Today’s blog is on nature inspired so I thought a trip down memory lane may be a good idea!
Not my memory but the Victorians in there interior architecture. Nature was inspired with every fleur de ly, every sconce and carpet runner pole.
They brought nature inside without being too obvious. And round my house is no different.
We have a ceiling Rose that is in desperate need of some TLC the paint needs to come off and a light perhaps installed.
In the hallway maybe my favourite room of the house we have a carpet runner in a plush green carpet. It feels lovely underfoot on our steep Victorian stairs.
The runners are brass. When we first looked around the house I declared look Gav they even have pineapples on them. The owner laughed at me and said if you buy the house you can call them pineapples if you like.
They are obvious not pineapples but thistles. Beautiful brass thistles that contrast beautifuly with the green carpet. They do look a wee bit like pineapples and it does remind me of the billy Connelly story where a Scottish man in Asian tattoo artist for Scotland forever and a big thistle on his back.
The man didn’t know what a thistle was so the Scotsman drew it out for him. And so the tattoo artist wrote Scotland forever and a giant pineapple on this back!
I love this story. I also love pineapples and tropical prints.
I upcycled this little chest of drawers and Becky bought me my gold pineapple! We also insulted most of Spain buy buying these sombreros on a trip to Barcelona!
Note to self sombrero are Mexican not Spanish!
As you can see I love colour, pineapples and prints and they are all Seychelles inspired!