Tuesday, 6 May 2014

styling details...



faded beauty...tulips


After a gorgeous day at Greys Court last weekend, 
we came home with these beautiful tulips. 
Of course, before anything else, 
I had to photograph them! 

The last shot I sent over to 
Tina at Colourliving for her brilliant 
Vive la Difference series. 
I chose the theme '50 shades of..., ' 
deciding that 'decay' would suit my style perfectly,
 concentrating on colour and flowers.

 Tina produces her own take on the theme 
for each edition and
 it's fascinating to see the results-
pop over to her blog and take a look!

I took the shots one afternoon 
in our bedroom where the light
 always works best for me.
How great it would be
 to share a studio space one day.
 Enjoy!

caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog


caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog


caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog


caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog


caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog


caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog

Thursday, 1 May 2014

featuring...



out of the dark...


Just ten minutes away from me is a very special charitable organisation, run by an incredibly dedicated and hard working couple, the quite fabulously named Jay and Jade Blades! Out Of The Dark's premise is a working extended family who employs, trains and educates young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Equality, trust, creativity, a huge amount of hard graft and long hours, but also a lot of fun, all add up to the ethos created by OOD.

I finally met Jay and Jade for the first time last year at 'Heals Discovers', an initiative where Heals produce exclusive collaborations with established designers alongside emerging talents. I then visited their workshop last Summer to see for myself where vintage and mid-century items, purchased or donated, are re-cycled, restored and rejuvenated. OOD is an organisation going from strength to strength, working alongside not only celebrated designers such as Naomi Cleaver and Kevin McCloud, but with the same energy and dedication, also running a youth club after hours in near-by Beaconsfield, and not to forget, bringing up their own family at home. Not much then...

Feast your eyes on Jay and Jade's very unique and creative home-each room decorated with a budget of just £500. You can see the full story and all the pictures in the Spring 2014 edition of Heart Home Magazine.

out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch


out of the dark, heart home magazine spring 2014, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, photography jonathan gooch