Coveting indigo and white

Blue and white staircase in Tangiers, from Domino

I often see a theme to the things I'm drawn to and collect and currently it's this fresh combination of white with indigo blue. 1. A beautiful and striking blue and white staircase in Tangier, from Domino. 2. I'm seeing a lot of blog posts extolling the virtues of the Japanese 'shibori' dyeing technique around ...

Next on our ‘to do’ list: the blue bathroom

Before the makeover: a turquoise blue 1970s bathroom | www.angelinthenorth.com

Things have been a little quieter on the blog over the last couple of weeks because we've been tackling the next major jobs on our house 'to do' list. We're aiming to get all of the upstairs done by the end of the year, so that means renovating the third and final bedroom and the bathroom. You've ...

DIY recovered and repainted lamps

DIY recovered and repainted lamps - before and after | www.angelinthenorth.com

We've had these bedroom lamps for about 10 years. They are well past their best. But having been in rented properties for the last few years, there's been no point getting new accessories to match décor that wasn't ours and that we didn't particularly like. So we kept them; they did the job. But they would have ...

Before and after: master bedroom reveal!

Bedroom makeover with Ikea furniture, mixed prints and patterns and yellows, blues and greys | www.angelinthenorth.com

So here it is. The first finished room in our new house. I hope to be sharing many more of this type of post with you - you'll find them all in the new house tour category. We've renovated houses before and I have something of a property obsession. However (out of necessity not choice) we've been ...

Wild West wedding shoot at Yorkshire farm

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Remember when we talked 2013 wedding trends and said 'rustic luxe' would be popular this year? It's described as rough-and-ready-industrial paired with lace, glitter and feathers. This gorgeous Wild West-inspired shoot at Hill Top Farm, near Masham, North Yorkshire is perfect for fans of that trend. The team behind it (full credits at the bottom) drew on the rugged beauty ...

Currently coveting: navy, white and nautical

gary pepper girl navy white asos top

Maybe it’s because summer is approaching, and with it my dreams of diving from a yacht into turquoise Mediterranean water. Maybe it’s because blue, white and stripes channel that effortless Parisian chic most of us hope to emulate. Or maybe it’s just because no matter how you wear it or what you wear it with – and ...

What we are wearing: cobalt blue

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This outfit with cobalt blue accents was a fitting one for a day of cocktails in Leeds, when blue skies finally broke through the clouds and we could actually sit outside a canalside bar. I'd been on the lookout for a bouclé jacket for some time when I spotted this one in the Mango January sale. ...

Real Yorkshire wedding: Michelle and Dave do fun and games, rockabilly style

real rockabilly wedding in leeds, yorkshire

When a man proposes in front of the film Elf you have a feeling the ensuing wedding is going to be fun-filled. Michelle and Dave, who married at Haley's Hotel in Headingley, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, didn't disappoint. The happiness oozes from these pictures of their wedding taken by James and Lianne. So many couples opt for soft pastels and ...

Live, love, wear inspiration: something blue

Perhaps I'm ready for a holiday {or for the British summer to kick in} but I'm being drawn to blue at the moment. When husband and I have time off work we often just throw the tent in the boot, point the car in the direction of the sea and drive, pitching up as near ...

Five ways to pull off mismatched bridesmaids

In last week's wedding post I talked about the trend for mismatched bridesmaids. It's not a new trend ~ it's one you see on blogs every day. But I think the reason it's sticking around for so long is because brides keep reinventing it, pushing the boundaries. Last week I blogged about Debbie Carlisle's versatile bridal ...