Friday, 5 February 2016

MOROCCAN STYLE MEETS SHABBY CHIC

happy shabby meets Moroccan decor
Well! you would never have imagined it would you!
Moroccan mixed with shabby chic! surely not!

Those two styles are at opposite ends of the decorating spectrum, so how the hell are they going to fuse together!..well just look above! That moroccan rug mixed with eastern glassware and those roses! well it looks like this idea could definitely work with a few of the right touches!

happy shabby meets Moroccan decor
WHY DO IT
You see a friend said that to me the other day and I assured her that it would work.  Her hubby loves the exotic moroccan style and she loves my happy shabby look.  He had always won her over, opting for orange and brown hues, making the rooms look very dark...and we all know how depressing dark can be don't we!

Moroccan style does NOT have to be all dark and dismal...True! it can be that way and you often see that style more often than not, but if you like the shabby chic thing, you can easily incorporate the two.
happy shabby meets Moroccan decor
HOW

You can make a start with decorating your room white...this is a favourite decorating choice in the mediteranean and rightly so as white reflects the heat (dark colours draw in the heat) Just look at the picture above! so bright and calming with a good mix  of eclectic furnishings, just the right amount of  bright colours mixed in with the white , goes to make it a dreamy Eastern interior...imagine you biting the bullet and decorating in this style!...

Suely it would feel like you lived by the sea every day of your life!

happy shabby meets Moroccan decor
You can get this look with just a few key pieces.  Use your imagination and scour charity and junk shops in your area...you never know what you will find and you can always upcycle something by giving it a lick of paint...perhaps in bright pink with gold squares for decoration...I am so loving bright Fuschia pink and gold at the moment!
happy shabby meets Moroccan decor
You could always try making a pouffe like the one above, there is plenty of free patterns out there on the web...Or perhaps a few floor cushions could just be the change you need to get you in the mood for your own Moroccan shabby chic interior.

I hope these pictures have inspired you to want to decorate in this way.
As indeed I hope my friends hubby will be won over by these gorgeous pictures too!

Do you like this style?
Or do you prefer the dark oranges and browns?

Speak soon my lovelies x


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Thursday, 28 January 2016

HAPPY LOVES HER NEW FLOOR - CHECK IT OUT

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
Here we go again I can hear you mutter!
It's like waiting for buses isn't it!
None at all and then 2 come along at the same time!

I seem to have my blogging mojo back lol!  I know I have posted quite a few posts of late, But I just had to let you know about my new flooring and how blooming brilliant it is! Ok so before you roll your eyes and fall asleep...Please read on if you are considering buying a new floor covering and if you're not, read on anyway as you never know this post could change your life! HaHaHa. Well I can't promise that it will change your life but it will help to educate you a little, for when you do need too!



Right lets get back with the programme!
When we viewed this house we were over the moon, as you can imagine! but more so for the fact that it had a wooden floor (perfect for doing wheelies in the wheelchair lol!), walking over it with shoes on,  well it just felt and looked like another hardwood floor...but once we moved in and started walking around with our shoes off...well it just felt different!


It felt cushiony and warm, it also has grooves in it, which we have since found out that it is non slip!  Whilst moving furniture in and out of rooms, there was a few ocassions where I didn't want to look at the floor for fear that it had marked...infact there was a few ocassions like that and each time there was no markings, dents or scratches at all...

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring @ happy loves rosie
I decided to investigate and had a look online to see what my floor was made of, because it looks so much like wood but feels springy and warm under the feet.  I came across the GoHaus website and had a good ole look around and realised that my floor was Luxury Vinyl Flooring! Na! surely not Vinyl! Vinyl can be cheap and nasty...my floor is just the bestest!

Well Yep! It has been confirmed by the builders that I then contacted to find out more!
This is 21st Century Luxury Vinyl Flooring and I can tell ya gals that it don't come much better than this stuff! It's non slip, warm underfoot, easy to keep clean, hardwearing, reasonable on price and looks so like wood...oh Gosh I feel like doing an advert lol!

It has so many plus points for us...apart from all of the above...it's perfect for Freddy to get around in his wheelchair...It's non slip and therefore much safer for both Rosie and Freddy what with all of their EDS problems and its also good for little Max who is 98 in doggy years, who has little accidents now and again  (Bless!)

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring @ happy loves rosie
So the conclusion of this Post is to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you are thinking of buying wood flooring, that can be slippery when wet...and very expensive ...Please go with Luxury Vinyl, there are so many patterns to choose from and especially if you live in a flat or maisonette!...it's so much kinder to the neighbours lol!

(PS - sorry about the quality of the pictures of late...lots have been taken on my mob phone or hudl and they both have rotten cameras - should be back to normal pictures taken on my camera soon ;))

What type of floor do you have?
Have you ever considered buying luxury vinyl flooring?
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

ROSIE REVIEWS - VISION DIRECT CONTACT LENSES

Rosie Reviews - Vision Direct
Hi Peeps, Today I am reviewing Vision Direct's Amethyst contact lenses...

I decided that I would like to give coloured contact lenses a try again after a bad experience a few years ago...It was enough to put me completely off, but you know how time heals and all that, so I thought I would give them another go, especially after hearing all the good reviews about Vision Direct.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

HOW POOR TILING CAN AFFECT YOUR HOME

 
If you are considering selling your home in the near future, it is only natural that you would want it to look its best. You may be thinking about redecorating your home to increase the value and make it more appealing for potential buyers. After all, people will be far more interested in a house that looks like time and effort has been put into it, compared with a run-down house that will require a lot of work once they have purchased it. (Luckily I was renting my poor delapidated previous house lol!) 


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