Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lovely Homes

"Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves." - Helen Keller

House and Leisure magazine is a South African decor magazine, which I have to say I miss dearly. My dad came to visit me in Ireland in May last year and brought me this copy. I love it so much, I decided to post a few pics on here (there will be more to come) so that I can look at these beautiful homes whenever I feel like it!(and share them with you of course..)
I am usually one for bright colours, florals etc, but I really love the neutral decorating style in this home, it feels really "South African" actually, cool and natural.
The owner of this home in Cape Town describes her house as "Pale, bare and imperfect".Love it!

The above two pics are from an old Country Living Magazine. I love these two rooms, they are so bright and cheerful and really remind me of summer days. I need something to make me feel warm and bright today...Its so gray and cold here in Ireland.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, we are hoping to go to Kinsale and I will take some pictures, it is the most beautiful little town in .... well, I think in the whole of Ireland!


prettyshabby said...

Love that third picture Jasmine..I hanker after a wooden house like that! Gorgeous!

Cottage Contessa said...

OOoohhhh love the white iron bed! That's just what I've been looking for, for my daughter's bedroom! Hope you have a wonderful week sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)