Scandinavian style children room

Friday, 19 August 2016

chidlren room, decor, chocolate creative, nursery decor
I love to see how chocolate creative's customers use its products in their homes. These photos from Nils twins nursery are a good example of how creative people can be. True Scandinavian style, crisp whites combined with happy colours and natural wood. Yellow is a great colour to work with, specially if you match it with neutral colours such as black and grey. Keep it simple adding some graphic elements with cushions, soft toys and wall art to complete the look. The yellow wooden knobs match perfectly the look, adding some colour to the bespoke dresser that Nils used from her former company Hout Cuisine, where they specialise in making wooden fronts for ikea kitchen cabinets. For the full selection of wooden knobs and bespoke handles go to chocolate creative's shop online.
Scandinavian interior, kids room, yellow and black look,
plywood knobs, cabinet knobs, wooden handles, dresser knobs

Summer offers and discounts: Blue lake discount

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

25% off the Blue lake designs, including cushions, lampshades, wall hooks, wooden knobs, and purses. Enter the code {BLUELAKE} at the check out stage to benefit from the discount.
 Sale ends on 31 August 2016. Shop online at chocolate creative.
Summer offers and discounts, discounts,
cushion, designers homewares, linen cushions, landscape cushions, english romantic,

lampshade, lighting
Photos by Piero Pierini

Moving to Hastings

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

I moved to London 19 years ago, and I have been living in the South East of the city for over 15 years. I am happy here, but more and more I feel the need for a change, new adventures and places to see and experience. Perhaps, I am not ready to go back to Spain yet, so moving elsewhere in the country, preferably by the coast could be an option. I am nervous about leaving the city, but at the same time, I need some proper fresh air, to be nearer nature, open spaces and the Sea.

I first went to Hastings 10 years ago with my family on a little holidays day trip, it was boiling hot and sunny. I remember having fish and chips by the beach and feeling as if we were the only Spanish people in town. Over the years I have been going for day trips and staying with friends, but it is being only lately that I have felt like this part of East Sussex could be my next home.
Hasting beach new pier english seaside coast uk
I enjoy the long walk that connects both towns, on a sunny day it is perfection, on a windy/rainy one is a bit of a hell. The new pier, perfect stop for a view of the coastline, coffee and rest. Betty the dog (belongs to my friend Leah), she is my new super cute friend, she loves playing with my trainers, eating treats and resting on my lap,  if I could I would have a dog, another few cats, and maybe a rabbit too...
rescued dog 
Below, St. Leonards Gardens; despite the many times I have visited Hastings, I never made it to this area, but last week I had the opportunity to walk and get to know the place better. I LOVE around here, a flat in Maze Hill, Dane Rd, Gensing Gardens, would be very good thank you very

St. Leonards Gardens

St Leonard's Gardens - Parks & Gardens UK
Because dreaming doesn't cost money, and it is my favorite hobby. I have put together a mood board to help me visualise my future home. My budget is very small, and although prices in Hastings are nothing like in London, they are going up very very quickly. A couple of years ago, I could have afforded a gorgeous flat, (I was not ready to move), but now I will be lucky if I manage to get a little decent 1 bedroom somewhere...

I am tempted to get a ready to move in place, or a bigger place that needs lots of work, money, time and energy that I don't have right now. In any case, I keep dreaming ans searching...I picture myself living in a simple white flat, I hope warm and comfortable too. 
dining table hay chairs wooden knobsArt prints and bespoke handles - chocolate creative | Dining Table - another country | Chairs - Hay/ Clippins | Bespoke handles - chocolate creative | wall tiles - Mandarin stone

english architecture brick house
There is a gorgeous 1 bedroom flat in this building (top picture), ready to move in, love the area, but it is too small for Missi and I, plus I would need some extra space for family and friends visits. (below pictures) the different architecture you can find in the old Town of Hastings. 
old town in hastings
old town in hastings houses The process of moving out of London has started in my mind, I can see it more and more as a real possibility. I still hesitate whether or not I should go back to Spain for good, or stay in the UK, if so, where? Is Hastings/St. Leonards the best option? Would I be able to afford a decent place to call home? Would I feel very lonely, leaving behind many friends and the big smoke? Time will tell...wish me luck!