Hot Air Balloon Diary | Design Trend | Cloud Nine Lifestyle

Vintage Hot Air Balloon Prints

I can’t be the only one to admit that I am rather obsessed with hot air balloons. There is something nostalgic and whimsical about them. They conjure up memories of blue skies and summer picnics in the park. I’ve never actually been in a hot air balloon of course, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting…

Printed Bowl | Kitchen Prints | Cloud Nine

Bright and Colourful Prints for the Kitchen

As a lover of colour, print, and pattern, I strive to implement these aspects of design in all parts of my home. Currently, it is the turn of the kitchen. Over recent months, I have been adding to my rather plain and ordinary white kitchenware, gradually bringing in more outgoing and interesting pieces. For example,…

Drawers | Salvage Fair | Cloud Nine

Brave the salvage fair, you won’t regret it

When we moved house a year ago, my boyfriend and I vowed never to buy a ‘new’ piece of furniture again. Come to think of it, with superb sites like Gumtree, Freecycle, and eBay, as well as countless fairs, second-hand stores and markets, why would anyone buy a new, expensive piece of furniture, when there…

Tasteful Tinsel (i.e. no tinsel at all!)

Decorating our houses temporarily at Christmas is something that most of us delight in. Within these four walls that we call home, we strive to create our own little winter wonderlands, Dickensian drawing rooms, or Scandinavian chalets, and this acts as a form of escapism. It allows us to enter a world of magic, legend, myth, folklore…

Mugs, Wonderful Mugs

As a lover of tea, I’m also a lover of the vessels from which we consume the wonderful drink. My new addition to the ever-growing family of mugs in my kitchen cupboard is one of my favourite so far. I adore it’s simple, English-country-cottage design. Oh, and I also love the colour too. I picked…