The Home of Elio Ferraro

Antique Expert and Gallery Store Owner, Elio Ferraro’s Apartment in Florence is busy, lively and interesting. I particularly love the balcony.

“Interested in discovering different cultures travel was an on-going preoccupation for Elio which led to countless art and fashion discoveries now amassed into an extremely eclectic and impressive personal collection. Beauty is found within the walls of his tranquil home in the historical centre of Florence; somewhat of an island or refuge. Rich colours and individual objects become united, presenting an awe-inspiring integrated environment.”

Read the full interview here

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Abandoned Houses

I was browsing through Pinterest and came across some of the most beautiful abandoned houses and it got me thinking about homes and what goes on inside a happy home – happy being a very important word here. The abandoned houses have so much charm and character and I can just imagine the lives lived inside these walls – not homeless junky lives but the lives of happy families in their bright, sunny beautiful homes.

These homes filled with fresh flowers, pastel walls, soft furnishings (Ikea I would imagine) and throw cushions (unlimited amounts). Dogs sleeping in the hall ways, children playing in the garden, cozy bay window nooks, cool breezy porches and fabulous women in the kitchen preparing for grand dinner parties (from ideas they found on Pinterest, I imagine again).

Such potential….

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Blooming Lovely

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Amy Merrick – So incredibly beautiful

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I was bought the most beautiful bunch of yellow tulips the other day (and again this weekend) and ever since seeing those lovely bright flowers on the table each morning I’ve been inspired to have flowers of all shapes and colours in our home. I will attempt some flower arranging of my own over the next two days with this as my inspiration.

Inspired Today

Yesterday was a lovely day off, which I absolutely adore! (It is thanks to my job that I can appreciate these days so much, so even though I am back to work today, I am happy to be.)

I found so many new blogs to explore, wonderful talented people and beautiful photographs that inspired this…

Happy Wednesday!

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Images: Square Meal, Parker Fitzgerald, Cabin Porn)