Thursday, 18 December 2014

book review...


'gift wrapped' by jane means

Jane Means has a wonderfully creative job as a professional giftwrapper, with an impressive client list that includes Harrods, American Express and even Royalty. You may have already seen her ribbons for sale in Liberty and Fortnum & Mason!

With a background in floristry, Jane now not only sells her ribbons nationwide, but also designs her own range and runs a series of hugely successful UK workshops.

I met the bubbly and vivacious Jane last year in London and was really pleased to receive her book for review this month. Perfectly timed for Christmas, Jane's book is full of inventive and unusual ideas for wrapping and presenting gifts.

Split into 5 chapters, Jane covers subjects from one end of the gift spectrum to the other, such as plants and gardening items for a housewarming, baby showers, kids and even men and women specifically. There are step-by-step instructions for 8 types of bows and tying techniques and 10 variations on labelling. I particularly love the idea of making gift bags and envelopes, so I'll be trying Jane's tips over the next few days!

It's a fabulously detailed and researched book, with easy-to-follow instructions. Congratulations Jane on a brilliant success for your first title!


jane means, gift wrapped, jacqui small publishing, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, book review, ribbons


jane means, gift wrapped, jacqui small publishing, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, book review, ribbons



jane means, gift wrapped, jacqui small publishing, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, book review, ribbons


jane means, gift wrapped, jacqui small publishing, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, book review, ribbons



Take a look at Jane's website below for your nearest stockist of her ribbons, as well as details of her courses on offer nationwide.




Thursday, 11 December 2014

a visit to...


the packhouse...


If you're still looking for some christmas gift inspiration, I highly recommend a day out to The Packhouse in Farnham- a beautiful barn in the village of Runfold, with four floors of vintage and new gifts, as well as a lovely cafe. In essence, it's a finely curated selection of individual home and fashion retailers, antique dealers, gift stalls and the Packhouse's own range of upcycled, hand-painted furniture, as well as the flagship showroom for Culinary Concepts.

I spent two fabulous days there in July styling their shots. Our brief was to encapsulate the mood of Packhouse incorporating as many of their products as possible. I had the enviable task of picking and choosing from the eclectic range of stall holders, featuring
kitchenalia
in the garden
glass and china
new and vintage furniture, lighting and accessories

All the shots were taken at Packhouse itself, which is also available for location and prop hire.

Take a look at their brand new website and keep an eye out for their monthly craft events.
I hope you like the results!




the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog




Tuesday, 9 December 2014

launch...

spring/summer 2015 with tine k home...


I haven't even mentioned Christmas yet on the blog
 and here we are with some fantastic Spring shots.

Oh my goodness, 
Tine K Home Spring Summer 15 photography is
 just too gorgeous not to share!




Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis

Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis

Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis

Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis

Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis

Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis

Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis




Monday, 20 October 2014

behind the scenes...







W.E Interiors on location at brixton east...


One of the best things about being freelance, is getting the opportunity to work with new brand names and helping them improve their presence on 'the high street.' W.E Interiors is already a hugely successful furniture supplier in its own right, but now seemed the right time for them to branch out under their own brand name and offer their services and product direct through their newly refurbished retail outlet.

In November 2013, W.E re-launched their store in Battersea Park Road, where they offer their full range of hand-made oak furniture, soft furnishings, accessories, artwork, rugs and a full interior design service. It's a super-friendly team who will advise you on their fully bespoke service. The company has a strong ethical ethos, which I admire and will go to great lengths to give you exactly what you want at the fairest price possible. 

Our shoot team consisted of photographer Paul Craig, in-house interior designer Lynn and manager Ian, myself and W.E's PR Lizzie Owen. The location was the very fabulous Brixton East and I've included some of my own instagram shots at the end of the post. It's a lovely place to shoot and a great venue for workshops and parties, so take a look at their link at the end of the post. Andy is your contact there and couldn't be more helpful!


caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, W.E.Interiors, Brixton East, Paul Craig Photography

caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, W.E.Interiors, Brixton East, Paul Craig Photography

caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, W.E.Interiors, Brixton East, Paul Craig Photography

caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, W.E.Interiors, Brixton East, Paul Craig Photography

caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, W.E.Interiors, Brixton East, Paul Craig Photography

caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, W.E.Interiors, Brixton East, Paul Craig Photography


caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, W.E.Interiors, Brixton East, Paul Craig Photography

caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, W.E.Interiors, Brixton East, Paul Craig Photography

caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, W.E.Interiors, Brixton East, Paul Craig Photography

caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, W.E.Interiors, Brixton East, Paul Craig Photography







Thursday, 9 October 2014

a visit to...


amsterdam... design bloggers united dinner

I have been promising my friend Rene in Amsterdam a visit for so long and last weekend I finally made it! Tying in perfectly with another trip to the inspiring Woonbeurs and Meet The Blogger conference, my friend Toni of skandivis and I spent a long weekend in this fabulous city. I have a few more pictures to post next time of the rest of the weekend, but for now, here are some great shots of the dinner venue for the Design Bloggers United Dinner. They very kindly let me join them last minute in this amazing spot, for which I'm very grateful. When you next visit the city, make sure you try a pizza at Pistache-it's fabulous!


Design Bloggers United are a team of 9 super-dedicated bloggers, who somehow manage to maintain their blogs alongside their full-time jobs, along with organising very inspiring tours, highlighting design individuals and brands. It's a very cool idea and they all appear to work as a close family team, which is lovely. Their personal blogs are all very different and unique, of course, so do take a look at their links and The Design Bloggers Tour website below to be inspired!





pistache, amsterdam, pictures by susanna vento, trend-daily blog, design bloggers tour

pistache, amsterdam, pictures by susanna vento, trend-daily blog, design bloggers tour

pistache, amsterdam, pictures by susanna vento, trend-daily blog, design bloggers tour


pistache, amsterdam, pictures by susanna vento, trend-daily blog, design bloggers tour

pistache, amsterdam, pictures by susanna vento, trend-daily blog, design bloggers tour

pistache, amsterdam, pictures by susanna vento, trend-daily blog, design bloggers tour

pistache, amsterdam, pictures by susanna vento, trend-daily blog, design bloggers tour

pistache, amsterdam, pictures by susanna vento, trend-daily blog, design bloggers tour

pistache, amsterdam, pictures by susanna vento, trend-daily blog, design bloggers tour

pistache, amsterdam, pictures by susanna vento, trend-daily blog, design bloggers tour
pictures by susanna vento






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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

behind the scenes...



on location...

at mapesbury road, nw2.

Wow-some places and their owners simply blow you away. Love vintage or not, you cannot help but be seriously impressed by the attention to detail in the home of super-stylist Marianne Cotterill. Used as a location house for film and stills, Marianne's totally individual go-for-it approach to interior design and styling is a result of many years scouring car boots, jumble sales and salvage yards. She just simply has the knack of spying the beauty in everything and is not afraid to mix and match to a level way beyond most people's radar. Of course, her stunning 6 bedroom late Victorian home not only makes the perfect surroundings, but positively enhances her eclectic mix of vintage and modern. 
From early 20th Century, art deco, mid century, to contemporary, if Marianne likes it, she will use it and it will look good. A lady who inspires other stylists without really trying-she just is what she is, down to earth and oh so talented. Brilliant!

Here are a few of my little instagram shots from our shoot at Mapesbury Road last week. Take a look at the full house portfolio and Marianne's beautiful website at the end of the post!

caroline davis, trend-daily blog, mapesbury road, marianne cotterill, vintage, mid century


caroline davis, trend-daily blog, mapesbury road, marianne cotterill, vintage, mid century


caroline davis, trend-daily blog, mapesbury road, marianne cotterill, vintage, mid century


caroline davis, trend-daily blog, mapesbury road, marianne cotterill, vintage, mid century


caroline davis, trend-daily blog, mapesbury road, marianne cotterill, vintage, mid century


caroline davis, trend-daily blog, mapesbury road, marianne cotterill, vintage, mid century


caroline davis, trend-daily blog, mapesbury road, marianne cotterill, vintage, mid century


caroline davis, trend-daily blog, mapesbury road, marianne cotterill, vintage, mid century


caroline davis, trend-daily blog, mapesbury road, marianne cotterill, vintage, mid century
 important-this is my pre-shoot mess and not marianne's!

caroline davis, trend-daily blog, mapesbury road, marianne cotterill, vintage, mid century