Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Caroline Borgman Interiors...handmade to perfection!

Hi all.

So my talented sister-in-law has just launched her new business. Handmade homeware and interior design. Soft furnishings and objects for the home that make fantastic personal gifts too! I love the materials used and the attention to detail. Check out the childrens play AGA, it really is a fantastic addition to any little girls kitchen!

Here are a few of my personal favourites...starting with her handmade to order childs AGA's, modelled by my gorgeous niece Amelie and her friend Eloise..

Handmade and personalised with choices of fabrics. You can even choose your own!

Reclaimed wood picture frames

Photo: Apron's for grown-ups, made to order! 

Fully lined with velcro fastening at neck

£22 including your choice of cotton fabric from our range or send us your own

Also available in children's sizes and personalized with name or other wording of your choice!

Message me or e-mail your requirements to carolineborgman@yahoo.co.uk
Aprons made to order unlimited choices of fabric and designs..

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This is only a small selection of what is available...and everything is possible.

Like Caroline's page on facebook and receive regular updates of latest items and offers...

Thanks for looking :-)
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Monday, 28 May 2012

Help fill the gaps..

Greetings from a sun soaked Dublin city...summer is definately here for sure, but the big question is how long will it last?

I have been looking at purchasing a tallboy chest of drawers to fill an alcove by a chimney breast in my living space. I have narrowed it down to two possibilities so far...both are g plan, and both suit because of the narrow width measurement

I love this G Plan Quadrille piece. The body is teak and the legs and handles are rosewood.

Second choice is a piece from the later fresco range...

I love the handles on the fresco range. Again the contrast of darker wood on the beading and handles makes these pieces stand out...

The big deciding factor is pric, with the Quadrille pieces usually fetching twice as much as the later Fresco range... but we all deserve a treat once in a while don't we? I wonder if anyone had any other alternatives?

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Thursday, 24 May 2012

More inspiring hallways...Step on in!

The sun continues to shine in Dublin, and summer is hopefully here for another day at least! Maybe its because of my job, but I keep thinking of the first impression a hallway can make when you walk into a home. I think I am becoming obsessed! So I searched a bit more and found these fantastic examples of how to make that massive first impression on a great blog at Doorsixteen. Step on in!                                                           

A timeless classic. White risers and spindles, black treads,  ornate wooden banister & newel post
L: Photo by Bill Kingston (via decor8); R: Photo by Michael Graydon (via Poppytalk)

Great use of a stripey runner and what about those hot pink treads on the right?! I'd have blue!
Both photos from Sköna hem
For a more practical approach...what about the way these “negative-runners” look? Big job to strip and sand but imagine how easy the maintenance would be! Nice...

Photo from Sköna hem
The power of white... Without all the white, the warmth of the banister and radiator would not come through and that fab pale blue paint would look too cold. Everything about this space is perfect—I love that tiny sliver of blue wall peeking out from the room at the end of the hallway.

L: Photo from LivingEtc; R: Photo from DosFamily
Painted runners... old idea but still in vogue! The photo on the left is of the entry hall in Orla Kiely‘s house.
L: Photo from Sugar City Journal; R: Photo from Ferm Living
Wallpapered risers...be as bold as you want...

Stairs by Tamotsu Yagi Design (via emmas designblogg)
can't make your mind up on a colour...why not try them all??

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Return of a classic

Carl Hansen & Son recently reissued the Wegner Ch33 chair, so you no longer have to scour specialty auctions to get your hands on this beauty.
Hans Wegner designed the CH33 Chair in 1957 with a solid wood frame and a veneer seat and back. The many varieties and comfortable form make the CH33 Chair ideal for dining rooms or kitchens, as well as hotel restaurants or corporate canteens.
Hans Wegner CH33 Chairs

Hans Wegner CH33 Chair

Black Hans Wegner CH33 Chair

More Hans Wegner CH33 Chairs
Its time to sit up and be noticed in your dining space!
Thanks to Julian at The Danish Design Store
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Friday, 18 May 2012

Happy Friday and Happy Hallway..

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Happy Friday people!! Now here's a statement to welcome your visitors...It makes you wonder what else you will find in this house...A simple idea that makes a big impression.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Inside out..inspiring hallway

I often think Hallways get overlooked as we focus on creating inspiring living spaces, tranquil bedrooms and yet they are the first rooms we see when entering a house and the last we see as we leave. I love the simplicity here, and the emphasis that the inside of the front door should be the central feature to the overall space. Clever how the mirror creates a feeling of added space and echoes the pastel colour across the hallway wall.

More info on inspring hallways from Alvhem

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