bed every morning! It’s perfect!

  • How delightful! These images have so much warm summery color soaked into them!

  • A Gift Wrapped Life – Too funny :) If only you did have my linen pants – at least I’d know where they were . . .

    Lauren Jade – Thank you – this post has been in progress for a while now, with photos collected from a variety of sources

    Romantic Pansy – Definitely Daria

    Theresa und Eva-Maria – your new shoe storage arrangement is fantastic!

    Anne – Thank you – a great week to you as well!

    Cyma – Thanks so much!

    Melissa – Thank you!

    Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

  • Love your blog…great photos!

  • What beautiful color palettes! I adore the bedroom one, wish I had all of those. Will be checking J Crew catalog immediately :)

  • gorgeous fabrics…and i want to crawl into that bed :)

  • Such nice pictures. Love your blog :)

  • Gorgeous photos, so romantic. I love the idea of mismatched and breezy curtains to contain a messy closet although I need doors to stop anything from spilling out..I’m a bit unorganized at the moment!

  • Such pretty photos. I love the collection of sheers on the closet.

  • Completely perfect as usual! I know that feeling of everything starting to take over—though my mess doesn’t look nearly as romantic as these pics here!

    Hope you’re having a fab weekend m’dear :)

  • I love the feeling of a cleaned home … I just did a makeover of my own shoe storage area (I had them stored in many not-so-nice boxes) – now I bought a new cupboard from IKEA: here and here

  • I smiled when I read about the favorite linen pants ‘disappeared’ – that has happened to me too!

  • im in love with the color palette

  • is she Daria Werbowy? thanks for sharing those stunning pics with us! :D

  • these pictures are amazing! I want those bed coverings, they look soo comfy!

  • I absolutely love these rooms and the color schemes.


  • I love everything about this post. Can I live in it?

  • How beautiful! Wish my ‘mess’ looked that tidy! :)

  • There’s nothing like making beautiful arrangements out of the good old clutter =) These photos are absolutely gorgeous, especially put together like this.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  • That bed is soooo luxurious…sigh..thank you..

  • i love it i love it i love it!! where do you find such gorgeous photos?

  • i love it i love it i love it! :D where do you find such gorgeous photos?

  • Oh….I love these room photos, so glamorous. I have your linen pants, did I not tell you? Sorry about that.

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