AS the weather finally cools in the southern hemisphere, many of us are delighted that we can grab our coats and boots and get the fires going on the weekend, I know I am!winter, elements i love, southern hemisphere (2)

I often dream about my visits to the Northern Hemisphere, when i was a bit of ski bum spending winters in Aspen or visiting friends & family in Switzerland…winter, europe, elements i love, blog

where interiors have a genuine moody atmosphere like this beautiful chalet in Switzerland by StudioIlse. Soft lighting from lamps, velvet and linen fabrics, natural woods and small details in the upholstery  & objet along with an open fire, all elements i love.ChaletFontanet, interiors, switzerland

And for those of you who have ever considered dark inky walls, this might be a deciding moment! This terrace house in London pulls it off better than most with a mix of vintage finds and a curated collection of objets…renovated by clever couple Graham Hughes (photographer) & partner Jo Atkins-Hughes (stylist) read more about them here

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I loved this image the first time i saw it, Roman & Williams doing their thing again, this time an amazing 1890’s Gothic-Venetian building home to the Chicago Athletic Association, now a pretty posh hotel with some serious design credentials. Where old meets new they really can do no wrong.interiors, love, Roman & Williams

With the weekend just around the corner i am always on the lookout for flower inspiration, I discovered Saipua a couple of years ago and I love Sarah Ryhanen’s unstructured approach to her arrangements. I saved these images as i particularly liked how they were seasonal, winter flowers. I wonder now if it was a subliminal moment that has taken a few years to manifest into my photographing of flowers & still lifes’ on Sunday afternoons.

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An oldie but a goodie this incredible cast iron fire place  from the mid 19thC would surely be the catalyst to creating a dark and moody lounge, at your place, your small bar, your boutique hotel, your ski lodge…

English Rocaille Cast Iron Fire Place

Elements winter Window

Time to get the fire on, open a bottle of something and enjoy the cold weather …
Bon Weekend x Brooke
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